Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis

ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis

Psoriasis – Sidhmam

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes red dry patches of thickened skin. The condition commonly occurs in the skin of the elbows, knees, and scalp. The delay in treatment and application/ consumption of necessary medication can worsen the condition. Psoriasis is curable completely. The age-old ayurvedic scriptures contain effective ayurvedic treatments for psoriasis.  

The condition of the skin can turn critical requiring special medication, treatment, and care. Ayurveda considers that the accumulation of Vata and Kapha doshas in the body is the basic reason for Psoriasis. Ayurvedic treatment for Psoriasis focuses on expelling the excessive Vata and Kapha doshas from the body. 

The disease can also affect joints adversely. The degree of severity will differ from person to person. The patient will be subjected to detailed examination prior to deciding the treatment method and period. The period of treatment will depend on the nature of the disease, the person’s body constitution, the extent of accumulated doshas, and other similar aspects.  Ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis is considered the best remedy to cure this disease


Causes of Psoriasis

Causes of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder. Hence, lifestyle conditions and stress are the most basic causes of the disease. Various reasons are accounted for the development of psoriasis. Psoriasis is a non-contagious disease condition so heredity plays an important role in the development of the skin condition. If anyone of the parents has the condition, the possibility of a child getting psoriasis is high.  

Few other causes for psoriasis include:


  1. Consumption of conflicting foods (for example consuming fish and milk together) – The consumption of conflicting food together can imbalance the equilibrium of the body. That is the reason for Ayurveda advising against the consumption of those together. 
  2. Medication that causes skin irritation – Some medicines can be allergic to some persons. It can lead to side effects such as skin irritation. This leads to Psoriasis. Ayurvedic treatment for Psoriasis will analyze the depth of the side effect before prescribing the medicines. 
  3. Excess smoking and alcohol consumption – The toxins that enter the body through excessive smoking and alcohol consumption can destroy the equilibrium of the body. As the body is incapable of expelling the toxins, it can cause Psoriasis. 
  4. Mental stress – Extreme mental stress is the most common problem faced by humans around the world. The competition, the confusion about the job, concerns about the future, etc increase tension and stress in our body. The body will react to the stress in its own way, which may result in Psoriasis. 
  5. Psychological trauma – Trauma and psychological stress subsequent to it, can lead to Psoriasis. 


Symptoms of Psoriasis

There are certain symptoms for Psoriasis. You can observe the symptoms prior to it turning severe. However, you need to consult an experienced doctor before confirming it as Psoriasis. An ayurvedic doctor can analyze the symptoms and have the initial idea about the condition of the disease. The ayurvedic treatment for Psoriasis will be decided only after a detailed study of the patient.

Few symptoms associated with psoriasis include:


  • Silvery scales on the skin surface – The scaling of skin cells can be observed in some areas of the body. 
  • Itching or burning skin – Itching and the burning sensation is also associated with Psoriasis. Although, this symptom can be observed during other skin allergy conditions too. 
  • Skin redness and bumps – The area affected with Psoriasis will turn red and small swells can be found.
  • Limited joint movement – As Psoriasis affects joints, it will result in stiffness of joints. This can cause limited joint movement. 
  • Skin pain and inflammation – Pain on the affected skin areas and inflammation. 
  • Skin blisters and bleeding patches – Blisters and bleeding from the Psoriatic patches. 


Ayur Bethaniya for Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis in Kerala

As per Ayurveda, Psoriasis is developed due to the imbalance of basic doshas in the body mainly Vata and Kapha. Alternation in the doshas causes the accumulation of toxins and contamination of deeper tissues in the body and develops the symptoms.

Ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis uses natural substances, herbal medicines, and oils. Ayurvedic treatment is free of any side effects since the medication is made of natural ingredients. Further, the treatment emphasizes eliminating the disease from the root. Rather than curing the ailment superficially.  

No other treatment methods or medicines aim at comprehensive treatment for Psoriasis. Those will only reduce the symptoms for a short period. Permanent resolution of the issue may not be possible with other medicines. 

Besides, the other treatment methods may have side effects too. The prolonged usage of heavy-dosage medicines will lead to new physical and health problems. It can cause an unwarranted load on internal organs and affect their performance. 

Most of the other treatment methods will have to be taken for a long duration. Many a time, the patient will have to consume those medicines lifelong. The medicines can adversely affect metabolic activities and the immune system of the body. 

Ayurvedic treatment for Psoriasis follows a stipulated step-wise process. It begins with identifying and pinpointing the exact cause of the medical condition. The present state of the disease will be ascertained subsequently. The course of medication, treatment method and types of medicine to be prescribed will be decided after all these stages only. 

The doctor’s experience also matters a lot for effective ayurvedic treatment of psoriasis. He or she must have adequate knowledge about the disease and the way ahead to curing it completely. It will be ideal if there is a group of doctors studying the patient. So that the treatment method could be formulated after thorough deliberation. Thereby, amplifying the cure of the disease effectively in a short timeframe. 

At Ayur Bethaniya Ayurveda Hospital, we believe in identifying the root cause of symptoms associated with the skin condition and conclude on the treatment plan accordingly. Understanding the cause helps the doctor to rule out other complications associated with the symptoms. We prepare a customized treatment plan for each individual patient and the treatment method includes the purification of blood and rejuvenation of deep-layer tissues. Flushing out the toxins and restoring the digestion process prevent further toxin accumulation. This is achieved through a combination of herbal decoctions, snehapana and herbal oils that reduce the symptoms and cleanse the body. The application of herbal packs and oils in the skin removes the red and itchy patches of skin from the affected area and the internal administration of medications prevents the accumulation of toxins in the body. The treatment plan helps to strengthen and tone the tissues to promote complete healing of the skin.

Along with treatment procedures and decoction, a few lifestyle modifications are advised by the doctor to prevent the further accumulation of toxins and prevent the recurrence of skin conditions in the body. This includes educating the patient on avoiding the consumption of opposite or conflicting food that are unhealthy to the body. The customized diet plan is drafted as per the patient's health condition to include fibre-rich food that cleanses the systems in the body. 

At Ayur Bethaniya Ayurveda Hospital, we provide safe and effective herbal treatment plans that are customized as per individual patient conditions to treat and recover from mild to severe skin conditions. Along with the best medical infrastructure and medical utilities, we provide services from expert doctors and staff for all-around care and support to the patients. We assure you of the best ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis in Kerala at Ayur Bethaniya.To know more about Psoriasis disease treatment and treatment cost, book an appointment now.


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