Home Remedies for Psoriasis - Natural Homemade Help.





Home remedies for Psoriasis looks at natural ways to help with the symptoms of this ailment.

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease affecting millions of americans and people world wide.

This condition is often hereditary, is not contagious and is rare in countries where the diet is low in fat.

The outer indications of Psoriasis are not only physically uncomfortable, but can also be embarrassing and emotionally disturbing.








These are the various types of Psoriasis and how they display on the body.

Plaque Psoriasis - the most common type of this ailment is characterized by raised, inflamed lesions covered with a silvery white scale and appears on any skin surface from the knees, elbows, scalp and the trunk.


Guttate Psoriasis -Is an uncommon form of this ailment and presents itself differently in the form of small red teardrop shaped dots, that might have some scale and often appear on the trunk, arms and legs.

A severe case of sunburn can trigger this form of psoriais and also persons with a weakened immune system, such as persons suffering from Aids and rheumatoid arthritis.

Inverse Psoriasis - is found in the warm moist areas of the body such as the armpit, under the breast and in the groin area. This type of psoriasis presents itself as smooth inflamed lesions without scaling and is irritated by rubbing and sweating


Scalp Psoriasis - If you have Psoriasis you have a 50% chance of developing this type as well, which displays as inflamed lesions on the scalp.

Nail Psoriasis - This type of Psoriasis can effect the nails on the toes and the fingers.

Psoriatic Arthritis - Some sufferers of psoriasis experience an associated arthritis that is similar to rheumatoid arthritis and is difficult to treat.

As an extra to home remedies for psoriasis take a look at this extremely informative web site on bones and joint pain for more information on psoriatic arthritis.


What is Psoriasis and what causes it?





  • Psoriasis (with a silent p) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease, characterized by the proliferation of the skin's outer layer of cells, which fail to mature and fall off, and then results in reddish patches often covered with silvery scales, especially on the knees, elbows, scalp and trunk.

  • There is no cure as yet, for this non-contagious inflammatory disorder, which has a genetic factor, has no gender preference, and is almost unknown in the black community.

  • Treatment is aimed at reducing the symptoms.

  • Attacks are thought to be caused by stress and general debility often following a viral or bacterial infection.






Home Remedies for Psoriasis using Turmeric (Borrie)



Mix one heaped teaspoon of Turmeric in a half glass of water and drink after breakfast in the morning, and again after supper in the evening. Try adding some honey to improve the taste.



  • Tumeric, is a deep yellow ground spice obtained from the dried root of a plant related to ginger. It is most frequently used in curries, pickled fish and is also added to rice to give it a yellow tint.

  • The primary function of the liver is to filter and detoxify the blood. When harmful by-products overwhelm this organ, the levels of toxins will rise and can aggravate or cause a flare up of psoriasis. Tumeric has been known to help in correcting liver function.

  • Tumeric has long been used in Chinese medicine for the natural treatment of depression, which is often paired with psoriasis.

  • Tumeric has anti-inflammatory properties and is believed to help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.

  • Honey also contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.




Johan's Home Remedies for Psoriasis using Zam-Buk



A big part of this website is listening to what real people say actually works for different ailments.

Johan says, that for home remedies for Psoriasis, you must apply Zam-Buk to the afflicted areas, morning and night.

Zam-Buk is a traditional topical ointment, favored in Africa for treating sores, mosquito bites, cuts, rashes and itching and does wonders for chapped lips.

The ointment contains Oil of Eucalyptus, Camphor, oil of Thyme and oil of Sassafras.





  • Oil of Eucalyptus is famous for its purifying properties.

  • Camphor - Psoriatic skin is dry which can cause a worsening of the condition. Camphor works as an emollient and helps your skin retain water, another way for working as home remedies for psoriasis.

  • Oil of Thyme - Thyme has anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Oil of Sassafras - although this is been used externally, it is interesting to know that sassafras has been used for centuries as a herbal tonic to help cleanse the liver and blood.



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