Psoriasis (Skin Conditions)

  • Psoriasis is a common non-infectious skin disease that affects the life cycle of skin cells. The exact cause of Psoriasis is unknown, but several environmental factors such as trauma, emotional stress, infection, climatic changes & the abnormality in the mechanism in which the skin grows and replaces itself cause psoriasis as well. In Ayurvedic perspective Psoriasis is considered as the vitiation of Vata & Kapha.


    Psoriasis signs and symptoms can vary from person to person but may include one or more of the following:

    • Red patches of skin covered with silvery scales appear on the face. Scalp, elbows & knees
    • Joint swelling, tenderness & pain.
    • Dry, cracked skin that may bleed
    • Itching, burning or soreness
    • Thickened, pitted or ridged nails

    Psoriasis patches can range from a few spots of dandruff-like scaling to major eruptions that cover large areas.


    Here, Psoriatic Arthritis requires a special mention as it may develop in up to 30 percent of people who have the chronic skin condition Psoriasis. Anyone who has psoriasis and joint pain may have psoriatic arthritis. Common symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include:

    • Pain, swelling, or stiffness in one or more joints.
    • Swelling in the fingers or toes, known as Dactylitis.
    • Pain in and around the feet and ankles, especially tendinitis in the Achilles tendon or Plantar fasciitis in the sole of the foot.
    • Pain in the the lower back, above the tailbone.

    Factors That Contribute to Psoriasis

    With Ayurvedic perspective, it is believed there is a connection between digestive health and psoriasis, there are certain diet and lifestyle habits that may be contributing factors, such as drinking alcohol and eating foods that have excess sour, salty or pungent tastes, sweet or oily foods and stress can aggravate pitta dosha. As pitta dosha becomes vitiated, it soon impacts vata and kapha doshas, leading to disease.

    Causes of vitiation of Doshas

    • Consuming opposite foods.
    • Controlling natural urges.
    • Exposure to severe climatic conditions.
    • Sleeping during the afternoon.
    • Taking bath in cold water immediately after physical exertion.
    • Mental stress.

    At Vibe Ayurveda , our treatment primarily focuses on balancing the vitiated doshas & eradicating the root cause of the disease. Management of Psoriasis comprises of:

    • Shodhana chikitsa (Biopurificatory Cleansing) through Panchakarma therapies
    • Shamana chikitsa (relieve the symptoms) through administration of internal herbs and external application of body masks.
    • Rasayana chikitsa (immunomodulation) through kayakalpa
    • Strict diet regime.
    • Lifestyle changes.
    • Stress management.

    Pancha Karma – Biopurificatory Cleansing

    The most effective treatment for psoriasis is pancha karma, a process of cleansing and rejuvenating the body by choosing specific procedures out of the five main Panchakarma procedures beginning with Takradhara (dripping a constant flow of buttermilk mixed wit herbal decoction over the forehead) for the stress management to balance the vitiated doshas & release the positive energy in the body.

    This is a protocol unique to Ayurveda and should be undertaken only under the supervision of a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner.

    Panchakarma can be administered from seven days to several weeks, depending on your condition.

    It is believed to be effective as it reverses the disease process and restores your body to balance.

    Ayurvedic Immunomodulators:

    The reason for Psoriasis is also immunodeficiency, so In Ayurveda we are offering immunomodulator herbs to enhance the immunity to conquer Psoriasis successfully.

    External Applications

    Mixture of Ayurvedic body masks , Ayurvedic Shampoos , Ayurvedic Oils are used for the local application to relieve the symptoms.


    At Vibeayurveda, your own personalised tailored diet is recommended acccording to an individual need and body type to treat & prevent the disease.