I noticed in your long list of ailments, psoriasis was not mentioned. Please let people know that Oregano Leaf absolutely gets rid of psoriasis in a big way. I have battled psoriasis since I was 10 yrs old (I'm now 48). I had heard that oregano leaf and olive leaf were good for infections so one day, I started taking them both. Within a week my skin was so clear my husband commented. I started wondering what I had done differently. I had taken olive leaf before with no visable result so I started investigating the oregano. There are MANY resources out there on psoriasis and oregano leaf, and also, that psoriasis is mainly caused by a fungus (which oregano goes after). I personally buy OregaMax since other oreganos have not worked for me. People should know about this!! It is wonderful. Three to five capsules a day (divided) should do it. I got my initial results simply taking 1 both am and pm.
(Chattanooga, Tn, United States)
I had very good results to tame psoriasis itch by mixing about 4 tbsp olive oil, 2 capsules of Oil of Oregano (Natural Factors brand with 80 percent Carvacol) and 3 drops of DMSO. The itch went away and for the rest of the day, I kept my skin moisturized with olive oil. My psoriasis is slowly going away. I did use some left over antifungal creams I had from my last bout of psoriasis which helped a lot.
I am also drink baking soda in water or lemon water after meals to combat acidity. After drinking these for a few days I noticed that the swelling above my right knee went away after being swollen for over a year. I started doing this after a source stated that arthritis is caused by acidity.
I am also taking Bill Thompson's Special Alkalizing Combo No. 1 in the morning and evening. You can do a search for this on this site. This Combo helps with fighting candida as well.
Thank you to everyone who responded to my request for simple meal ideas. I will certainly try what has been suggested. Also thank you for this site and all its contributors over the years. I have used many remedies for myself and my family with great results.
With all that going on in this world, I believe we need to start stocking up on our remedies, meds and also on food, etc.
Stay safe and be blessed!
I have had psoriasis since 3rd grade. I am approaching 80 and finally have relief from the itching and sore patches. I refused to try internal medicines and saw a commercial for over the counter remedy Gold Bond. 99% of visual patches have healed.
I personally do not suffer from psoriasis, but a friend of mine in Canada does. I mentioned a different skin ailment that I am experiencing to her and she said I might try overnight renewing foot cream. She has psoriasis quite bad on her shins and one night as she was using the cream on her feet she started to rub it on her shins also just because it felt good. She says her psorisis is so much better since she started to use this cream. While the cream did not really provide any relief for my skin condition, I thought I'd mention it to you all since it seemed to lessen the severity of psorsis for her.
My niece suffered from psoriasis and after six months of traditional treatment from her doctor with poor results and no hope for a cure, she went to a holistic practioner. She was told psoriasis was caused by a parasite. She was given a parasitic cleanse (had to drink a capful of a liquid two or three times a day) and had to eliminate sugar from her diet. She saw a huge improvement in three weeks. She is totally free of this skin condition and has never had another occurrence. That was seven years ago. She doesn't remember the name of the product, but you might talk to your local health/vitamin store for suggestions.
(Fort Gratiot, Mi)
maybe an infection?
well I been dealing with psorasis for almost 10 ten years now. and its driving me crazy. so I think im having a throat, ears, and stomach problem. an infection I guess. a few months back I bought pepcid complete tablets and prilosec for heartburn(1 tablet a day) and after a few days I noticed the psorasis slowed down. kind of weird. so I did another colon cleanse and it looks like its slowly clearing again. but I'm still dealing with itchy throat and ears. ordered some stuff to deal with that. we'll see what happens.
I wanted to let you know that my psoriasis, which I have had for about 15 years or so, has gotten better since I started doing two things. First of all, it's only about 3' by 4", which is kinda small compared to many other people. It hasn't gotten worse in that time, just moved down from my knee to my lower leg. It itched and scaled a lot. The itching went mostly away when I started eating blackberries every day. Then I bought pine nuts, and wow! The scaling went completely away too! In addition it seems some of my food sensitivities went down or away with the pine nuts. I know psoriasis is considered an auto-immune disease, and I think the pine nuts may be useful to interrupt that process for some. It definitely hasn't fixed my psoriasis, just made it less 'angry', and less thick a bit too. I think it may be the sterolins in the pine nuts and the mannose in the blackberries, as that is why I tried them. But I am not really that sure.
I used about 2$ Canadian in pine nuts a day and about 2 cups of blackberries per day also. I also avoided pasteurized milk products and wheat, but I have been doing that for a while.
Unreal... I had eczema, dermatitis and/or psoriasis under both eyes after I got cross-contaminated with gluten (being glutened sucks A**). BTW, similar can happen if you're lactose intolerant. The protein in dairy (casein) mimics the protein in wheat (gluten).
I had it for many weeks and I tried everything such as aloe vera gel, apple cider vinegar, castor oil, etc.. Then I read some comments here that swimming in the ocean and sea salt or dead sea salt got rid of their eczema. So I decided to try it with salt in water.
The last 3 days, I've put Pink Himalayan Salt mixed in filtered water, into a cup. I swished it around with my fingers so it would dissolve in the water and then I splashed it on both eyes (I did NOT dry at all). I think it's KEY to understand not to dry it off!
I woke up just now, everything flaked off and the red dime sized circles are GONE. I'm in shock. I also read that Chlorine Swimming Pools can do similar, but that's not even necessary. Just fill a cup with water and salt (I presume any salt will work, even table salt), splash it on the area where you have the red rash or eczema/dermatitis/psoriasis and just like it dry. Don't wash it off.
I also remember yesterday I noticed that the reddish areas under my eyes had turned yellowish, which I had not seen before when I used the other treatments (ACV, Castor Oil, Aloe Vera, etc..). So I kind of figured it was dead skin drying out and ready to come off. I'm still in shock at how quickly it happened. This is the cure for your rashes due to Eczema / Psoriasis / Dermatitis.
About your psoriasis, it's 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 sufferer and almost better.
I have pustular psoriasis on both of my hands and the bottom of one foot. I had strep 4 months ago and just started breaking out with these bumps that looked like fire ant bites. The doctors have been ginving me topical ointments but are not helping.
My skin is peeling off of the palms of my hands and is getting very painful. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I have had psoriasis since I was age 5, I am 53 now, went into remission when I moved to AZ & FL, now back in full force, live in the Midwest now. No cure, but to control it my advice is to apply whatever cream you use, wrap your body in saran wrap at night to keep it moist. Does wonders, my secret for controlling it. I also tan, but must get skin cancer checks if doing this! Also for scalp, sleep in clear plastic cap, also protects the sheets. Good luck!
Hi guys! I have been suffering with scalp psoriasis for a couple years now. Everything I've read on here seems to be for psoriasis on the body. Has anyone been cured with a natural remedy for the Scalp??
I started using himalayan sea salts for my psoriasis as directed by a friend. One teaspoon in the morning in 8-16 oz. of clean water on empty stomach and the same thing at night. You get one of the sea salt rocks and you add triple the water to it to make what they call a sole. Then let it sit for 24 hours and it is ready to use. Then use a hard plastic teaspoon to scoop the mix into a glass of water. Mix and drink. Note, make the sole in a glass not plastic and when scooping mix into glass dont use a metal spoon. I was told it will change the chemical component of the sole. So my psoriasis is getting better and the added benefit is I go to the bathroom every morning like clockwork. Sea salts are very healthy and do not raise blood pressure providing you are eating a healthy alkaline diet (vegetables etc.. ). good luck.
Selenium and Psoriasis:
Selenium deficiency is pretty common in dandruff, psoriasis, eczema, tinea (age spots), athletes foot, jock itch, seborrheic dermatitis, candida infections, hypothyroidism.
There are different yeasts, of course, trichophyton, mallasezia furfur, candida and others. Some spots may itch, others may not. I suspect rosacea may be a yeast problem as well (combined with Demodex mites eating the yeast).
Yeast needs oxygen, and Selenium is a very powerful antioxidant (500x stronger than vitamin e). Kill the oxygen supply, with Selenium, and you kill the yeast.
A good source of Selenium is brazil nuts(orally), or Dandruff Shampoo(topically). Selenium works with iodine (and is thyroid protective). Taking one alone, though could cause a deficiency of the other, theoretically.
Seborrheic dermatitis is an advanced form of dandruff, possibly caused by fungi colonizing on the scalp
"* To treat seborrheic dermatitis, look for shampoos that contain coal tar, zinc pyrithione, selenium sulfide or salicylic acid."
Note: head and shoulders selenium sulfide shampoo says on the bottle that it "treats seborrheic dermatitis".
Trace element status in eczema and psoriasis
"Concentrations of zinc, copper and selenium were determined in plasma and leucocytes from 23 patients with psoriasis and 24 with eczema."
"Concentrations of selenium in whole blood, plasma and leucocytes were significantly reduced in both groups. This finding may be of importance in relation to the effect of free radicals on skin."
Selenium sulfide: adjunctive therapy for tinea capitis
"Selenium sulfide lotion used as a shampoo has been shown to be an effective adjunctive agent to griseofulvin in the treatment of tinea capitis(head)."
How to treat Malassezia furfur (tinea versicolor) in humans?
Medical Care: Patients should be informed that tinea versicolor is caused by a fungus that is normally present on the skin surface and is therefore not considered contagious.
I've had psoriasis since I was a kid and I'm 44yo now. It comes and goes and for the most part has been limited to areas that are not so obvious. When it does flare up, it is sore, painful and really REALLY incovenient.
OTC creams didn't work, prescription meds were not an option and many homemade salves, ointments, lotions and rubs just didn't work for me.
Never tried aloe.
However, we use coconut oil for everything in my house and I tried it on my psoriasis. It was ok, but the results didn't last long. I put it on right after showering, while I was still damp. It's looked good that evening, but in the morning the dry patches would be back.
What did work for me was Shea butter. I only need to apply it once a day and I do so right after my shower. :) I have a little patch on my knee that's looking real good and doesn't itch or hurt.
I've also started drinking green smoothies.
Hope this helps someone else.