Podcast 073: Herbs for Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune inflammatory skin problem. Problems like this are complex, because they don’t hinge on a single genetic anomaly or chemical imbalance in the body. This makes them difficult for conventional medicine to solve, but holistic healing methods are exactly what’s needed here! We can work through multiple interventions, including diet changes and herbs for psoriasis, to reduce inflammation and restore healthy skin.

In this podcast we talk first about major contributing factors to psoriasis (and inflammatory skin conditions like it, such as eczema). Then we discuss some simple supplements, diet additions, and eliminations that can make a big difference in your overall inflammatory burden. Reducing this means your skin doesn’t get so irritated! Finally we talk about herbs you can work with, topically on the skin as well as internally, to reduce inflammation, move lymph, and relieve the itching too.

Herbs discussed include kelp & other seaweeds, licorice, violet, & chickweed, along with brief mentions of cleavers, red clover, calendula, and self-heal.

If you’d like to learn how to work with herbs to take care of yourself & your family, try out our Herbal Medicine for Beginners course! It’s a quick, inexpensive way to meet 35 of the most important medicinal herbs. We share all our favorite ways to work with them, so you’ll be preparing your own home remedies in no time. Our zero-risk return policy means you can try it out with no pressure, and if you decide it’s not for you, we’ll give you a refund. Easy!

Our theme music is “Wings” by Nicolai Heidlas.


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