Psoriasis Disease

Psoriasis is a common skin ailment which is affecting nearly 30% of the world population. It is characterized by (mostly) red, scaly, itchy patches, either with dry lesions or sometimes with oozing. Many times it could be an Autoimmune or sometimes Genetic disease triggered by environmental factors.

It may be localized or spread all over the body. Injury can trigger Psoriatic lesions.

Major types include:

  • Plaque (90%) – red patches with white scales on the top
  • Guttate – drop like lesions
  • Inverse – red patches in skin folds
  • Pustular – pus filled blisters
  • Erythodermic – large patches

Complications include:

  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Cardiovascular (Heart related) diseases
  • Chron’s disease
  • Depression.

Ayurvedic approach:

As we all know well, body doesn’t allow any unwanted things to stay or remain inside. If the food item what we consume is properly digested, converted, assimilated, then our body accepts it properly. If something wrong happens anywhere in this stream (Dhatus or tissues in the body), the partially digested or undigested food material, which ever enters inside the body will be considered as TOXIN.

Ayurveda sages guide us as to see the dominance of Dosha; to see the depth / where the Dosha are situated; how strong the Dosha are etc. Considering these things, generally we try to treat with oral medicines and local applications. If very much required, Detoxification or PANCHAKARMA will be advised; mainly VAMANA & VIRECHANA.