The search for a perfect natural treatment for psoriasis has led to a number of remedies being uncovered. A number of Psoriasis sufferers would prefer to have their condition treated by natural means. The fact that the condition has no known cure and is as a result a lifelong condition has served to heighten the drive for home remedies.
Honey and cinnamon is a concoction that has been touted as a cure all. The mixture has anti-inflammatory and antibiotic properties that make it particularly suitable for psoriasis. In fact many users report that the itching that comes with psoriasis subsides once the mixture is applied to the affected area.
Aloe Vera is another very popular skin health natural remedy. Psoriasis patients will benefit from the moisture provided by this plant. Some other useful natural skin moisturizers for psoriasis patients are arm olive oil and mineral oil. Natural over-the-counter moisturizers can also be used to combat the effects of the skin condition.
Natural sunlight is also a great treatment option for those who battle psoriasis. Dermatologists use artificial ultraviolet lighting to target the trouble spots on the skin but simple sunbathing (in moderation of course) may provide similar benefits.
Garlic is another popular cure all that helps with the skin condition. Garlic is a natural antibiotic and it also helps to boost the immune system which, in its weakened state can strengthen psoriasis.
Turmeric is also a great natural remedy for the rashes and itching caused by the illness. Echinacea or coneflower helps to maintain the health of the skin by stimulating the immune system when taken internally but it can also be used as a topical treatment to reduce irritation and clear up redness because of its anti inflammatory, anti viral and antibacterial properties.
Tea tree oil has been said to have miraculous effects when it comes to clearing up the rashes and reducing itchiness. Baking soda also helps. Many naturopaths suggest a mixture of baking soda and olive oil as a cure for psoriasis. This can be used to replace soap when you have a bath or it can be used as a topical treatment.
Vinegar and not just any vinegar but apple cider vinegar is used by many to keep psoriasis under control. It is often used with warm water as a topical treatment. Blackstrap molasses also comes to the fore as a treatment option for psoriasis. Used as a salve, the rich black syrup is known to reduce the flare ups caused by the illness.
For persons who suffer from scalp psoriasis it may be worth trying a ‘hair mask’ consisting of avocado, honey mayonnaise and organic apple cider vinegar. Neem seed oil, which you can find at a health food store can also be applied to the scalp as needed to keep flare ups to a minimum.
Coconut oil also works wonders with keeping the condition in check. There is now a coconut oil soap on the market that can be used to keep psoriasis outbreaks to a minimum. Organic unrefined shea butter also helps to control scalp psoriasis.
Hemp in all its forms (hemp seed oil, hemp lotion hemp milk to name a few) also works wonders for the condition. It can be added to your diet as well.
Dietary changes can also reduce or eliminate the symptoms of Psoriasis. This means removing or reducing the amount of sugar in the diet and increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables.
Adding EPO or evening primrose oil to your diet should also help. Fish oil supplements can also be added to the diet as a part of an effort to combat the skin condition.
Keenan is a retired chemist who has been conducting research into the best natural treatment for psoriasis. His research has been used as the foundation for the development of several new treatment options for people who suffer from the condition.