Psoriasis is a non-contagious, persistent as well as autoimmune skin disease. The word “Psoriasis” has its origin in Greece. The word “psora” in Greece scaling, and from this word “psoriasis” has been derived. In general, this ailment causes the skin of the individual to become red and scaly.
The disease affects both the skin and the joints of the individual who is affected by the ailment. Although psoriasis is a common ailment, this illness has still not received the deserved medical attention that it deserves to receive from the health authorities of most of the countries.
The illness affects about 2-4 percent of the general population and is known to be a chronic skin condition where scaly, itchy, red or white flakes form on the scalp, forearm, elbows, knees, legs, groin and lower back. However there are a lot of natural ways that help to deal the problem:
Balanced and healthy diet: A fresh, healthy and balanced diet goes a long way in fighting the illness. Fresh green vegetables and fruits should be consumed in plenty.
By reducing red meats and alcohol consumption, one can go a long way in maintaining the calmness of the skin and in dealing with psoriasis flare-ups. The patient should also drink plenty of water. Food has to be consumed at the right time and healthy intake of all vitamins, antioxidants, minerals as well as trace elements is a must.
Salts: Salts can be used as useful psoriasis natural cures that help to hydrate and moisturize the skin. The use of salt helps to substitute and remove the dead skin cells that irritate the skin and replace it with healthy, normal skin. The topical use of the salt is a must and the best way to use it is by dipping it in the lukewarm water and bathing with it on a daily basis.
Avoid alcohol and smoking: Many researches and studies have showed that the pustular psoriasis on the palms and soles as well as variant of psoriasis is aggravated with the consumption of alcohol or by smoking.
The studies further suggest that a number of psoriasis is linked to smoking and have also showed that patients who have given up the habit of both smoking and alcohol consumption have found their lesions clearing up faster.