Ayurvedic Treatments for Psoriasis will help to heal psoriasis naturally with ayurvedic medicines, preventing further progression of the disease. It includes choosing the right diet, a healthy lifestyle which can support the healing process. One must avoid all the triggering factors for faster healing.
The name Psoriasis is from the Greek language, meaning roughly “itching condition” (psora “itch” + -sis “action, condition”).
According to modern science, Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes raised, red, scaly patches to appear on the skin. Though psoriasis can appear in any part of the body, commonly starts at places like outside of the elbows, knees or scalp.
In Ayurveda, all skin diseases are mentioned under one heading called ‘Kusta‘. The literal meaning of kusta is ‘that which changes the normal skin to an abnormal state’.
What happens when you ignore psoriasis?
When skin diseases are not treated in time or if ignored it will spread all over the body quickly.
The exact cause of Psoriasis is unknown, but it is believed that a combination of several factors contributes to the development of this disease. In Ayurveda, there are specific causative factors which will responsible for the initiation of skin disease.
Pathogenesis according to Ayurveda:
- Accumulation of causative factors by the improper food habits, consumption of incompatible food, causing harm to good people, Killing any living being, Stealing, by doing bad things, deeds are done in past life etc…
- Vitiation of Doshas takes place and the aggravated doshas start circulating all over the body through sira’s
- Then these vitiate Twacha, Lasika, Rakta, Mamsa dhatu’s making them weak.
- Then it pulls out theses producing discoloration in the skin is called kusta.
- Plaque Psoriasis
Psoriasis can show up anywhere—on the eyelids, ears, mouth, and lips, skin folds, hands and feet, and nails. The skin at each of these sites is different and requires different treatments
Health Conditions Associated with Psoriasis
- Psoriatic Arthritis:
Up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis also develop psoriatic arthritis, which causes pain, stiffness, and swelling in and around the joints and tendons.
- Cardiovascular Disease
Research continues to link psoriasis with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease, especially in people with severe psoriasis. People with severe psoriasis are 58 percent more likely to have a major cardiac event and 43 percent more likely to have a stroke.
People with psoriasis are at an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a 2012 study. People with severe psoriasis are 46 percent more likely to have type 2 diabetes.
Psoriasis can cause considerable emotional distress for people, including decreased self-esteem, and an increased incidence of mood disorders, such as depression. One study estimates that approximately one-fourth of people with psoriasis have depression.
- Other conditions
Other comorbidities associated with psoriasis include cancer, obesity, metabolic syndrome and other immune-related conditions such as Crohn’s disease.
Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis:
The skin diseases are considered difficult to treat because of its complex nature. Ayurveda has given much importance to the repeated administration of Shodana (bio purification). Emphasising the importance of Shodana(bio purification) in skin diseases indicates that to correct the abnormal behavior of the cells is only possible when the body becomes completely free from toxins.
It’s evident that Ayurveda works wonder when it comes to most of the chronic and repeated skin problems and even in psoriasis. This is because its approach is holistic rather than merely treating the disease. Any disease which manifests docent have a single cause and it’s multidimensional with co-factors, so the healing should also be a multidimensional approach.
Ayurveda works in a very simple way, where the suitable panchakarma therapies will help to eliminate the accumulated causative factors from the body. After cleansing depending on the status, step by step medicines both internal administration and external applications are advised to correct the physiological functions of the body.
The mind plays a vital role in the healing process as thoughts directly act on the cells to be healthy or unhealthy. Tuning the mind to produce healthy cells and staying in a positive mindset is also essential.
Coming to food, it is the real medicine when you are sick. The health depends mostly on the food what we eat because for the cells needs the energy to perform its function normally.
If we choose to be ignorant about the food there will be short of the needed fuel to cells to function along with the accumulation of undigested food starts accumulating as toxins which tend to impair health.
Following a specified daily regimen will boost the process of healing like physical exercise, etc….
Special Psoriasis treatments:
- Lepanam (application of external medicines),
- Abhyanga (oil massage),
- Snehapanam (intake of medicated ghee or oil),
- Vamana (Therapeutic induction of emesis)
- Virechana (Therapeutic induction of purgation)
- Raktamokshana ( Therapeutic bloodletting)
- Nasya ( Therapeutic nasal medication)
- Pizhichil (pouring medicated oil over the body),
- Swedana (medicated steam bath),
- Sirovasti (keeping oil on the head)
- Dhara ( dripping of medicated liquids)
- Udwartana (Powder Massage)
Pathya (advised for intake)
- Yava (Barkley-Hordeum vulgare)
- Godhuma (Wheat- Tritcum asstivum)
- Koradusha(Paspakum scrobiculatum)
- Priyangu (Paspalum scrobiculatum)
- Mudga (Green gram-Vigna radiate)
- Masura (Lentil-Lens culinaris)
- Tuvara (pigeon pea)
- Thiktashaka (Bitter Vegetables)
- Jangalamamsa (Meat of animals from the dry land)
- Vara (Triphala)
- Patola (Trichosanthes dioica)
- Kadira (Acacia catechu)
- Nimba (Azadirachta indica)
- Arushkara (Semecarpus Anacardium)
- Asava & Arista(wine laced with medicinal drugs)
- Mathitha (Buttermilk)
Apathya (Should avoid)
- Amla (sour substances)
- Lavana ( Salt)
- Katu (Pungent)
- Dadhi (Curd)
- Dugda (Milk)
- Guda (Jaggery)
- Anoopadesha mamsa (meat of animals which are from marshy lands)
- Thila (Seaseme)
- Masha (Balck gram)