INTRODUCTION OF PSORIASIS
Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin condition caused by an increased growth of the keratinocytes from the stratum basale to stratum corneum. Normally these cells rise to the skin’s surfsce once a month. This rate is increased to twice a month in the case of psoriasis. This is a non contagious skin condition characterized by thick , red skin with flaky , silvery white scaly patches.
The faulty signals of the immune system causes new cells to form in days rather than weeks. These immature cells gives red patches of various sizes on the skin. The bosy does not shed these excess skin cells so that the cells pile up on the surface of the skin in the form of lesions.
AYURVEDA & PSORIASIS
Ayurveda is the most ancient science in healthcare and is a holistic system of herbal remedies , dietary guidelines and lifestyle habits to treat the disease and to prevent the disease by promoting proper energy balance in the body. Ayurveda is based on the principles and it shows that the Posriasis and other skin conditions are caused by the imbalance of the Doshas and this imbalance can be balanced with the proper therpaies and medication and detoxification via Panchakarma and herbs.
The Skin -Twak- is an essential sense organs. Although all the three dosha resides in the skin but Brajakapitta and Vata are the mainly are there as dominant. Psoriasis is called Mandal Kushta in ayurveda. Some books described it as Ekkushta and Kitibha. The involvement and Vitiation of Vata and Kapha is the cause of this Skin Condition Psoriasis. In both Mandal Kushta and Ekkushta Vata and Kapha are vitiated. In all skin diseases Pitta – “Brajhaka”is always involved.
Psoriasis affects both sexes and all races of the world. It may occur at any age and mostly in young adults. Most of the People thinks that it is a life long conditionu and it will get worst as the disease become chronic. Ayurveda says that the if you starts your medication and detoxification in time it may go forever and will not come again.