How to use:
Use as an oil for your nails.
Aloe vera is a plant known for its soothing and cooling properties. Aloe vera may also help regenerate skin cells and heal irritated skin. Psoriasis can be treated with aloe vera using a cream containing at least 0.5 percent aloe. Applying the cream topically up to 3 times per day for 5 days in a row could decrease inflammation and help clear up a mild psoriasis flare, according to the Mayo Clinic
. After 3 to 4 weeks of this treatment, give your skin a break from the aloe treatment to prevent redness.
How to use: Use as a topical cream.
Turmeric is part of the same family as the ginger plant. Its active ingredient is called curcumin. Turmeric has unique anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, which have led scientists to study it as a treatment for psoriasis. A gel that contained curcumin was used in a study
of people with psoriasis. This treatment was mixed with topical steroids and a low-dairy diet. The people in the study reported a dramatic improvement in their psoriasis symptoms.
How to use: Use as a topical gel.
Capsaicin is the active ingredient in chili peppers. It’s the reason you feel a burning sensation when you eat food seasoned with chilies. The ability to create a “burning” of cells might actually help heal psoriasis flares. Moderate and severe psoriasis that was treated with topical capsaicin during a six-week study
improved significantly. When you first start using capsaicin, you may experience an intense burning sensation at the site of application. But people in a successful psoriasis treatment study
reported that the burning discomfort subsided when they kept using the capsaicin cream.