38 Home Remedies for Psoriasis
Evening Primrose Oil
March 05, 2010
I've had psoriasis on my scalp for as long as I can remember. Coal tar would work for a week or two, and the scales would come right back. I read on the 'net about taking Evening Primrose Oil capsules or rubbing the primrose oil on your scalp and decided to try it. There is a huge difference in the way my head feels after taking the capsules for a few days. If I have a flare up, I take two capsules night and morning.. and just two per day in between. I only get flare ups when I've not been taking the capsules! It's nice to have a natural remedy, as opposed to all the shampoos and acid lotions I've used from the drugstore in the past!
Ogi from Canada
Sugar free diet; raw Vegetables;Baths with baking soda
February 15, 2010
I am 43 yrs, this is the 5th time I had a break out of psoriasis. This time I kept away from all sugars, gluten products, fried foods, butter and drank saffron tea every morning. I have lots of raw vegetables, beetroot, carrots, cucumbers, granny smith apples, boiled pumpkin. I stayed away from all meats, fried foods and spices, I use lots fish.
Baths with baking soda soothe the itching, coconut oil made my scalp less painful and easy to wash. Frequent sea baths actually stopped the quick build up of scales on my scalp. I prayed a lot, and took time off from my job and got a lot of rest. I am presently taking neem capsules and a multivitamin with several antioxidants. I had this breakout from two months, after four days of this diet, I had no flare ups, my skin and scalp is almost clear. The itching, burning, headaches, tightness of the scalp is no longer
Asha Bain from Trinidad And Tobago
The reason Vicks rub works is...
February 13, 2010
Many people report Vick's VapoRub works on psoriasis and other skin conditions. The reason is because it contains thymol, just like Listerine. It's a property found in certain plant sources, such as thyme. It's anti-bacterial/fungal, antiseptic, anaesthetic, cures ringworm, hookworm, infections, gingivitis, etc. It was used by ancient Egyptians to preserve mummies.
None from Redmond, WA
Scalp psoriasis relief
January 10, 2010
I have been suffering from scaly, crusty, yellow scalp for a few months now. I have tried several remedies with no relief. After a great deal of research, I came up with the following regimine. The psoriasis covered about 1/3 of my scalp. After 72 hrs of following this, I am about 80% better.
- 15 minutes before washing hair, apply a generous amount of organic aloe vera to affected area
- Mix the following: fresh mashed avocado, mayo, lemon juice, organic apple cider vinegar, and organic honey
- Shampoo as usual, and then apply a generous amount of avocado mixture to affected area. Let sit for at least 5 minutes and rinse
After hair has dried, apply neem seed oil to affected area ( available at health food stores or online)
- Throughout the day, alternate applying neem seed oil with aloe vera whenever your condition is feeling itchy, dry, or tight
-Before bed, apply both aloe vera and neem seed oil
Hope this helps you! It definitely helped me!
Hollie from CO
Oregano oil and dmso
September 10, 2009
I had gotten a white thick and reddish spot on my scalp and it spread over 1/3 my head. Never had a doctor look at it, but I tried several natural things but only got medium relief. But when I mixed 12 drops of organic oregano oil with a 1/2 tsp of DMSO and rubbed on my head and the rest of it over my chest and leg's so as the oil would be drawn into my whole body. Within days it cleared up 85% and after a couple of weeks it is 99% gone. I will continue to keep using it. Also worked for the finger nail fungus I had.
Steve from Santa, Cruz, CALF. USA
Extra Virgin Pure Coconut Oil
September 04, 2009
The Coconut Oil is supposed to work the best, but I couldn't get past the awful smell. Who wants to go around smelling like old lard?!
Anyway, I have suffered with it for YEARS and the ONLY thing that has worked is Coconut Oil Liquid Soap. It also comes in bars, but I don't use bar soap in my home anymore. (I don't like to clean soap scum, and liquid soap doesn't leave a residue). Anyway, I haven't had it return at all since I got rid of it. I had it on my hands mostly, so I keep some at all sinks and basins. The BEST I have found is from www.tropicaltraditions.com. It really works!!!
Faye from Benicia, Ca
Baking Soda Bath
August 25, 2009
I've had psoriasis since I was 11 or 10 years old and I'm now 23. I may not have all the right answers but I can tell you what I've learned from my mistakes and what has worked for me. My parents tried just about everything for my case even ultra-violet lights which I found out could cause cancer so I refused to keep doing that and started doing things to help me more naturaly in ways to help my flare ups to not be so bad.
First off let me talk about diet. I had a sister-in-law who had some skin issues and encourged me to try it to see if it worked. Basically what this diet consists is hardly any sugar at all meaning per a serving you want anything less 20 grams of prossesed sugar. I tried this for a full month and let me tell you my psoriasis did start to go away within that 1 month peroid but I have a weakness I love sugar! And I almost forgot to say that this diet also had you avoid bread as well.
Now on to round 2 on my list. If I was having a inflamation I would take olive oil baths for 3 years at least and this actually helps on a few things. It helps with burning and helped with dryness.
thirdly now this is just something recently just started doing and I'm finding its actaully helping alot. My husband and I went and visited his uncle and aunt who are very much into natural things. I was talking to my husband's uncle of how I had psoriasis and he told me to try this. Is cover my body parts that has psoriasis with baking soda and do this twice a day after doing this take a back and scrub the areas that have psoriasis and after you get out of the shower rub on corn starch over you skin. He told me that the corn starch will take out the burn and soften the skin. I have found to be true after I take my baths and my skin is red and buring I place it on the area and it takes the burn right out. I also have added my own little step which is rub my body down with olive oil first then the corn starch and it makes my skin so smooth and soft.
Well I hope this helps!
Jenaia Thurber from Salem, Oregon
100% Unrefined Shea Butter
August 19, 2009
In April of this year I started to notice flakes and overall dryness on my scalp. I am african american with relaxed hair so I started washing my hair twice a week instead of my normal 1 time per week hoping this would solve the issue; however, the condition got worse and worse. I went to the dermatologist in June who told me I had Psoriasis. He had me do a few routine blood tests but did not take a sample from my scalp. He prescribed Clobex Shampoo for the flakes and Diprolene for the itch. 2 months later I still have Psoriasis ( I think) but I now have a lot less hair than I did in June. I don't know if it was the shampoo, the diprolene or the overall dryness of my hair and scalp that caused me to lose so much hair. I now have to wear extension to cover up the thinned out patches but THANK GOD FOR EXTENSIONS.
Anyway, I decided to take my health in my own hands and searched for a natural cure for Psorias. I found many articles on the web and at the begining of August I purchased 100% Pure Unrefined Shea Butter and began to put this on my hair and scalp every night. I noticed an immediate difference in my hair and scalp. My scalp no longer itches and I do not see any hint of redness or irritation. The Shea Butter is all natural and has been know as a "natural healer" in Africa for 100's of years. I can also report that I now wash my hair once a week instead of twice a week. I still have a few flakes but I would say after 3 weeks of using Shea Butter I am feeling really great about this remedy.
Best of all - "My Hair is starting to Grow Back"
D. from Kansas
August 03, 2009
I have been fighting Psoriasis for about 5 years now. I have it on the bottoms of my feet and the palm of my hands. I have used all kinds of creams and lotions. I have soaked my feet in everything from salt to bleach. I even got the very painfull shots from the doctor ( which I do not recommend to anyone). Then finally my mother-in-law had a coworker tell about how she controlls her's with medicaded blistex .97 cent stick of blistex. MIRICLE it worked. Kept it away for 1 year now. When I get a flair up I just smear some on before I go to bed and by morning it is gone. Save your self time, pain and money try it.
Tammy Bandy from Bulpitt, Il USA
July 13, 2009
I have a terrible case of psoraisis and have had it for 35 years. As I have gotten older, mine has gotten worse. Tried Enbrel, got NHL--Lymphoma cancer. Cancer is gone, but psoraisis still with me. The only lotion that I can find that will keep the lesions soft is the Walmart Equate in the pump bottle. It is fragrance-free. I totally cover myself after a shower and it keeps my places moist and soft all day at work. Sunlight and tanning provides a cosmetic help and lessens the redness of the lesions.
The Walmart lotion, however, really keeps my places from getting thick, hard, and from cracking to the point of bleeding.
Douglas from KY
Hemp lotion, seed, milk...anything hemp.
June 24, 2009
My husband was born with super bad psoriasis and has tried every thing in the book. I'm sure a very restrictive diet might work but he wont stick to it. One thing that we were recommended was Hemp lotion-It's been a miracle. Drinking hemp milk is good also and putting hemp seed in food is great. Hemp seed tastes kinda nutty-it's good. You can also just eat a tbsp of it and it'll help. Any omega fats help but hemp seems to get rid of my husbands really well. We also have hemp body wash, shampoo and conditioner.
Stephannie from La Grande, OR USA
June 17, 2009
I have battled eczema and psoriasis my whole life. My son also gets it badly. His legs used to be terrible. I searched online and there was one random posting on a chat board that caught my eye.
The woman said her son’s eczema "was triggered by tomatoes, which is common". My then 1.5 year old was having pastas with red sauces or pizza probably 5 nights a week. So, I started to cut down on the sauce and paid attention. Sure enough, tomatoes were the main cause of his eczema.
Now I realize citrus fruit also causes terrible flair-ups. Since our family is not eating tomatoes or citrus, alas, I am now eczema and psoriasis free for 2 years now too.
I never guessed it would have been that simple. My son still does have dry skin, but moisturizing keeps that under control. The moisturizer we like best for our now 3.5 year old is Mustela Dermo Pediatrics Stelatopia "For Dry and Eczema Prone Skin".
It is expensive, but it works.
Mommy to 3 Under 4 from NYC