Skin conditions are often affected by the seasons and can become increasingly worse in the fall and winter months.In Ayurveda, psoriasis is a similar condition to eczema in that it has much of the same root causes, so herbal treatment and dietary and lifestyle recommendations are also similar.

Ayurvedic treatment of psoriasis and eczema utilizes a three-pronged strategy taking into account the ahara (diet), vihara (lifestyle) and aushada (medicines). Along with the application of medicines, the person also needs to control his diet and lifestyle to attain maximum results of psoriasis/eczema treatment.

In Ayurveda Eczema is referred to as vicharchika .Eczema is caused by a major aggravation in kapha coinciding with slightly more minor unsettlements in vata and pitta. Ayurvedic considers eczema to be a minor form of leprosy and so the factors that cause that will be present to a certain degree within eczema albeit on a much smaller scale.

Psoriasis considered to be caused by outside disruptions, though these external factors do cause some aggravation in pitta and vata.Psoriasis is bought on by emotional problems poisoning the internal system and thus dirtying the blood, which then manifests in rashes and skin problems on the body�s surface.

Ayurvedic Diet (Ahara) :-

Recommended foods are:
�Boiled vegetables
�Fruits and fruit juices

Foods to avoid or at least be consumed in moderation :
* Hot and spicy foods like chilies, raw onions and garlic
* Excess fermented foods like pickles, curds and yogurt
* Excess salt intake
* Red or sweet wine and hard alcohol
* Sour fruits
* Deep fried foods
* Ice cream and cold drinks
* Coffee
* Strong tea (tea should not be steeped for more than 2 minutes)
* Over consumption of nuts (soaked nuts are ok, seeds like sunflower or pumpkin are lighter and easier to digest)

In general the Ayurvedic method recommends a healthily balanced vegetarian diet be followed as strictly as possible to achieve an overall feeling of well being no matter what your condition, as such a diet purifies the digestive system better and doesn�t contain the fats that build up and lead to illness.
# Vihara (lifestyle) :-
* Periodically remove something from your diet or environment to identify allergen triggers
* Use natural soaps and detergents free from perfumes and harsh chemicals
* Avoid frequent, long, hot showers or baths.
* Pat dry after bathing rather than rubbing too vigorously
* Bathe after exercising to wash off sweat
* Avoid wearing wool that comes in direct on the skin.
* Wear natural fibers rather than synthetic ones.
* Avoid wearing cheaply made metal jewelry (favor silver as it is cooling)
* Live in a humid environment or make your environment moist
* Manage anger and stress with activities such as exercise, yoga, tai chi and daily meditation
* Wear clean clothes every day
* Drink 6-10 glasses of water a day
* Introduce ghee (clarified butter) and omega 3 oils from vegetarian sources into your diet 2 times daily (avoid fish oil as it is too pungent)
* Resist the urge to scratch legions to avoid the spreading and aggravation of surrounding areas
* Keep finger nails clipped short to minimize damage from scratching
# Aushada (Medicines) :-

Panchakarma, the basic body purification method is used in the treatment of psoriasis & Eczema. Ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis goes through several stages viz. lepanam (application of ointments), abhayangam (oil massage), snehapanam (taking medicated ghee), pizhichil (full body massage), avisnanam (medicated steam bath), sirovasti (keeping oil on head) and other bastis (enema). A Psoriasis patient is also given a strict diet regime called pathyam.
Guggul is an Ayurvedic herb useful in treating difficult conditions of psoriasis and eczema.
# Herbal Remedies For Eczema & Psoriasis :-
For Eczema :
�Boiling the bark of the babul tree in water and fomenting the affected areas with its fumes gives relief
�The seeds of the butea are mixed with lime water and are applied on the affected regions to get the required benefits.
�Carrot juice and spinach juice in combination is highly beneficial for eczema.
�Add 1 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon camphor sandalwood paste and apply on the affected areas.
�For moist or weeping eczema, apply, in neat or cream form, Red clover or Hearteas.
�Tomato juice is regarded as an effective medicine which clears up the eczema in a matter of days.
�Applying the juice of the wild almond (Terminalia catapa) on the affected parts provides relief.
�Both drinking and applying externally over the affected parts, a brew of the peel of banyan tree shows promising results.
For Psoriasis :
�Compressing the affected parts with leaves of cabbage is also said to be naturally beneficial.
�Epsom salt with its healing content can also be added to bath water as one of the home based curative options. In fact, sea water with high salt content serves as a defense against psoriasis. Regular bath in sea water or washing the affected parts in sea water turns out to be an effective option.
�For one afflicted with psoriasis, massaging the affected parts with olive oil will prove to be relieving.
�Even the application of tepidly warm coconut oil on the affected parts at least half an hour before bathing will help prevent dryness which encourages psoriasis.
�Combination of aloe vera gel with that of garlic oil can be an effective healing option.
�Regular intake of freshly extracted juice of bitter gourd early in the morning serves to be one of the natural homemade options. You can squeeze a few drops of lemon juice into it.
�Besides using garlic oil, the immensely beneficial garlic cloves should be included in regular diet as an effectively natural protection against psoriasis. Garlic with its immune boosting property will prevent malfunctioning of immune system which leads to psoriasis.
# Yoga :Shoud Be done in the morning sun, since the sunrays offer Vitamin-D which is essential for skin
The most common and affective yogic remedy for psoriasis & Eczema are through pranayama. There are seven pranayama techniques that were found to respond positively and are explained below:
� Bhastrika pranayama, Kapalbharti (KB) pranayama, Bahya pranayama, Aalom Vilom (AV) pranayama, Agnisaar pranayama, Bhramari pranayama, Udgeet pranayama

# Meditation:

Of all the remedies provided by Yoga Therapy, there is nothing more powerful than meditation to reduce stress. Stress is one of the critical factors that aggravate both diseases. Meditation should be practiced daily in a calming environment for at least 15-20 minutes at a time working up to 30+ minutes. Meditation benefits the body by lowering blood pressure, decrease heart and respiratory rate, increase blood flow, and increase the relaxation response.
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