Psoriasis Treatment in Ayurveda: Signs and Benefits

Dr. Mohammad Azam

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Mohammad Azam


5 min read


When it comes to psoriasis, remember that psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda is quite effective. Find out all about the best treatment for psoriasis as well as psoriasis home treatment using Ayurveda.

Key Takeaways

  • Inflammation in your body is one of the main symptoms of psoriasis
  • Psoriasis treatment in ayurveda is majorly done by Panchakarma therapy
  • Psoriasis treatment in ayurveda benefits your body by removing toxins

Psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda is among the most effective treatment options. A few prominent signs of psoriasis are patches and rashes commonly seen on the knees, elbows, trunk, and scalp. The inflamed skin can become painful and affect your mental and physical well-being [1].

Psoriasis can occur on dry skin more than on oily or moisturized skin. Few factors such as obesity, overexposure to sunlight, alcohol consumption, stress, and cold climate can induce psoriasis. You can also inherit psoriasis from your parents and ancestors as it is a genetic disorder. Read on to know more about the psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda and its benefits.

Signs of Psoriasis 

Psoriasis shows signs of inflammation such as plaques, scales on the skin, and itchy patches. It occurs due to your hyperactive immune system speeding up cell growth on your skin. These symptoms sustain for more than a month as compared to normal skin cells. The common signs and symptoms are: 

  • Scales on the skin are seen with inflammation and redness around them.  
  • Itchy patches are visible in different types that range from spots to severe eruptions throughout the body. 
  • Plaques commonly occur on the elbows, scalp, and knees, which may itch, burn, and sting. 
  • Skin psoriasis majorly contains rashes that can vary in color, like purplish gray scales on colored skin and pink or red with a silver scale on white skin.  
  • Rashes in round form may flare for a few weeks or months and then disappear slowly. 
  • Dry and cracked skin may bleed and become sore. 
  • Psoriasis on nails has signs of very small pits of white spots commonly or large yellowish-brown oil spots on the nail bed. 
  • Psoriasis symptoms on the scalp show red areas of skin and severe dandruff with dry flakes.

Ayurvedic Treatment of Psoriasis 

Ayurvedic therapy finds the root cause of these problems and provides impactful psoriasis home treatment and proper internal healing of the body organs. Psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda helps reduce this skin disease caused by the overactive functions of your immune system. But in Ayurveda, psoriasis occurs due to the vitiation of three doshas or causative factors, which are Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. The toxins accumulate in deep tissues like rasa (plasma), rakta (blood), mama (muscles), and Alaska (lymphatic system) and contaminate the cells, and it leads to psoriasis.  

Psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda is much like the therapies for similar skin diseases in Ayurveda, such as Ekakusta, Kitibha, and Sigma. All show resemblance to the symptoms of psoriasis. The symptoms of the disease help to determine the causative factors in the patient based on which psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda is performed.  

Panchakarma is a well-known psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda, points to five procedures to heal your body and treat your skin. Panchakarma is also one of the standard therapies used in plaque psoriasis treatment, where it purifies your body by cleansing the tissues of different organs before the treatment. 

Moreover, as an effective psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda, doctors may recommend herbal medications to rejuvenate cells by boosting your immunity. Herbs like amla, ashwagandha, Shatavari, and Brahmi are effective remedies for psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda. The methods of psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda include a strict diet regime, lifestyle changes, and stress management, which impact both your physical and mental health. Psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda with Panchakarma therapy decreases the chances of any future health problem by completely healing the organ [2]. 

Remedies to treat Psoriasis infographicsAdditional Read: What are Pitta Dosha Symptoms

Benefits of Psoriasis Treatment in Ayurveda 

Signs of psoriasis may disappear after consuming antibiotic medications, which take the condition to the remission stage. However, this does not prevent the reappearance of the signs after psoriasis treatment. In this regard, psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda benefits your health by healing it for a longer period of time and may also lead to a permanent cure. Take a look at a few benefits of ayurvedic therapy: 

  • It detoxifies and rejuvenates your skin 
  • It helps remove impurities from your body through natural herbs 
  • It relieves your body from stress and toxins  
  • It cleanses the body filled with harmful chemicals and residues 
  • It purifies your body and mind and helps maintain a balance between them 
  • It restores the balance between the doshas or the governing factors for the proper functioning of your body 
Additional Read: Ayurvedic CleansingPsoriasis Treatment in Ayurveda

Many medicines prescribed for psoriasis treatment have side effects when used in the long term. This can affect your immune system and make it unresponsive to certain microbes. This can further lead to several multi-organ diseases, which will eventually deteriorate your physical health. Psoriasis treatment in Ayurveda can help you with the miraculous benefits of herbs to improve your immunity and boost the secretion of body hormones. Make sure to follow the correct psoriasis treatment procedure in Ayurveda to achieve the best results. Also, remember to watch out for related conditions such as oral psoriasis and skin psoriasis.

To address your health concerns related to the treatment, you should also consult an ayurvedic specialist. Get doctor consultation, online or in-person, on Bajaj Finserv Health with the top practitioners. You can also avail psoriasis treatment in homeopathy or allopathy from the platform. Use the services from the website and the app for timely therapy sessions, and get comprehensive healthcare from the top medical experts around you. You can also explore the numerous policies of Arogya Care to get hold of a good health insurance plan. This way, you can manage your medical costs and get treatment all in place and ensure a healthier life ahead!

Published on 22 Jul 2022Last updated on 12 Apr 2023

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Dr. Mohammad Azam

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Mohammad Azam

, BAMS 1 , MD - Ayurveda Medicine 3

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