Psoriasis is a noncontagious autoimmune disorder characterized by red, dry patches of thickened skin. It is correlated to Kitibha kushta in Ayurveda, which is mainly caused due to the aggravation of Vata and Kapha.
When Kapha gets aggravated, there will be impairment of Agni, which leads to the accumulation of toxins in the tissue level and skin symptoms are manifested. The main causes of psoriasis are the intake of viruddharas (incompatible food ), stress, smoking, alcohol consumption etc.
The primary aim of Ayurveda is to convert the Agni & purify the blood & deeper tissues. Along with the treatment nourishing herbal medications are administered to strengthen and tone the tissues to
promote complete healing of the skin. Yoga helps to reduce mental stress.
1. Panchakarma treatment
Vamana ( medicated emesis ), Virechana ( purgative therapy ), Nasyam ( nasal medication), Vasthi ( enema ), Raktamokshana (bloodletting ) plays an important role in Psoriasis condition. This helps to remove the accumulated toxins from the body and
improves the Agni.
Application of oil all over the body.
Pouring of medicated buttermilk over the forehead in a rhythmic manner.
A warm herbal decoction is poured all over the body in a continuous stream
Application of herbal paste
Application of special medicated oil all over the body and allowed to sit in the sun in the morning the and evening
• Reduces the skin manifestations
• Reduces stress and anxiety
• Reduces itching and skin flakes
• Increases sleep
• Gives mental relaxation
• Improves digestion
• Complete detoxification
After the detoxification and the external treatments, the person has to continue some Rasayana medications for some months which will be very helpful to improve the person’s immunity and health. Along with the treatment, there should be proper diet and lifestyle modifications.