a sprig of cilantro

Q. A home remedy from your column really worked for me. I developed a spot on my chin that my son noticed. When I checked it in the mirror, it appeared red and scaly, though it did not hurt or itch.

I went online to find photos of skin problems, and what it most resembled was psoriasis. Then I saw the testimonial on your website from the person who eliminated his psoriasis by eating generous amounts of cilantro.

I love cilantro, so that was easy. And it worked fast, within a day or two. I made egg salad flavored with lots of turmeric and about 10 sprigs of cilantro. Spread on toast, this is a great breakfast!

A. We are glad to hear about your experience.  A number of readers have reported that eating cilantro in large quantities is helpful against psoriasis plaques. Other readers have also found turmeric helpful against psoriasis, so you may have found a one-two punch for your skin condition. You’ll find some other suggestions for home remedies to treat psoriasis here.

It is unusual for psoriasis to appear on the chin and nowhere else, so you may have discovered a way of overcoming some different, as yet unidentified, skin condition. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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  1. ranavn

    I suspect this is Seborrheic dermatitis. I get it on my chin, eyebrows and nose creases, sometimes. Milk of Magnesia also works but a prescription steroid cream works the best.

  2. Jane

    Any unusual growths should be examined by a dermatologist. I have had numerous unusual growths turn out to be basil cell cancer and they are removed surgically.


    I have had the same good affects as cilantro with yellow saffron tea. Anyone else ever have good results for psoraisis with saffron tea?

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