8 Proven and Natural Remedies To Treat Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a skin condition that can make your skin patchy, making you self-conscious and others around you wary of “catching” it from you. While the condition isn’t contagious, treating it can give you that much-needed peace of mind and freedom from trying to cover up and mask patches where the distinctive scaly look of Psoriasis has cropped up. So why not explore some natural remedies that you can easily put into practice to ease your symptoms and treat the problem?
What Is Psoriasis?
An immune system problem that triggers patchy thick skin with a particular reddish tinge and silvery scale-like appearance, psoriasis can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Your body essentially replicates skin cells much too quickly causing a buildup of excess cells. The patches may itch or feel sore, and can appear anywhere on your body including on your knees, elbows, feet, palms, back, and even on your face or scalp. For some unlucky people, it could also trigger psoriatic arthritis.
1. Lower Stress Naturally
Stress is believed to worsen psoriasis in those already affected. So keeping it in check could help ease symptoms and halt progress or flare-ups. You could try Ayurvedic herbal remedy Ashwagandha, a popular stress busting treatment. It is also a powerful antioxidant and eases anxiety. More important, it is an adaptogen – meaning it helps your body keep the right balance of stress hormone cortisol and strengthens your ability to respond to stressors. Tap into alternative forms of exercise and therapy like Yoga to heal the mind and body, or Tai Chi for overall fitness and flexibility, especially if you have psoriatic arthritis.