Psoriasis symptoms include excessive growth of skin in patches anywhere on the body, most often found in folds of skin at the elbows knees or other joints. It can be very unsightly. Arthritis may be connected. Causes are unknown, but I suspect it is due to a poor immune response, and from stress.
Modern medicine treats psoriasis with steroid medications or petroleum creams which are suppressive and can be dangerous. Severe cases of psoriasis have used chemotherapeutic medicines that are toxic and carry dangerous side effects.
From the natural perspective, psoriasis is the body’s response to stress and immune function problems, showing up in people who have skin weakness. There is also a possibility to move forward with accompanying arthritis, for some people. It is also a condition of blood toxicity.
What you can do naturally is to start with your diet by removing tobacco, alcohol, coffee, sodas, and fast food. Always exercise (move) moderately.
Herbs for Psoriasis
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Dr. Christopher’s Blood Stream Formula to act as a blood purifier.
Dave’s Relief Formula to relieve joint conditions while working to cleanse the blood.
Oregon grape helps to purify the blood and cleanse the skin.
Burdock root is a powerful blood purifier and relieves joint discomfort.
Milk thistle, used with all formulas, helps protect the liver and skin.
Dr. Christopher’s Complete Tissue & Bone topical treatments (ointments or massage oil).
Psoriaflora cream for quick relief.
Cell Salts to Help Psoriasis
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#3 Calc sulph 6X – psoriasis on scalp, burning, itching, with yellow scabs, for detoxification
#9 Nat mur 6X – on hairline, flaking, skin worse by sea shore, may be from grief
#12 Silicea 6X – large dry patches, assists in tissue integrity
Psoriasis Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Antimonium crud – digestive problems, arthritis of the fingers, warts, cracking skin, psoriasis with scaling and itching, skin problems with burning.
Arsenicum iod – scaly, dry crusts better cold wet weather and cold applications; large scales aggravated by heat. Also may have athlete’s foot.
Dulcamara – enlarged glands, ringworm, rashes, flat warts. Psoriasis that is scaly, thick, crusty, moist or thick, yellow-brown crusts that bleed when scratched.
Lycopodium– right-sided problems. Psoriasis in the folds of the joints, sweaty. Liver and kidney problems. Wants to sleep or very tired from 4-8 pm. Digestive gas. Gouty arthritis. Right-sided sciatica.
Mezereum – psoriasis worse in hands and palms. Severe itching worse with heat. Fine white scales, oozing eruptions that crust over.
Petroleum – patches of itchiness that lead to redness, then to cracking of area that’s affected. Worse in winter, all symptoms better by sun.
Pulsatilla – hard to make decisions, weeps easily, fears of abandonment. Psoriasis worse from fatty or rich foods. Pains wander from joint to joint.
Selenium metallicum – psoriasis especially in palm of hand, skin looks wrinkled and shriveled. Prostate, impotency, weakness, BHP.
Sepia – problems due to hormonal imbalances. Psoriasis is rough, hard, cracked, crusted and in the folds of the joints. Brown skin spots. Avoidance of sex. Wants to be alone. Cold hands and feet (or hot). Fatigued and bruised joint sensations.
Silicea – cold, thin people with tendency to infections and pus. Tips of fingers and toes crack. Shy or timid personality. Hands are trembling. Sciatic pains, weak muscles and joints.