Psoriasis can be a devastating skin condition. People with this condition have red scaly patches on their skin that are inflamed and dry. In spite of today’s technology, there is no definite cause and cure for psoriasis. This is the reason why it happens as a breakout. But there are ways for you help avoid it, and during breakouts these natural methods could help in making them a little bit easier for you.
Fish oil. Slather fish oil on a psoriasis patch to help alleviate the symptoms. Studies say that applying fish oil contributes to healing. Topical application might be uncomfortable, but this method shows better results than large amounts of oral intake of fish oil.
Vinegar. Combine a cup of apple cider vinegar and a gallon of water in one container. Soak a small towel into the solution and apply it to the skin. This would help relieve you from itching.
Aloe. The most natural way to experience the skin-soothing qualities of aloe is through the plant. You may have one planted in your garden or just buy a potted aloe plant. Simply cut open a leaf, and the gell can be applied topically to clear psoriasis plaques.
Olive Oil. Mix two teaspoons of olive oil into a glass of milk and stir. Add this concoction to your bathwater to tame down psoriasis outbreaks. To remove dead skin cells from the scalp, you can also use warm olive oil. Massage some warm olive oil on your scalp. After this, you can shampoo your hair and thoroughly rinse with water.
Baking Soda. To relieve you of the itchiness, you may use baking soda. Add in one and a half cup of baking soda to three gallons of water and stir. Soak a small towel into the solution and apply it to the itchy parts of your skin.
Tea. If you are thinking about addressing psoriasis internally, there is this natural tea treatment for it. In a small mixing bowl, carefully mix the following:
- 12 tablespoons of burdock root
- 6 tablespoons of sassafras root bark
- 6 tablespoons of dandelion root
- 3 tablespoons of Oregon grape root
- 3 tablespoons of dried calendula
- 3 tablespoons of Echinacea
- 3 table spoons of nettle leaf
- 3 table spoons of cleavers herb
Transfer the mixture into a clean and dry container. For areas above 90 degrees Fahrenheit in temperature, this would stay fresh for about two months. If your place is 90 degrees and below, this solution would be good for about three months. Just make sure that it is stored in a cool dry place. Let one teaspoon of this mixture sit in 8 ounces of boiling water in about a quarter of an hour. Strain and enjoy. You may add honey and/or cinnamon. You may have this when you wake up and before going to bed. If your case is extreme, you can have this tea three to four times daily.
It has been known that psoriasis is not contagious, although it sure looks like it is. There is a genetic factor involved in having this condition and your lifestyle could also contribute to this aggravating skin condition. Natural remedies can help you cope with psoriasis, and these can also be relatively inexpensive, compared to medical solutions.