January 31, 2013 by  
Filed under Tips for Ayurveda

ayurvedic dietAyurveda believes that impurities in the blood associated with emotional factors are the cause of the disease. According to Ayurveda Psoriasis can be considered as the vitiation of Vata and Kapha.

Ayurvedic treatment for Psoriasis

Ayurveda suggests Panchakarma for the treatment of psoriasis. This is because detoxification of the body is very essential for the treatment of psoriasis. Both systemic and topical treatments are used in the treatment.

Ayurvedic Diet

Psoriasis patient is also given a strict diet regime called pathyam or parhes (dietary restrictions)

  • Drinking fresh bitter gourd juice mixed with one teaspoon of lime juice on an empty stomach is an effective psoriasis treatment
  • Non vegetarian diet is strongly prohibited. Sea food and red meat are not recommended.
  • Avoid consuming opposite foods.
  • Take care not to consume foods which cause indigestion.
  • Do not eat too much salty, sour or acidic foods. Say no to radishes, urad dal, sesame, curds, fish and other sour foods.
  • Avoid consumption of Alcohol and Quit Smoking.
  • Avoid taking spicy food and consume only easily digestible food.
  • Include more fruits, vegetable, fruit juices in your diet. Bitter gourd, curd, boiled vegetables, pumpkin etc… are good psoriasis diet.
  • Avoid animal fats, eggs, processed canned foods from your diet.

Ayurvedic Tips for Psoriasis

  • Do not control natural urges like vomiting, urination, bowel emptying, etc.
  • Exposing to mild sunlight daily for 20 to 30 minutes will improve the texture of the affected area of the skin.
  • Avoid consumption of Alcohol and Smoking. It aggravates psoriasis.
  • Avoid sleeping in afternoons.
  • Avoid using soap while taking bath instead use gram flour ( besan) and use a herbal scrubber.ayurvedic diet
  • After washing, pat the skin dry, don’t irritate it by rubbing vigorously.
  • Apply moisturizing creams liberally on affected areas after bathing.
  • Apply moisturizing gel or cream at regular intervals to maintain the moisture level of the skin.
  • Smear on herbal balm which is infused with vata and kapha balancing herbs.
  • Avoid all factors which trigger psoriasis. Reduce stress levels through meditation and yoga.
  • Avoid pricking, peeling and scratching skin.
  • Opt for cotton clothes over synthetic ones.
  • Use separate, clean clothes and towel for your use.
  • Do not take a cold water bath immediately after a heavy work out, travelling, a long walk, etc.
  • Application of avocado oil gently on the effected part is found to be an effective treatment.
  • Cod liver oil, lecithin, linseed oil, vitamin E, and zinc fasten the healing Process.
  • Taking bath in sea water is found to be very effective in psoriasis treatment.
  • Application of coconut oil, olive oil on the affected areas are extremely relieving. It moisturizes skin.
  • Applying aloe vera cream thinly to irritated skin and rubbing lightly is effective. Take gel directly from fresh cut stem and apply.
  • Place a cup of chopped cabbage in a bowl containing hot boiled water. When the water has cooled in the external container,  take the cabbage and place it on the infected areas. Press with a soft towel. Minimizes itching and soothes affected areas.
  • Mental health is absolutely necessary for an effective treatment of psoriasis. Try deep breathing and relaxation exercise to reduce stress.

Exercise Regularly. Be positive. Activate your energy levels. Keep yourself engrossed by reading to avoid thinking and increasing worries.

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