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Psoriasis Natural Treatment Options


Posted by Lioness (USA) on 05/24/2019
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I was recently working on a client (I'm an LMT), and she mentioned that she had psoriasis, but that it had entirely cleared up, except for a small spot on her back. She said that she had it everywhere. The specific places she mentioned were: stomach, arms, legs, inside her ears, back. The most severely affected area was her back--she was even waking up with blood on her sheets. She tried different prescription ointments (including a $1000.00 spray!), none of which were very effective. After doing some research, she decided to try CBD oil. Her dose was 1 drop sublingually (under the tongue) in the morning. On day 2, her psoriasis was clearing up. When I saw her, it had been 2 weeks since she started taking it, and the psoriasis had completely cleared up, except for that dime size spot on her back. She even forgot to take the CBD oil one day. I didn't think to ask her what type of psoriasis she had, but the remedy that worked for her --1 drop CBD oil under the tongue in the morning.

Replied by Teena
Melbourne, Australia
192 posts

Wow, thank you for sharing, that is an amazing result for the very difficult and complicated psoriasis.

Cherry Juice, Diet

Posted by Mysonsmom (Louisville, Nebraska) on 06/15/2012
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For over 6 months I have been drinking 8 oz. or more of cherry juice (bought concentrated and I diluted and added agave to sweeten) to see what affect it would have for me. My mother-in-law began drinking it to reduce uric acid that inflamed her gout. I have found that my psoriasis, which I have had since age 9 and am almost 40, is greatly improved and many of my worst patches have disappeared entirely. I try to eat a healthy diet of fresh fruits and veggies, less fried foods, and less sugar as well. I take digestive enzymes and d-limonene to help prevent heart burn and issues with my hiatal hernia and I also take a daily calcium/magnesium supplement.

Don't know if it is the combination of these things or the anti-inflammatory and mineral properties in the cherry juice that has brought about this healing. I am thankful for this amazing improvement! My skin hasn't been this clear since I was a kid!

Coconut Oil

Posted by Ljossart (Monticello, Mn) on 11/15/2016
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I just wanted to add my thumbs up for the use of of coconut oil for Psoriasis. My son didn't really think it would help and was pleasantly surprised when we were able to get it under control. We used a homemade coconut oil soap for washing and coconut oil to moisturize. I love that it is a natural, non-toxic way to manage it.

Posted by Mark (Philippines) on 08/28/2016
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To all sufferers of dermatitis, psoriasis and eczema I have a very good news for all of you I have found a cure but before that I have to tell you. I had Psoriasis for over 12 years now I am at the 4th day of using virgin coconut oil. I drink 2-3 tablespoon a day or better mixed the coconut oil with your salad in every meal. As I was saying I am just at the 4th day but My God I couldn't believe it my skin looks much much much healthier no itch, no flaking I can even well well sleep better than I used to. Guys trust me it will change your life for the best Im like is this for real. I've seeing dermatologist, these worsening steroids they gave doesnt help at all instead it will get worst. Just give it a try and see for yourself I'm not kidding at all this is it.

Just few things things to remember Cut all your sweets anything that is made of sugar, white flour, starchy foods . Drink a lot of water in between meals, exercise chill out stress free lifestyle. Eat a lot of veggies mixed it with coconut oil. That's All. Please spread this words to all you known who suffers from this diseases.

Replied by Art
778 posts

Coconut oil is helpful for some people, but not for others. I went through many jars of quality CO both orally and topically with no noticeable change in psoriasis. I've read anecdotal reports saying it helps and others saying it doesn't. Definitely worth a try in case you are one of the lucky ones! It's pretty inexpensive and readilly available.

As far as being a cure, well......not for me.


Replied by Krystal

Hi I was just wondering how that was going for u and if it is healing? I am 19 yrs old and have been suffering with psoriasis for about 8 years and I really need answers? I've healed my psoriasis about 3-4 times and has came back every time.

Replied by Kalpanamayee

My dear Art,

Instead of coconut oil you can try olive oil or castor oil to see the result.

Replied by Art
778 posts

In reply to Kalpanamayee (I),

Thank you for the thought!

I have tried coconut oil, evening primrose oil, castor oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, grapeseed oil, canola oil, shea butter, almond oil, black cumin seed oil, vegetable oil, emu oil, sesame seed oil, fish oil, black currant seed oil, borage oil, mineral oil and others with mixed results, but none helped to lessen my psoriasis, only soothe. Jojoba oil and Emu oil would be my favorites as far as being easy to use with minimal smell. I have tried well over a hundred supplements and alternative remedies including everything Ted has posted on EC and again with little if any benefit or benefit that was very short lived and not maintainable.

Psoriasis is different for different people and some people can get benefit from certain oils while others can not. The type and severity of the psoriasis also plays into the equation. I have had guttate, inverse, plaque and the dreaded erythrodermic psoriasis which can kill you. My psoriasis falls into the moderate to severe category and is fairly resistant to many treatments. I suspect that what we know as psoriasis can be caused by many different problems in the body and the psoriasis that we see may only be a symptom of any of those problems. This could explain why something may completely clear one person with psoriasis while doing absolutely nothing for another person with psoriasis.

I am currently experimenting with a supplement that seems to be helping and I will post about it here on EC if it it continues to improve my psoriasis and continues to work over time. For now it is just another experiment for me and it is too soon to even discuss it because I have tried many things that initially showed some benefit, but that was all as the benefit quickly went away.


Posted by Sandi (Johnson City, Tx.) on 05/17/2013
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I received an email regarding the benefits of Virgin Coconut Oil, so I immediately bought some. At first I was skeptical of using it, but after reading websites about the benefits, I decided to try it on my psoriasis. I have been plagued with this on the bottom of my feet for more than 10 yrs.

I slathered it all over my feet before bedtime and put ankle socks on and go to bed. After 2 wks, the psoriasis has completely gone away. Amazing stuff!

Posted by Connie (Hastings, Ontario) on 10/06/2012
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Starting from what appeared to be insect bites, this skin ailment covered most of lower legs and appeared on arms also. It was apparent that anything with fragrance in it was affecting this skin condition, so I proceeded to use soaps like pine tar, and ones that were fragrance free. I purchased approximately $300.00 worth of over the counter ointments, antihistimine, antibiotics from doctor and after waiting seven (7) months to for epidermist I was diagnosed with psoriasis and given prescription for cortisone cream. I filled two prescriptions, with no results. My daughter's husband had an ointment for treating poison ivy, same as mine, only half the strength. I applied this ointment occasionally and EXTRA VIRGIN COCONUT OIL three times (3x) per day, and got healed with marvellous results within one month. No more psoriasis.

Replied by Megg
North Vernon, Indiana, Usa

Hi Megg here.. What was the name of this stuff do you remember? I have psorisis also and would like to know that name of this stuff... Thanks

Replied by Brainbuster

There's no such thing as "Extra" Virgin Coconut Oil... it's just a marketing term to get you to spend more cash. There is Virgin Coconut Oil.

Posted by Ping Yap (Legazpi, Philippines) on 01/03/2012

On psoriasis:

Try taking cold processed virgin coconut oil 3 1/2 tablespoon daily continuously for at least a month.

Sip a lemon & a pinch of sea salt after to refresh your mouth.

Posted by Diane (Old Bridge, Nj) on 02/06/2011
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Coconut oil amazingly cleared the Psoriasis I have had on my hands, elbows, knees and spots on my legs and ankles for over 40 years. I take one teaspoon in the morning. It took about one month to clear. I would like to say thank you very much for such a fantastic website and thank you to all the contributors!

Replied by Lele
Riverside, Ca
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I am a little mad at myself for not using this sooner (I think I avoided it because I hate using anything greasy). For starters, I found my coconut oil at my local Walmart. I use Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil, which you can find in the vitamin section for $10.

The first time I applied this, I put it directly on the affected areas and left it on overnight (to heat the oil I leave the container in a bowl of hot water). By morning, all the red patches had turned white and were completely smooth. I can't tell you how thrilled I was. I now use this as a deep conditioner once a week, as well. Coconut Oil has become my go-to treatment for my psoriasis.

Replied by Daniella

Hi did u rub the coconut oil into ur skin or just take it by eating and it cleared up?

EC: Sounds like the poster from 2011 took coconut oil internally.

Posted by Andrea (Ontario, Canada) on 06/25/2008
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Coconut Oil for Psoriasis.

I developed plaque psoriasis on 1 knee and 2 elbows and guttate psoriasis on my legs 18 months ago. I tried every suggestion under dermatitis and eczema and psoriasis that I could do, applying topically, ACV, Oregano oil, Tea Tree oil, honey, coconut oil, GSE, etc. I have to say all topical remedies did not work for me at all. All the red spots just stayed red and never healed while moisturizing and treating with the above.

What did work was reading a couple of posts stating to do nothing to them, just wash them with a warm cloth. This made sense as I had a couple of spots on my back that I could not reach to treat and they healed on their own. So I also took the idea from the person who was taking coconut oil internally and it had healed his psoriasis. I stopped treating it externally with everything and started taking 1 TBLS of Coconut oil on Oatmeal each morning and another TBLS in a cup of hot chocolate at night. I believed the post that moisturizing from the inside would likely be the proper way to go. So taking the coconut oil internally each day, also 1 Vitamin B complex per day, 1 Vit. C 500mg. per day and 2 capsules of Essential Health Oil per day, (contains flax seed oil,black currant seed oil, Pumpkin seed oil & safflower oil) this all or maybe just the coconut oil? has healed one elbow completely, the other is almost healed, the knee plaque only has a tiny spot left and keeps shrinking and all the bright redness to the flat spots has disappeared. The backs of my legs and sides up my thighs are healed and all that is left is very light pink pigmentation spots on my shins. These are still healing and looking so much better that I can now wear shorts again with no concerns. I continue daily to just wipe them down with a warm wet thick cloth, (just water) and am having great success. The dry lines on my legs have disappeared and I am NOT moisturizing externally! Spots on my hands have completely healed as well. I was putting so much time into daily treatment topically, getting frustrated and I just wanted to say thank you to all the posters who try to help anyone with their suggestions. Those 2 posts were a hit for me and I wanted to share as well with others suffering. As a previous poster said "do nothing" to your psoriasis, they also stated it would take time, yes it does be patient, it's been 2 months for me to get to this stage.

Also I would like to add that I broke out with perioral dermatitis after using contact cement. I used your site and immediately applied ACV to the rash for a couple of days and applied Calendula cream after the ACV dried for a week and within days it healed and in one week completely gone! Thank you so much for this site and to all the wonderful people who take the time to help others!

Replied by Mary
San Diego, Ca
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Coconut oil, is wonderful, it took care of a white cyst on the corner of my eye after having it 6 mos, in 3 days! SESAME SEED OIL, is also wonderful listen to this: I used it on my dog who had a growing skin sore on her forehead, ( looked awful and scary, and the dog was very itchy) for over 6 mos, nothing worked, I started putting sesame seed oil and in 5 days it totally healed and the hair grew back in. Years later I developed psoriasis on my leg it was about 3"x 3" bright pink and scaly, and extremely itchy, I tried petroleum gels and it turned purplish and scaly, it looked awful and scary. I remembered the sesame seed and how it healed my chiuaua, so I purchased a bottle of SESAME SEED ORGANIC OIL and put it on, it started working almost instantly within an hour the bright pink was light pink, the itching stopped. I kept putting more on throughout the day, by the next morning the psoriasis flareup I have been dealing with for several weeks, is almost gone!!! It also worked on my very dry cracked palms, (I do massage so my palms crack and burn allot) All I can say is WOW! SESAME, SEED OIL is the BOMB!!!

Posted by Stephen (Cannelton, Indiana) on 03/11/2008
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I decided to try Coconut Oil to see if it would help me lose some weight. It never, but I had another interesting side benefit. It has almost completely healed up my severe case of Psoriasis. It has at least taken it to the point that I can pay little to no attention to this ailment that has dogged me for almost 40 years now, since I was 7. I started off with two tablespoons of extra virgin coconut oil, one in morning one late afternoon. After the short break that proved it was the coconut oil having an affect on my skin, I started using coconut oil capsules 1000mg twice a day, but had to up the dose to 2 1000mg twice a day. I have not experienced any flare ups yet and it has been more than a few months almost completely (old scars starting to fade)clear now.

Coconut Oil, Aloe Vera Oil, Shea Butter

Posted by Cynthia (Bay Area, Ca) on 03/30/2011
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I noticed red round spots 2 on my legs and 1 on my arm. I thought I had ringworms. The doctor told me it was Psoriasis. I was like how did I get this.. Anyway I have always used Aloe Vera Oil.. (not gel). I put coconut oil, aloe vera oil and raw shea butter.. It really worked. I have no spots, no itching, no nothing........

Replied by Kelly
East Brunswic, Nj Usa

What brands did you use? Thanks!!!!

Replied by Cynthia
Bay Area, Ca

No brand......... Just google all three

Coconut Oil, Hot Water

Posted by Julie (Az) on 10/01/2018
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My psoriasis came on 3 years ago - with a vengeance! I did not know what it was, and doctors were clueless (and predictably incurious). It burned, stung, and oozed. The itching nearly drove me insane (or perhaps it succeeded - not sure - haha). The ONLY thing that calmed the burning was coconut oil (extra virgin organic) but was not 100% effective. It sure helped, though.

For the itching, I discovered by accident that running the area under VERY hot water - almost scalding - was incredibly effective and the relief lasted for several hours (AH! Sweet sleep! ) but I had logistics problems because I could only access the bathtub faucet which prevented a lot of areas from getting this relief. You'll need to be right at the controls, as your skin will tell you "hotter" or "cooler" as needed, and it will vary by the moment. Pat dry w/ paper towel & don't apply anything to the skin.

There are a few theories why the hot water works, one of which is that it forces the release of histamines out through the skin. But as far as I know, no one really knows why. It just does.

Coffee Enema

Posted by Robin (MI) on 01/04/2021
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I cured my psoriasis using coffee enemas, organic coffee.

Cold Showers

Posted by Katrina (Sterling, VA) on 08/28/2006
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After the death of two very close friends and a lot of stress, I ended up with stress induced psoriasis all over my head, neck and shoulder. I tried EVERYTHING OTC and nothing worked so finally, I gave up, and started saving money to go to the doctor. I came across the cold water therapy on this site and although I did not intend to use it to treat this issue, it sure cured it. I started taking cold water showers in the hottest months here in Virginia. Immediately I noticed the increase in energy and my hair is SUPER SOFT even after months of harsh psoriasis shampoos that had my hair turning to straw. Call me crazy, but it seems my shower doesn't get as grimy as it did before when I was using hot water. My complexion has improved, and there is an obvious difference in my pores. Basically, I have nothing bad to say about cold showers. After 2 months of them, I can't even STAND a hot shower now.


Posted by France (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 11/11/2014
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I found out the cause of my Psoriasis was from elevated cortisol levels. This probably would only help people who developed psoriasis later in life. I stumbled on a cure, yes complete cure, when I started taking a natural support supplement for insomnia. The one I use is called Interplexus Seriphos, but there are many other cortisol lowering treatments available. Get your cortisol levels tested to see if they are high. I was so shocked when all my psoriasis completely went away. Not saying this will work on people who suffered from psoriasis all their life, but I always assumed my psoriasis came from hormone levels being out of sync. I started suffering from Psoriasis after menopause. I very much so wish this helps someone else out there who suffers from this disease.