7 Best Home Remedies For Psoriasis

best home remedies for psoriasis

The best home remedies for psoriasis are not always those that we think they are. There are so many well wishers out there that we are not short of recipes and remedies that have proven to be effective. I have selected for you 7 of them that I felt could be of interest to you, or someone that you know; friend or family, neighbor, etc.

Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that manifests by red patches covered with whitish scales. This disease has a link to an inflammation of the epidermis that usually reaches 2 to 3% of the world population, which makes it a total of 125 million people that suffer of this condition around the world. The cause is due to an acceleration of the renewal of the epidermis and manifests itself under 3 causes:

  • the genetic factor
  • the psychological factor (stress, psychological shock …)
  • the infectious factor

Follow this link to know more about ➸ what causes psoriasis.

So here are my best home remedies for psoriasis:

1 – A sodium chloride cure (salt)

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Discovered by a French surgeon during World War One, the first use of sodium chloride (which is in fact salt) was utilized to fight infections and increase the power of white blood cells (the immune system). Excellent for the skin, sodium chloride will help you regain the radiance of your skin in 3 weeks! For example, you can add a handful of coarse salt to your bath.

Even better is the Dead Sea Salt which I talked about in a previous article. It can be found in 5 or 10 pounds on Amazon at a very good price. So need to go to the Dead Sea for it yourself.

2 – Shea butter

The tree bearing these is the shea tree, or shi tree (common name). It is found in West and Central Africa. Shea butter comes from the fruit of the shea tree. You can also buy it on Amazon in the form of hand cream. It is very pleasantly smooth when you apply it.

Apply it to your wound, it will quickly relieve the feeling of pain.

3 – The banana peel

Banana peel heals rashes and itching. Rub the inner part of a banana skin on the affected area. On first application, it could be that it looks redder than originally, but don’t worry, it’s common. By repeating this operation daily, you will see an improvement very rapidly.

Banana skin also promotes healing, so you can use it for all sorts of skin damages.You can also use a banana peel to:

  • reduce irritation and tingling of the skin when stung
  • eliminate warts naturally
  • eliminate acne
  • prevent wrinkles
  • treat dry skin
  • moisturize the skin

If you want to know how to go about making use of a banana skin for each of these purposes, just contact me below and I will be pleased to do so.

4 – Argan oil

Rich in vitamin E, argan oil is an antioxidant that will work wonders on your skin. The little plus, it is natural and without any additive product.

This oil has become familiar to us … Yet, it has long remained the beauty secret of Moroccan women. It is extracted from the fruit of the argan tree – a tree that grows mainly in southwestern Morocco – by cold pressing of almonds (small almonds).

best home remedies for psoriasis

The Berbers used to apply this elixir to their faces to protect themselves from the aggressive desert wind. They also used it to treat cardiovascular diseases.

In the 2000s, argan oil gains a new notoriety thanks to studies that highlight its properties. Its production is mechanized, increasing the yield and promoting its use around the world. With its soothing and relipidante action (lipid replenishing capability), this oil is very appreciated by dry skin.

It is also an ally of mature skin, thanks to its revitalizing, healing and antioxidant action.

In addition, it protects hair from dryness and prolongs the shine of colorations. Argan oil has become an essential ingredient in cosmetics.

It has thus found its way to becoming an excellent product capable of helping the psoriasis sufferer.

5 – Aleppo soap

Aleppo soap restores the hydrolipodic film, natural skin protector and is therefore very convenient for sensitive skin or prone to psoriasis.

There are many testimonials from people with eczema or psoriasis who have tried all the treatments and who have seen their condition diminish under the effect of Aleppo soap.

Aleppo soap gives very good results in the treatment of the benign form of psoriasis, especially in scalp disorders:

  • Soap the scalp with Aleppo soap, then rub with your fingers. Leave for a minute, rinse.

Severe cases of psoriasis require often heavier treatments of which Aleppo soap can be an effective supplement.

The Aleppo soap brings a significant improvement of the disease:

  • Prefer a soap with 25% of bay laurel oil for the daily wash but go for the soap of Alep at 40% only in case of outbreaks.

Aleppo soap is not toxic at all, even for strong dosages. However, these are better for outbreaks, because if you use soap heavily dosed daily, you will be disarmed in case of onset of a crisis because the skin will be used to high doses of laurel and the treatment will be less effective.

6 – Black cumin oil

Its real name “Nigel” is a plant with many virtues still unknown to the general public. It has excellent exfoliating and nourishing properties for the treatment of skin infections such as psoriasis.

The black cumin oil, well known in the Mediterranean basin for its many virtues and was also in use as a powerful remedy during ancient Egypt.

In local use, unlike many essential oils, black cumin oil can be applied pure directly to the skin. For the face and the body, you can massage it so that it penetrates well into the skin.

7 – Aloe vera gel

Aristotle or Hippocrates was already using it for its healing virtues. Containing enzymes that promote cellular regeneration, Aloe Vera helps treat psoriasis.

How to use aloe vera?

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You will find various aloe vera products on the market to reduce psoriasis. They are generally in the form of ointments or gels to apply locally with a light massage. We advise you to check on the packaging the origin and the actual content of aloe vera. Some manufacturers do not hesitate to highlight the presence of plant extracts in their products but in reality it is only a very small percentage.

The alternative is to grow one or more aloe vera plants at home and cut the leaves as you may need and to extract the gel “miraculous” virtues. This plant is very hardy and you can even grow it in pots inside an apartment.

Finally, it is always good to remind you that everyone reacts differently and the combination of aloe vera and psoriasis may not give the effects you hope for but you really have nothing to lose trying, quite the opposite.

In conclusion

I hope that this collection of the best home remedies for psoriasis will help you find one or more that you would like to try, or perhaps share with someone that you know it might help.

Thanks for reading

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If you know of any home remedies that proves to help psoriasis suffers and would like to share it with us, you are welcome to do so here below. Any questions? Please use the box below and I, or someone, will respond as soon as possible. If you are creating your own psoriasis home remedies that work, please do share them with us. Also feel free to share this socially. I will be very much appreciate it!

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  • jCamden

    These look like great home remedies. I love that a lot of them are things the average person would already have on hand. I didn’t know you could do so much with the banana peel.
    I’d be very interested in learning how to not just help psoriasis but also how to address some of the other skin issues you listed. Are you going to be writing a post about this?

    • John

      I am glad that you found my article on the 7 Best Home Remedies For Psoriasis interesting Jessica. As I always like to say: “Nature has provided us with everything we need to live a healthy life”. Unfortunately, we, humans often prefer to go our own way. We think that we know better.

      The main topic of my website is to find ways to reduce the pain resulting from psoriasis, but most remedies discussed on this website will usually work as well for other skin issues, and I often mention that in my articles. What I suggest is to first find out from a medical practitioner exactly what sort of skin issue one has, then to work from there. Very often, to simply go on a diet and to take regular Dead Sea salt baths will already do a great job, then, if need be, to start investigating other natural treatments.

      If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them here below, in the comments section, and I will respond as soon as possible.

      John ツ

  • Norman

    Going natural is always better because when you go natural you don’t have to warrior about the side effects. I believe that these natural remedies are nature’s pharmacy that can do so much to help us. What you are sharing here is really amazing and will really help those that need this kind of information.

    • John

      Thanks for visiting my website regularly and for taking the time to share your views on the best home remedies for psoriasis Norman.

      I hope that you are finding what you are looking for and I look forward to seeing you here again soon.

      John ツ

  • Jane

    What a great article on Psoriasis very informative, I don’t suffer myself but I have a friend that can have quite nasty flare-ups. she uses creams from the doctors and I know she would definitely like a more natural remedy so will show her this article.
    I use Dead Sea Salts myself in a bath if I have had a rather hard workout so it has many benefits.
    I look forward to reading more of your articles.

    • John

      Thanks very much for visiting my website and for taking the time to comment Jane. I will appreciate it very much if you would point your friend to this article, and your friend will be very grateful to you as well.

      I very often encourage people who have skin issues to first start to go on a diet and to take regular Dead Sea salt baths, and as you are experiencing yourself it is very beneficial to anybody, even people who have no skin complains.

      I look forward to seeing you here often as I have several very interesting articles in preparation, almost ready to be posted.

      I wish you the very best of health Jane!

      John ツ

    • Nancy

      I have had psoriasis for too long. I found that turmeric is great for inflammation, since I started using it my skin no longer burns or gets inflamed. Don’t use the spice, it needs to have pepper mixed in it. I get my turmeric from Amazon on the internet. It should work on inflamed acne as well Wishing you all well.

      • Thanks very much for visiting my website Nancy, and for taking the time to share your remedy. That’s right, Turmeric works very well for psoriasis, as well as other skin problems such as acne, rash, etc..

        I am glad that you have found what works for you and I wish you the very best of health.

        John ツ

  • Furkan

    I have a lot of rashes since I have a really sensitive skin. After going to a gym, I always have them. I wonder how many times I should apply banana peels. For example I got to gym 3 times per week and I want to do it 3 times. Is it suitable for someone who has a sensitive skin like me?

    • John

      Thanks for your question Furkan. I will recommend that next time you go to the gym, and have the rashes, that you proceed with rubbing the banana peel as explained in my article, notice if it has any effect. If yes, good. Then repeat the process next time you go to the gym. If in between sessions the rash re-appears, make a rub, as many times as you need to. However, if you don’t notice any relief, I suggest that you see your doctor who might refer you to a dermatologist to find out exactly what you are suffer of, so that you can decide which natural treatment you can follow if you wish to go the natural route.

      If you have any success, please do share it with us here.

      I wish you the very best of health.

      John ツ

  • Charlotte

    I enjoyed your article. I’m inspired to take a salt water bath- it’s been way too long.

    I make soap with neem oil and it works well for healing psoriasis. I would think putting a small amount of neem oil in liquid hand soap it would work as well.

    • Thanks very much for sharing your recipe with us Charlotte. You are quite right Neem Oil also helps with a few skin conditions, including psoriasis. Mixing it with your liquid hand soap is a great idea.

      I also highly recommend the use of Dead Sea salt in your bath water. Both can be found on Amazon and are very affordable.

      I suggest that you also read one of my past articles: Dead Sea Salt And Psoriasis

      Please do share your results here, it will help some of my readers.

      I wish you a very happy and healthy life Charlotte.



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