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Top 15 Herbs that Push Psoriasis Out of Your Space!
4. Gotu Kola
Sounds like a new soft drink, doesn’t it? The truth is this is a medicinal herb that is native to India and has become very popular in the west due to its ability to help many health problems including psoriasis. Some people call gotu kola an “herbal cure-all.” Although it hasn’t been tried on everything, a 2010 review of this herb shows that saponins in this plant are its main active compound. When applied as a gel, gotu kola can stop the inflammatory process and helps to thicken the skin so that it can inhibit infection.
This is perhaps one of Mother Nature’s most soothing compounds for the skin, which is why you see so many soaps, lotions, and bath soaks, that contain oats. Again, there are no real scientific studies to support the use of oats to relieve the symptoms of psoriasis, but many people claim that soaking in a tub with oatmeal will help to stop itching and can help to remove the scales. Apply a good quality moisturizer to your skin and you should see almost immediate improvement.
6. Aloe Vera
One of the most widely investigated plants, the gel found inside aloe vera leaves is considered by many to be one of the best, if not the best, herbs you can use for psoriasis. Clinical trials that involved both animals and humans have shown that aloe vera gel really works. One study in 2012 used a mouse tail with psoriasis to show that, after applying extracts of aloe vera leaf gel, it improved the epidermal thickness by as much as 81.95 percent!
The Tropical Medicine and International Health conducted a study which showed that 83 percent of human subjects with severe psoriasis had significant improvement after using aloe vera gel. There are no known side effects when aloe vera is applied topically. You can use fresh gel from aloe vera plants or buy premade preparations at your local health food store.
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