In Ayurveda, all skin disorders are grouped under a broad heading of kushta (skin disorders). Kshudra kushta, which literally means minor skin disorder, is most similar to psoriasis. Although we know psoriasis is not a minor disorder for those experiencing it!
Here’s how Ayurveda can help: the Ayurvedic approach to all skin disorders is to eat a healthy diet for your constitution, first and foremost. This means avoiding foods that are unhealthy for the persons primary dosa or body type and focusing on healthy foods specifically for you. (An Ayurvedic practitioner can help you identify those.)
Prolonged consumption of unhealthy or incompatible foods can provoke the dosas to increase out of balance—and digestion is greatly affected. The key word here is prolonged, which we describe as “excessive”. That looks different for everyone, but it’s generally when you eat too much of it, too often, versus just once in a while.
Here are some of the foods and habits known to cause digestive upset that lead to skin disorders like psoriasis:
The above factors can imbalance all three dosas, especially vata and kapha! The dosa becomes imbalanced during digestion. Then the lymphatic fluid, blood, muscle, and skin become affected, which leads to skin lesions manifesting in various parts of the body.
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Here are some of the important solutions for psoriasis, starting with food:
These tablets offer effective relief and management of psoriasis. They have strong anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties, helpful in boosting overall immunity.
It has anti-bacterial, antiseptic, and astringent qualities—effective in relieving psoriasis.
This is an all-around powerful ghritam—it is used in all skin disorders, including psoriasis, eczema, chronic ulcers, fistula, and others caused by excessive inflammation or pitta dosa out of balance.
Use externally for many skin disorders, psoriasis, eczema, scabies, and ulcers. It offers quick relief for discomfort.
An herbal powder that balances both pitta and kapha dosa. It’s used for psoriasis, eczema, scabies, and allergic dermatitis.
We have powerful products that can be used for the relief of skin disorders. But for the best Ayurvedic protocol, we recommend consulting an Ayurvedic doctor or practitioner to help with your specific skin condition!
Original source: Dr JV Hebbar, EasyAyurveda.com
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