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Effective Natural Remedies for Psoriasis Relief

| Modified on Jun 05, 2024
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Psoriasis, a chronic skin condition characterized by red, itchy, and scaly patches, can be a source of discomfort and stress for many. While medical treatments are available, numerous individuals seek natural remedies to manage their symptoms. This article explores various natural approaches that may provide relief for psoriasis sufferers.

Understanding Psoriasis

Before delving into natural remedies, it's important to understand psoriasis. This autoimmune condition speeds up the life cycle of skin cells, causing them to build up rapidly on the skin's surface. These extra skin cells form scales and red patches that are often itchy and sometimes painful. Psoriasis is a persistent, long-lasting condition with varying symptoms and severity.

Apple Cider Vinegar for Psoriasis

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) has gained popularity as a natural remedy for a variety of health issues, including psoriasis. Renowned for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, ACV can help alleviate some symptoms of psoriasis.

How it Works

ACV is thought to help restore the skin's pH balance, thus reducing the itching and irritation associated with psoriasis. Its natural acidity helps to exfoliate dry flakes on the skin's surface.


The typical method of using apple cider vinegar for psoriasis involves applying it directly to the affected areas. Diluting ACV with water can reduce the risk of irritation, especially for those with sensitive skin. It can be applied using a cotton ball or a clean cloth.


It's important to note that apple cider vinegar is acidic and may cause a burning sensation, particularly on open wounds or cracked skin. Always test it on a small area first and dilute if necessary. Consult with a healthcare provider before using ACV, especially if you have a severe case of psoriasis or are using other skin treatments.

User Experiences with Apple Cider Vinegar for Psoriasis

Wendy, from London, shared her and her husband's journey with a skin condition, likely psoriasis, on 04/06/2022. This condition, which had been resistant to various creams, presented a persistent challenge. Opting for a natural approach, Wendy applied raw apple cider vinegar to the affected area. She emphasized that the application was a one-time treatment, but it was thoroughly soaked in the vinegar. Her husband had experienced similar patches in the past and had typically relied on a range of creams to manage them. However, this particular patch was more severe, prompting them to try apple cider vinegar. Remarkably, after this single application, they refrained from using any creams. Over time, they were pleased to observe that the area healed completely, demonstrating the effectiveness of apple cider vinegar in treating his symptoms.

Kathy from Macon, Georgia, shared her success story on 07/05/2008. She developed psoriasis following a dog bite, which rapidly spread across her body. Despite multiple doctor visits, numerous prescriptions, and several biopsies, her condition did not improve. It was then that a Registered Nutritionist recommended a natural approach: drinking 2 tablespoons of organic, unfiltered apple cider vinegar (ACV) with the mother, mixed in about half a cup of water, twice a day. Additionally, she started taking systemic enzymes as advised, following the manufacturer's instructions. Remarkably, Kathy noticed an almost immediate improvement in her psoriasis, and within a few weeks, her skin completely cleared. Three years after this treatment, she happily reported no recurrence of psoriasis, sharing her story in the hope of helping others with similar struggles.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) for Psoriasis

Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin. Though not as commonly discussed as other treatments, vitamin B2 has shown promise in managing symptoms of psoriasis, a chronic skin condition characterized by red, scaly patches.

The Role of Vitamin B2

Riboflavin is essential for skin health as it aids in the maintenance of collagen levels, crucial for skin strength and elasticity. It also helps in the repair and maintenance of tissue, which can be beneficial for psoriasis sufferers.

Dosage and Usage

The recommended daily intake of vitamin B2 varies by age and health conditions. For those considering vitamin B2 for psoriasis, it is generally advised to start with a low dose and monitor the effects. It's important to consult with a healthcare provider before beginning any new supplement regimen.


While vitamin B2 is generally considered safe, high doses may cause side effects such as itching or numbness. As with any supplement, it is essential to follow the recommended dosage and consult with a healthcare professional.

User Experience With Vitamin B2 for Psoriasis

Col, from Queensland, Australia, shared his experience on 04/08/2017. He had been struggling with scalp psoriasis for years, unsuccessfully trying various treatments. While searching online for ways to prevent his eyesight from deteriorating, he came across a suggestion to use vitamin B2 to stop the progression of cataracts. Col, having a small cataract in each eye, decided to try vitamin B2. To his surprise, within a week of taking it, he noticed a significant improvement in his scalp psoriasis. After three months of continued use, his psoriasis showed no signs of returning. Col took one tablet of vitamin B2 daily and highlighted its affordability and unexpected effectiveness in treating his psoriasis, even though his initial intent was to address his cataracts.

Homeopathy, Vitamin D, and Omega 3 Fish Oil for Psoriasis

Managing psoriasis, a chronic and often distressing skin condition, can be a complex journey. One Earth Clinic reader from the UK shared an account of finding relief through a combination of homeopathy, high-dose vitamin D, and omega-3 fish oil supplements.

Shadow, from the UK, shared his lifelong struggle with severe, widespread psoriasis on 05/18/2016. He experienced remission three times, attributing it to three distinct approaches. Firstly, personalized homeopathy played a crucial role. Secondly, a high dose of 10,000 IU of Vitamin D3 led to rapid improvement within two weeks. Thirdly, taking 4,000mg of omega-3 fish oil daily gradually cleared his psoriasis over a few weeks. These remissions lasted years, only disrupted by extreme stress. Shadow is currently revisiting homeopathy, which is proving effective again. Notably, he made no significant changes to his diet or lifestyle during these treatments.

The Power of Sun and Diet

Scott Miller from Delray Beach, FL, shared his transformative experience with psoriasis on 07/11/2023. Battling the condition for nearly 45 years, Scott found significant relief through a strict, exclusionary diet and sun therapy at the Dead Sea. His diet, which he began in 2005, eliminated sugar, wheat, alcohol, corn, dairy, certain nuts, and anything that could breed mold. Remarkably, within 90 days, his psoriasis completely cleared up. Alongside dietary changes, Scott attributed part of his success to his rigorous sun therapy regimen during visits to the Dead Sea, where he noticed that discipline and avoiding alcohol were key to healing. His approach demonstrates the profound impact of lifestyle and dietary modifications in managing and potentially overcoming psoriasis.


Natural remedies for psoriasis can be a valuable addition to your management plan. However, consulting with a healthcare provider before trying any new treatment is crucial. Remember, what works for one person might not work for another, so finding what works best for you is essential.

Please continue reading below to read a variety of home and natural remedies to help manage this skin condition from our readers. Our community particularly favors apple cider vinegar and coconut oil for their effectiveness against psoriasis. Here, you'll discover extensive discussions about various natural products and their combinations that people have successfully used to combat psoriasis. Additionally, you'll find insights into dietary and lifestyle modifications that have proven beneficial in treating psoriasis symptoms. We invite you to share your own experiences with us!

Alkaline Diet

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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.

(Dunedin, FL)

Hi Dave,

Just read your comment and want to thank you for being so generous with your thoughts, which seem very sound to me. I do not have psoriasis, but my skin is unhealthy and I have had chronic lyme deep in my body and brain, and also have researched that chonic lyme is because of EBV- so the viral connection as well. Thanks again.


Thank you for this post. I have psoriasis at 71-years old on both elbows. Im an otherwise fit and vigorous, healthy sugarless-no gluton, person, lol, who is at my ideal weight and taking lots of supplements and in good health. In the last two months, My elbows are suddenly on fire with a horrific itch and now the skin is thickening in those places. It comes on at certain times of the day. I have no clue other than maybe this is a detox from the thyroid meds I took for 15 years that I have recently weaned myself from. (Hashimotos) Thanks for writing in. I'm going to try the borax and aloe for relief.

Scott Miller
(Delray Beach, FL)

Cecilia, hi. Would you be open to some changes in your protocol?

First, besides gluten-free, cutting out all wheat and wheat-related (cousins of wheat) products....

Nothing with 'ose' at the end: sucrose, lactose, glucose, etc.

Cutting down on too many supplements that overload your liver to process might help, too.

No yeast or anything related to yeast.

Carbs are sugar, so I would stay away from that list I see online all the time about white carbs: no rice, sugar, bread, pasta, potatoes. Eating some of these foods is the same an eating sugar out of a bag, no difference.

Organic coconut oil deeply massaged into your elbows after a shower when your pores are open.

P73 Oregano Oil is a must, but you need to try a little bit first to make sure you can tolerate the strength. If it burns a bit, you can dilute with a few drops of olive oil. This has effectively and completely killed the itch during flare-ups and is a wonder 'drug'. If and when you become brave enough, a couple of drops under your tongue everyday will help kill what's in your body causing this. I used to pay $60 for 1oz back in the day, but I see it out there for much less cost today. The price doesn't matter if it works and relieves. You cannot put a price on your health.

Limit dairy as much as possible, again dairy turns to sugar via carbs.

For psoriasis, what we put into our body is more important than what we put ON our body. If we are eating the wrong food/s, nothing we put on topically will matter, it's just a waste. Also, don't put anything on your skin that you can't put in your mouth and ingest. I suggest tossing any and all topical ointments with brand names, creams, salves, etc. Worthless and full of chemicals.

Nobody knows your body more than YOU do, so see which foods are most tolerable and stick with those only to avoid these terrible flare-ups.

I'd love to know if any of these suggestions work for you.

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 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
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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 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!


no gallbladder -- you might want to look into ox bile / purified bile salts. Sometimes ppl with liver problems or no gallbladder have problems producing enough bile.

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 Lou
(Tyler, TX)

I never had that experience. Did several gallbladder/liver cleanses. The stones came out in big numbers. No adverse affects from not doing a colon cleanse. How do you do a colon cleanse, by the way?

Replied by Old Poaster
(The Truth)

Fermented vegetables and SULFUR. Make your own fermented vegetables. Heal the gut.

Aloe Vera

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

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)

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.

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

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)

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.

(Eugene, OR)

My scalp psoriasis started making me insane. It only recently started after having psoriasis in my ears for years. A friend suggested psoriasis shampoo from Amazon. I did a search and didn't order the one she suggested but found one from Taiwan that was highly rated, I decided to try. It's spendy but I think a lot of other countries are ahead of us in research and development of more natural remedies. Long story short, I tried it and the reviews didn't lie. The itching stopped almost instantly. A day later, there is still itching on my neck, below the hairline, but not as bad. This is with one application, I feel confident it will continue to improve with more applications. If anyone wants to try it, it's a "scalp purifying" shampoo in a black bottle. There is still a very little habitual urge to scratch but if I ignore it, it goes away. Again, only one application.

(Katy, Tx)

Are you allowed to say the name of that shampoo? I have this on my neck right at the hairline and it's driving me crazy.

(Madison, WI)


Can you mention which shampoo you used? My daughter has SEVERE scalp issues and just recently developed intense itching, swelling and redness on her hands, wrists and arms. Thoughts? Thanks so much!


Please look up on herbal and follow the Natural Procedures for Systemic Yeast Overgrowth and Leaky Gut Syndrome. For Intestinal Sweep I used Oil of Oregano with Carvacol (80%) Properties. You can pretty well substitute other brands for products listed. Just compare ingredients. The Lower Bowel Formula is a bowel cleanse. After I finished the procedures, I stayed on high doses of Oil of Oregano spread throughout the day. (I took 2 capsules every one to two hours while I was up) I am also using it on the scalp. Also find other candida cleanse products to alternate with the Oil of Oregano after 3 weeks. Then get back on it. It took away the itch and my skin is clearing. During the procedures I only ate Vegetables, nuts and seeds as recommended. Tough bit necessary. No sugar! I have struggled with skin issues mainly due to allergies and eating sugars. Learned my lesson and eating better now.

(New Zealand)

Hi Susan,

I use Hope Relief Shampoo and would not be without it these days (Australian brand).

It has almost completely cured the Dreaded Itch and, what is more, I don't need to wash my hair nearly so often these days. As I recall, it is pretty natural in its make-up.

I apply a small quantity straight onto the wet scalp and work it in thoroughly.

You need to leave it on for a few minutes and then wash it/rinse it off thoroughly afterwards.

You will need to have a few goes at this before lasting results will become evident possibly, depending on the severity of the "itch".

You may (or may not) need the conditioner that compliments the shampoo. If so, put on the scalp after rinsing off the shampoo-then rinse again..

Good luck and we would appreciate feedback from you.


Michael from Down Under

(New Zealand)

Yes, Hope's Relief is the only shampoo that works for me. They also have a skin cream which is the only thing that has worked for my skin itch, flaking etc.. The Hope's Relief line was developed by New Zealand Naturopaths and is now sold out of Australia lol

(New Zealand)

Hello Gail,

Yes, Hope's Relief shampoo is a wonder that I wrote about on this Site a while ago now: I am glad that you are having success with it. The dreaded itchy scalp is held at bay with Hope's.

The conditioner they put out offers additional protection but I get by without it.

I don't need to shampoo as often either.

Unfortunately, it does not seem to readily lather in our water, does it lather in yours OK?

I still use it though, as it trumps all others I have tried - natural too, which is a plus.

I also use a 50/50 spray of ACV and H2O and leave on to soak for a while after the shampooing.

Malcolm Harker Herbals stock a skin, itch remover (again an NZ product) which is effective.



Replied by Gail
(Bay of Plenty)

Hello Michael, Thank you for all your great information and I will definitely check out Malcolm Harker Herbals. I recently got Psoriasis so welcome any help at all and I live a very healthy lifestyle so was very surprised to get this condition. Best, Gail

(New Zealand)

Hello Gail,

I have been wondering how you have been getting on with the Psoriasis issue?

Here are some oils that you could consider incorporating into your diet in small quantities or utilizing in a salve.

My two favourites at the moment are Hemp Seed Oil and Coconut Oil.

Most people are aware of the many virtues of Coconut Oil and it can also be used as a carrier oil for other products for treating the skin. It is soothing for skin conditions. I find the smell very pleasant. I sometimes use it for "Oil Pulling" (see this Site for more info. on that). Use extra- virgin cold-pressed etc. You probably know the drill.

A bottle of Hemp Seed Oil or Flax Oil is usually on the dinner table and we take a drizzle of it with our meal whenever we remember, having faith that it will deliver Linolenic acid and the Omegas 3 and 6, as well as some fatty acids, reputedly able to support suppleness of hair and skin.

Whilst not aspiring to win any beauty contest, the skin tends to dry out a bit as we age and our climate can be harsh on the skin, especially as we tend to spend a lot of time outdoors. It has been claimed that HSO is an effective salve for treating conditions such as Psoriasis, Eczema, and Acne.

Avocado Oil Can be used as a moisturizer and can repair / heal skin. It has five Vitamins, as well as Omega 3 potassium and folate.

Almond Oil protects and nourishes skin, has fatty acids, Vitamins E and K, as well as antioxidants.

Zinc is required for more tasks in the body than any other substance (and I thought it was Magnesium! ) and yet is quite deficient in NZ soils. That's the bad news but the good news is that women need less Zinc than men! Someone I know resolved a long-standing, red nose issue in reasonably short order with a tiny application of topical Zinc (and Castor Oil) ointment to the affected area on a regular basis. There is a test for this - talk to the pharmacist near you.

Another, often overlooked trace mineral, is Selenium, which is also lacking in NZ soils (most Americans get enough from their diet apparently). This one is also necessary for Psoriasis control and skin elasticity. Applying Selenium products to the skin can fix psoriasis and dandruff of the scalp. Low Selenium can be a factor in some cancers and in Arthritis suffering.

The skin, being our largest organ, really ought to have more attention paid to it. It is a bit like your car: we don't attend to its maintenance very well until something goes wrong!!

Gail- let us know how you are progressing please - it may assist others too!

Cheers from somewhere Down Under.

Dr Howard

Boric acid USP l have read alleviates psoriasis. Soak a cotton ball dab on affected areas.l would say dab on up to three times a day.

As to a tea Cats claw from Peru only as their variety has more bio activity Wonderful for immune system. Amazon World Botanical's. Works well in a mist bottle so mist on face, hair/ scalp with clean hands rub in. Mist on psoriasis affected areas gently rub on.

Actually any skin problem. Drink the tea spring water no R/O (hydrogen bond water Ellis Water best eBay has it)twice a day AM/ PM.

A man called me years ago. He had stage 4 liver cancer. He was entering a university program. Intensive chemo where everyone had hair loss and expectorated, etc. He ordered the Cats claw tea. Did not hear from him for quite some time.

Long story short -he called me -5 years in remission; only one who didn't lose his hair and never got sick! Drs. saw this then privately had each patient add Cats claw to their protocol! Works.

So if it can do that let's see how it handles the immune system relative to psoriasis!

Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil

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

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

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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.

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Posted by Wendy (London) on 04/06/2022

My husband's on-off skin condition has never been actually diagnosed. He has been given cream which never worked. I am assuming it is psoriasis but can't be sure. Anyway, this patch wouldn't clear up it itched and was getting worse. I soaked cotton wool in raw apple cider vinegar and he kept it on for a day. This is the result a few weeks later.

Replied by Art
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Hi Wendy,

That is an awesome result! Was it just one application of ACV one time?

I have had psoriasis that looked just like that, but when I did, it wasn't just in one place like that, it was in many. If I ever get another one like that, I will test your remedy! Thank you for posting it!



We only applied it once although it was a good soaking.

He too has had patches crop up elsewhere over the years which he just used to apply cream of all different types to try to keep it at bay, but this was worst so we decided to try ACV. After the initial treatment it was just left, no creams and thankfully all healed.

I wish you luck too.


hi, just wanted to say, I have read and do believe Psoriasis/Ezcema is from a too Acidic Body, same as Yeast issues. I have some spots but keep them at bay, thru cream. I used to drink AV daily in a glass of water, now have been drinking about 1/4 tsp of Baking Soda and it seems to help. One thing I drink Wine and that doesn't help me at all. Maybe I will go back to drinking the V although Soda is less expensive. Thank you everyone for your notes.

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Posted by Martha (Chicago, Il) on 07/07/2016

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 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 DAONH
(United States)

How does this recommendation help anybody if the application method and dosage aren't provided? As Eira asked almost five years ago, is this topical or oral? Dosage?

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Posted by Sally (Uk) on 06/19/2016

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.

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Posted by Alba (Fl, US) on 01/24/2015 2 posts

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.

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

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.

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Posted by Derold (Atlanta, Ga) on 10/01/2012

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.

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Posted by Mark K (London, England) on 07/28/2012

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.

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Posted by Hippy_chick (West Side, Australia) on 05/04/2012

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.

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

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.

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Posted by Cam (San Diego, Ca) on 01/25/2012

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.