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Turmeric to Ease Psoriasis

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A radio listener shares her stepfather's experience with Turmeric for his severe Psoriasis.

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I have psoriasis on my elbows and hands. I have tried to use many prescription drugs along with anything spicy. Nothing works. What do you suggest?

Have you tried brewing a tea with sarsaparilla, Jamacian or Indian? I have been reading that this could help. Just two weeks ago my granddaughter started complaining about an itchy knee and now we can see a very small patch of white flaky dry skin. Her father, my son also had it very young. He was only 3 years old when the doctor said it was psoriasis.

Back then we had no other option than to use steroid ointment and that didn't work so well in treating the psoriasis which started on his hands then spread to his knees, belly button, heels and genitals. Then we had issues with leg cramping from the steroid use. My son has since seemed to have grown out of it, now in his thirties he doesn't have any skin issues at all.

Where my granddaughter is so young we were hoping to try and find a treatment that would really work and not have the side effects that the steroid ointments have so she won't have to go through what my son did. I've heard that psoriasis can be triggered by too much stress, is this true? You posted this way back in February, almost a year ago, have you found any solution? How are you doing now? Hope you found a good solution and can pass it on to us.

I found that turmeric can be an effective treatment for psoriasis, with some caveats.

I have severe, extensive psoriasis. Prescriptions and light treatments did not work. I started taking turmeric capsules daily and noticed a significant improvement in my skin condition in less than a week. After a month of improvements, I experienced a frightening episode: Shortness of breath, tightening in my chest, and heart palpitations.

By the time I was hooked up to an EKG in the hospital emergency room, the symptoms were rapidly fading away. They ran tests, monitored me overnight, and did a stress test the next day. The doctors ruled out a heart attack and other heart conditions, but could not offer an explanation for my episode.

I researched on the internet and found out that I had experienced an unusual, but documented, negative reaction to the turmeric. From what I read, most people do not react the way I did and find turmeric very useful for psoriasis.

I subsequently tried rubbing fresh turmeric (from an Indian grocery in NYC, otherwise difficult to find) on my psoriasis and saw an immediate improvement. However, the yellow gold turmeric stained everything it came in contact with, so it was not a practical treatment for me. It could be useful for someone with small areas of psoriasis.

Alas, I am resigned to living with the skin condition.

I, too, experienced the adverse effects of ingesting turmeric. Very unfortunate since I have had psoriasis for over 30 years and other than sunshine curcumin is the only treatment that has been effective. Also, in the past couple of years, possibly due to other health issues, the psoriasis has been spreading and now covers my limbs and scalp. I was wondering if anyone had tried mixing turmeric with Vanicream or another lotion for topical treatment?

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