HERBALS FOR PSORIASIS


Psoriasis is an extremely common chronic skin disorder associated with severe itching  and the presence of well defines , reddish plaques covered with scales that turn white and turn off, especially when scratched. Sometimes plaques occur under the nails causing them to lift off and become deformed. It usually develop in clearly defined areas of the body such as the elbow, knees and scalp, but it occur the entire body
HERBAL TREATMENT—INTERNAL USAGE
For healthy skin
1.       Evening primrose- Capsules 500 g oil are available. Take 3 calsules a day
For stress and anxiety
1.       Ashwagandha tincture- 1:3  in 45 percent alcohol. Take 20 drops in a glass of water  three times a day
2.       Lavender—Put 2-3 g of dried flowers in to a cup of boiling water  for 5- 10 mts, then strain. Drink 3 -4 cups a day before meals
3.       Lime tree – Put 5 g of dried flowers in to 1 litre of boiling water . Infuse for 5 mts , then strain,Drink 1 cup in the evening to help you to fall asleep
To aid gigestion
1.       German chamomile- Add 5- 8 g of dried flowers to 1 cup of boiling water . Infuse for 10 mts, then strain. Drink 3 cups a day before meals
2.       Passion flower- Tincture 1: 8 in 25 percent alcohol. Take 25 drops with a little cold water after meals, three times a day
3.       Peppermint- Put 1 tablespoon of dried leaves in to 150 ml of boiling water . Drink 1 cup three times a day after meals
4.       Turmeric- Tincture 1 :5 in 70 percent alcohol. Take 20 drops in a glass of water three times a day after meals
To treat infections
1.       Barberry tincture –Tincture 1: 3 in 25 percent alcohol. Thake 10 drops in a little cold water three times a day before meals. Do not take for longer than 4 weeks at a time
2.       Goldenseal-  Cap 540 gm powder are available. Take I capsule three times a day
For inflammation
1.       Blackcurrant- Put 5 g of dried leaves in to 1 litre of boiling water . Infuse for 5  mts, then strain. Drink 2-3  cups a day
2.       Liquorice- Add 1- 2 s  of root powder to one cup of boiling water . Infuse for 10 mts, then strain. Drink 2 cups  a day. Do not take for longer than 4-6 weeks at a time and accompany with a low salt diet
3.       Stinging nettle- Tincture 1:4 in 25 percent alcohol. Take 20 drops in water three times a day after meals
To detox
1.       Dandelion—Capsules 300 mg powder available. Take one capsule with water 3 times a day
2.       Globe artichoke-Capsules 300 mg. dried leaf extract available. Take one capsule a day

For healthy liver—
Milk thistle- tablets 200 mg – Take 1-2 tablets a day as a supplement
External application
1.       Aloe vera- Apply an aloe vera based cream or gel in to the affected area 2 – 3 times a day
2.       Fumitory- Put 2 tablespoons of dried flowers in to 150 ml of boiling water. Infuse for 10 mts, then strain. Soak a cloth in to the infusion and apply it to the affected areas 2 -3 times a day
3.       Greater celandine- Apply fresh sap to the  affected areas between 1 -2 times a day
4.       Lavender-Add 20 -100 g of dried flowers to 1 litre of boiling water . Infuse for 15 mts , then strain. Add the infusion to the bath water and bathe in it for 15 mts
5.       Red clover-Infuse 2 tablespoons of dried flowers in a cup of boiling water for 10 mts , before straining . Soak a clean cloth in this infusion and apply to the affected areas for 15 mts. Repeat 2-3 times a day





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