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7 Best Homeopathic Medicines for Psoriasis

homeopathic medicines for psoriasisPsoriasis is an autoimmune skin disorder characterized by well-defined red patches on the skin covered with silvery-white scales. In psoriasis, skin cells proliferate at a speed higher than normal. Skin cells normally grow and are shed every 28 to 30 days. In psoriasis, the skin cells start growing more rapidly – every 3 to 5 days. The skin is not able to shed the excessive cells as quickly as they appear on its surface. The result is a build-up of cells on the skin referred to as plaque.

Homeopathy offers the best natural treatment for autoimmune skin conditions including psoriasis. It has certain distinct advantages including the absence of any side effects and non-suppression of psoriasis. In psoriasis, a patient requires treatment that can control the indiscriminate skin cell proliferation. Homeopathy can successfully treat it exactly this way by optimizing the over-active immune system, hence curing it at its origin. In the traditional approach, corticosteroids are used topically and orally that might give an early result by suppressing active lesions but have side effects. Their use makes the condition more complex as on leaving these medicines, symptoms may reappear with severe worsening of the condition. So homeopathy can be a safe line of treatment for psoriasis as it uses non- suppressive medicines. It not only reduces the frequency and intensity symptoms like itching, flaking, cracks and aid healing of eruptions, but also prevents further spread of eruptions. It can also help in managing joint pains that can occur in cases of psoriasis. To attain desired results, one needs to understand that homeopathy works gradually and one has to be patient, as it is the key to curing such obstinate chronic autoimmune diseases.

Top 7 Homeopathic Medicines for Psoriasis

The top-ranked homeopathic medicines for psoriasis are Arsenic Album, Graphites Naturalis, Arsenic Iodatum, Sulphur, Petroleum Oleum, Sepia Succus and Antimonium Crudum.

1. Arsenic Album –For Dry eruptions with Silver Scales

The chief indicator for using Arsenic Album is the presence of dry, rough, red papular eruptions with scales on it. The scales are silver colored. The eruptions cover most parts of the body, except face and hands.

The eruptions spread rapidly and are accompanied by itching. Cold worsens the itching in most cases, while warmth seems to relieve it. Pain on the affected skin arises after scratching the eruptions. Bleeding spots also appear on the skin following scratching.

Restlessness is another symptom that may be present. Yet another symptom is marked anxiety that accompanies itchy eruptions.

Arsenic Album also works well in cases of guttate Psoriasis. In guttate Psoriasis, small rose coloured spots with scales appear.

When to use Arsenic Album?

This medicine is prominently indicated to manage dry, rough eruptions covered with silver scales.

How to use Arsenic Album?

This medicine can be taken just once a day in 30 C potency.

2. Graphites Naturalis – For Dry, Cracked Skin

Cases where Graphites Naturalis works well tend to have patches of sore, dry, rough skin with scales. An inclination to develop cracks on the surface may also be there. Following scratching, stickiness on the skin may appear.

Graphites Naturalis is also useful for cases of scalp Psoriasis. In such cases, eruptions with scales appear on the scalp. The scalp may be sore to touch, with distressing itching. One may also feel a burning sensation on the top of the head.  Eruptions on the scalp can also spread behind the ears. In cases of nail Psoriasis, the characteristic features are rough, thick and deformed nails.

When to use Graphites Naturalis?

This medicine is great choice for cases having dryness, roughness on skin with cracks.

How to use Graphites Naturalis?

The recommended dose of this medicine is Graphites Naturalis 3 X one tablet twice a day.

3. Arsenic Iodatum – For Shedding of Large Scales

Arsenic Iodatum is used when there is shedding of large scales from the skin eruptions. The skin is covered with inflamed patches with scales on them. There is persistent itching in the patches and the shedding of the scales leaves raw skin behind.

When to use Arsenic Iodatum?

Arsenic Iodatum is suggested for psoriasis with shedding of large scales.

How to use Arsenic Iodatum?

It is advised to take Arsenic Iodatum 30 C one time daily.

4. Sulphur – For Intense Itching and Burning

Sulphur helps in cases with severe itching and burning in the psoriatic skin lesions. A violent itching attends, and the person goes on scratching the skin until it bleeds. A burning sensation follows scratching. The itching is wandering, and changes place frequently. The skin is rough, scaly and gets painful after rubbing as if denuded. The symptoms tend to get worse in the evening and at night, when in bed. Sleep is disturbed because of the itching and burning sensation. Other accompanying symptoms are pricking, biting and sticking sensation in the eruptions. Sulphur is also a remedy for skin ailments with a history of excessive use of ointments in the past.

When to use Sulphur?

This medicine can be opted in cases of itching and burning in psoriasis cases.

How to use Sulphur?

Sulphur 30C should be taken in infrequent doses once or twice a week.

5. Petroleum Oleum – For Deep Cracks

Petroleum Oleum is a very suitable remedy for Psoriasis where deep cracks appear on the skin. There is a burning sensation and intolerable itching on the affected skin. Bleeding may also be present in the cracks. The skin is intensely sore, painful, hard, fissured and slow to heal. A crawling sensation on the skin may also attend over and above the given symptoms. Petroleum is also topmost on the list of most effective remedies for treating psoriasis cases that worsen during the winter.

When to use Petroleum Oleum?

It is beneficial for managing deep cracks on skin in psoriasis cases.

How to use Petroleum Oleum?

One may take this medicine in 30C power once or twice a day.

6. Sepia Succus – For Large Oval Lesions

Sepia Succus is a beneficial medicine for Psoriasis characterised by the presence of big oval lesions on the skin. The lesions are reddish papules and are isolated. There are shiny, whitish and adhesive scales present on the papules. Itching arises in the eruptions. On scratching, a burning sensation on the skin follows. The eruptions are present over the face, chest, back, arms and legs. In the case of limbs, the extensor surfaces are mostly involved.

When to use Sepia Succus?

Use of this medicine can be considered when there are large oval spots with shiny white scales on skin in psoriasis cases.

How to use Sepia Succus?

It is suggested to take this medicine in 30C potency once a day.

7. Antimonium Crudum – For Psoriasis of the Nails

Antimonium Crudum is an important remedy where the characteristic features are distorted and out of shape nails with discoloration, pitting or ridges on the nails. The nails are brittle and tend to break often. The skin underneath the nails is also painful and very sensitive.

When to use Antimonium Crudum?

Antimonium Crudum is suitable for cases of nail psoriasis with discolored nails or ridges on nails.

How to use Antimonium Crudum?

Antimonium Crudum can be repeated twice a day daily.

What causes Psoriasis?

In psoriasis, the body’s immune cells target the skin, majorly T cells, that causes skin inflammation and triggers rapid skin cell growth. A positive family history of psoriasis puts a person at high risk of developing the same condition. A few of the well-known triggers for psoriasis are stress, obesity, smoking, alcohol, caffeine, skin trauma and infection including strep throat. These triggering factors also worsen the symptoms of existing psoriasis.

Symptoms of Psoriasis

The major symptom of Psoriasis is the appearance of red, inflamed papular eruptions on the skin surface with adhesive silvery-white scales covering them. The spots have well-defined borders. In some cases, cracks that bleed often appear on the skin. An itching and burning sensation accomanies the eruptions, the intensity of which varies from case to case. Psoriasis often runs a relapsing and remitting course. In case of nail psoriasis, the nails get discolored, deformed, brittle, crippled, and may fall out. In a few cases of psoriasis, the joints may get inflamed and become painful.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is there only one kind of psoriasis?

No, psoriasis has various types. These are – plaque psoriasis, guttate psoriasis, inverse psoriasis, scalp psoriasis, nail psoriasis and pustular psoriasis. In plaque psoriasis, the skin gets covered in dry spots with a large number of silvery white scales. The major sites for plaque psoriasis are scalp, back, knees and elbows. Guttate psoriasis is characterized by the appearance of small, water droplet-like skin lesions covered in fine scales. Guttate psoriasis is often triggered after a bacterial infection, mainly strep throat infection. The lesions are mainly found on the legs, arms and trunk. Psoriasis lesions that appear in folds of skin – under the breasts, in groin area, armpits for example – are referred to as inverse psoriasis. The skin lesions in inverse psoriasis are in the form of smooth, red inflamed patches. In scalp psoriasis, red, inflamed, itchy lesions covered in thick white scales appear on the scalp. In nail psoriasis, psoriatic lesions arise in the nails of the fingers or toes. The nail may get discolored, thickening of skin under the nail may arise, pitting on nails may be present and in extreme cases, the nail may crumble and fall out. In pustular psoriasis, pus-filled eruptions arise on the skin that is surrounded by redness and tenderness.

2. Is psoriasis contagious, can it spread by touch or other means?

No, psoriasis is not a contagious disease and hence, does not spread from person-to-person contact.

3. I have chronic psoriasis, Now, my joints have started to hurt, why?

If you have had psoriasis for a long time and now your joints are in pain, then there is a good chance you have developed psoriatic arthritis. In approximately 30% of the psoriasis patients, joints may get inflamed and become painful. In psoriatic arthritis, the immune cells start to destroy and inflame the joints due to a misdirected immune response besides the usual rapid cell growth symptoms of the disease. Genetic and environmental factors play an important role in causing psoriatic arthritis.

4. I have had psoriasis for a long time and now, my joints are inflamed and in pain. Please suggest a medicine.

Homeopathy can definitely treat this condition. In my clinical practice, Rhus Tox has shown great results in cases of psoriatic arthritis. Highly inflamed, painful, swollen and stiff joints in psoriasis are the guiding symptoms for use of this medicine.

5. Is there a link between psoriasis and vitamin D?

Yes, there is a link between psoriasis and vitamin D. Improving vitamin D levels in psoriasis seems to decrease the severity of psoriasis condition. Vitamin D plays a role in decreasing excessive cell production and therefore helps treat psoriasis.

6. Will exposure to sunlight be of help to psoriasis patients?

Yes, evidence suggests that sun exposure helps to heal psoriasis, though to a mild degree.


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  1. Adriana Martinez says:

    Aren’t arsenic and sulfur lethal to the human?

  2. Hi

    I hav psoriasis for 2017 and inn 2021 mid year my psoriasis from Elbow and interns knee cap to whole food . If. My whole body if I itch it tuen sliver flakes. I cannot shower or even wet my body and if I do I get itchy, my outer elbow there by web kinda woud which don’t dry , to cover I put tissue on it .
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  3. Anapril sartom says:

    What can ido on my legs, clobenate gm neo bc mat cg, I gt relief, have books murphy kent sidlantakaar, deekshit, boerieck, n c gosh, khandeja, knodia, Andrew lockie, jn shinghal, farokh master, bheem jhaa, nonrelief till kindly earnest request for ointment n drops

  4. Narasimhachary Patnala says:

    My self Mr. Narasimhachary ANDHRA PRADESH Kakinada, request to inform. I am 73 yrs old I have foot psoriasis to the both foots. In 2018 took skin drafting to the right leg due to infection effected suddenly. Of course it is OK now at present with a small swelling. For second one I am requesting to give suggestions or any prescription to its effect please.

  5. Sukdev pal says:

    I am 40 years old.l am a psoriasis peatient from 1 years.and i take homeopathy medicine from 4month.But i am confused that,homeopathy can completely cure my psoriasis problem. Please sir give some advice and increase my confidence .Thanks.

  6. homeopathy treatment really works for many diseases and conditions
    very informative blog
    keep blogging

  7. Saeed Ahmad says:

    I have developed palmer and plantar psoriasis for about 5 weeks. I have no diabetes or blood pressure. I am 77 years old from Karachi.
    Please advise me something.

  8. B.Ramachandra Joshi says:

    Dear Doctor,
    O am suffering from Psoriasis for the last 17 years. It was mild initially abd it has become severe in the last couple of months.
    I tried allopathic medicine and homeo by a local doctor as well as from a reputed homeo clinic.
    I am 61 years and now life has become drudgery with this ailment.
    Please let me know how best I can receive treatment from you.

  9. iftikhar ali says:

    I have a spot of psoriasis inner side of my left ankle since 1993, It worst during the full moon 3 or 4 days swear itching in this period some time little boils appear on surface.
    can you help me for homeopathic remedy thanks

  10. Muhammad Abdullah says:

    Sir muja cambal ha 4 sal sa alaj hu raha ha par thk ni ho raha

  11. Deepak Dattatray Niley says:

    I am 64 years old Ex-serviceman pensioner, height 5.4 feet, weight around 80 kg. I am suffering from psoriasis since 12 years, but it gets completely normal by consuming Vitamin B complex medicine, especially by consuming Methyl cobalamin ( used to treat vitamin B12 deficiency).
    I have mild constipation, BP, Mild Joint Pains in knee, right hand finger joints with swelling on middle joints, right side elbow. I have newly got uric acid lever 6.5, blood sugar level 151. I have also erectile disfunction and early ejaculation problems. Please advise.
    Note: I don’t fear Homeopathic medicine, but i fear Homeopathic Doctors for they keep on playing with the patient for long time to have monetary gain. otherwise homeopathic is the best replacement for Allopathy and even Ayurveda) This note is not for you so you may advise me better. thanks

  12. Please suggest a good homeo medicine for ling term psoriasis, covered entire body with abundant scales.

  13. Parasa Prabhalara Rao says:

    Naturopathy is the best for psoriasis along with hindi medicine. It gives wonderful result. 4 kta of water
    Fruits after lunch and dinner give very good relief.
    If u can do kunkala kriya it is also very good useful.
    In case of prakatana anukonna culinair bastrika and kapal gathi. So
    Homepage medicine water fruits pranayamam are very good to drive away psoriasis.

  14. Anil Kalambe says:

    डॉ, साहब,मेरी मिसेस के दाएं हाथ की पांचो उंगलियो में और बाएं हाथ की दो उंगलियो में नेल सोयरसिस है क्या होमियोपैथी में इसका इलाज संभव है

  15. Sheo Kumar Prasad says:

    Sir, my wife had erthythroderma psoirais all over body except face and was hospitalized for a month.She takes allopathic medicines psorid ( 1-0-1) and atarax 25 mg (1-0-0)and Citrizine 10 mg (1-0-1) .Itching is there some places inspite of using moisturizer.Can you suggest any homeopathy medicines with its potential to ease itching so thst she can sleep comfortably.Any other suggestions is most welcome.

  16. Sir any diet must be follow for psoriasis?

  17. T K Bajaj says:

    Dr. Sahab, I have psoriasis on the bottom of my both foot for last 16 months and took Allopathic treatment during this period. I had some relief in between but it again got relapsed. Presently I am using only Lozivate MF ointment along with Urelact cream in the night. I also apply coconut oil in between. No other Allopathic treatment for last 4 months as Doctor is not available and I don’t have much relief. Kindly advise me the Homeopathic treatment for curing this problem. Thanks

    • Parasa Prabhalara Rao says:

      Naturopathy is the best for psoriasis along with hindi medicine. It gives wonderful result. 4 kta of water
      Fruits after lunch and dinner give very good relief.
      If u can do kunkala kriya it is also very good useful.
      In case of prakatana anukonna culinair bastrika and kapal gathi. So
      Homepage medicine water fruits pranayamam are very good to drive away psoriasis.

  18. Toni Stewart says:

    I have had psoriasis since I was a child. Stress was a major trigger. It went into remission for many years. When my grandmother passed away after I had an emergency Caesarean section it came back all over my body. Eventually, it mainly appeared (and has affected) my hands and feet. The scales build up quickly and itch terribly.

    Now my ten year old son is having flare ups. His hands are scaly, swollen and cracked. They are painful sometimes. He asks me to wrap them in bandages at night because he can’t sleep. I feel so sorry for him. I want to help him to develop a routine for taking care of his health. He rides his bike every day. He also has a small garden that he takes care of.

    I have been taking Turmeric-Curcumin, Omega-3, Vitamin C and B-12 which seems to be helping me. What can I give my son?

  19. rosali michelli says:

    This site, Dr. Sharma, is Excelent. I’ll read it attentively and send a question latter.

    I’m writing from Brazil.

    Thank you sir.


  20. K MADHUKAR says:

    Hi sir, I got a rash near my penis due to eating excess mushrooms. I took ayurvedic drug and it spread to all parts like tiny spots with silver scales and dermatologist said its mild psoriasis. It is on 4 places on legs,2 spots on scalp,one on hand and near penis also but all small scaly spots except on penis.I started homeopathy treatment a month back and will this homeopathy treat the complete issue if taken for an year. I am using arsenic alb as prescribed by my homeopathy doctor and others as well. Wanted to know whether this will totally be removed if using homeopathy for an year.

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