15 Best Homeopathic Medicines For Psoriasis Complete Cure

Homeopathic Medicines For Psoriasis

The word Psoriasis is derived from the Greek word “psora,” which means itching. It is a chronic, inflammatory and non-infectious skin disease in which epidermal skin develops at a rate 6-9 times faster than average.

The basal level cells also multiply faster, and newly formed cells come to the surface and form profuse scales or plaques. Whereas the shedding of the old skin cells’ pace is relatively slow comparatively.

Psoriasis affects both sexes equally and can occur at any age.

This article will cover all types of psoriasis, detailed symptoms of psoriasis, causes of psoriasis, risk factors of psoriasis, and best homeopathic medicines for psoriasis and management of psoriasis.

So, Let’s get started !!

Types of Psoriasis

There are primarily 8 types of Psoriasis. All types of Psoriasis are explained in details with pictures in order to help you to understand it better –

1-Plaque Psoriasis

Plaque Psoriasis Homeopathic Remedy

This is the most common type and is also known as psoriasis Vulgaris. It appears as raised, inflamed, red skin covered with silvery patches or scales.

It mostly appears on knees, elbows, sacrum, scalp, lower back, hands, and feet.

These plaques can itch and burn sometimes.

2-Guttate Psoriasis

Guttate Psoriasis Homeopathic Remedy

This type of psoriasis is primarily seen in children. It presents a small eruption of 0.5-1.5 cm in diameter over the upper trunk and extremities.

Streptococcal throat infection usually precedes or comes as concomitant with t psoriasis.

These usually resolve in few weeks on their own, but only the stubborn ones need medications.

​3-Inverse Psoriasis

Inverse Psoriasis Homeopathic Remedy

This type of psoriasis is seen in obese patients, especially around the skin folds like the axilla, inguinal region, under the breast, around the genitals, and buttocks.

In this type, scaling is significantly less or absent, and the lesions appear glossy, smooth, and bright red. Symptoms worsen on sweating and rubbing.

​4-Pustular Psoriasis

Pustular Psoriasis Homeopathic Remedy

It is usually rare but a severe condition that requires immediate attention. It’s primarily seen in adults.

It presents as a pus-filled lesion surrounded by red skin, primarily seen in the hands and feet. They can be associated with fever, chills, nausea, muscle weakness, and fast heart rate.

​5-Erythrodermic Psoriasis

Erythrodermic Psoriasis Homeopathic Remedy

This type affects all the body parts usually caused by sunburn, allergies, or coal products.

Erythema (redness) is the most prominent feature. Simple scaling or peeling of the skin is noticed as in burning.

Severe itching, burning, and peeling are noticed with a faster heart rate and change in body temperature.

They can result in severe illness from dehydration and protein loss, so it requires immediate medical attention.

There are chances that people might be infected with pneumonia or other infections.

​6-Nail Psoriasis

Nail Psoriasis Homeopathic Remedy

This type appears with psoriatic arthritis.

Since the nail is affected, the nail appears pitted, small, yellow-brown, and tender. There is chalk-like debris accumulation under the nail.

In severe cases, there is a separation of the nail from the nail bed.

​7-Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic Arthritis Homeopathic Remedy

In this condition, you can see psoriasis and inflammation of joints.

A majority suffer from psoriasis for a very long time before the joints are affected. And one can notice that even nails are being affected.

The patients usually feel that their joints are stiff, especially in the morning and after rest. Also, swelling of fingers and toes is seen. And joints become warm and, in some cases, discoloration is seen in joints.

​8-Palmoplantar Psoriasis

Palmoplantar Psoriasis Homeopathic Remedy

Many a time, palms are affected and also soles. In such condition’s pustules are seen in palms.

Plantar refers to the sole, which is also affected.

Pathophysiology of Psoriasis

One can consider psoriasis to be an immune-mediated disorder.

There is excessive production of skin cells due to factors created by the body cells’ immune system that play a significant role in this.

T cell helps typically in protecting the body from infection.

In psoriasis, it is considered that T cells become activated and migrate to the surface of the skin called the dermis and trigger the release of cytokines leading to inflammation and rapid production of skin cells.

But it is not known what leads to the activation of T cells.

Causes of Psoriasis

Idiopathic: The cause is unknown for the disease many a time.

Genetic:  Studies show that people have a mutation in the gene CARD14 suffering from psoriasis. This suggests that the genetic factor is involved. Hence psoriasis may run in families.

Stress: Stress can make psoriasis worse, and in turn, a patient might get stressed due to psoriasis.

Smoking /alcohol:  Alcohol affects the immune system and thereby leads to the flaring up of the disease, which is also the case in smoking.

Injury /Trauma /Koebner phenomenon:  Some people with psoriasis develop lesions in the area in which the skin has been traumatized from a cut, burn or bruise. Also, see if the skin has been irritated by wearing a waistband, belt buckle, or bra strap.

Obesity:  In obese people, it has been noted that there is an increase in inflammatory activity in fat cells, which leads to the release of free fatty acids, which plays an essential role in chronic inflammation. Hence this can be one reason for psoriasis to be more increased in obese people and vice versa.

Hormonal changes:  Sex hormones and prolactin play an essential role in psoriasis. Other than these, many other hormones play a significant role in the development of psoriasis.

Climate changes:  People suffering from psoriasis always notice that the condition flares up in winter as it increases skin dryness, thereby leading to severe itching. The intensity of symptoms decreases in summer.

Autoimmune disease:  Autoimmune means T cells of your body are being attacked by your cells. This happens when your immune system doesn’t recognize your cells. So many researchers consider psoriasis also to be an immune-mediated disease or an autoimmune disease.

Medications like lithium salt, beta-blockers, antimalarial drugs:  These medicines can flare up the existing skin conditions. In such instances, it’s better to switch over to other medication after consulting your physician.

Infection:  Often, streptococcal throat infection preceded before the onset or flaring up of the disease.

Symptoms of Psoriasis

The first sign of Psoriasis is RED SPOTS on the body. The patches of skin are dry, inflamed, and swollen, covered with silver-white flakes. Typical lesions are sharply demarcated plaques.

Plaques can be of any size and can affect any body part. The scales, when scraped, reveal tiny bleed points. The skin becomes thick and raised. Pain, itching, and burning are present at the site of the patch.

The skin might become cracked and might bleed. When severely inflamed, it can rapidly spread to palms and soles.

Dandruff on the scalp is marked. If patients develop blisters, they are filled with pus. In males’ lesions are noticed in the genitals.

In particular patient’s nails develop slight pitting depression on the surface. Nails can also be discolored and might become yellow.

Those affected with psoriatic arthritis experience restricted joint movements due to pain.

Symptoms of arthritis.

Psoriasis affects the mental state to a large extent, leading to embarrassment, unattractiveness, depression. And creates concern about the disease worsening.

In guttate psoriasis, multiple small plaques are seen all over the body.

Psoriasis of the scalp: – it may present as demarcated or may involve the whole scalp involving the hairline. If the scalp is thickly scaled, it may lead to hair loss.

Psoriasis of palms and soles: – The patches are sharply demarcated. The affected area is inflamed, scaly, and contains large pinhead size pustules. Secondary infection with itching and pain is widespread in such conditions.

Flexural psoriasis (which occurs in folds): – The affected area is glazy and bright red rather than scaly.

Most Common Sites Of Psoriatic Lesions Are: 

  • Scalp
  • Elbow
  • Gluteal Cleft
  • Ears
  • Face
  • Nails
  • Umbilicus
  • Genitals
  • Knees
  • Toenails

Severity Of Psoriasis

Mild: When Less Than 3% Of The Body Is Affected.

Moderate: When 3-10 Of The Body Has Psoriasis.

Severe: More Than 10% Of The Body Has Psoriasis.

Complications due to Psoriasis

Many other health problems arise due to psoriasis. Psoriasis is capable of affecting our bones, muscles, and metabolic system.

Psoriatic arthritis:  Psoriasis will eventually develop into psoriatic arthritis, which is similar to rheumatoid arthritis leading to inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and painful joints and tendons.

Bacterial or fungal infection: – Itching leads to scratching, which leads to infection and can become serious like cellulitis or open sores.

People suffering from psoriasis also tend to develop high blood pressure, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, etc.

Chances of developing skin cancer also increase in patients having psoriasis.

Depression:  The patients become distressed and feel self-conscious, and might develop embarrassment. All this might put them in depression.

Diagnosis of Psoriasis

History: A detailed history will reveal if there is any familial inheritance.

Physical examination:  This will help identify the type of plaques and the area involved, and how extensively it has been spread.

Skin biopsy under local anesthesia:  Skin from a biopsy will show clubbed pegs if positive for psoriasis.

Another sign of psoriasis is when the plaques are scraped, one can see pinpoint bleeding from the skin below. This is called AUSPITZ’S SIGN.

Blood Test: ESR, C-REACTIVE PROTEIN to rule out psoriatic arthritis

Management of Psoriasis

In a conventional line of treatment, there is no known cure for psoriasis.

Hence treatment aims at decreasing the lesion and controlling the disease.

Aggravating factors are to be avoided.

And lifestyle change is essential as stress plays an integral part in flaring up the disease.

Conventional Treatment Includes-

1-Application of ointments: – Application of oils, coal tar preparation, and other creams, which helps in softening the plaques and descaling. Even steroid-based ointments are used.

2-Injections are given to the very stubborn plaques.

3-Internally, medicines like methotrexate, oral retinoids, hydroxyurea, cyclosporine are given to control the disease.

4-Photochemotherapy: – UVB light is used to treat the plaques.

5-Laser therapy is also used in some instances.

​Homeopathic Medicines for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is considered to be an immune-mediated disease which means that the origin is from within the body. Hence the treatment should also involve the internal process, which is very well possible in homeopathy.

In homeopathy, a detailed history involves the general health of the patient and his tendency to be affected by certain diseases, and the family tendency is taken care of.

Hence, homeopathy will help alter the body’s immune mechanism and help reduce the intensity and frequency of the disease. That is, the disease is uprooted from the root cause and not superficially by applying local ointments.

The duration of treatment will depend upon the severity of the disease. In mild cases, improvement can be seen in 4-5 weeks, whereas severe cases will take a longer time.

Now, let’s go through some of the homeopathic medicines that can help treat psoriasis.

​1-ARSENIC ALBUM: for psoriasis with parchment-like skin


Skin is dehydrated, rough, scaly, dirty and wrinkled, and skinny. There is a lot of desquamation of skin cells. Many a time, people feel that their skin has become like a parchment sheet in psoriasis.

These patients tend to develop blue, black, white spots on the body. They develop vesicles that burn violently.

The patient experiences tremendous itching and burning with swelling and edema. The scales worsen during cold weather and after scratching.

Dosage And Potency:

It’s better to start with low potencies like 6x and 12x with repeated doses, and slowly One can increase potency to 30C, 200C.


2-ARSENICUM IODATUM: For Psoriasis With Tremendous Scaling


The skin of the patient is dry, harsh, and dusky. It itches a lot with scaling.

They experience excellent exfoliation of skin on large scales. Beneath the scaling, the surface emits a fluid through pores.

These patients sweat at night, which is very debilitating for them.

Dosage And Potency:

30C,200C potency can be used, and repetition would depend upon the susceptibility of the patient.

3-BERBERIS AQUEFOLIUM: for psoriasis of scalp and face


The skin is dehydrated, rough, and scaly.

The eruptions on the scalp extend up to the face and neck.

Dosage And Potency:

This medicine works best in mother tincture form both internally and can be applied externally in mother tincture form.

4-BORAX: For Psoriasis Of Hands And Finger Joints


The skin is dehydrated, and it gets easily infected and doesn’t heal quickly.

They develop eruptions on fingers and hands, which itches and stings. The skin becomes wilted and wrinkled.

These patients develop tremendous itching in the back of finger joints.

Dosage And Potency:

One can use 6X, 12X, 30C potency. And it needs to be repeated for several weeks for better results.

5-CHRYSAROBINUM: for psoriasis with thick scab


These medicines help a great deal in reducing the irritation of the skin. The skin has vesicular or squamous lesions associated with foul-smelling discharge and crust formation.

The crust tends to become confluent and gives the appearance of a single crust covering the entire area. The patient experiences tremendous itching in the thighs, legs, and ears.

They have dry, scaly eruptions, especially around eyes, ears, with scabs. And there is always pus under the scabs. Along with skin complaints patient also develops conjunctivitis and blepharitis.

They develop filthy scabby conditions behind the ears with a tendency to form a thick crust. The whole ear and the surrounding tissues seem to look like one scab.

Dosage And Potency:

6X,12X, 30C can be used in frequent repetition. Externally One should use it with great caution as it tends to produce inflammation.

6-GRAPHITES: For Psoriasis With Moist Skin Lesions


These patients experience incredible rawness in the folds of skin. Their skin is cracked, moist, and bleeds easily, especially on the scalp and behind the ears.

The skin becomes dry, rough, irritable that breaks easily and exudes gluey moisture, especially in the folds of skin. The skin of such patients takes a lot of time to heal.

Their skin complaints worsen in the hot weather. These patients tend to develop cracks in the nipples, mouth, in between toes, and anus.

Dosage And Potency:

One can apply it locally by mixing it with Vaseline on sore areas.

Internally 30C potency will be best to start with. Repetition will depend upon the state of the patient.

7-HYDROCOTYLE: for psoriasis with thickening of the epidermal layer of skin


These patients develop dry eruptions. There is an excellent thickening of an upper layer of skin and exfoliation of scales.

They tend to develop psoriatic lesions on the trunk, extremities, palms, and soles. The lesions have circular spots with scaly edges.

The intensity of itching is intolerable, especially insoles. They tend to develop copper-colored eruptions.

Dosage And Potency:

6X, 12X, AND 30C potency can be used in frequent repetition till improvement is seen.

8-IRIS VERSICOLOR: For Psoriasis With Shiny Scales


These patients show irregular patches of plaques. And the scales are gleaming.

They can also develop pustular eruptions. The patients mainly experience itching at night.

Dosage And Potency:

Mother tincture, 30C potency can be used with repeated repetition depending upon the state of the patient.

Once the action of lower potencies is entirely exhausted, then One can use higher potency.

9-KALI ARSENICUM: for psoriasis with numerous patches


The patient tends to be very restless, nervous, and anemic. Their skin is dry and wilted. Patches of psoriasis on the back, arms, elbows, legs, and size are of a crown piece.

The scales are very itchy and make the patient scratch till there is an ichorous discharge of fluid which forms a hard cake. The skin becomes discolored.

They develop numerous patches with significant itching. The patches are more active and scale off and become small in size and leave behind red skin. Itching is more when the patient undresses.

Dosage And Potency:

30C potency will be the best suitable, and repetition would depend on the state of the patient.

10-MANGANUM ACETICUM: For Psoriasis With Burning And Suppuration Of Skin Around Joints


The patient has burned all over the skin in the evening and on rising from the bed. They have tremendous itching, which they feel better by scratching.

They have itching in the hollow of the knee and shin. They develop suppuration of skin around joints. One can see elevated red spots.

The skin complaints worsen around the menstrual period and menopause. The patient has inflammation of bones or joints with digging pain at night.

So, the medicine can be considered for Psoriatic Arthritis.

Dosage And Potency:

30C, 200C potency can be used with less frequent repetition.

11-PETROLEUM: for psoriasis with violent itching


The skin is hard, dirty, rough, and thickened like parchment.  Skin gets raw and becomes infected at the site of injury, and the skin takes a long time to heal.

They develop deep cracks in the angles of the mouth, nipples, and fingertips. Brown spots are observed over the body.

Eruptions that develop on these patients have thick, hard, moist, or yellow-green crust, especially on the scalp and genitals.

The patient feels highly itchy, and they scratch till there is bleeding. The part becomes cold after scratching. Psoriasis of hands worsens during winter.

Dosage And Potency:

One can use 6X, 12X, 30C potency in repeated doses till improvement is seen.

12-Sulphur: for psoriasis with violent itching


The skin of such patients is DRY, ROUGH, WRINKLED, AND SCALY. They have violent itching, especially at night.

Itching worsens after scratching and washing. They have a burning sensation after scratching and become painful.

Their skin is sensitive to air, wind, and washing. In these patients, you might find that skin complaint accompanied by other issues like ASTHMA.

Dosage And Potency:

Higher potencies often give good results but must not be repeated too often. To begin the treatment with high or low potency will depend upon the susceptibility of the patient.

In chronic cases, it’s always best, to begin with, 200C and then progress towards higher potencies.

13-SELENIUM: For Psoriasis Of Palms


These patients have dry, scaly eruptions in palms with itching. They have tremendous itching about ankles, folds of skin, between fingers, finger joints, and even palms.

They develop a vesicular eruption in between the fingers. THE SKIN OF THESE PATIENTS ARE OILY.

Their skin remains moist after scratching. They develop crusty eruptions on palms. The affected site has burning spots.

Dosage And Potency:

30C, 200C potency can be used with infrequent repetitions.

14-HEPAR SULPH: for psoriasis with dry and cracked skin


People with psoriasis have chapped skin with deep cracks on hands and feet. They develop bumps that are prone to form pus and have a tendency to spread.

Once there is pus in the abscess’s patient has prickly pain over the affected site. The body of the patients emits foul odor constantly.

The sores seem to be cold and sensitive. They tend to sweat the whole day and even at night but with no relief.

Their skin is so sensitive that they can’t bear the slightest touch. At the same time, they are also sensitive to cold weather and cannot bear to be uncovered. They want to be wrapped warmly.

Dosage And Potency:

30C, 200C potency will be helpful in such cases. Higher potencies abort suppuration, and lower potencies promote. So One can decide potency as per the state of the patient.

15-STAPHYSAGRIA: For Psoriatic Arthritis


This medicine is indicated in psoriasis of the scalp, ears, face, and body.  They develop thick scabs which are dry and itch violently.

And scratching change’s location of itching. It also gets indicated in psoriatic arthritis. Inflammation of finger joints is seen in such patients, and arthritic nodes are also seen in few patients.

Dosage And Potency:

30C, 200C potency can be used in frequent doses.

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2 thoughts on “15 Best Homeopathic Medicines For Psoriasis Complete Cure”

  1. Inderchand Mehta

    Treatment for burning sensation in foot.
    I am 73years, 75kg , male. Suffering from BP (155-160)without any medication, blood sugar (135) having glimpride 1mg daily. B12 and D3 are at bottom line.

  2. Mujhe knees and elbow mein 10 years se itching ki problm h skin me itching krne pr chote chote pani wale dane ubhar ate hain fir 2 3 din me theek bhi ho jate hain kaun si dawa lena h muje bataye please

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