Herbal Remedies for Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease affecting several million people in the United States alone. It is characterized by red, itchy, scaly patches that affect the elbows, scalp, and other parts of the body. The disease may be of immune origin, and can be aggravated by injury or irritation.
Herbal remedies include topical anti-inflammatories, liver cleansers, liver cooling herbs, liver regulators, heat-clearing herbs for the lower part of the body, blood purifiers, and immune tonics . A healthy diet, moderate exercise and avoiding stress can all be helpful. Oatmeal baths can help soothe irritated skin and loosen scales.
Herbs Used To Treat Psoriasis
|Calendula||anti-inflammatory||cream, tea, or salve externally|
|Dandelion||liver coolant||tea, tincture, tablet, capsule|
|Milk Thistle||liver regulator||tincture, tablet|
|Red Clover||alterative||tea, tincture, capsule, tablet|
|Sarsaparilla||anti-inflammatory||tincture, tea, capsule|