Psoriasis Treatment
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Psoriasis Natural Treatment Options

Neem Oil
Posted by Sue M. (Worden, Il, Usa) on 08/01/2012
5 out of 5 stars

About 5 days ago, I started developing a doozie of a cold sore.... In the same spot, on my upper lip, with the swelling (terrible) and blisters. I didn't develop the usual symptoms I normally get, which is swollen lymph glands and stiff, achy joints. I attribute that to the healthy fats I take in my morning smoothie. This cold sore triggered the psoriasis in my right ear. Needless to say, I was miserable with the nerve endings throbbing and oozing, etc.

So, after re-reading everything here on Earth Clinic, I decided to try the neem oil. I did some more research and decided to try the oil, instead of the leaves. The smell of the oil is kinda strong (resembles garlic) but, for me, this worked beautifully. Within the day, my ear stopped oozing and throbbing and wasn't so tender to the touch. It took my cold sore till the end of the following day to feel better, but it is healing..... For me, this is huge.. I have tried so much... Lysine, acv, vco, clay... Almost everything on EC... Lol. If you suffer from either of these, please give it a try. It's a wonderful healing oil.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Pugsley Fits (Byron Bay, Nsw Australia) on 07/31/2012

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mark K (London, England) on 07/28/2012
4 out of 5 stars

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.

Posted by Hal (Carmichael, Ca) on 07/18/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I began taking a Cayenne Complex for heart health a few months ago- my heart is still beating and all my psoriasis is gone.

Biotin, Turmeric
Posted by Christine (Tarzana, California, Usa) on 06/17/2012
5 out of 5 stars

The skin on the soles of my feet, palms of my hands and even my eyelids was splitting open along creases. I started taking Turmeric along with Biotin. In less than a week, everything was 80% better. My mother has psoriasis very badly on her back where she cannot reach to put psoriasis creams. She started turmeric with biotin and she doesn't itch at all, sores almost gone in less than a week.

Cherry Juice, Diet
Posted by Mysonsmom (Louisville, Nebraska) on 06/15/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Bleach Baths
Posted by Sara (Orange, Ca Usa) on 05/30/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I hope I'm writting this in the right space. I HAVE to share that for me apple cider sadly does nothing for my psoriasis. For me im over 30 & have had since the age of 8m every year chronic horrible head to toe flare ups of what I think is guttate psoriasis, some years Ive had it ALL year due to a few strep throat cases which kick off a three month psoriasis event. I've done PUVA, enbrel... ETC ETC. I have previously as I stated last year somewhere on this thread ONLY had relief from fasting, which is problematic & hard to do.

I recently managed to HALT a flare up with two things, the cayenne gargle CURED my strep within hours, which I think may have slowed or lessened the flare up...

The second thing is a week of bleach baths (mods please leave this info I know bleach is not considered "natural" but I need to get this info out to other sufferers) google bleach bath, its simple 1/2 or 1/4 cup bleach in bath & soak, (no you wont die, no you wont stink... ) I was scared to try it, but had my stomach covered in psoriasis & legs, my arms were clear... Day one showed little clearing by day 5 my psoriasis is GONE. Please ppl give the bleach bath a try. I'm baffled as to WHY it works, I've been lead to believe thru my own research that my psoriasis was coming from within due to strep, stress, over active malfunctioning t cells attackign... Etc.... Etc. WELL no it appears now my psoriasis was nothing more than......... Stains? lol! Please give the bleach bath a try!!!!!!!

Banana Peel
Posted by Bp Believer (Los Angeles, California) on 05/10/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Psoriasis:The bananna peel works. I applied it every day for two straight weeks. You may still have a bump but the flaky white skin will be totally gone.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Hippy_chick (West Side, Australia) on 05/04/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Emu Oil
Posted by Liddlekidle (Virginia Beach, Va, Usa) on 05/02/2012

[Eczema is listed on your emu oil page, but not psoraisis.]

I am a 54 year old female whose body erupted with a case of psoraisis upon moving from a Southern climate to a less Southern climate. (There is a history of psoriasis in the males in my family, but I had never had it before.)

I saw a doctor when my case quickly went from peeling "plaques" on my scalp, to my legs, back and stomach. The doctor gave me a mild steroid ointment and then progressed to much stronger steroid ointments and creams. I used the $600. Prescription shampoo and also a messy scalp oil. None of these things worked very well, if at all.

I trolled the psoriasis Web sites for alternative remedies and bemoaned getting the heartbreak of psoraisis after 54 years.

I tried tanning salons, an oil from India and glycerin. I also began taking vitamin D3 lozenges more regularly. None of these things worked.

THEN, purely by accident, I put some cracked heel foot softener on a bad patch on my thigh. I had purchased the foot softener at Walmart, 2 oz. For under $4. The softener contained emu oil and beeswax. The very next day, I noticed more improvement from this treatment than from any of the other things I had been using. I thought it was a fluke, so I continued to treat just that one spot more than once a day. WOW! That patch went away.

So I went back to the psoriasis cure Web sites and searched for emu oil. There it was, listed as a cure... For some, not all people. I also read a few medical study abstracts concerning the fact that emu oil absorbs through the skin very quickly.

I used up the 2 oz. of foot softener and cured all the patches on my body that I could reach. I also found a more expensive cream at the drugstore that was not yellow and greasy like the foot softener and contained a higher percentage of emu oil. Both of these cured all of my patches except for some hard to treat bumps left on my scalp. I never ended up buying 100% emu oil as the two weaker preparations worked for me. I continue to use both of them on any dry or suspicious-looking skin, and my heels!

Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil
Posted by Sue (West Chester, Pennsylvania) on 04/18/2012

Hi, Are you using coconut oil for cooking? or coconut oil pills? What is the exact mixture that you are using?

Apple Cider Vinegar and Baking Soda
Posted by Leasyloo (Brisbane, Qld) on 04/13/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have suffered from psoriasis for years but have been able to control it with different types of creams, lotions, antibiotics etc from doctors and skin specialists but lost faith a few years ago & thought their must be an alternative out there and decided to research on the internet. I found aloe vera gel to be wonderful for 4-5 years but psoriasis always needs a change in treatment methods after a while so after having a terrible outbreak on my face (which I have always dreaded) I decided to try a Paw Paw cream (which featured on tv about a month or so ago), its described as liquid gold. I was still wearing makeup during the week so I didnt see a speedy improvement until I stopped wearing makeup and read about apple cider vinegar which I use for my scalp but never thought to mix with baking soda & take internally. After my husband returned from being away all week he thought I was wearing makeup. My face looks fabulous after only 4 drink doses of ACV, using the pawpaw ointment twice daily, and moisturing with a sorbolene cream during the day to keep my face moisturised. Thanks to reading this site I will be able to wear makeup again next week.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ren (St Albans, Vt) on 04/07/2012
4 out of 5 stars

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.

Dietary Changes
Posted by Brad Shad (North Providence, Rhode Island) on 04/05/2012

Hi, I read your post. I went natural 16 months ago and am still trying to get to the bottom of it. I am currently 8 days into proper food combining. This is the key to it all. I eat fruits for breakfast and veggies and carbs or veggies and protein. Look up for more info. I was BLOATED after eating a regular meal and now after proper food combining I am not after 2 days. Hopefully in a month I will know if it is working. If not I'm going strictly vegan mostly veg til it clears. I was told that if you eat a plant based diet that you can cure cancer. Eating properly will boost the immune system to fight off anything. You have to clear out the garbage and yes your liver is probably struggling. How old did you get psoriasis? Good luck.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Enzymes
Posted by E From Florida (Miami, Fl) on 04/05/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar changed my life. I have spent the last year and a half watching the psoriasis on my face get worse. I would wake up in the morning and have skin the size of a fingernail peeling off the areas around my nose. I tried using makeup to cover it but I'm a guy and it wasn't all that successful and the makeup seemed to aggravate the skin and make it worse. I thought I'd have to either take drugs that were known for causing serious side affects (cancer, organ damage, etc) or accept the fact that my face was going to become horrible to look at. Then someone told me about Organic Apple Cider Vinegar.

I went to the store and bought some organic, unfiltered, with mother, Apple Cider Vinegar. I began by putting a little in the cap and then using my fingers to apply it topically to the affected areas. I also began consuming 1 tablespoon each morning diluted in a small glass of water (it tastes very bad so I brush my teeth immedately afterward). Within 3 days I was noticing an improvement. Within two weeks it was all gone. It's been over a month now and I still do the same routine. I think I wll for the rest of my life. It supposedly has many other health benefits. I cannot yet attest to them but for psoriasis, it changed my life.

Posted by Lisa (Kenosha, Wi) on 03/23/2012

Carole.... Will you please tell how you are taking cayenne for your psoriasis? Is it in a pill or just adding it to your food? Thank you.

Posted by Carole Wynne (South San Francisco, Ca, California/usa) on 03/23/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have had psorisis of the genital area for one and a half years. I hurt so bad when I have to go to the bathroom. I was talking to someone and she said that cayenne pepper made her friend's psoriasis go away. I have been taking it for two days now and for the first time, I have no pain in that area. I have been to 4 dermatoligists, many creams and shots and nothing worked. I am so relieved and happy that I finally found something to relieve my extreme pain.

Bee Propolis
Posted by Cherry (Welland, Ontario) on 03/16/2012

I've had sores on my scalp for almost a year, I've tried everything, olive oil, oregonal oil, tea tree oil, medicated shampoos, ionic silver water, topical creams, nothing worked, tonight I applied liquid bee propolis and honestly is healing instantly, just rub it in, don't scratch and the results are amazing, I think I'm onto something here..!!!

Vitamin D
Posted by Courtney (Granite Bay, Ca) on 03/11/2012

You spoke of success with clearing your psoriasis after taking a liquid form of Vitamin D, but didn't say how much Vitamin D per day... 1, 000 IU's? 5, 000?

If you could post how much per day, that would be helpful. Thanks.

Vitamin D
Posted by Skyesmom (Memphis, Tn) on 03/10/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I had bloodwork done and was very deficient in Vitamin D. I have suffered from mild psoriasis for about 10 years. I recently had a small patch come up on my elbow. I have been taking liquid Vitamin D-3 bought at GNC for a few weeks and the psoriasis is gone. I take one dropper full a day under the tongue and let it absorb in.

Apple Cider Vinegar, Coconut Oil
Posted by Bobbie (Auburn, In) on 03/08/2012

You are funny kid! :)

Aloe Vera
Posted by George (Fort Worth, Texas) on 03/05/2012

You might also consider flax seed oil and melatonin.

Boric Acid
Posted by Col (Cairns, Qaueensland) on 03/03/2012

Hi Maria I got mine over the internet from 2 places, the only I went to 2 places was that the supplier in nsw was a bit slow and it turns out he was having trouble with computer, so I went to another site from memory it's called whelping supplies, its near you in victoria. I purchased it to try to kill off foot odour, I had been using borax on my scalp 2 tbl to a glass of water, every second day, so I thought I would try the boracic acid (aka boric acid powder), so far so good even if you have to use it every 5-7 days, its better than scalp psorasis, best of luck it works for me.

Dietary Changes, Supplements
Posted by Teresa (Richmond, Illinois, Usa) on 03/03/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you Earth Clinic for all the information you provide and all people who contribute any remedies that may have helped in their condition. I have been suffering with Psoriasis now since June of 2011, I know that is relatively small amount of time compared to so many. I just wanted to contribute my experience. In researching online I discovered that Psoriasis is a reaction to your bodies immune system being run down and so I could not perceive why the doctors would prescribe medicines and creams that would further run down your immune. I knew I wanted to address the inner problem which hopefully would solve the symptom, psoriasis.

I started seeing a doctor who's approach was nutrionally based. I have eliminated bread, milk and sugar from my diet, yes it was hard, and taken increased supplement including Omega 3's, Primrose Oil, Vit A, Folic Acid and DIGESTIVE ENZYMES. Also I have used primrose oil on my body along with a skin cream for sensitive skin. I have to admit it has taken a while I am now on my 10th week but my skin is finally clearing up. I would say it is 75% clear and added benefit I have lost over 20 lbs. I have abused my body all my life with junk food and have been obese for most of my adult life so this was quite a challenge but I can now say that I intend to maintain this dietary lifestyle as I can see what I was doing to my overall health and perhaps I could thank the psoriasis for the wake up call that caused me to ultimately change my ways. So I would urge any one who can relate to my post to please seek help from a more natural or dietary minded physician and I hope you can also experience the relief I have begun to have. Good Luck and God Bless!

Boric Acid
Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 03/01/2012

Hi Col, Could you tell me where you get boracic acid from? It would be most appreciated. Thanks.

Boric Acid
Posted by Col (Cairns, Cairns Qld Australia) on 02/29/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have had psorasis of the scalp for years. I have tried a lot of different treatments, even one I got from your site borax which works but I had to wash my hair every 2 days to keep it under control, just recently I tried boracic powder, 2 tsp in a cup of hot water allow it to cool then pour it onto my scalp and massage it in and leave it on my scalp for 15 minutes, I did this for 5 days, touch wood it's been 2 weeks now and no sign of the scalp psorasis.

Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil
Posted by Avhan1 (Yinnar South, Australia) on 02/28/2012

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.

Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil
Posted by Avhan1 (Yinnar South, Australia) on 02/27/2012

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

Aloe Vera
Posted by Eric (San Fransisco, California) on 02/21/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil
Posted by Louwrence (Rustenburg, North West South Africa) on 02/21/2012

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.