7 Natural Ways to Fight Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes redness, scaling, inflammation, and pain or itching on certain parts of the body, such as the elbows, knees, or scalp, among others.
For people who suffer from it, the renewal of skin cells occurs very quickly, causing it to build up on the surface and give rise to these unpleasant symptoms.
In today’s article we want to give you seven very effective, natural tips for overcoming psoriasis once and for all.
People with psoriasis often have an overload of toxins in their skin.
That’s why it’s important that at least once a year you cleanse your liver, kidneys, and intestines, which are the organs responsible for removing toxins from your body.
This will help your skin not bear such a burden.
You can find many different types of supplements (herbal teas, syrups, etc.) in herbalist shops for cleansing the body. Choose the one that’s best suited to your lifestyle.
What’s crucial when you do a cleanse is to drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially on an empty stomach, to keep your intestines functioning properly.
A cleanse can last between 15 days to a month, and ideally you would do one in spring and again in autumn.
See also: Detoxify your liver in two weeks
2. Regulate your intestines
Your intestines are an organ system that is closely related to the skin and immune system, which directly influence psoriasis. That’s why you need to be attuned to any intestinal disorder that you may suffer from.
If this is the case, consider what treatment is most convenient for you:
- Constipation: flax and chia seeds that have been soaked, prunes, kiwis, apples with their peel, seawater.
- Diarrhea: green tea, charcoal from vegetable sources, white clay for consumption.
- Alternating states of constipation and diarrhea: kuzu, psyllium husk, agar agar.
3. Avoid dairy and gluten
Psoriasis also has an intimate relationship with what you eat, in particular with any food intolerances.
People who have psoriasis may even have a food intolerance without realizing it, because their symptoms might be confused with other disorders like migraines, headaches, indigestion, intestinal problems, anxiety, and so on.
The most common food intolerances are gluten, found in cereals like wheat, and lactose in milk.
We recommend eliminating these products from your diet for a month to see if your condition improves.
4. Portion control
Some people have found that they can effectively fight psoriasis when they follow this excellent little piece of advice: controlling their portions.
This means not eating any more than you need to. Instead, stop eating when you’ve reached the point that you could have more, but you feel satisfied.
One trick to accomplishing this is to make a new dish each day, either by combining different foods or choosing a single ingredient, and only eating what’s on the plate.
Eat slowly, chewing and savoring each bite.
Afterward, you can enjoy a digestive tea.
5. Take advantage of seawater
Seawater can be miraculous, both topically and orally. People who have the opportunity to swim in the sea have noticed how this benefits them, helping to fight psoriasis and improve the health of their hair.
If this isn’t possible where you live, you should obtain seawater to apply topically to your skin through a spray bottle at least once a day.
You can also buy it for cooking (in some grocery stores), replacing salt.
6. Licorice baths
When you need something more effective to fight psoriasis, you can bathe in an infusion of concentrated licorice, which has anti-inflammatory and painkilling effects. In fact, licorice is known as the natural cortisone.
The water should be hot but not uncomfortable, and you should soak for at least half an hour.
7. Supplements for psoriasis
There are three main supplements that will never fail to fight psoriasis:
- Brewer’s yeast: it’s an excellent cleanser for the skin that’s rich in vitamins and minerals.
- Flaxseed oil: this vegetable oil is rich in essential fatty acids.
- Nettle: this herb has powerful cleansing properties for the skin. You can consume it fresh or dried, in capsule form or as a tea.