Last Modified on Feb 15, 2014
What is Psoriasis?
Psoriasis is a non-contagious chronic skin disease caused when the immune system identifies your own skin cells as pathogens and overstimulating the production of more skin cells. There are five different types of psoriasis, plaque psoriasis being the most common. In plague psoriasis, skin will build up in silvery-white patches called plaques. This will commonly occur on the knees and elbows, but can appear anywhere including the genitals. They can be limited to minor patches or exhibit massive body coverage. Build-up can also occur at the joints, causing inflammation; this is known as psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis frequently affects fingernails and toenails, known as psoriatic nail dystrophy. As this disease is highly visible and unsightly, psoriasis can cause depression and reduce self-esteem.
If you're wondering how do you get psoriasis, unfortunately the direct cause of psoriasis is not yet known. Psoriasis can be triggered and affected by physical trauma to the skin, emotional stress, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption, while genetics seems also to play a role. The condition is lifelong, currently has no allopathic cure, but can be managed through topical solutions, sunlight, medication, and lifestyle/diet changes.
Find Your Psoriasis Cure!
Here on Earth Clinic's psoriasis page, we have dozens of home and natural remedies for psoriasis; our most popular being apple cider vinegar and coconut oil. Below you will find discussions and combinations of different natural products people use to combat psoriasis, as well as diet and lifestyle changes that have worked to treat psoriasis. We encourage you to write us about what you have tried and how these home remedies have worked for you.
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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Aloe Vera
- Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Enzymes
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Epsom Salts, Vitamin E
- Baking Soda
- Banana Peel
- Bee Propolis
- Beet Juice
- Biotin, Turmeric
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Boracic Acid Powder
- Candida Connection
- Castor Oil
- Cherry Juice, Diet
- Coconut Oil
- Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera Oil, Shea Butter
- Cold Showers
- Diatomaceous Earth
- Dietary and Herbal Suggestions
- Dietary Changes
- Dietary Changes, Supplements
- Dr. Bharti Protocol
- Eliminate Beef and Pork
- Eliminate Dairy
- Eliminate Wheat
- Emu Oil
- Folic Acid
- Gluten Free, Tar Ointment
- Glycerin, Zinc Oxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Jojoba Oil
- Multiple Remedies
- Neem Oil
- Oil Pulling
- Oil Pulling, Black Turtle Beans, Soy Beans
- Oregano Leaf
- Over the Counter
- Parasite Cleanse
- Pustular Psoriasis Remedies
- Remedies Needed
- Sea Salt
- Shea Butter
- Sulfer 8 and Zoriasis
- Tanning Beds
- Ted's Remedy Reader Feedback
- Topical Application of Colloidal Silver
- Topical D-3
- Vinegar and Olive Oil
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin D, Fish Oil
- White School Glue
- White Vinegar
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 09/09/2010: Lynn from Sharbot Lake, On Canada: "I've been slathering on fresh aloe vera goo (I'm on my second plant) and haven't flaked at all for this month-long flare-up. I'm also bathing the areas in cool or lukewarm salt water first. (This was advised by the Chinese doctor who gave me acupuncture, which may help, or may constitute skin injury and make it worse. ) Then I pat dry. After I massage the Aloe Vera goo in I massage in olive oil. (I still use my old faithful unscented moisture cream in between. ) I've been doing this two to four times a day. I haven't been scratching hardly at all and it hasn't flaked. Who's to say whether the fading of my arms and chest was caused by this treatment? At least it has kept my suffering and the severity to a minimum."Replies
[YEA] 02/21/2012: Eric from San Fransisco, California replies: "Aloe vera, coconut oil and almond oil are all great for psoriasis. I use a ready made cream by mama nature specifically for psoriasis that contains all of these ingredients but I suppose you could get a recipe on the web that would show you how to combine these and make your own. Psoriasis runs in my family and I got it after suffering from stress. This cream has controlled the itching and has taken away a lot of the unsightly scales and redness that covered my arms and legs. "
03/05/2012: George from Fort Worth, Texas replies: "You might also consider flax seed oil and melatonin."
[YEA] 04/26/2008: Joe from Worcester, MA: "I've been suffering from Psoriasis for several years now, don't know where it came from but I couldn't get rid of it. I got some creams from my docotor, but they didn't really work. I started using aloe vera gel for my skin during sun exposure and found that it started curbing my psoriasis, so I continued using it and it completely cleared it up!!! I applied it twice per day in the affected areas and more. I've also found my skin is in much better condition. I don't know if this will work for everyone, but it's cheap to try out. I used the Aloe-gator because there's no alocohol and few to no added chemicals. I hope this helps someone out there."Replies
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 05/31/2010: Keith from San Leandro, Ca replies: "I've been suffering from a red and scaly scalp, tried all the shampoo's. Lately the scale has gotten so bad my scalp was completely white with scale under the hair. So I tried Aloe Vera Gel, completely soaking my hair and scalp twice each evening and the scaling is completely gone now which is just the third night, still using the "blue" shampoo in the mornings just encase so I don't get any snow on my black uniform. The redness is still easy to see but I'm hoping over time this too will ease up, but I wanted to let anyone else out there know that the Aloe does help alot."
Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil
[YEA] 02/20/2012: Avhan1 from Yinnar South, Australia: "I have had every type of psoriasis that there is for forty years, including Koebners. Nothing but steroids have worked. BUT I have great news. I was given powerful steroid (betamethasone and cortisone combined) but told not to use it on my face. My outbreak extended over the whole of my body from scalp, lips (rare) face, to plaque psoriasis head to foot.
I have therefore had to rely on natural remedies for the face and lips. Aloe Vera applied to the face instantly gave relief from the itch but it made the skin dry and tight. I followed this with pure coconut oil. Between the two, my face has cleared completely in 6 days while my body is still slowly and nowhere near effectively being treated by steroids. I am also taking ACV and dandelion capsules for the liver, but if they were the major remedy I would have seen better results across my entire body. So for me the answer seems to be a combination of aloe vera gel and pure coconut oil. What a blessing! And I learned about it just from this site. Thank you all."Replies
02/21/2012: Louwrence from Rustenburg, North West South Africa replies: "Avhan1, Please 1st cleanse your intestines then do a couple of liver cleanses & cleanse your kidneys & your problem should be solved & then start on a healthy diet without junk food & bread etc. , just eat fresh food & stay away from chemicals. All this info is on the net."
02/27/2012: Avhan1 from Yinnar South, Australia replies: "Thank you Louwrence. Can you help me with a suggested gut cleaning regimen please?"
02/28/2012: Avhan1 from Yinnar South, Australia replies: "I flushed my system well and truly!! I never eat junk food. No sugar; little if any fat and have been a vegetarian for many years. My particular bout of psoriasis is Koebners syndrome, caused by a reaction to minor surgery. It's just that it is taking longer to fix itself than usual. I'm now on Barley Grass and acidophilus. We will see what happens next."
Apple Cider Vinegar Cure for Psoriasis
Holistic Treatment Ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 2 Teaspoons
- Filtered Water - 16 Ounces
Start with the ACV Tonic—Mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in 16 ounces of water and sip from this all day. You will be keeping your pH in a constant, alkalized state by sipping this highly diluted dosage. Usually 1-2 tall glasses of the concoction are all you'll need each day.
You can also use a cotton ball to apply apple cider vinegar directly to affected patches of skin, but beware of the sting.
[YEA] 11/26/2013: Sreenivas from Bangalore, India: "I read your comments and bought the organic Apple Cider Vinegar (unfiltered) and results was amazing. Thanks to all of you. I drank 1 tea spoon of ACV with 250 ml of water for about 2 weeks and I see 90% improvement. The color of my soles are still blackish but itching is gone and I am able to sleep well without taking any anti histamine tablets. I got psoriasis in 2007 on my hands and my feet. Cracks, blisters and discharges was something I have lived with while trying all kinds of creams, tablets... Etc. During the last 6 years I have visited quite a few dermatologists who told me that I have live with psoriasis or take some expensive injections with no guarantee of success. To all those who suffer from psoriasis, please try APPLE CIDER VINEGAR. It worked like magic for me and I am praying the psoriasis will stay away from me forever. Hope it works for you too. If want to see some pictures (before and after), send me an email at "svk2003 (at) gmail (dot) com". I will be happy to share them. God bless you all and wish you success with ACV. I thank the organizers of this blog/website without which I would still be limping and struggling with psoriasis."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 08/06/2013: James from Michigan: "I too have had great success with bleach baths. I have had psoriasis now for 10 years and seemed to get worse every year. Had it on my toes, ankles, knees, elbows, wrists, and hands. Have tried many medications some of which seemed to help clear it up completely, dovonex for example, and then a couple weeks later came back doubled in size. ACV helps by breaking down the plaques and when used with a steroid cream allows the medicine to absorb better to heal and prevent more effectively, astringent (Salicylic Acid) works the same way. I used astringent and betamethasone for many years to manage this. BUT for about a year now I have been doing the bleach baths off and on and my psoriasis is completely gone from my toes, ankles, knees and wrists, and my elbows and hands are much better and more manageable. I hope to be psoriasis free some day by using this method. Here is what works for me. I try to do a bleach bath a couple of times a week when I can, for 15 minutes at a time, with 1/2 cup of bleach in the bath. While your in the bath if you lightly rub the affected areas you can feel the plaques and extra skin come off easily. When I get out of the tub the areas are nice and smooth and I then use a cotton ball and wipe the areas with either ACV or astringent, let dry and then immediately cover the areas with betamethasone. So far this has worked wonders for me, 75% of my psoriasis has disappeared and I am working on the other 25%. I realize this isn't a natural remedy but just thought I would share."
[YEA] 11/22/2009: Robb from Anchorage, Alaska: "I have had Psoriasis for years. It is at it's most painful in winter, I think this is due to my working in the arctic. My knees and elbos crack and bleed, the small knuckel on my right hand and the outside wrist bone on my left hand are red and painful. I started using ACV as a tonic after my bath, I also rub it on my knees and elbos, any spot that has dry skin or is rough and painful. I mix baking soda with olive oil and use like a soap prior to bathing, I gently apply to my face, hands, elbow and knee. I try to not shower but to have a bath, I add a few drops of olive oil to the water and soak for a few minutes. I noticed results the first time I tried this combination, after a week the pain and redness was gone. I also drink ACV in the morning, I just take a good slug and chase it with water"Replies
[YEA] 01/26/2010: Emily from Jones, Alabama replies: "ACV with mix cured psoriasis.
I have suffered from psoriasis for about 25 years and was told by a Dr. that it would never be gone only improved. The only thing I could use to help clear up my sore split elbows was a creme I was prescribed. It never completely worked.Winter time was always terrible for me. About a month ago I read up on the "Master Cleanse" for weight loss and began doing this. I decided to add to the recipe for other health benefits. I made a lemonad with half a lemon,2 tbs. maple syrup, 1/10th tsp cayenne pepper. Now what I added was 1tbs.ACV, 1tbs honey, pinch of Borax, dash of ginger, dash of cinnamon. Not only did I lose weight by drinking this yummy drink but a "side effect" (as I noticed by accident) is that my psoriasis is totally gone. Not cleared up I mean gone, like I never had it before. Skin is no longer thick and bumpy. I just can't believe it.Thanks you guys for such a wonderful website, this has changed my life. I have benefitted from so much information I have learned on here. You are doing so much good, you are a blessing."
02/08/2010: Damemantis from Montreal, Quebec, Canada replies: "I had this book but never implemented it (Too bad). Maybe my psoriasis (on the soles of my feet primarily) would have been gone by now. This skin problem appeared after Intensive Dose Chemo; and worsened during an extremely stressful job (quit years ago). Thanks for reminding me about the book and I will duplicate your formula. God Bless You."
[NAY] 04/02/2010: Neesy917 from Milwaukee, Wi, Usa replies: "I tried the apple cider vinegar a few times for my scalp psoriasis but it did not do anything. Does Ted or anyone have any remedies for the scalp?"
EC: Ted has remedies posted on the following pages:
05/25/2010: Sarah from Denver, Co replies: "I had horrible red, bloody lumpy itchy patches on my scalp for years and I have psoriasis patches on my arm and history of it in my family. I lived in a small town so there was not a dermatologist there so I never found out if the bumps on my scalp where psoriasis. I had tried everything on here it seemed even acv with no luck, then I read on ec post to put waterless sanitizer gel on them every time I wanted to itch them and my scalp cleared up and it has been a year and it has not come back. I was not deligent on my arms because they don't itch, just look bad, and I still have it there."
EC: Here's a recipe we found on how to make your own waterless herbal sanitizer gel: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Your-Own-Waterless-Hand-Sanitizer
04/27/2011: Shak from Dallas, Tx, Usa replies: "Emily, Just wanted to know if your remedy is still working for you? Did you get rid of your psoriasis comlpletely cuz if you did, it sure is a miracle. Also, please tell me how often do you drink this lemonade ? My sister has psoriasis and it started last year.... out of nowhere. Her confidence shattered and she's not the person she used to be anymore. I really hope this works for her. Thanks for sharing."
12/03/2011: Hbaldwin11 from Bladenboro, Nc replies: "Try a shampoo called kitikiti(pronounced "kitty kitty").
Use that shampoo twice a week along with the conditioner, if you want. But I just used the shampoo twice a week and in about a month my scalp had cleared up. I would suggest for african americans though that there is also a type of grease that this same company also makes that you can use after you wash your hair with the shampoo and dry it. It works very well. Anyone can also use this same grease on your skin."
[YEA] 01/25/2012: Cam from San Diego, Ca replies: "Drank 2 tsps of natural ACV with 16 oz. of water each day and the red, painful, scaly condition just disappeared! This is the cloudy version of ACV with all the active nutrients. Not the clearer grocery store ACV. My skin was freaking me out and scary painful when acting up. And no I would not have believed something so simple would have worked.
Mid 50's, when the condition appeared. I thought this Psoriasis was going to flat out eat me alive! Other benefits came along with the ACV as well. Elated, and thinking there is something to keeping PH in balance I have seen mentioned often."
[YEA] 05/04/2012: Hippy_chick from West Side, Australia replies: "I also found ACV to eliminate my psoriasis... I thought I was going to be stuck with that problem for the rest of my life! I started drinking 1-2 tbs ACV in a cup of water 2-3 times a day about 2 months ago. Also massaging coconut oil into my scalp an hour before washing my hair and oil pulling with coconut oil in the mornings. It's gone! I don't have to use any special products at all anymore, my skin is back to normal. Works great."
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 07/28/2012: Mark K from London, England replies: "ACV definitely works.....
I was on prescription topical steriods and it just made it worse. Every time I came off the steroids the psoriasis would bounce back worse than before.
I apply ACV at least twice daily with a sponge and bowl to affected areas.
Day 1-3) Massive reduction in skin production. Much cleaner appearance.
Day 3-7) Small amount of outer shrinkage of spots of psoriosis
Week 3) Hollowing out of spots of psoriosis to form a ring of psoriosis with healthy skin on the inside
Week 6) Ring breaks up into smaller spots which turn into scabs that reveal deep itchy lesions if picked at. Try not to do this but sometimes you will find you do. Always apply ACV if the scabs come off...always.
NOTE: scabs are GOOD because they mean your body is healing itself naturally for once......
Week 12) Lesions slowly heal and close up
I am also drinking ACV a few teaspoons in water twice a day and taking multi-vitamin tablets. Sun and reduced stress also helps.
It is a long battle to beat psoriosis and I am not fully cured yet. What I can say is that I am winning - one milimeter of healed skin at a time.
As a fellow psoriosis sufferer you you know how embedded this condition is and how hard it is to beat. However, I would say that ACV is the WEAPON OF CHOICE.
Do not listen to the advice about using steroid creams. They just cover up the condition rather than actually tackling it - profits for big pharma companies. It can even make the condition worse.
ACV is a natural and free cure. You have a ph imbalance in your body and excess toxins. This causes skin lesions that never heal because your body is producing skin cells too fast in affected areas to allow them to do so."
07/31/2012: Pugsley Fits from Byron Bay, Nsw Australia replies: "In addition to your use of apple cider vinegar I strongly suggest epsom salt baths as hot as you can stand preferably twice a day until the rash disappears. Here in Australia we can buy this stuff in bulk from farm cooperatives for around $2 kilo... Best investment I ever made."
10/01/2012: Derold from Atlanta, Ga replies: "Ok I have had this condition in back of my scalp since my college years I am now 47 African American), I have been using Alo for the last week consistently and the condition began to reverse, inflammation was reduced. After seeing this site I went out and got the ACV and added that to my arsenal of attack, it's only been a few days and the bumps that made me embarrassed to go to the barber are all but gone, I am thinking by the close of this week, I may be bump free for the first time in 20 plus years. Crazy thing is I have been to all kind of specialist to include dermatologist and none of them worked. To think a simple natural cure for something many docs have told me I just have to learn to live with, I am sharing this with all I come across. Thank you all for the heads up on the ACV. It works It works. I wish I could post befor and after pics."
03/20/2013: Alan from Belfast, N.ireland, Uk replies: "Hi Mark, was very interested in your 12 week review of clearing up psoriasis which has plagued me for 15 years. I have patches on my elbows and knees which have after 3 weeks smoothed out with no scaling after taking ACV orally and spraying on. I had also been ingesting coconut oil but stopped it as it is affecting my diet and cannot see any benefit. The stage im at is that the white scaling has stopped but there are smooth red patches. I continue to administer ACV. I am so hoping for postitive results, I also spray ACV on my scalp at nighttime. It still hurts a bit but is stopping the dandruff and massive itching at least. I would appreciate any feedback from yourself or any others in the forum on things I could do or what to expect. I would love to see pictures of psoriasis healing if anyone has any links on the net."
03/21/2013: Joy from Battleground, Wash replies: "So sorry you did not benefit from the coconut oil. Was it a good quality oil? Some are not processed in a beneficial manner, but the studies and testimonials on the oil in the diet and topical uses are amazing.
Hope you give it a second chance. I use 3-7 tsp. a day and eat a cup of dried coconut meat in my yogurt and it has been hard to eat but I plan to continue while it is eliminating dry skin, painful teeth, ringing in ears, digestion issues and brain problems.
If you try again start slow as it caused die off symptoms and some digestion uneasiness at first. Love the stuff."
[YEA] 10/21/2008: Frances from Katy, TX: "I HAVE HAD PSORIASIS FOR AT LEAST 15 YEARS AND HAVE RECENTLY TRIED ACV AND WATER TO CLEANSE MY INNER BODY. COOL WATER DOES HELP. I ALSO WAS GOING TO AN ACCUPUNTURE DOCTOR AND IT'S NOW ALMOST REVERSED. THEY TOLD ME HEAT IS THE WORST THING FOR PSORIASIS AND ACV IS GREAT TO WORK ON THE INSIDE OF YOUR BODY. TOXINS NEED TO BE REMOVED FROM YOUR BODY. ALSO TRY GOING ORGANIC AND STAY AWAY FROM TOO MUCH ALCOHOL."Replies
[SIDE EFFECTS] 09/08/2009: Franklymrshankly from Austin, Texas, US replies: "ACV & Psoriasis
I was just curious if your psoriasis became much worse the first week of using ACV? Mine is soooooo red and flaky after a week of use and I am just wondering if this is normal or maybe this remedy is just not for me.
11/23/2010: Brendan from Adelaide, South Australia replies: "I have had a similar experience. My face psoriasis or sebhoraic dermatitis, whatever it is, started to get better when I first started applying Apple Cider Vinegar and I got all excited but then I started to notice that it was spreading to other areas on my face. After a bit over a week I stopped using it as I thought I would be covered in it if I didn't. Now that I've stopped it's even worse than before. Im near breaking point, I don't know what to try, it seems ive tried everything. My dermatologist is trying to shove me on elidel but I dont believe that will help long term as everything else he's given me made my psoriasis worse. Also ive heard bad things about elidel. If someone has any ideas, please help me. I would give anything to have my life back."
11/23/2010: Ben from Tampa, Fl replies: "Go swim everyday in the ocean stay in it for at least a halve hour you will be fixed in a month."
11/24/2010: Shaun from York, Olde England replies: "Easy cure. Apple cider vinegar is great but it is just not strong enough to kill various yeasts (Malazessia spp. [check it out on Google. What you need to do is dissolve 3 teaspoons of borax in half a cup of white vinegar. Pour this over your head (the yeasts begin their life-cycle here), and down onto your face and shoulders (and possibly your chest), and then leave it on for about 20/30 Min's whilst having a bath. Do this for about 3 days running (... If you can), and about once a week for a month. After the vinegar treatment, rinse your head/hair with half a cup of washing soda in a mug of warm water. At the slightest sign of any trouble repeat the treatment. Don't go anywhere near Doctors. Most are just crap at what they do."
12/03/2010: Brendan from Adelaide, South Australia replies: "By Washing Soda, do you mean BiCarb soda. Im from Australia so I dont know what you guys call it."
10/24/2011: Gabby from Perth W A , Australia replies: "Washing Soda will be found near laundry products in supermarkets --very cheap too. I use it as an alternative to Softners in my washing machine ( very old method Granma's ) it actually softens the water it can also be used in foot spa's --softens hard skin."
12/03/2011: Hbaldwin11 from Bladenboro, Nc replies: "aAsk your doctor about try enbrel shots.... They helped me. They are expensive though. Also methotrexate also helped but you have to also take a supplement for folic acid as it depletes that in your body. These two things have helped me.. Enbrel the best. Sarna lotion helps with the itching and I also have used dovonex cream, taclonex ointment too. Try some of these. But like all medicines, you have to gie them ample time to work. With enbrel, it took me two, three months tops and it was all cleared. But once you start, do not stop and think that you can go without and when it begins to appear again, just go back to taking it because its not going to start back to working in a hurry. You will have to go back through the whole process again."
10/13/2012: Ava from Greensboro, Nc replies: "Re: Post by Brendan from Adelaide, South Australia- Neither ACV nor baking soda worked for me, but when my scalp psoriasis was noticeably better after a week at the beach, I began using pure castile soap to clean my scalp and then rinsed it with a small amount of sea salt dissolved in warm water. Saline solution does sting a bit at first, but I decided to rinse it from my scalp only. My existing sores healed quickly - and without the excessive itching that had kept me constantly digging at my scalp. (I preferred sores to the constant itch! ) I've experienced 95% improvement after three months of this regimen and will likely fare much better when I finally conquer the learned scratching habit. I pray that this information will help others who found no relief from the many other remedies suggested, because psoriasis has such a negative effect on the quality of one's life. Best wishes!"
12/03/2012: Helen from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Usa replies: "Age 66. I have had single areas and multiple of what I called psoriasis (not diagnosed) for years. About 3 weeks ago, I got the typical rash, redness, and thickening on both forearms and chest. I have used peroxide 3% full strength rubbed on areas with good results. It still takes months to completely get rid of it but it works. It takes longer, too, when scratched or shaved over areas. The most recent is looking much better already."
[YEA] 07/25/2008: Sela from Huntsville, Alabama: "My Psoriasis started 8 years ago after working a highly stressfull job (where I also got many other stress related ailments as well). The Psoriasis started on my scalp then a few years later migrated to my forhead and then to my cheeks near my nose and finally to the sides of my face near the hairline. Everytime I'd go through major stress, the Psoriasis would spread. It has been a really bad case to where I won't go out in public and can't cook because my skin is constantly flaking and literally falling off. I tried medicated shampoos which hurt, dried out my face and left me a flaky mess from then on. It's like dandruff on your face!
I came across this site and decided to try ACV and it has worked to keep my scalp and face clear.
What I do:
If I'm having a flare up and I'm all flaky, red and uncomfortable:
1) Cleanse my face. 2) Pour some ACV on a cotton ball. 3) Stand in front of a fan and swipe the affected areas with the ACV reapeatedly (the fan is because the ACV stings a lot when the skin is raw from the condition). 4) Apply thick moisterizer or vaseline (vaseline works best for me) over the affected areas. I repeat this for 4-6 nights in a row and apply moisturizer during the day. You can tell it's working as your skin clears up the ACV no longer stings.
To maintain the flare-ups from starting again, I follow the above steps at least once to twice a week even if the skin is clear but use regular moisturizer instead of vaseline. The ACV does not sting at all at that point.
If I forget to use the follow-up ACV, my skin will start to feel tight and dry. At that point I follow all the steps and am fine just doing it for 2 days.
Added Skin Benefits:
Clean pores, rosey complextion, evened skin tone and no scars from the Psoriasis anymore after flare ups.
I've also used internally for allergies recently, which I will post about in that section."
07/28/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "To Sela from Huntsville: Hi Sela, If you are sure your problem is psoriasis, you might try Adele Davis's (a nutritionist) theory that psoriasis is caused by faulty fat metabolism. Her recommendation was 6 tablespoons of lecithin granules per day. My suggestion would be to stir 3 tbsps. in small glass of buttermilk twice a day and drink it. Tastes a lot like cornbread in buttermilk, which I happen to like. I have checked her out on several things and found that she was right, but have never had psoriasis, so can't vouch for this, but I'd certainly give it a try before trying a lot of other things. I recall one of my patients who used Siroil ointment on his. He was terminal renal disease because the mercury in the Siroil had destroyed his kidneys."
06/07/2009: 4Yahshua from Fountain Valley, CA Orange County CA replies: "Lecithin may heal. I came down with a moderate case of Psoriasis this year when I turned 61. I took a large number of Lecithin capsules a day as I read that it could heal it. My plagues almost totally went away ~ then they gradually came back!I have been on a very good diet and many supplements for many years. For me, the healing may take more time and effort. Vit. C and D capsules will also help. I pray that this helps someone reading!"
08/06/2009: Nicky B. from Martinez, California replies: "Was glad to read your suggestion about ACV - I will give that a try! But would like to point out that you should never use petroleum jelly; your skin won't breathe. I have had psoriasis since age 13; I'm 49, now. Have tried many meds offered by doctors but the body tends to build a resistance after it becomes accustomed to its effect. Moisturizers are very helpful but try to stay away from scented products lotions, hair products and laundry detergents. An inexps. brand (St.I.) has a fragrance-free body lotion which I have used for years. Instead of using petroleum jelly, try a fragrance-free (Eu) brand moisturizing oitment. Its best to apply moisturizers immediately after a bath or shower as your pores are open and better absorb the moisture. Drink LOTS of water and take lots of antioxidants (vitmin C, etc.). To your health!"
[YEA] 08/15/2007: Lynne from Dayton, Ohio: "ACV cured my psoriasis on my scalp. I have been aflicted with psoriasis on my scalp for twenty years. I have tried more "remedies" than I care to count with little or no success. After reading about how people were helped by putting ACV on dry spots on the body I decided to try it on my scalp. I put undiluted ACV in a spray bottle and sprayed it on my scalp before going to bed. Within a few days I could see that the scales were getting thinner. In two weeks they are practically all gone! Even if the scales never fully go away, the ACV has made the scales easier for me to live with. By the way, ACV is better at drying up acne that any treatment on the market."Replies
04/07/2012: Ren from St Albans, Vt replies: "I have had very good luck by incorporating ACV orally twice a day and 2 Ayolic Garlic tabs twice per day. I drink the ACV with just a little bit of water. It's a bit strong but the results were rather dramatic. I thought I had yeast so I was taking these items to clear the yeast. Well my doctor has confirmed that it is NOT yeast and indeed psoriasis. I had it on the top of my penis under foreskin and on my feet. The doctor stated that both ingredients are anti inflammatory agents and that is why they were helping. Good luck folks."
05/30/2012: Sara from Orange, Ca Usa replies: "I hope I'm writting this in the right space. I HAVE to share that for me apple cider sadly does nothing for my psoriasis. For me im over 30 & have had since the age of 8m every year chronic horrible head to toe flare ups of what I think is guttate psoriasis, some years Ive had it ALL year due to a few strep throat cases which kick off a three month psoriasis event. I've done PUVA, enbrel... ETC ETC. I have previously as I stated last year somewhere on this thread ONLY had relief from fasting, which is problematic & hard to do.
I recently managed to HALT a flare up with two things, the cayenne gargle CURED my strep within hours, which I think may have slowed or lessened the flare up...
The second thing is a week of bleach baths (mods please leave this info I know bleach is not considered "natural" but I need to get this info out to other sufferers) google bleach bath, its simple 1/2 or 1/4 cup bleach in bath & soak, (no you wont die, no you wont stink... ) I was scared to try it, but had my stomach covered in psoriasis & legs, my arms were clear... Day one showed little clearing by day 5 my psoriasis is GONE. Please ppl give the bleach bath a try. I'm baffled as to WHY it works, I've been lead to believe thru my own research that my psoriasis was coming from within due to strep, stress, over active malfunctioning t cells attackign... Etc.... Etc. WELL no it appears now my psoriasis was nothing more than......... Stains? lol! Please give the bleach bath a try!!!!!!!"
08/05/2012: Natla from Woodland Park, New Jersey, USA replies: "Can you update your condition? How many times a week and for how long did you do the bath? Thank you for putting out this info."
09/14/2012: Christie from San Francisco, California replies: "Sara--Your experiment with bleach is interesting. I once read a NY Times article about a case where bathing in bleach solution brought about complete remission of psoriasis. There's evidence that some types of psoriasis might actually be fungal infections, which could also account for why ACV also works in some cases."
11/30/2013: Radda from Ohio replies: "People are you serious? Do not put bleach on your skin. It is corrosive and toxic and regardless of if it rids your psoriasis it is damaging your insides."
Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
[YEA] 07/18/2009: 4Yahshua from Fountain Valley, CA: "Apple Cider Vinegar/ Baking Soda for Psoriasis
Thanks for the information! Through this remedy,Yahweh seems to be healing my Psoriasis plaques (all!) HalleluYah! I started taking this 3X's a day about a week ago:
2 Tbsp.____ Cider Vinegar mixed with 1 tsp. Baking Soda. (I am 160 lbs. You may want to use less or more baking soda.) Mix this with warm pure water 1/2 to 3/4 cup. I take first on rising, during the day, and before sleep at night. The large plaques on my leg are only faint pink patches now, as are the ones under my arms and other places. Before I started drinking this drink, my leg plaques were shedding skin at least twice a day and I seemed to be itching all over. I do follow a healthy diet, taking a number of supplements including lecithin capsules. I was waiting for my Psoriasis to disappear completely before reporting my case. However, maybe my words will help you now if you are are being plagued by Psoriasis as I was. May you also be blessed by this remedy is my prayer!"
04/14/2010: Cindy from Bassett, Va, Usa replies: "I was wondering is the baking soda you are referring to simple plain baking soda that the usa puts in their frigerator( pure baking soda)?"
Read more here: http://earthclinic.com/Remedies/baking_soda.html
[YEA] 10/03/2007: Ryan from Chicago, Illinois: "I have had EXCELLENT success with ACV (2tbs) and Baking Soda (1/4 tsp or so) in a glass of water three times per day especially upon waking. I also mix a small thermos with another two doses and sip it during the afternoon. I definitely find it energizing and the psoriasis/eczema (whatever it is -- apples/oranges) I've had on my elbows ever since an extended fast is clearing up PRONTO. I'm very excited. I think I'll be a lifelong devotee. Ted -- you're awesome. I'm also taking a bit of borax occasionally and experimenting with the sodium thiowhateveritis. Best of luck to everyone."Replies
06/05/2008: C.L. from Bellingham, Washington replies: "There are huge differences between psoriasis and eczema. If you are not sure what you have, you should be correctly diagnosed. They are not at all the same thing."
[YEA] 04/13/2012: Leasyloo from Brisbane, Qld replies: "I have suffered from psoriasis for years but have been able to control it with different types of creams, lotions, antibiotics etc from doctors and skin specialists but lost faith a few years ago & thought their must be an alternative out there and decided to research on the internet. I found aloe vera gel to be wonderful for 4-5 years but psoriasis always needs a change in treatment methods after a while so after having a terrible outbreak on my face (which I have always dreaded) I decided to try ______ Paw Paw cream (which featured on tv about a month or so ago), its described as liquid gold. I was still wearing makeup during the week so I didnt see a speedy improvement until I stopped wearing makeup and read about apple cider vinegar which I use for my scalp but never thought to mix with baking soda & take internally. After my husband returned from being away all week he thought I was wearing makeup. My face looks fabulous after only 4 doses of ACV, using the pawpaw ointment twice daily, and moisturing with a sorbolene cream during the day to keep my face moisturised. Thanks to reading this site I will be able to wear makeup again next week."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 11/24/2011: Jimmi from Bend, Oregon: "I started having a rash and as it turns out it's psoriasis. Last week I started a combination of of both cider vinegar and coconut oil orally, per the site's recommendation. Well, there's a lot of different remedies there but upon reading them all these seemed likely to work.
Today I woke up to significantly clearer skin! I've heard that sunlight works too. (It's winter! ) Additionally, I applied the oil topically. Just wanted to give a shout of thanks! This condition is so gross It shut me down to the hopes of meeting someone to date. Of course more women have been flirting with me lately. Something about not being available...... ? What's the holistic approach to the opposite sex?"Replies
03/08/2012: Bobbie from Auburn, In replies: "You are funny kid! :)"
04/18/2012: Sue from West Chester, Pennsylvania replies: "Hi, Are you using coconut oil for cooking? or coconut oil pills? What is the exact mixture that you are using?"
Apple Cider Vinegar, Enzymes
08/26/2012: Rose from West New York, Nj, Usa: "I would like to ask Kathy from Macon, GA the following question,
Kathy, there are so many different brands of systemic enzymes on the market. Could you please provide the name of the brand you used and any other information you may have? I have scalp psoriasis, and would very much like to try what worked for you. I've tried everything else, and nothing has worked for me. Thank you."
[YEA] 07/05/2008: Kathy from Macon, Georgia: "Psoriasis first started at a location on my leg where I had been bitten by a dog a few weeks earlier. It quickly spread to virtually all parts of my body. Over a 2 month period there were 9 doctor visits, 13 prescriptions, and 4 biopsies...none of which were helping! A Registered Nutritionist recommend I try drinking 2 Tbls. Organic, unfiltered (with the mother) Apple Cider Vinegar mixed into about a half cup of water twice a day. Additionally she suggested I begin using a good systemic enzyme. (Like digestive enzymes, but coated so they don't dissolve in your stomach) which I also took twice daily (following mfg's instructions).
The psoriasis began clearing almost immediately and was completely gone within a few weeks. Three years have now passed since the psoriasis episode with no recurrence of the problem. Hope this helps someone else because it sure was a nasty problem"
09/08/2010: Leesa from Tampa, Fl replies: "Is your psoriasis still in remission? Did you stop using the ACV after you cleared or continue your daily dosage in order to maintain your clearing?"
[YEA] 01/24/2011: Kathy from Macon, Ga replies: "I stopped regular use of the ACV after the psoriasis cleared up; however, I still use it occasionally since it helps with so many conditions. After the psoriasis cleared I continued using enzymes (both digestive and systemic) because they free up so much of my body's energy that would ordinarily be used for digestion.... Energy that can now be used for keeping other things working well. It's now been about 5 yrs. Since I've had a problem with either psoriasis or eczema, both of which plagued me for nearly 20 yrs. prior to the ACV & enzyme fix."
02/26/2012: Frances from Emporia, Kansas replies: "what brand of enzyme did you take? where did you get them at?"
[YEA] 04/05/2012: E From Florida from Miami, Fl replies: "Organic Apple Cider Vinegar changed my life. I have spent the last year and a half watching the psoriasis on my face get worse. I would wake up in the morning and have skin the size of a fingernail peeling off the areas around my nose. I tried using makeup to cover it but I'm a guy and it wasn't all that successful and the makeup seemed to aggravate the skin and make it worse. I thought I'd have to either take drugs that were known for causing serious side affects (cancer, organ damage, etc) or accept the fact that my face was going to become horrible to look at. Then someone told me about Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.
I went to the store and bought some organic, unfiltered, with mother, Apple Cider Vinegar. I began by putting a little in the cap and then using my fingers to apply it topically to the affected areas. I also began consuming 1 tablespoon each morning diluted in a small glass of water (it tastes very bad so I brush my teeth immedately afterward). Within 3 days I was noticing an improvement. Within two weeks it was all gone. It's been over a month now and I still do the same routine. I think I wll for the rest of my life. It supposedly has many other health benefits. I cannot yet attest to them but for psoriasis, it changed my life."
04/06/2012: Linda from New Haven, Ct, United States replies: "@ E from Florida. I read in your post that immediately after you took the ACV in water that you brushed your teeth to get rid of taste & just needed to warn you about possible enamel issues.
The ACV can weaken tooth enamel so, by all means, rinse your mouth out after drinking it, but please wait 1 hour before brushing your teeth. You don't want to harm the enamel by brushing it while it is in a weakened condition right after drinking the vinegar water."
Apple Cider Vinegar, Epsom Salts, Vitamin E
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 09/19/2013: Amazedshunt from Denver, Colorado: "Started 16 hours ago after my worst psoriasis break out in 15 years. I am a smoker and I do love beer. Eat healthy organic diet. Low meat intake, very low sugar, low salt, etc. Meditate often now a days, and in the middle of a move. Have not treated at all in maybe 5 years and only had some on my elbows, ears and scalp before the out break. Now it spread over my whole body except my face
2 epsom salt baths
4 doses of ACV in filtered water
600 IU of Vitamin E
Not going to have a drink until it's gone and lightened up on the smoking.
I am watching the smallest spots disappear before my eyes right now. All scaling has dissappeared as did all raised skin. Will keep going with the above treatment. No doubt that the ACV is working because I have done the other things above many times in my life and never this fast of an improvement."Replies
09/22/2013: Amazed Shunt from Denver, Co replies: "UPDATE... Day 6
I added Baking Soda to the ACV/Water and it seems to be making a difference. Also I have been applying the ACV topically once a day since I started and now I am starting to see a rapid improvement. The spots are starting to get smaller now.
Also, I have been testing my pH level as well. With all of the treatment I am doing plus eating like a rabbit, my pH is still somewhat low (mid-high 6 range) given all of the stress of the move and everything. I would like to get it in the mid-high 7 range and I think at that level I will start to see a fast improvement. Just a theory though
I have had 1 beer and still smoking a bit less than normal. Mixing with eCigs.
It does seem that certain parts of the body are reacting faster than others. I believe this has to do with how many (much) toxins have built up in those areas. The youngest spots are leaving first and the oldest spots are sticking around but starting to see progress.
Time for the official move now. Will update afterwards."