Psoriasis Ayurveda treatment

What Is Psoriasis:

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales. The condition is not infectious and most people are affected only in small patches on their body. Psoriasis Ayurveda treatment is very effective and recurrences are very few.

Psoriasis Causes:

  • Alcohol
  • Disorder in the immune system.
  • Drugs (Lithium, Beta-blockers, Anti-malarials, NSAIDs)
  • Emotional stress
  • Family history of Psoriasis
  • Hormonal changes (Disease peaks during puberty and menopause)
  • HIV
  • Injury to the skin (skin infection, inflammation, excessive scratching)
  • Smoking
  • Strong sunlight
  • Streptococcal infections

Psoriasis in Ayurveda:


In Ayurveda, all skin diseases are grouped under a broad heading of Kushta Roga Which are further divided in
Mahakustha and
Kshudra Kushta.

Ekakushta is one such disease explained under the heading of Kshudra kushta (minor skin ailments)

The features of Ekakushta and Kitibh Kushta closely resemble the characteristic features of Psoriasis. Hence most of the clinicians co-relate these with psoriasis.

Ayurveda Pathology of Psoriasis:

The intake of Incompatible Food and Accumulation of Toxins are the main causes of psoriasis.

Poor dietary habits, consumption of food items that can’t be eaten together the most common of these are fruit and dairy (therefore no fruit & yogurt or strawberries & cream), meat and dairy, fish and dairy and over consumption of yogurt, dark gram, fish, harsh and salted things etc. can activate the pathogenesis. Liquor and tobacco utilization will act as a catalyst here. Life full with anxiety & stress also lead to Psoriasis.

These combinations lead to the toxin accumulation in the body that directly attack the skin causing psoriasis.

Due to the above said factors, all the three doshas (mainly Vata and Kapha) are vitiated and they further vitiate Twak (skin), Rakta (blood), Mamsa (flesh), Ambu (lasika-serum). Thus, they lead to manifestation of skin lesions in various parts of the body.

Psoriasis Ayurveda Treatment

Ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis

The main Psoriasis Ayurveda treatment is Panchakarma therapy.

First of all, do vamana, virechna.

Psoriasis Ayurveda Treatment is done by detoxification of the body or disposal of toxic material from the body. Psoriasis majorly occurs due to vitiated pitta in the body.

As liver is the main detoxification organ so patient is recommended to take some effective herbs for liver care & detoxification.

Then blood purifiers are given to the patients to reduce increased toxins inside the body.

Neem Capsule and few herbal powders & arisht  in classical medicines are famous for this thing like Gandak Rasayan, Panchtikt Ghrit Guggul, Chander Prabha Vati etc.

These medicines act as anti-allergic, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial & anti-biotics.

Psoriasis Ayurveda treatment includes Rejuvenation of cells. This is done through immune boosters & modulator herbs like Amla, Ashwagandha, Shatavari, Brahmi,Tagar, Jatamansi etc.

Herbs for Psoriasis:

  • Nimba – Neem
  • Khadira – Acacia catechu Willd.
  • Sariva – Hemidesmus indicus Schult.
  • Manjishta – Rubia cordifolia Linn.
  • Chandana – Santalum alba Linn.
  • Raktachandana – Pterocarpus santalinus Linn.
  • Patola – Trichosanthes dioica Roxb.
  • Guduchi – Tinospora cordifolia (Willd.) Miers.
  • Vasaka – Adhatoda vasica Nees.
  • Yashtimadhu – Glycyrrhiza glabra Linn.
  • Madanaphala – Catunaragum spinosa (Thunb.) Trivengadum.
  • Amalaki – Amla fruit – Indian gooseberry
  • Haridra – Turmeric
  • Daruharidra – Berberis aristata Dc.
  • Kutaja – Holarrhena antidysenterica

Ayurvedic formulations for psoriasis:

  • Panchatikta ghrita
  • Mahatiktaka ghrita
  • Mahatiktaka Kashaya
  • Guggulu tiktaka ghrita
  • Guggulutiktaka Kashaya
  • Vasaguduchyadi Kashaya
  • Mahamanjishthadi Kwath
  • Triphla Powder
  • Arogyavardhini
  • Kaishora guggulu
  • Gandhaka rasayana
  • Amritadi guggulu
  • Kushthkuthar Ras
  • Neemghan Vati
  • Giloghan Vati
  • Kishore guggul

Best Yoga Mudra for Psoriasis Is


Best deep breathing exercises Or Pranayama for Psoriasis are-

  • Kapalbhati—–30 min
  • Anulom-vilom 30 min

Best Yogasana for Psoriasis

  • Uttanasana
  • Trikonasana
  • Bhujangasana
  • Viparita Karani
  • Pawanmuktasana
  • Seated Forward Bend (Paschimottanasana)

Diet and Lifestyle Changes for Psoriasis-


Ayurveda stresses upon avoiding certain “faulty food combinations”. The most common of these are fruit and dairy (therefore no fruit & yogurt or strawberries & cream),

 meat and dairy, fish and dairy.

Avoid excess intake of sugar and salt.

These combinations lead to the toxin accumulation in the body that directly attack the skin causing psoriasis.

Always eat cooked foods. This helps to stimulate the digestive fire therefore digesting all the food. This ensures that no food is converted into toxins.

Eat Fresh Fruit and vegetables.

Buttermilk is also specially recommended. For this simply blend one quarter yogurt and three quarters of water. To this one can add spices like cumin powder, cinnamon, grated ginger, and cardamom. Buttermilk has astringent qualities and helps to eliminate excess heat. A glass 3-4 times a day.

Keep your bowels clean. Constipation c an also lead to skin ailments including psoriasis. 


People suffering from dry flaky psoriasis should invest some time in regular ayurvedic oil massages. Either a self massage with warm sesame seed oil .

Ayurvedic foot massages are known for its heat removing properties. For an enhanced benefit, ask your therapist to use “Ghee”, commonly called clarified butter.


Therefore separating your bedroom for sleep and your study for work is essential.

These simple approaches have a very high success rate of dealing with even the most stubborn psoriasis.

If you try these techniques and still find that you are suffering, please book to have a full consultation with an Ayurvedic practitioner or contact us.

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