Best Ayurvedic Remedies To Cure Psoriasis Recommended By Experts

By Dr Sharda Ayurveda In Skin

We daily see people suffering from psoriasis and are thereby dependent upon steroids and ointments to treat this chronic skin disease. But Ayurvedic treatment is known to provide safe and effective results. Psoriasis is an auto-immune skin disease that causes red, itchy, and scaly patches on various parts of the body most commonly on the elbow, knees, and scalp. The less affected part is the mouth. Psoriasis occurs as a result of speeding up skin cells production. This leads to overproduction of the skin cells causing psoriasis. This condition develops when the body's skin cells are produced too quickly thereby causing skin cells to pile up which leads to the formation of visible red patches on the skin. The immune system’s working plays a major role in psoriasis. The common types of psoriasis are divided according to the severity of the infection and the body parts affected are stated as plaque, guttate, inverse, pustular, and erythrodermic. The triggers of psoriasis are stress, depression, pre-existing infections, and alcohol consumption which can be said as the major causes of psoriasis. Another reason can be due to Vitamin D deficiency.

The symptoms of Psoriasis are as follows: 

  • Red patches all over the skin 
  • Dry, cracked skin with bleeding and itchiness.
  • Burning sensation.
  • Pain and stiff joints. 
  • Thickened nails, toenails.

Psoriasis Ayurvedic Treatment is known to provide safe, and effective results with long-term effects. The herbal formulation of the Ayurvedic medicines makes them the best, and natural way for healing from skin-related diseases. The Ayurveda follows a holistic treatment. Balancing three elements of the body i.e., Vata, Pitta, and Kapha is the sole motive of all Ayurvedic practitioners by understanding the root cause of the disease and treating them accordingly. It is known if a person’s mind, body, and soul are functionally balanced it’s the key to a healthy and disease-free life.

Common questions that are raised by persons suffering from psoriasis are:-

1. Does a person’s health condition and lifestyle influence psoriasis?

Yes, health conditions and lifestyle greatly influence psoriasis. It’s an auto-immune inflammatory disorder. The factors that are responsible for its birth are obesity, an unhealthy diet, and a sedentary lifestyle. 

2. Is psoriasis preventable?

Yes, it is preventable with Ayurveda. Ayurvedic medicines with lifestyle modification can prevent psoriasis.

Ayurvedic remedies followed by prescribed Ayurvedic treatment from experts can help one to get rid of the problem.

The advantages of Ayurvedic Treatment are - 

  • Safe and natural treatment. 
  • Effectiveness of the treatment. 
  • No side- effects.
  • Long time-effective.

Ayurvedic remedies are highly beneficial for treating psoriasis. Ignorance in the treatment can lead to other several complications one of which is Psoriatic arthritis, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and various eyes affecting diseases.

Some of the Ayurvedic remedies that are proven to provide marvelous results if followed religiously provide effective early results. Ayurvedic remedies are a boon holding strong ground as they are natural and safe. They are in sync with nature giving it an extra advantage over chemical-based products.

Some of the Ayurvedic remedies that are recommended for treating psoriasis naturally and effectively are listed below


The most common plant with an enormous number of benefits. The application could minimize the itchiness, redness, and dry flared skin. It is rich in antioxidants, salicylic acid, and amino acids. It is especially recommended for the scalp, knee, and elbow. The properties that make it special are:

  • The moisturizing ability helps reduce inflammation.
  • Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties can prevent infection spread.
  • Its sticky nature reduces swelling and rashes.
  • Vitamin A in Aloe vera helps boost immunity and vitamin C improves the elasticity of the skin.



Aloe vera gel with water
  • A mixture of aloe vera gel and water.
  • Apply this smooth paste all over your scalp.
  • Let this paste sit for 15-20 minutes and then wash it off with water.
  • Apply this remedy once or twice a week.
Aloe vera gel with coconut oil
  • The mixture together provides anti-bacterial, anti-fungal properties.
  • ½ tsp. extra virgin coconut oil and add 1/3 cup of Aloe vera gel.
  • Apply this hair mask all over the prewashed scalp.
  • Leave it for 20 minutes and then rinse it off.
  • Applying this mixture thrice a week provides positive results. 

Aloe Vera gel can also be applied without adding any other ingredient to it but under guidance.

Tea Tree Oil and Coconut Oil

Both of these are highly effective in treating psoriasis as the composition provides the best relief from psoriasis. The anti-inflammatory property of coconut reduces swelling and the presence of Vitamin E and K in tea tree oil helps regain the lost moisture of the skin by exfoliating the flakes and thereby smoothening the skin. These are generally applied on the scalp but can be used on other affected body parts too. 



  • 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil and add 10-12 drops of tea tree oil.
  • The mixture should be mixed well before applying.
  • Apply it on the affected area and leave overnight.
  • The rinsing should be done with mild shampoo and water.
  • Repeat this process daily.


Olive oil due to the presence of Omega-3 fatty acid helps reduce inflammation if applied to the affected parts of the skin as prescribed. Olive oil can be used in combination with Calendula and Oregano oil which enhances the effectiveness to treat psoriasis.



  • Rub your scalp with warm olive oil gently daily.
  • It helps in reducing flakes, redness and in return smoothens the skin.
  • Adding 2-4 teaspoons of olive oil while bathing can prevent psoriasis. 
  • Olive, Calendula, and Oregano oil are mixed in equal proportions and then applied on the affected areas for a few minutes before rinsing is effective.


The component Curcumin present in turmeric is an advantage over other spices as it is highly effective in treating almost all types of inflammatory-related diseases. It possesses anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and anti-septic properties helpful in treating psoriasis. 



  • Turmeric drinks can be consumed to get relief from the pain.
  • Add 2-3 tsp. of turmeric powder to 1 cup warm milk and stir it well.
  • It should be consumed daily for 3 weeks on empty stomach to get positive results.
  • Adding a pinch of turmeric to your food daily provides additional benefits.


The natural sea salt is high in minerals i.e., magnesium and sulfate are beneficial to the body as it effectively reduces irritation and inflammation. The dead sea is 10-12 times more saltier which is a boon for treating skin-related problems. It additionally smoothens and hydrates skin. Each component of the Epsom salt has its significance which are: 

  • Magnesium- It helps in detoxification and cleansing of the skin. It is responsible for promoting cell metabolism thereby healing damaged and inflamed skin cells.
  • Calcium- Helps in the growth and regeneration of the skin cells which directly favors the production of antioxidants that can retain skin moisture, reduce free radical formation which is responsible for damaging our skin health.
  • Zinc- Helps heal and rejuvenate skin.
  • Sulfur- It has anti-fungal, antibacterial, and anti-microbial properties.
  • Potassium- Helps keep skin moist and puffy.
  • Bromide- It smoothens skin, relaxes muscles, and calm the nerves.



Epsom salt bath-
  • Add 2 tablespoons of sea salt in two cups of warm water.
  • Soak the affected area of the skin for about 20 minutes or so.
  • It helps loosen the skin, reduce itchiness and inflammation.
Epsom salt face scrub - 
  • Dissolve dead sea salt in lukewarm water.
  • Gently massage this mixture on your face.
  • It is beneficial in removing dirt, oil, and dust thus making your face soft and revitalized.


Neem since ancient times has been considered to be best for treating skin disease. Neem is highly beneficial for treating psoriasis as it is considered as the blood purifier and has strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. Neem oil is used extracted from the fruit of neem rich in Vitamin E and omega 6&9 fatty acids that keep skin moisturized and reduce swelling, itchiness, and redness. Neem contains the compound Nimbidin that inherits anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritis properties thus making it an essential Ayurvedic herb for treating psoriasis.



  • Take ½ tsp. of neem oil and mix it with the same quantity of coconut oil.
  • Apply the oil on the affected area and leave it.
  • Do this once or twice a day to get effective results. 

It is important to add neem oil with any carrier oil like coconut or olive as it has strong nature. Neem oil applied alone without adding any other ingredient can cause itchiness. 


Also called barberry contains an active compound called berberine thus making this herb effective to treat psoriasis. The root and stalk of the plant contain anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties which are major requirements for treating skin problems. The usage of the Oregon grapes can reduce inflammation, itchiness, and red patches appear on the skin. 



Tea of Oregon grape -
  • Boil 2 cups of water and to it add 5-10 grams of plant roots.
  • Let the mixture boil for about 15-20 minutes.
  • Cool and strain the mixture.
  • Consume this tea once daily to get effective results.
Paste of Oregon grape -
  • A mixture of Oregon grape and water can be applied to the affected area.
  • The mixture should be applied in little every day to get the best result.


Diet plays an important role in living a healthy and disease-free life. Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition which if not treated can even lead to complications like cardiovascular disease. Low-energy diet, few calories, vegan diet recommended in treating psoriasis. The lifestyle changes along with the diet give an extra advantage for effectively treating psoriasis. 

role of diet

The diet modifications that are recommended in diet are:

  1. Food rich in antioxidants and oligo-elements helps reduce oxidative stress from the cells thereby the risk of chronic systemic inflammation.
  2. A diet rich in vitamins A, C, D, and E is advised.
  3. A diet rich in iron, copper, manganese, zinc, and selenium is effective in treating psoriasis.
  4. Vegetables like Carrots, Broccoli, and Spinach should be added to the diet for effective results.
  5. Fruits are also highly recommended to treat psoriasis as they purify your blood leading to the release of toxins from the body. The major fruits added to the diet are blueberries, mangoes, and strawberries.
  6. Omega 3 fatty acids and polyphenols should be included in the diet that help reduce inflammation caused by psoriasis.

Foods that should be avoided to reduce the symptoms of psoriasis are :

  1. Consuming a gluten-free diet is essential as it has the potential to reduce symptoms of psoriasis up to 50%. Wheat, rye, and barley contain gluten and are considered as the triggering point of psoriasis.
  2. Reducing sugar or sugar-containing compounds from the diet is effective.
  3. Dairy products should be avoided to cure psoriasis in an early and effective manner.


Yoga and meditation is a traditional practice followed for ages proven to provide the best relief from ailments and have a major impact on your body. It plays a vital role as it helps release stress and anxiety which are the major causes for the emergence of chronic skin diseases. Yoga and meditation boost immunity thus speeding up recovery. 

Meditation for psoriasis 


Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease and there is a deep connection between inflammation and stress. Meditation relaxes and improves the body's response. The benefits of meditation are:

  • Meditation can reduce the itchiness caused due to psoriasis.
  • It reduces stress and anxiety.
  • It also improves your eating habits which directly affect you by improving your nutritional diet and reducing chances of psoriasis.

Yoga for psoriasis

Yoga improves the physical and mental health of an individual. It is accompanied by Ayurvedic medicines for releasing the symptoms. Some of the yoga poses that help recover from psoriasis are:

Child pose

1. Kneel on the floor in a way that your hips are about knee distance apart.

2. Relax your hips and allow them to get as close to the ground in a comfortable position.

3. Stretch your hands up above your head and get lean forward.

4. Relax and move your arms loosely to your sides if it is comfortable for you. 

* Deep breathing

1. For this sit on the floor comfortably in an upright posture.

2. Inhale deep and slowly through the nose channel which leads to filling of the fresh air into your lungs.

3. Hold the breath for quite a few seconds and then exhale it slowly.

4. Do this yoga for 10-15 minutes daily to get effective results. 

* Salutation seal

1. Sit cross-legged on the floor in a comfortable position and join your hands in front of your face.

2. Take a deep breath and sit straight and maintain this poster for quite a while.

Corpse pose

1. Also called Savasana helps to relax the body muscles, calms the brain. Additionally helps reduce blood pressure and relieve stress and depression.

2. For this yoga lie down on your back on the floor and close your eyes.

3. Keep your hands on either side of the body and keep it relaxed. 


The ultraviolet (UV) light from sunlight can help in slowing down the process of the growth of the skin cells which is the major reason for the birth of psoriasis. It additionally provides vitamin D which is essential for healthy and naturally glowing skin. Getting sunlight daily is proven to be beneficial for preventing various skin-related problems. It has the power to heal the red patches, and lesions caused due to psoriasis.



  • Sunbath daily for at least ½ hour 
  • Avoid the application of sunscreen.

Psoriasis is a common, long-term chronic disease that tends to develop through cycles of flaring up initially for a few weeks or months. So it is always advised to take precautions before it’s too late.

Ayurvedic Treatment from Dr. Sharda Ayurveda can help one to recover naturally from psoriasis. Dr. Sharda Ayurveda is the best clinic you can choose to recover from the disease.

Ayurvedic home remedies play a significant role in treating psoriasis at your comfort and are known to provide safe, effective, and positive results.

Before following these remedies in your routine it is very important to consult an Ayurvedic expert for complete guidance as every individual has a different body type and there is a higher possibility that some of the remedies work for one person but cannot suit the others. So consult experts before beginning using these remedies. 

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Dr Sharda Ayurveda

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