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What are the best natural remedies (food, herbs, behaviors, etc) for psoriasis?
 
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have you found other sources of information?
 
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Florian, Here are some threads with help for psoriasis:

https://permies.com/wiki/168063/pep-natural-medicine/Psoriasis-guided-PEP-BB-medicine

https://permies.com/wiki/152795/pep-natural-medicine/infusion-red-clover-blossom-PEP
 
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I find that mine fluctuates wildly depending on diet. When I was eating 100% plant based and mostly whole foods, my psoriasis basically went away. Now that I'm eating animal products and significantly lower quality food than I was previously, it's come back with a vengeance. I'm not sure how much of it is the foods themselves and how much is just the poor quality of the food sold in supermarkets here. That's part of the reason I'm focused on growing the bulk of my food.

My doctor wasn't surprised that my psoriasis went away on a plant-based diet, though, since that eliminated most of the pro-inflammatory foods from my diet.

As far as treating the symptoms... 🤷🏻‍♂️ I've never found anything satisfactory enough to continue to use it.
 
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I luckily do not have psoriasis. I do have eczema and extra problems with bug bites.
That’s why I grow marshmallow. I’ve never found anything that gives immediate relief like it does. The fresh root is best but dried also works. I cut it open and wet it before rubbing some on. I’ve read that it can be ground in a mortar and pestle with a little water too.
I’m happy to report that it’s very easy to grow from seed.
 
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Scott Stiller wrote:I luckily do not have psoriasis. I do have eczema and extra problems with bug bites.
That’s why I grow marshmallow. I’ve never found anything that gives immediate relief like it does. The fresh root is best but dried also works. I cut it open and wet it before rubbing some on. I’ve read that it can be ground in a mortar and pestle with a little water too.
I’m happy to report that it’s very easy to grow from seed.



My eczema flared up this past month and I'm about to scratch my skin off. I was waiting to harvest my marshmallow but after reading this, I think I'll go dig it up right now. I wonder if the leaves would help at all, like if I threw some in with an oatmeal bath?
 
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Jenny, I would first try applying a bruised leaf to your skin to see if that gives you some relief.  If it works you don't have to dig that root up yet.
 
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That’s great advice from Anne. I’ve always used the root but left the flowers and leaves alone. Pollinators really show up for those flowers! The marshmallow I grow here in zone7b is way past bloom and the leaves are falling off. It looks like a great time to give it a try. I really hope it helps you feel better.
 
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