by Dr Vaid Ji on Oct 17, 2023
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition characterized by the rapid growth of skin cells, resulting in thick, red, and scaly patches.
Psoriasis is a non-contagious, autoimmune skin disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It occurs when the immune system mistakenly targets healthy skin cells, causing an accelerated production of skin cells, which leads to the formation of plaques on the skin's surface.
The exact cause of psoriasis remains unclear, but it is believed to be a complex interplay of genetic, environmental, and immune system factors. In Ayurveda, it is associated with an imbalance in the "Vata" and "Kapha" doshas.
Several factors can increase the risk of developing psoriasis:
- Genetics: Family history of psoriasis can increase susceptibility.
- Stress: High stress levels can trigger or exacerbate psoriasis.
- Infections: Throat infections, such as strep throat, are linked to psoriasis flare-ups.
- Medications: Certain medications, like lithium and beta-blockers, may worsen psoriasis.
- Obesity: Being overweight is associated with a higher risk.
- Smoking: Smoking can increase the severity of psoriasis.
The symptoms of psoriasis can vary in severity and location, but common signs include:
- Red, raised patches: Often covered with silvery scales.
- Itching and burning: Affected areas can be itchy and painful.
- Dry, cracked skin: Skin can become dry and prone to cracking.
- Nail changes: Psoriasis can affect the nails, causing pitting or discoloration.
- Joint pain: In some cases, psoriatic arthritis develops, leading to joint pain and swelling.
Ayurveda approaches psoriasis as a manifestation of an underlying imbalance in the body. The primary goals of Ayurvedic management are to balance the doshas, purify the body, and rejuvenate the skin. Common Ayurvedic approaches include:
- Dietary Modifications: Ayurvedic practitioners recommend a diet tailored to the individual's dosha constitution. Anti-inflammatory foods like turmeric and aloe vera are often included.
- Herbal Remedies: Ayurvedic herbs like neem, aloe vera, and manjistha are used to reduce inflammation and promote skin healing.
- Stress Reduction: Techniques like yoga, meditation, and pranayama help manage stress, a common trigger for psoriasis.
- Panchakarma: Panchakarma is an integral part of Ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis. It involves a series of detoxification procedures that remove toxins from the body. These therapies can include:
Vamana: Therapeutic vomiting to eliminate excess Kapha.
Virechana: Purgation to remove excess Pitta.
Basti: Medicated enemas to balance Vata.
Nasya: Nasal administration of medicated oils to address head and neck-related symptoms.
Rakta Mokshana: Bloodletting therapy to purify the blood.
External Therapies: Topical applications of herbal pastes and oils can provide relief from itching and reduce inflammation.
Psoriasis is a challenging condition that requires a holistic approach to management. Ayurveda offers a comprehensive system of healing, focusing on balancing the body, mind, and spirit, along with specific treatments like Panchakarma. It is important to consult with a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner for personalized guidance and treatment.
ALL PRODUCTS DESCRIPTION IN DETAIL:
- Detox Premium Powder:
This is a herbo-mineral preparation that contains ingredients like Parwal Pishti, Giloy satv, Shukta Pishti, Kamdudha Ras, Gandhak Rasayan, etc.
Parwal Pishti: This Pishti reduces inflammation, flaking, itching of the skin. The Pishti is composed of natural coral calcium processed with rose water.
Shukta Pishti: It helps to balance the Pitta dosha in the body. All signs and symptoms related to Psoriasis patients are managed with this article.
Giloy Satv: This satv is prepared from the herb Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia). The anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic properties of this herb deal with psoriasis easily.
Kamdudha Ras: This herbal-mineral classical preparation balances Pitta dosha in the body.
Gandhak Rasayana: This herbal preparation is used since ancient times for all types of skin disorders.
Akik Pishti: This Pishti reduces all types of Pitta related disorder hence it gives good results in psoriasis.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 sachet twice daily with plain water.
- Blood Purifier Syrup :
It is ayurvedic syrup that consists of various natural ingredients such as Khadir Chall (Acacia catechu), Manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), Neem (Azadirachta indica), Giloy (Tinospora cordifolia), Harad (Terminalia bellirica), Baheda (Terminalia chebula), Amla (Emblica officinalis), etc. As the syrup purifies the blood by removing excess toxins it is very beneficial in maintaining proper circulation and improves the skin naturally.
Recommended Dosage – Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.
- Twak Tailam :
Twak tailam is very effective for the skin as it deeply nourishes the tissues and improves the skin luster. The tailam is composed of yashtimadhu (Glycyrrhiza glabra), manjistha (Rubia cordifolia), etc. The tailam supports skin health, helps in reducing uneven pigments, improves complexion, and helps in deep detoxification and blood purification without any side effects.
Method of Application – Apply over the affected area of the skin.
- Skin care tablet:
skin care tablet is a pure ayurvedic formulation. It help to maintain the texture of your skin depending on the type of skin you have. It contains various herbs like Haridra khand, Panchnimb churna, Khadir chahal, Chirayta, Mulethi, Chopchini, Gandhak, Ajmoda that work very effectively on all skin types. Skin care is a blood purifying tablet. It cools and detoxifies the blood, increase blood circulation of the skin. It minimizes the blemishes, lighten sun tan, delay ageing of skin and heal skin problems.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily.
- Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu:
Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu is an ayurvedic preparation mainly used for skin diseases. This tablet contains pure herbal ingredients such as Nimba(Azadirachta indica), Patola(Cucumis acutangulus), Guduchi(Tinospora cordifolia), Vasa(Adhatoda vasica), etc. This tablet promotes detoxification and rejuvenation. Panchatikta Ghrita Guggulu tablet is a natural source of anti – oxidant. It promotes engender vibrant and healthy skin.
Recommended Dosage–Take 1 tablets twice a day with normal water.
- Panchsakar Churna:
Panchsakar Churna is an ayurvedic formulation that consists of five ingredients named as – Saindhav Lavana (Rock Salt), Swarnapatri (Cassia angustifolia), Shatapushpa (Anethum sowa), Shunti – (Zingiber officinale), Balaharitaki (Unripe fruits of Terminalia chebula). Panchsakar Churna is naturally detoxifying, thus it removes the toxins from the body. It relieves inflammation and useful in all types of skin problems.The powder has an anti – inflammatory properties due to which it can reduces the swelling.
Recommended Dosage– Take 1 teaspoonful with lukewarm water at bedtime.
- Neem soap:
Neem soap is natural and herbal handmade soap prepared from the standard extract of herb Neem (Azadirachta indica). Neem herb is widely used to cure acute to chronic Skin problems such as Pimples, Itching, Dryness, Blemishes, Dark spots, Pigmentation, Scars etc. It is such a wonderful herb that is easily available and shows Anti-bacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Anti-microbial, Antifungal, Antiseptic properties. Neem cleanses the pores and protects the skin from various infections, Psoriasis, Eczema, Leprosy, Skin ulcers. It restores the health of damaged skin, tones skin complexion, prevents premature ageing, Wrinkles, Fine lines can protect against UV rays, and acts as a natural moisturizer for the skin.
Method of Application: Neem Soap can be regularly used on face and body, as a bath soap.
- Trikatu Tablet:
Trikatu Tablet helps to eliminate excess Kapha or mucous from the body, supports respiratory system, manages weight, helps to take out impurities or ama from the body, supports healthy detoxification, reduces swelling. It shows anti-inflammatory, analgesic, expectorant, antioxidant properties. This tablet is made up of equal parts of three herbs such as Pippali (Piper longum), Shunthi (Zingiber officinale), & Marich (Piper nigrum) that maintains the metabolism in the body.
Recommended dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.