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Herbs to Treat Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic skin disease with lesions typical residif form of patches demarcated erythema, covered by thick coated white squama shiny. In contrast to normal human skin turnover, which usually lasts for three to four weeks, the turnover of skin in patients with psoriasis takes place rapidly at around 2-4 days (can occur even sooner) that a lot of skin cell turnover and thickened.

Until now Psoriasis disease has not been known exactly, so that there is no treatment that can cure the disease completely Psoriasis.

Several types of psoriasis:

  • Eritrodermis Psoriasis
This type of psoriasis is dangerous, the entire skin of the patient became ripe red and scaly, skin protection function is lost, making the patient susceptible to infection.
  • Psoriasis Arthritis
Arise with inflammation of the joints, so the joints painful, swollen and stiff, exactly the same as the symptoms of arthritis. At this stage, the patient should be helped so that joints kropos not happen.
  • Guttate Psoriasis
Guttate Psoriasis (GUH-tate) is a form of psoriasis that began to arise from the time a child or teen. guttate word comes from the Latin word meaning "to fall". (drop). This form of psoriasis resembles small red spots on the skin. spots (lesions) guttate usually occurs in the body and legs. Spots are not usually as thick or scaly patches (lesions) in psoriasis plaques.
  • Inverse Psoriasis
Inverse psoriasis found in the armpits, groin, under the breasts and in skin folds around the genitals and pelvic type of psoriasis first appears as spots (lesions) were very red and usually lack the scale associated with plaque psoriasis. Spotting can look slick and shiny. Inverse psoriasis is very (particularly irritating) disturbing because of irritation caused by rubbing / scratching and sweating because of its location in skin folds and tender sensitive areas). particularly disturbing for people who are obese and who have a deep skin folds.
  • Nail Psoriasis
attack and damage the nail at the bottom of the nail grows many scales such as grain, this type include difficult / stubborn to cure the patient.
  • Plaque Psoriasis
Nearly 80% of patients with psoriasis is plaque psoriasis types that are scientifically sisebut also psoriasis vulgaris (common meaning). This type of plaque is inflamed patches on the skin causing red skin covered with silvery growing his general will look at around the eyebrows, knees, head (like dandruff), also the back of the elbow around the pelvis and will extend goto other skin parts .
  • Pustular Psoriasis
Cases of Pustular Psoriasis (PUHS-choo-ler) is mainly prevalent in adults. Characteristics of patients PUHS-choo-ler is the emergence of a white Pustules (blisters of noninfectious pus) surrounded by red skin. Pus includes a collection of white blood cells is not an infection and is not contagious. Psioriasis shape that is generally unusual affects less than 5% of all patients with psoriasis. Psoriasis is, can accumulate in certain areas of the body, for example, the hands and feet. Pustular Psoriasis can also be found to cover almost the entire body, with a tendency to form a cycle - reddening (make the skin red?), Followed by the formation of Pustules and scaling.
  • Scalp Psoriasis
This type of psoriasis appears at the hairline, head (like dandruff), forehead, around the neck behind the ear as well, such as skin flakes or powder

Causes of Psoriasis

The cause of psoriasis is not known with certainty. There are some predisposing factors and triggers that can cause disease.

Predisposing factors, namely:
  • Berediter factors are dominant otosomal with incomplete penetration.
  • Psychological factors
  • Focal Infection
  • Metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus latent
  • Digestive disorders such as obstipasi
  • Weather factor

Provocative factors which may cause more severe disease are:
  • Factors trauma
  • Factors infection
  • Drugs
  • Ultraviolet light
  • Psychological Stress
  • Gestation

Pathophysiology of Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic disease that can occur at any age. Natural history of disease is very fluctuating. In psoriosis shown a thickening of the epidermis and the stratum corneum, and dilation of blood vessels upper dermis. The number of basal cells that bermitosis clearly increased. Cells that divide rapidly moved quickly to the surface of the thickened epidermis. The proliferation and rapid epidermal cell migration is causing the epidermis becomes thick and covered with a thick keratin (silver-colored scales). Increased epidermal cell mitosis is partly caused by abnormal levels of cyclic nucleotides, particularly adenosine monophosphate (AMP) and cyclic guanosine monophosphate (GMP) cyclic. Prostaglandins and polamin also abnormal in this disease. The role of each of these abnormalities in affected psoriatic plaques can not be clearly understood.

Signs and Symptoms of Psoriasis

Patients usually do not show changes psiriosis general condition, except when the disease has reached the stage eritrodermia. There are patients who complain of itching, feeling stiff or pain when moving. The first symptoms of psoriasis such as macular and erythematous papules that arise suddenly. Furthermore, the centrifugal papules enlarged to the size of lentikuler and numuler. Some of the macula may coalesce to form large lesions. Macula eritemini demarcated and above found squama which have distinctive properties. It is white as silver or mica, transparent, dry, rough and layered. There is the phenomenon of droplet lilies, sign Auspitz and Koebner phenomenon. Psoriasis which attacks the fingernails and toe kucil illustrate a hole in the nail called pits.

There are some herbs that can be used to treat psoriasis, among others:

3 pieces of the Crown of God - Phaleria macrocarpa [Scheff.] Boerl, halved and seeds removed, then sliced ​​thin and dried. Once dried, boiled with one liter of water until the remaining one-fourth. Once cool, strain and drink the water twice a day, every drink 1 cup. If symptoms of poisoning, lower the dose or discontinue use.
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August 21, 2015 at 1:50 AM

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