5 Effective Home Remedies To Ease Psoriasis

An auto-immune disease is a condition where your immune system treats the healthy cells in your body as foreign and attacks them. This results in certain changes in the way your organs work also affects their normal growth. Psoriasis is one such auto-immune disease which targets the skin. It is mostly seen affecting the elbow and knee region, the scalp and the hands. It develops itching on the affected region and the area becomes red and scaly. Although there is no permanent cure for psoriasis

There Are Few Home Remedies Listed Below Which Will Help You With The Infection And Ease The Itching.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has anti-inflammatory properties and contains many nutrients that help in getting rid of the flakes caused by the disease. It can be used in quite a few ways. Take a large glass of water and add one to two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to it. Consume this diluted solution twice a day. Never take it undiluted as it can be bad for your teeth’s enamel. Make sure you buy an organic bottle of the apple cider vinegar as it retains most of the nutrients. In another method, you have to mix it with water in the ratio 1:3 respectively and apply on the affected regions. Use a cotton ball for this. Leave it on for thirty minutes before washing it off. Also, you can mix it with baking soda before treating it to your skin. In case your skin is affected in way too many places, you could also use it in your bath tub. Just add a cup of the apple cider vinegar to your bath tub with lukewarm water. Do not apply it on the skin if it’s bleeding, as it will end up causing further irritation.[1]


2. Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil has anti-fungal properties and helps in eradicating the dead skin cells by penetrating deep into the skin. Apply the oil on the affected areas using a cotton ball. If you experience any irritation with this, dilute it with a lot of water and then apply it. Leave it on for a few hours. If you’re handling sensitive regions like the face, dilute it with coconut oil and then apply it with a cotton ball. You can also use lavender oil. For psoriasis of the scalp, add a few drops of the tea tree oil to your shampoo. Or, you can combine the tea tree oil with coconut oil or rosemary oil and apply it to your scalp before going to bed. Before using the tea tree oil, check if you are allergic to it and then proceed.[2]

Use Tea Tree Oil

3. Turmeric

Turmeric has ingredients that are really beneficial to fight psoriasis. It has curcumin which deals with the factors responsible for inflammation by bringing down the histamine levels which cause it. You could just grind it and consume it with your curries and soups. But, since curcumin is not absorbed adequately by our body, you could take it in along with black pepper. It has piperine to help your body absorb curcumin by a larger rate. Mix a teaspoon of turmeric and black pepper with a glass of water and drink it all. You could also rub it onto your skin. Mix turmeric and water in the ratio 1:2 and apply it on your skin. Wrap it with a piece of cloth and leave it overnight, rinsing it off in the morning. Be careful as it might stain your sheets. It’ll give a light yellow tinge to your skin which will go away in a couple of days.[3]


4. Oatmeal

Oatmeal has properties which heals cracked and inflamed skin and serves as a good remedy for psoriasis. All you need to do is prepare an oatmeal bath. Add a cup of oat meal to your bath tub. You could also add lavender oil. Stress is actually one of the causes for a person to develop psoriasis. Lavender has properties that relieves stress. Add one or two drops of the essential to your bath. Be careful when you step out as oats are slimy. Or, you could make an oatmeal paste. Cook the oatmeal and after you’re done, take out the oats using a strainer. Leave the liquid remaining, to cool. When it does, apply it to the affected area. In another method, you have to fill a muslin bag with oatmeal and run some water on it. Squeeze it into your bath tub and soak yourself in it for a few minutes.[4]


5. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera fights bacterial growth on the skin and develops the immune system. Extract the gel from the Aloe Vera leaf. Gently rub it on the affected areas. Wrap it with a bandage and leave it on for about fifteen minutes. Repeat this thrice a day. Another method is consuming the Aloe Vera juice. Take it twice a day, morning and night, before you consume anything else. Skip this method if you’re a pregnant woman or still lactating. For psoriasis on the scalp, just mix the juice and water in equal quantities and apply it on the scalp. Rinse it off after twenty minutes. Repeat this regularly. Or, you could simply mix the juice with your shampoo. Before trying these remedies, make sure you aren’t allergic to Aloe Vera.[5]