Treatment of psoriasis with aloe
The cause of psoriasis is probably the stress and the genetic predisposition to this disease. Stress produces a significant amount of toxins in our bodies and psoriasis is a reaction to them. Concause of such a distress is a bad diet, smoking and all the factors of toxicity with which we come into contact. First of all, after the onset of psoriasis symptoms it is necessary to consult a doctor who establishes the entity of the disease, after which, besides traditional treatments, natural remedies can be added which can also be decisive. One of these is aloe. Aloe has been considered a plant with amazing healing properties for over five centuries. Already from remote times its healing properties were appreciated in the treatment of wounds by cutting weapons. It is said that Cleopatra used aloe juice to lengthen her milk baths, since she knew her moisturizing and emollient as well as antibacterial properties. Even this plant is mentioned in the book of the kamasutra where its aphrodisiac properties are stated. Aloe can be used for internal use, especially for purifying purposes, or for external purposes, such as psoriasis. In the latter case, since the symptom comes from a triggered endogenous cause it is advisable to take aloe both internally and externally. Furthermore aloe is rich in trace elements and vitamins that make it an excellent natural antioxidant and make it a valid complement in cases of anti-age treatments.
Applications of aloe on psoriasis lesions
The aloe based ointment, on the market is also found in a percentage higher than 10%, can relieve psoriasis lesions in an important way. The healing, antibacterial and soothing action of aloe performs a restoring action on the skin that in this way avoids splitting and bleeding. The comfort of this particular type of ointment is the rapid absorption by the skin. The application of the ointment should be done at least twice a day, away from sunlight. In fact, although the sun gives the impression that it is beneficial to the skin damaged by psoriasis, it actually contributes to its drying up, creating a very favorable soil for the spread of the disease. Care must be taken to cover the affected parts treated with the aloe ointment and protect them from the sun with pieces of linen so as not to impede the natural transpiration. If we have the constancy to grow aloe in pots, a fairly simple operation, this being a perennial plant that can live comfortably in a vase, we can apply the fresh aloe smoothie directly on the affected area.
Aloe for internal use
As already mentioned, psoriasis also has an endogenous cause triggered by an accumulation of toxins in the body. Aloe is rich in mucopolysaccharides which perform a prodigious action in developing the body's immune defenses. In addition, massive trace elements, vitamins and minerals are present that make aloe a real nutritional resource. The presence of plant steroids guarantees the anti-inflammatory properties of aloe with an action compared to that of steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs but without any contraindication. Aloe juice is extracted from different species of aloe even though aloe vera is mainly used. Aloe vera leaves extract the aloe vera gel, rich in the nutritive principles listed above. It appears as a transparent and odorless viscous liquid diluted with water and sometimes with the addition of honey, it is a multivitamin and mineral elixir that restores the body from the inside.
Aloe psoriasis: Studies on the effectiveness of aloe in the treatment of psoriasis
Psoriasis is an extremely complicated disease whose causes are not yet known, and it is very different from patient to patient probably due to its psychosomatic origin. However, in-depth medical studies have been conducted to show that prolonged application of aloe on psoriasis lesions significantly reduced inflammation and persistence of plaque. Very important thing is that patients treated with aloe have not had any allergic syndrome or hypersensitivity to the product. In the long term there were no side effects. Clinical tests have shown that the administration of aloe-based creams to psoriasis patients three times a day, five times a week, has cured 83% of patients while only 7% of patients treated with creme palcebo presented healing elements. One of the peculiarities of psoriasis is recurrence. In fact this disease tends to reappear even after many years after complete recovery. Continuous treatment with aloe vera both internally and externally can alleviate its reappearance by keeping the immune defenses alive and heals the skin.