Psoriasis: can we heal naturally?
Written by: Loris Vitry (coach and Yoga teacher)
Validated by: Cathy Maillot (Osteopath)
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- 1 Causes of psoriasis
- 2 Natural remedies for psoriasis
Psoriasis is a skin disease with unpleasant symptoms.
It exists in several forms, the most recurrent being plaque psoriasis and guttate psoriasis.
We also talk about pustular, palmoplantar psoriasis, and reverse psoriasis.
It manifests itself in the appearance and accumulation of dead skin cells in the form of white scales.
It usually appears on the elbows, knees, and scalp.
Psoriasis is not contagious, but like all skin diseases, it is very bothersome and a source of stress.
Fortunately, there are natural solutions that help treat psoriasis.
Causes of psoriasis
Psoriasis mainly affects young people of both sexes in their twenties and thirties.
But it can also affect the youngest.
It has many causes, but the most indexed are genetic and psychological.
Recent studies also point to the poor diet resulting in overweight as a cause of psoriasis.
The genetic causes of psoriasis
40% of psoriasis cases are due to family history.
Several studies have demonstrated hereditary predispositions among the causes of psoriasis.
However, this disease remains mysterious as to these real causes.
Other approaches try to find psychological causes for it.
Psychological causes of psoriasis
They are linked to the psychological reactions that arise from living in a stressful environment.
We are talking about psycho dermatology.
Indeed, a stressful environment dramatically affects the functioning of our bodies.
Our nervous system reacts to our emotions and our external environment.
They all affect our immune system and, therefore, our general health.
Food causes of psoriasis
Junk food is also believed to cause psoriasis.
It is a disease that shows a disturbance of the immune system.
The body can no longer manage the transformation of fatty acids.
This failure is at the origin of phospholipid deficiencies: cause of several dysfunctions of the cells of the epidermis.
The latter regenerate more quickly (3 to 6 days instead of 28 days).
This excess of cells creates an accumulation that forms the plaques that cause psoriasis.
Natural remedies for psoriasis
Psoriasis is treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, but it cannot be cured.
Until now, modern medicine has not definitively come to grips with this disease.
It generally returns by cycle, hence the need to adopt natural remedies to control its symptoms and especially to counter the factors that cause it.
Here are some natural tips for treating psoriasis and preventing the recurrence of its symptoms.
Sun exposure has been proven to reduce psoriasis symptoms.
Regular exposure to the soft rays of the sun has a beneficial effect.
That said, avoid exposure to the sun at the hottest hours.
A balanced diet is an excellent start to fight psoriasis effectively.
A gluten-free diet is ideal.
Opt for regular consumption of raw oil and sources of Omega 3.
A mono-diet of potatoes is particularly useful in treating psoriasis.
Indeed, the daily consumption of organic potatoes cooked in water or the oven alone brings an improvement of more than 50% to patients.
The effects are visible after 7 days.
As stress is one of the causes of psoriasis, it is crucial to find effective ways to improve stress management.
Roman chamomile is a vital aid in this direction.
It helps to balance the nervous system and helps to relax by its anti anxiogenic effect.
It is a natural remedy discovered by dermatologist Paul Dupont.
It is a natural substance rich in phospholipids, which strengthens the functioning of our nervous system.
Marine lecithin is particularly useful because it is better assimilated by patients and shows a reasonable healing rate after 3 months in the majority of patients.
It is a remedy at hand.
Its application on the skin soothes and calms the irritations that psoriasis causes.
To prepare it, boil 100 g of flour in 5 liters of water.
Leave to cool and apply to the affected areas.
Similar to oatmeal, turmeric also has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties.
The application of turmeric relieves irritation of the parts affected by psoriasis.
Its preparation is done with lukewarm water mixed with turmeric powder.
Use the paste obtained to make a poultice on the affected parts.
Hydration of the skin
Rosehip oil, lavender oil, frankincense oil, and coconut oil are the oils of choice.
These essential oils have anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Their daily use helps nourish the skin and deeply hydrate it.
A healthy lifestyle
To quickly perceive the effects of natural treatment against psoriasis, we must avoid aggravating behaviors.
Alcohol and tobacco are to be avoided systematically.
It is also essential to avoid all the factors that put you under intense nervous pressure.
Bathing in saltwater helps to break down dander due to alkalinization.
In the past, people with severe psoriasis went for a swim in the Dead Sea in Israel.
Thanks to a very high salt concentration and the presence of several other minerals, this treatment alkalizes the skin and generally strengthens the immune system.
The milk thistle decoction
Psoriasis being the consequence of the accumulation of toxins in the blood, this herbal tea helps to purify the organism and especially the blood and the intestines.
Just boil 10g of dry seeds for thirty minutes take a cup a few minutes before meals.
Aloe vera and mauve herbal tea
Regular consumption of aloe vera or mallow tea also helps to cleanse and balance the intestinal flora.
It soothes inflammation and helps eliminate toxins from the blood.
You now know everything you need to relieve yourself of the effects of psoriasis.
These remedies are completely natural, and you can achieve them quite easily.
It is essential to respect the dosages to achieve excellent results.