Milk thistle for psoriasis
Let’s do the math: If milk thistle supports liver health, and if poor liver function is one of the triggers that sets off psoriasis, then
I’ll let this message from an HSI member named Angus complete the equation.
“I tried the usual psoriasis remedies from the MDs and had no success. Three months ago I started getting psoriasis on my legs, up until then it had remained on my scalp.
“Something in the back of my mind (I read all your emails and monthly newsletters) said to me that when the liver can’t clean the blood properly the results can show up on the skin.
“So I got out a bottle of liquid milk thistle and started taking two tablespoons a day. One in the morning and one in the late evening.
“The result is – drum roll please – the psoriasis on my legs has cleared up and gone away, and my scalp is almost completely cleared up (this has been confirmed by my barber). I expect within a couple of months I will be psoriasis free for the first time in about 15 years.
“Hope this info can help others.”
In previous e-Alerts I’ve noted that milk thistle has been used for thousands of years to support liver health. And while I’ve never written specifically about this herb in the treatment of psoriasis, a quick check on the web site for the National Psoriasis Foundation reveals this: “Milk thistle has been shown to inhibit human T-cell activation, which occurs in psoriasis.”
You can find more information about psoriasis treatments in the e-Alert “Surface Protector” (10/9/06) at this link: http://www.hsionline.com/ealerts/ea200610/ea20061009a.html