What Causes Psoriasis? Can Ayurveda Help cure it?


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Psoriasis is a chronic, non-contagious skin disease that causes rapid skin cell reproduction resulting in red and dry patches over the skin. The scaly patches, medically known as psoriasis plaques are the inflammation areas with excessive skin production. These plaques mostly occur on the skin surface of elbows, knees, neck, hands, soles of feet, and sometimes over the genital skins.

What causes Psoriasis?
Although the exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, it mostly occurs due to

  • Excess stress
  • Withdrawal of systemic corticosteroid
  • Excess alcohol consumption
  • Smoking
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Environmental factors

Psoriasis is a disease recurrent in nature. Therefore seek immediate medical attention by the best Ayurvedic doctors in Pune.

Ayurvedic Treatment for Psoriasis
Some of the most effective Ayurvedic treatments for Psoriasis practiced at our Kerala Ayurvedic Centre in Pune are:

Nidhana & Samprapthi
According to the Ancient Ayurvedic studies, Psoriasis is mainly triggered due to an imbalance caused by Vata and Kapha doshas. High level of toxins accumulated inside the patient’s body can also worsen the Psoriasis condition. The treatments include Snehana & Swedana, Shodhana, and Shamana which includes internal/external medications such as Aloe Vera, shampoo, and herbal cream.

Psoriasis Diet Plan

  • Minimize the intake of sour food, yogurt, black gram, and seafood
  • Drink at least two litres of water daily
  • Add more green leafy vegetables into your diet
  • Avoid red meat, aerated bottle drinks, hot spices, junk foods, oily foods, and other acidic food items.

Kerala Ayurveda strictly focuses on the root cause of any health problem and act on it. Our customized treatment plans given under the expertise of the country’s best Ayurvedic experts help people rebuild their immunity and long-lasting treatment results.