How to get rid of psoriasis – try the natural way

maninmirrorcheckinghairPsoriasis on you scalp or other parts of your body – you will find info and home remedies to lesson your skin condition.

Learning how to get rid of psoriasis naturally can be a puzzle.  Diagnosing what type of skin condition you have will be a lot easier than the detective work that will be needed in order to figure out what is the cause, every one seems to be different.

Every bit of information you gather will eventually lead to your cause, or at least narrow it down.  In the meantime, here are some natural remedies your may want to try to alleviate any problem areas you have.

Natural remedies for Psoriasis

I have a friend with psoriasis and they recently moved into a home with no carpeting.  Within a month, he realized that his skin, (that last patch of problematic skin) had disappeared!  I found this to be very interesting as many people that suffer from skin conditions have carpets.  I ditched all my carpets years ago, just because I felt that a vacume could never really get everything out of the carpet and I had a grandchild that was crawling around on it.

I remember another friend years ago had such a bad outbreak that they asked him not to come to work until it cleared up.  Turned out he was allergic to chili powder.

Psoriasis Triggers

What triggers an outbreak of psoriasis will vary from person to person but some of the triggers seem to be stress, injury to the skin, some medications, infections and allergies.




Clinical research has validated the traditional use of sarsaparilla to get rid of psoriasis naturally and as a home remedy for other skin conditions such as eczema, acne, and leproxy.  In 1942, it was reported in the New England Journal of Medicine to improve the condition of skin problems dramatically.  The results of a clinical study with ninety-two patients was detailed, which reported that it improved skin lesions in 62 percent of cases and completely cleared lesions in 18 percent of cases.  One of the possible mechanisms of action in psoriasis is sarsaparilla’s blood cleansing properties.


Essential Fatty Acid Supplements

screen-shot-2016-09-28-at-9-17-00-amEssential fatty acid supplements may be another beneficial method to help get rid of psoriasis naturally.  analysis of blood and fat tissue has shown that the amount of anti-inflammatory alpha linolenic acid decreases, while the level of arachidonic acid, which has inflammatory effects, increases.  These changes may be more pronounced in patients with severe skin difficulties than in those with a milder form of the disease.  The results of a 1993 study suggest that eating oily fish may help reduce the symptoms of skin conditions.   Some small studies suggest that fish oil supplementation may be beneficial as well.

Silymarin/Milk Thistle

milkthistleCorrection of abnormal liver function is indicated in the treatment of excema and other skin problems and may help to get rid of psoriasis naturally as well.  Silymarin has been reported to be of value in a home remedy, and this may be due to its ability to inhibit the synthesis of leukotrienes, and improve liver function.  The connection between the liver and problematic skin relates to one of the liver’s basis tasks – filtering blood.  This skin condition has been shown to be linked to high levels of circulating endotoxins, such as those found in the cell walls of gut bacteria.

The more common name for this component is “milk thistle”, and has been used medically for over 2,000 years, most commonly for the treatment of liver and gallbladder disorders.  A flavonoid complex called silymarin can be extracted from the seed of milk thistle and is believed to be the biologically active component.  The terms “milk thistle” and “silymarin” are often used interchangeably.

beermugAvoidance of Alcohol

Getting rid of psoriasis could also involve the avoidance of alcohol.  Ingestion of alcohol appears to be a risk factor for psoriasis and problems more so in men than women.  It would therefore be beneficial for men who suffer from psoriasis to drink moderately, if at all.

Vitamin D/Sunlight

sunclipartStronger forms of Vitamin D are available by prescription for patients with severe psoriasis. Vitamin D – the vitamin known as the skin vitamin has been used to treat and get rid of psoriasis naturally as well as other skin problems including acne.  In fact, a potent synthetic form of Vitamin D is available by prescription and may be used in severe cases.  High doses of Vitamin D can be dangerous, so if you are prone to skin concerns, or are experiencing an outbreak, it is recommended to increase your intake of betacarotene, which is converted into vitamin A as the body needs it and is nontoxic.  This psoriasis home remedy is an inexpensive one, as Vitamin D is one of the least expensive supplements available.

Yeast Infection and Sugar Intake

sugarbagAccording to one theory, skin conditions are caused by an excessive inflammatory reaction to certain microorganisms, particularly Candida albicans (the common yeast germ) or other fungi.  There are a few case reports in the medical literature in which these skin difficulties responded well to orally administered antifungal drugs, such as nystatin or ketoconazole (Nizoral).  The relationship between yeast infections and skin eruptions may explain why eating sugar often makes the epidermis worse (sugar tends to promote the growth of yeast).  To get rid of psoriasis naturally, this home remedy would involve getting rid of the yeast infection, then limiting sugar consumption.

Rotation Diet

Another thing you could try is an allergy diet, which doesn’t sound like too much fun, but could be an immune system saver.  That diet is called a Rotation Diet, where you eat certain low allergen foods for three days, then add different ones while stopping other ones.  Your body will repair quickly and you should feel the difference when you eliminate the offending source.  This psoriasis home remedy is definitely worth considering for a variety of health issues.

Natural Bath Products

The cause of your psoriasis may never be found, but a great place to start in the healing process is by using natural bath products.  Start with a bar of natural soap and see if that has any positive effect, and go ahead and try it on your hair and scalp.  I know that shampoos can contribute to serious scalp conditions, so using a natural soap or shampoo bar is an excellent way to help with that.


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2 Responses to How to get rid of psoriasis – try the natural way

  1. Jan says:

    Psoriasis can be really difficult to deal with. I have had a couple patches from time to time and do not like dealing with them.
    From your article, I get the idea that they are triggered by allergens. I did not read what type of allergens tend to trigger psoriasis. Did I miss it or do scientist not know?

    Thank you for providing some natural things that we can do to combat psoriasis outbreaks. I feel very lucky that I have only gotten outbreaks a few time because they were very uncomfortable. I will bookmark your site for additional information.

    • Teresa says:

      The triggers for Psoriasis can vary so much from one person to the next, and it can be a long hard road trying to figure out what your triggers are, but the most common are stress, injury to the skin, infections, medications and allergies. Because everyone is different, one person may have an outbreak caused by an allergic reaction to something they have eaten, where as that same product may not bother someone else with psoriasis. I hope this helps to answer your question.

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