Psoriasis is a chronic, genetically determined skin disease characterized by redness and thickening of the skin covered with silvery-white, soft and dry scales. The changes most often occur on the elbows, knees, scalp, torso, but can also occur on any other part of the body. It is caused by a disturbance of metabolism in certain parts of the body in such a way that new cells are formed faster than dead ones are broken down. Normally, the skin takes about a month for the cells to transform from the basal to the stratum corneum. In psoriasis, this process takes only a few days, resulting in the formation of scales. The causes are stress and mental strain, infectious diseases and certain medications. Psoriasis is a chronic, lifelong disease that can be controlled with treatment. It usually does not affect general health, as long as it is not neglected or if it occurs at an older or very early age.

In a quarter of cases, psoriasis is an inherited disease that affects several family members. A large number of patients have been found to have problems with fat processing or diabetes. This disorder occurs when skin cells begin to multiply several times faster than normal causing thickening and scaling. It is believed that psoriasis can be of nervous origin, as its occurrence is often caused by some form of strong emotion. A special type of freckled psoriasis can be caused by a bacterial infection, especially a throat infection.

Psoriasis can be exacerbated by injuries (cuts, burns, rashes, insect bites), and can be severe in people with reduced immunity (such as people on chemotherapy, people with AIDS) or those with autoimmune disorders. Viral or bacterial infections, some medications, excessive alcohol consumption, obesity, vitamin deficiency, stress, various organic or functional disorders, and various external harmful factors are also associated with the onset of psoriasis. Psoriasis is not contagious.


- Eat as many vegetables as possible and as less acidic and highly spicy foods as possible
- Change your lifestyle
- Avoid stress
- Relaxation exercises, meditation
- Steam compresses, partial baths with the addition of sulfur
- Compresses with the addition of kale leaves
- Aloe vera cream for pain and inflammation
- Compresses and rinses of diseased areas with greater celandine juice and preparations of chamomile, red clover, birch and common fumitory
- Prepare a lavender infusion, pour in the bath water and bathe for 15 minutes
- Baths with the addition of sea salt and essential oils of chamomile and thyme
- Body wash with the addition of oak or birch or marshmallow leaves
- Teas of chamomile, mint, lavender, blackcurrant, birch, linden, marigold and nettle
- Essential oils for external use of laurel, lavender and cedar
- Take tinctures and capsules of nettle, ashwagandha, barberry, dandelion and artichokes
- Fasting and sauna


Immediately visit a doctor.