Psoriasis is a non-contagious skin disorder which causes patches of dry scaly skin on the body. Symptoms include irritation and itchiness, commonly appearing on the elbows, knees, forehead, scalp, buttocks and back. The condition can be a result of poor hygiene, heredity, smoking, stress or could be even be caused by certain medication.
According to the system of Ayurveda, psoriasis is caused by an imbalance of our Vata and Kapha dosha's. They affect the blood tissues and the water or moisture content of the skin as well as affecting other factors such as psychological stress.
There are certain remedies that would work particularly well for psoriasis, for example leaf extracts of neem will help to improve functioning of the immune system which will int turn destroy disease and relieve itching and redness.
A combination of a drop of oregano, two drops of calendula and a cup of olive oil will give relief when massaged on to the affected area and a brew of chamomile flowers, burdock seeds and honey three to four times a day will also be a welcome relief.
For more information on Ayurveda and dosha's please visit the Therapy Topics
section of this site where you will find a helpful guide and to read the original article and view more recipes please click here.
Share this article with a friend