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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.

Alkaline Diet

Posted by Bradshad (Providence, Rhode Island) on 06/14/2014

So I am on month 4 of a really clean alkaline diet. Of course I have to be one who is having multiple healing crises. The first 2 were not that bad but now this 3rd one is quite viscious. It is detoxing quite bad. I have psoriasis and it is all pouring out. I have increased water and lemon intake, used activated charcoal, bentonite as well, cut back on the herbs. Not much relief. Topically is skin is violently agitated, itching, but more stinging and non stop burning. I have tried just about everything topically (aloe, coconut butter, avocado, castor oil, vit e, toxic Vaseline in desperation, ).

Can anyone give me an answer what to put on skin to stop the burn. Please only comment if you have dealt with this before. I also put probiotic on it with no help. I am very smart, have done a ton of reading, just can't seem to locate any valuable info on how to alleviate this. Thanks.

Replied by Dave
Fountain Inn, Sc

Hey there Bradshad,

From RI...

Re the terrible itching problem.

Here's a guess for you Bradshad; I'm thinking that given your successful adherence to the alkalizing diet and the problem still persists, maybe the issue is not acidic/alkalizing only.

Here are some (I'm brain storming now) are some possibilities;

1. You have a viral infection...specialty virus effecting an organ in the system that can produce such skin surface outcomes. So as a presumption that such is a possibility I'd be on colloidal silver for a month to test such a possibility. Three tablespoons twice daily on empty stomach.

2. You've been poisoned. I don't mean poison as in someone trying to kill you, but too much of some toxic substance or an allergic reaction to something. (google "70 causes to skin itching" and you'll find pictures plus conditions that could give you a clue. (You're not an outdoors guy are you?...Lyme possibilities? Spider bites?) I thinking SOMETHING else is going on with you. Think back to when this condition started...really the first onset...then go back six months or a year...did anything happen that might be a clue to what is happening BEFORE onset of your symptoms.)

3. You have a serious food sensitivity...normal ones are wheat/potatoes/beans...that would be a typical "carb" metabolism problem. I had to go to a changed died (at my rather advanced age...bummer! ) Try getting off those and by all means go to a Live Cell Microscopy expert and get your blood tested. Most of them do a food tolerance test. I have a great one in SC I go to. If your carbs are not absorbing then alkalizing can help but your system is STILL exploding. I went through this. Skin irritation...the works until the food sensitivity was dealt with. I'm also now on mega enzymes with EACH meal. The result was nearly immediate.

4. Now, as to what to do right now, try the following...On parts of your body experiment with:

...a solution of Borax and water. Take one tablespoon in a cup of warm water and dissolve the Borax (as in 20 Mule Team Borax)...I just wrote a post on EC on how I shampoo my hair with that even drips down into my eyes without harm or stinging. I let it get into ears and rub eye brows with it. Very soothing. I do that once or twice a week.

...also consider topical aloe vera GEL. I know you mentioned you'd tried it but I mention the gel as it seems to really work well; better than the liquid for (burning) issues.

....I presume you do not have a stomach ulcer. If you do, that could be contributing to the problem.

....Try this on a bit of your skin ...take a teaspoon of baking soda in water and make a paste out of it...apply to worst area of outbreak. Leave the "cake" on for twenty minutes. If improved, expand the area of application.

I have a few other ideas but don't want to overwhelm you. Please write back and tell us about what might have preceded your condition. And if any of the topical helps gave you any success in relief.

Don't over look the real possibility of infection/food sensitivity etc. Colloidal Silver can work wonders if your situation is an infection. But you must stick to the protocol. Also make sure your sinuses are clear. A long lasting sinus infection can indicate you have a standing systemic infection, complicating your alkalizing attempts.

Replied by Sabita
Middletown, Ri

I have the same problem as you. I used a Zinc spray with Echinacea & Elderberry on the itching and got instant relief. If you look for it in health store, it is a throat spray very effective when you feel a tickle in your throat. I am going to also try Bill's candida protocol to try and get rid of this problem once and for all. I had gotten rid of same minor skin problem a few years ago by taking oil of oregano capsule, 2 three times a day, 16 ozs of green juice. I also only ate romaine lettuce salad (tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, etc.) all day. By the way, I know that I am allergic to a lot of foods. Hope this helps.

Replied by Gtcharlie
Los Angeles

Hi Bradshad, Psoriasis is an immune disorder which I don't think there is a cure (not even being smart - just joking).

My experience is to stop its growth at its onset. I use an ointment with a 2% coal tar. I also use white vinegar to remove the scaly skin if there is any, before applying the ointment. Calamine lotion can help if you suffer from the terrible night-itch.

Key point is, keep your skin moistened at all times (glycerine is a good choice after shower) and avoid going to places with extreme dry weather. I would wear long sleeves shirts and trousers if I have to visit those places.


Replied by Timh
2111 posts

Many positive reports of psoriasis relief using Hemp Oil/CBD. I think the application is best used both oral & topical. Very positive effects on immune disorders or dysfunction.

Replied by Princessdiva
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Hi: I also have Psoriasis and I have tried all you can imagine, from topicals, to pills, baths, soaps, acupuncture, autohemotherapy, You named it I have tried it all. Last year I started a detoxification process and My P was WILD!!! I was covered from head to toe, It was itchy, PAINFUL and really embarrassing.

I kept going with the detox and changed my diet, No dairy, no flour, no sugar, no gluten. I also started probiotics and I started a homeopathic treatment, a year later I am about 85% Psoriasis free. It has been a very slow and painful process and I always itch even when I have no patches on my upper body just a few on my legs.

I tried every cream and ointment, every oil to calm the itch. The only thing I have found useful for me is Cocoa butter. This product has been the only one I've found calms my skin immediately. I use it all over my skin from face to toe and it is wonderful!

Replied by John
Averill Park, Ny

Hi Princessdiva,

My name is John and I've had psoriasis for over 30 years . Like you I've tried everything . Could you please tell me your procedure for applying the cocoa butter to you psoriasis ? Please tell me how many times you apply it and the specific brand and any additional information .Thank you Princessdiva .

God bless and everyone who uses it!

Replied by Arya926
Fort Gratiot, Mi

I get inverse psoriasis under my breasts and the ONLY thing that will get rid of it/stop the burning is a mixture of extra virgin coconut oil and turmeric. I just make a paste and apply topically. IT IS MESSY! Be sure to cover exposed areas. This topical ointment will usually get rid of the raw areas within a few days...every time. I hope this helps!

Oh, and for itching, if you have the plant called autumn joy (sedum) in your yard--go out and break a couple of leaves off and rub them into the lesions. This works for mosquito bites too.

Replied by Kenneth
Aliso Viejo

Hi folks

About your psoriasis, its all about changing your gut microme. That is the bacteria that inhabit your small and large intestine. I recommended 300-400 billion probiotics per day. You can get your probiotics from raw fermented food, kefir and refrigerated probiotics in pill form.

40 year suffer and almost better


Replied by Just Some Guy


Certainly a very annoying problem to be dealing with.

Here is the thing. Psoriasis is a stubborn beast that just does not answer to many things at all. If the P is in an aggressive state then im sorry to say I have yet to find any natural solution.

The whole diet thing is largely a scam or affiliate marketing type thing, however a good diet is obviously still very important. I just have yet to notice any real difference with the P in regards to diet.

The only thing I have found to work on the skin portion is a 50/50 mix of glycerin and witch hazel, and it comes with some compromises. It can give me some relief for a few hours to help me get some things done, but it will raw the skin out and cause some problems, but it does tend to tame the itch a little bit. It's a catch 22 as it seems everything is with Psoriasis.

If its in certain places you have to check for a fungal infection first. After that, slowly ramping up some more toxic drugs will ultimately bring you relief, however they do come with compromises. I ultimately found relief with some coal tar and some salicylic acid, HOWEVER, my body became toxic and the problem ultimately reared its head elsewhere, so ultimately a very compromised solution.

Lest we forget with the P, the problem is happening inside the body, so toxic drugs to alleviate just push the problem inside more and toxify the body, but if a real bad aggressive itch then if not fungal on top of it, there truly is little other way right now.

Sadly all these diet fads and crazy cures are nothing more then affiliate marketing money making lying scams preying on the desperate to make some money. Its a pathetic business but is what it is.

I have found a good mix of things in a bath can provide some relief, but as far as like a cure cure, it doesnt exist, I'm sorry to say.

Good luck with it. Its truly an awful disease with nearly no hope of any long term positive result from anything.

Replied by Timh
2111 posts

JSG: Your honesty has got you far, but not far enough in the effort for a cure. Like most all chronic or progressive diseases, it becomes mandatory to fathom the very root causes since treating the symptoms isn't working.

In my history and research, Psoriasis is oftentimes caused by Liver dysfunction (this is the focal point of toxicity you noted). So, first thing is do a Gallbladder Cleanse. Next, take an herbal combination of Milk Thistle/Artichoke/Turmeric, plus daily ACV for optimal gallbladder and digestive function. A Colon Cleanse may also be necessary.

Replied by Gokhals
36 posts

Try inclined bed therapy. This is a circulation and digestive problem. I know a few folks now whose skin conditions got cured from inclining their beds. Its a brilliant treatment, that costs next to nothing.

Replied by Brightday
North Carolina

If one hasn't a gallbladder, what do you suggest? Having begun the anti-candida diet and complementary vitamins/minerals about 2 weeks ago - and then introducing diatomaceous earth - I'm now in the midst of a healing crisis. Psoriasis has broken out in a vengeance!

My lymph nodes are swollen; ears itch and burn so much that I can't sleep on either side; break-out in the vaginal area makes both sitting and walking uncomfortable - and a boil seems to be growing there, as well. I itch all over, especially at night, and coconut oil seems to help. Epsom salt baths provide short-term relief, and I just applied some raw shea butter, which actually seems to be doing a better job. (I didn't have any cocoa butter as per another post.) I dropped my DE back down to 1 teaspoon in the morning and dropped it altogether yesterday and today but am not sure that this is the right approach. Perhaps just "suffering through it" is? I don't feel comfortable ingesting Lugol's iodine but am painting it on the soles of my feet. When I applied it to my stomach, it also itched like crazy.

Ah, the games candida loves to play .... Thanks in advance for any edge over it you might offer!

Replied by Karen

Before doing a liver cleanse it is highly recommended that you do a thorough colon cleanse. If not then when you do the liver cleanse it backwashes into the colon and then this re-pollutes the liver and then the cycle repeats.

Replied by Mark

The root of All causes of skin diseases is Candida Overgrowth inside your gut when it enters into your bloodstream that is the beginning of everything so, we need to normalize this fungal in your gut the best way to do is by drinking 2-3 tablespoon of virgin coconut oil or mixed it with salads trust me if this doesnt work idk but, Im sure it will I tried myself Im just the 4th day but the effects is extraordinary just give it a try and see for yourself you have my word for it. Do exercise drink alot of water in between meals cut all food related with sugar anything that is sweet and food made from white flour eat more veggies. Thats all .Please Spread the good news to others

Aloe Vera

Posted by Lynn (Sharbot Lake, On Canada) on 09/09/2010
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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.

Replied by Eric
San Fransisco, California
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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.

Replied by George
Fort Worth, Texas

You might also consider flax seed oil and melatonin.

Posted by Joe (Worcester, MA) on 04/26/2008
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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.

Replied by Keith
San Leandro, Ca
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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

Posted by Avhan1 (Yinnar South, Australia) on 02/20/2012
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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.

Replied by Louwrence
Rustenburg, North West South Africa

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.

Replied by Avhan1
Yinnar South, Australia

Thank you Louwrence. Can you help me with a suggested gut cleaning regimen please?

Replied by Avhan1
Yinnar South, Australia

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.

Anti-Candida Protocol

Posted by Dianne (Delaware, Ontario, Canada) on 06/24/2014

Bill Thompson.

I have ordered your book, Killing Candida Sweetly, just waiting for it to arrive via mail.

My son has had Psoriasis for the past 3 years and is dealing with a breakout at this time. We are going with the thoughts that he has gut issues. Have just started taking Syntol (there were a couple of postings that were positive regarding Syntol on this site). He is putting apple cider vinegar (with Mother) in his water and also ingesting coconut oil.

I am looking forward to reading how you dealt with your issues of Candida and Psoriasis...hopefully my son will have success in ridding himself of this terrible disease.

Replied by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines

Dianne...Thank you for buying my book on candida which will hopefully help you to both understand as well as help to cure your son's psoriasis problems. When I had candida I had skin problems which also included psoriasis, eczema and jock itch. When I eventually cleared the candida from my body, all these skin problems just disappeared so I now regard these skin problems as merely symptoms of my own candida problem.

Syntol is also a useful enzyme/probiotic protocol and its successful use will depend on many factors -- stage and virulence of the candida infection, immune system health, diet etc. The enzymes in Syntol will aid digestion and will help to dissolve and digest candida biofilms and the probiotics will help to kill the candida in order to return the gut back to normal health. So this protocol works fairly well if you only have candida in your intestines or just locally. But if your son has a systemic candida infection throughout his body, then you might need more than Syntol to get rid of the candida and psoriasis.

For a serious systemic candida infection, here is the strategy I use in my book:

* Anti-Candida and Anti-Pathogen Protocols

* Anti-Biofilm Protocols

* Alkalizing Protocols

* Essential Detox Protocols

* Liver Support Protocols

* Vitamin and Mineral Support (Immune System Support)

* The Health Defence Diet

To help you more to determine whether your son has candida, here is a simple questionnaire that will help you:

Candida Questionnaire

Also, try using borage oil topically on your son's psoriasis. This should reduce the itching and will also have other beneficial effects.

Replied by Dianne
Delaware, Ontario, Canada

Thanks for the reply Bill. The protocol to use is very easily laid out to follow. Hope my son decides to go this route. His flare up is very bad right now and we do have an appt with DERM just in case intervention is needed. His flare up began in April and has spread like wild fire.

Do nite shade vegetables really play a part in all of this?

We no longer have any of these but really when it comes down it it are they even the problem?

We have cut out dairy, gluten, red meats, and have cut out all junk food. Eric has been eating a LOT of fruit. He is always hungry and we felt fruit was a better alternative than a lot of other items (mistake I think). We drink either almond milk or rice milk. No coffee but we do have green tea with ginger grated in it.

I appreciate any comments you may have Bill. Thanks

Replied by Bill
Sanfernando, Philippines

Hi Dianne...It's good that you've cut out dairy, wheat and gluten in your son's diet but take particular note about eradicating sugars, junk food and processed food from his diet as well. Candida and other pathogens feed off excess sugars and carbohydrates in the diet. Eliminitaing red meat is also beneficial against candida because candida virulence increases with too much heme iron in the diet.

I also wanted to mention some other things that might also help your son.

I've recently read some interesting research concerning the benefits of supplementing Gymnema sylvestre versus candida. The research report is shown here. The researchers at Kansas State University have found that Gymnema sylvestre works against candida in several ways. First it makes sugar unavailable to candida. The other fact is that Gymnema sylvestre blocks candida's transition into the more virulent and dangerous hyphal form. It therefore acts to reduce the virulence of candida in this respect. It must be said that Gymnema sylvestre will not kill the candida but it will certainly reduce the spread and morphing of candida into its more virulent form.

Gymnema sylvestre(GS) is commonly just taken as a tea and should be taken three or four times a day because it is such a safe non-toxic natural product. I would also further advise that GS should be taken combined together with Green Tea for the most benefit. The green tea will also help to kill the candida(due to the tannin content) and it will also help to remove heavy metals as well. The GS will meanwhile act to reduce the virulence of the candida as well as help to starve the candida of its favourite food -- sugar.

GS is fairy well-known and easily bought at health stores and on the internet -- always buy the organic form. The powder form or the tea form are the best ways to take it. I would simply combine the Green Tea and GS whenever you drink the tea form which is the best way to supplement these natural products.

Another good protocol which might particularly help your son's psoriasis is using Bentionite clay topically. Create a wet paste of bentonite clay and gently spread a thin layer over his areas of psoriasis. Let the bentonite dry completely to a dusty crust. This allows the bentonite to suck out heavy metals and poisons from these psoriatic skin regions and will also help to kill any fungus or any other pathogens topically. Then shower or wash off the bentonite and apply aloe vera oil to help relieve any dryness in these skin areas.

Replied by Cat
Waco, Tx

Doctors gave cortisone cream that works briefly but does not stop new growth of this awful disease. So now, we are testing/using used 2 items topically on my sister: Black Seed Oil and diatomaceous earth. She puts a tsp of BSO into hands and spreads on the infected sites waist down. We mix a tbsp of diatomaceous earth and 2-3 tbsp. water into paste and spread on upper half patches - allowing it to dry on skin. I wish she could take both internally to see if can work but she has severe stomach issues from once having cancer. Results: 1. Black seed oil turned patches into pink patches within 2-3 days of application. But, because we ran out of the small amount we had, they are reappearing slightly -- so must get more. 2. Diatomaceous earth is turning the white patches black first then seems to heal a bit toward pink patches. But, we have not been as consistent with this as it does look unsightly.

Summary: I like what the Black Seed Oil is doing but it is so expensive and runs out fast -- we can barely afford it. So we are applying the paste of Diatomaceous earth for now. Sure wish she could ingest both but don't want to hurt her super-sensitive stomach that gives her much pain. One thing for sure, we won't give up!

Replied by Teena
Melbourne Australia
180 posts

Cat, make your own black seed oil for much cheaper, using this link, change the garlic for black seed. There is a quick option scroll down. You can buy the black seed ( nigella sativa) at indian stores, also under the name Kalonji. For your sister's stomach, you may try mallow extract. Best to you

Anti-Candida Remedies & Diet

Posted by Robbie (Philadelphia, Pa) on 01/15/2015
5 out of 5 stars

Psoriasis Cure:

I wanted to share a combination therapy that took care of my recent (and nasty) outbreak of psoriasis on the top of one of my hands as well as the groin area. I have no idea what caused this outbreak this time, I have not had one in years, other than I was loading up on plenty of sweets for a good while just before it happened. This is something I don't normally do.

This lead to the psoriasis on the hands spreading to four of my fingernails and turned them bad.

After much reading on earthclinic, I began to (one by one) try the various suggested remedies - including different alkalizing therapies, ACV twice a day, coconut oil , and even colloidal silver sprays as a topical.

I am convinced by now , that psoriasis (as well as eczema are caused by a fungal /candida overgrowth as sugar nearly always seems to aggravate it, along with it mostly growing in areas that are moist. ( I wore work gloves all summer while gardening, and sweating profusely in them, and why I feel my one hand broke out, strangely the other hand did not at all! ).

Believing psoriasis to be a fungal issue, I had been experimenting with Dr. Jennifer Daniels turpentine therapy (found online and I am an avid listener of hers) prior to this outbreak. I followed it for awhile and then forgot about it. I have recently started the turp therapy again, BUT while in doing so, I decided to mix a little with castor oil and apply it to the groin area that was growing so painful (burning and itching)from the psoriasis patches . I was getting desperate and determined to find relief some way, some how.

I found instant relief and the itching stopped almost at once. a few days ago I begin to add in a little virgin coconut oil to the mix and today I noticed the patches are disappearing very quickly, and the 'oozing' has mostly subsided! I couldn't believe my eyes! the oozing patches were beginning to make me crazy, smelly and just a real gross mess.

The mixture again: approx 1 TBSP castor oil in a dish, add approx 3 drops of pure gum turpentine, and 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil.. mix it with your fingers and apply to the areas (and the areas surrounding the patches) leave it on overnight and repeat the process each day until its gone.

**Very important to keep the areas clean with a gentle washing a few times a day. Dry the area well (I used a hair dryer on a gentle setting) and wipe down the area with a rag soaked in ACV. I then tried slathering the entire area with the inside of the banana peel (something I read on earthclinic), dried the area again and then applied the castor oil/turp/coconut oil mixture.

As far as my fingernails go, they are somewhat slow to recover of course, as a whole new nail must regrow. I use a combination of various treatments and keep mixing it up to keep the infection from growing resistance to any one treatment.

I use the ionic colloidal spray on my entire hand and nails twice or more a day - whenever I think about it, along with ACV (soaking the nails in it). as well as peroxide, alcohol and even iodine/diluted. I have also introduced the turpentine directly onto the nails and allowing it to soak in and around and underneath the nails.

They are healing up nicely with new growth about half way out the nails.

I most certainly will keep a watch out on my sugar intake from here on out. I really feel like for me, it can trigger a horrific outbreak that can take months to get under control. I feel like maybe our systems are extremely out of balance with all the toxic overload in our bodies and environments.

I forgot to mention too that when I began these therapies, I immediately introduced probiotics back into my diet, something I had slacked off from for a long period. this included home-made milk kefir, home-made yoghurt, home-made fermented saurkraut, to get the stomach flora back in balance. The dairy did not seem to aggravate my psoriasis. I had also switched back to making my own home-made sourdough bread, noodles and other things with wheat, which I also drastically reduced my intake.

The hybridized, G.E , pesticide ridden wheat out there these days, I feel is very lethal for consumption> I am not sure if fermenting it helps, but are hopeful it might offset some of the dangers. if anyone knows, I would love to hear.

I hope this may help some of you, psoriasis is such a dreadful condition to have to deal with, I know.

Replied by Nishanth
5 out of 5 stars

Yes, it works but we need to mix this with other treatments to get cured. I use 1 spoon apple cider vinegar with water and rub my psoriasis legions with diluted potassium permanganate solution to oxidize the skin after bath. Along with this I use wrightia tintoria oil and expose the legions to sun, which cured my psoriasis 100% in 3 months. But this is not cure, remission occurs if we don't follow healthy life style.

Note: This only works for non smokers and occasional drinkers.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted by Martha (Chicago, Il) on 07/07/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I have been dealing with inverse, scalp, plaque and guttate psoriasis and have tried many topicals, steroids, and antihistamines and have had no success. I tried apple cider vinegar for two weeks and my skin has cleared from head to toe.

Replied by Wieas
London, Uk

My 82 year old father has recently been diagnosed with psoriasis. Did you take the apple cider vinegar internally or did you apply it to the skin? Many thanks.

Replied by Eira

How many weeks did you drink an apple cider vinegar or did you just rub in the flaky area? Asap and thanks.

Replied by Jeff

How did you take apple cider vinegar to clear your psoriasis?

Replied by Heidi
Kona, Hawaii

Was this internally or topically that you took the apple cider vinegar?

Replied by Joe

Did you drink the Acv or did you put it your scalp?

Posted by Sally (Uk) on 06/19/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Psoriasis :

10.30pm my skin is itching like crazy, so I slather on some antiseptic cream, it's still itchy 20mins later, I find this site, realize I have a bottle of apple cyder vinegar in my cupboard, I wipe off the cream, blot the vinegar with cotton wool, then put my leg over the bath and pour it on the red, inflamed itchy patch, I wait & my goodness within 5mins! It's NOT ITCHING!! Now I can go to sleep, looking forward to seeing results in the morning 😊 thankyou

Replied by Mmsg
Somewhere, Europe

Sally, I had similar relief (not from psoriasis) from itching, using Coconut Oil.

Posted by Alba (Fl, US) on 01/24/2015 2 posts
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I read the comments about itching with psoriasis, especially the burning! That is for me the very worst. I learned that when the burning and itching is making me crazy I treat the area with apple cider vineger solution. The burn and itch goes away quicky! I also use soverign silver drops and they help me a lot. The itch and the burn are mostly gone now and my skin is healing and feeling much better. I use a vinegar rinse after I shampoo. I let it sit for 2 or 3 min and then I rinse and use an organic conditioner. I hope this helps you as much as its helped me.

Posted by Sreenivas (Bangalore, India) on 11/26/2013
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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.

Replied by Edie
Austin, Tx

Did you drink it once a day or more than once a day?

Posted by James (Michigan) on 08/06/2013
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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.

Posted by Ren (St Albans, Vt) on 04/07/2012
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For psoriasis, 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.

Posted by Robb (Anchorage, Alaska) on 11/22/2009
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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

Replied by Emily
Jones, Alabama
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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.

Replied by Damemantis
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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.

Replied by Neesy917
Milwaukee, Wi, Usa
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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:

Replied by Sarah
Denver, Co

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:

Replied by Shak
Dallas, Tx, Usa

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.

Replied by Hbaldwin11
Bladenboro, Nc

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.

Replied by Cam
San Diego, Ca
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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.

Replied by Hippy_chick
West Side, Australia
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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.

Replied by Mark K
London, England
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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.

Replied by Pugsley Fits
Byron Bay, Nsw Australia

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.

Replied by Derold
Atlanta, Ga

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.

Replied by Alan
Belfast, N.ireland, Uk

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.

Replied by Joy
Battleground, Wash

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.

Replied by Kalpanamayee

Thank you Mark for sharing your observation .

Very few people share like this with others.

God bless.

Posted by Frances (Katy, TX) on 10/21/2008
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Replied by Franklymrshankly
Austin, Texas, US
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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.


Replied by Brendan
Adelaide, South Australia

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.

Replied by Ben
Tampa, Fl

Go swim everyday in the ocean stay in it for at least a halve hour you will be fixed in a month.

Replied by Shaun
York, Olde England

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.

Replied by Brendan
Adelaide, South Australia

By Washing Soda, do you mean BiCarb soda. Im from Australia so I dont know what you guys call it.

Replied by Gabby
Perth W A , Australia

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.

Replied by Hbaldwin11
Bladenboro, Nc

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.

Replied by Ava
Greensboro, Nc

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!

Replied by Helen
Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Usa

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.

Posted by Sela (Huntsville, Alabama) on 07/25/2008
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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.

Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn
512 posts

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.

Replied by 4Yahshua
Fountain Valley, CA Orange County CA

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!

Replied by Nicky B.
Martinez, California

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!