Herbal remedy can be very effective in treating psoriatic arthritis or psoriasis. But some herbal medicines can become dangerous if they are mixed with different medication that you may be using. Use of herbal remedies should be prohibited during breastfeeding or pregnancy. It is also important that you consult a doctor before starting herbal medication if you are suffering from high blood pressure, diabetes or mood disorder. Here are some herbal remedies that you can use to lower the effects and symptoms of psoriasis.
Aloe Vera is good for your skin. Gel produced by the aloe vera plant should be applied three times a day to reduce the effect of psoriasis. According to latest research, aloe vera can reduce scaling and redness associated with psoriasis. If you want to buy a cream, always make sure that it contains 0.5% of Aloe Vera. It has no harmful effect.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar has been used as a disinfectant for ages. It is extremely effective in relieving your scalp from psoriasis. You can get a bottle of apple cider vinegar and apply it directly to the scalp few times a week. Dilute vinegar into water in the ratio of 1 is to 1 ratio, it will reduce and heal your burning sensation.
Capsaicin is an ingredient in the chili pepper which makes it hot. When it is added to ointments or creams it is able to block all the nerves and end the pain caused by psoriasis.
Oats are considered as one of the best skin smoothers. There is still no scientific evidence that claim that oats can relieve psoriasis but it is proved to be very effective in controlling psoriasis. To reduce the effect of psoriasis, one should apply oat paste or take a bath using oats to relieve the itchy skin and reduce the redness.