Treating psoriasis naturally

Psoriasis is a poorly understood skin disorder that has no certain cause. With psoriasis, skin cells multiply too rapidly, resulting in painful, itchy rashes. But there are a wide variety of ways to treat the condition naturally.

In This Week in the HSI Forum (3/12/04), I shared some psoriasis remedies offered by members on the Forum. These remedies included fish oil, lecithin, vitamin D, nettle leaves and sarsaparilla. But if those don’t do the trick, I have two more treatments to try.

A member named Letha sent an e-mail with this comment: “I have had a friend that has had good results treating her psoriasis with the yolk of an egg. Do not use the white. Use the yolk like a shampoo. Rub it on the affected area with a little water to keep it from being so thick and unresponsive. For some reason, the protein in the yolk acts like a healing agent to rashes.

“Another friend burned her scalp using hair color. I told her to use the yolk of an egg to massage into the burned scalp and then rinse it as if it was a shampoo. This immediately cured her problem. She uses egg yolks to wash her hair now instead of shampoo. Hope this simple remedy will help someone else too.”

If the egg yolk method doesn’t work, then you can try this suggestion from a member named Carol: “A friend of mine used Pycnogenol & if she rubbed it on the place, psoriasis went away.”

Pycnogenol is a powerful antioxidant that I’ve told you about in previous e-Alerts. It’s a pine bark extract that contains a variety of polyphenols that have been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects.

Psoriasis patients respond in diverse ways to the various remedies for this complex disease. To read more about psoriasis and a wide variety of other health issues, just visit our web site at and go to the Forum where you’ll find members discussing health care, nutrition and natural treatments.
To Your Good Health,

Jenny Thompson
Health Sciences Institute