Herbal Remedies for Psoriasis - Dr. Andhrika Kondeti
Herbal Remedies for Psoriasis
Abstract: Psoriasis is a chronic, non-contagious disorder which affects the skin and joints, characterized by flaking, redness and inflammation of the skin. Once thought to be a skin disorder, psoriasis is now understood to be a condition originating in the immune system. The, scaly patches caused by psoriasis called, psoriatic plaques, are areas of inflammation and excessive skin production. Skin rapidly accumulates at these sites and takes on a silvery-white appearance. Plaques frequently occur on the skin of the elbows and knees but can affect any area including the scalp and genitals. In contrast to eczema, psoriasis is more likely to be found on the extensor aspect of the joint. Having worked with numerous clients for over twenty years, in my experience I have understood that Diet and lifestyle changes play the most important role in the management of Psoriasis. As a Nutritional Consultant and Yoga Practitioner, I recommend proper nutrition and stress management through Therapies like Shirodhara, Pranayama and Meditation Techniques.