Neem Oil for Psoriasis

Neem Oil has been used for psoriasis for many years in southeast Asia. There, the Neem tree is revered as the “village pharmacy” that helps support healthy and clean skin.

Neem oil, extracted from the seeds of the Neem tree, contains over 150 medical properties that have shown to be very effective to alleviate the tremendous dryness and itching involved with psoriasis. Analgesic Neem oil has shown exceptional results in controlling the itch and reducing red, inflamed skin back to a normal, healthy condition.

Why is Neem Oil good for Psoriasis?

Neem oil for dry and itchy skin:  Apply a few drops of Neem Cure Oil blend directly to skin. Gently massage into dry and cracked areas. Repeat 2-3 times a day.

Neem oil for itchy scalp: Apply Neem Cure oil directly  to hair line. Rub in gently. You may also add a few drops of Neem Cure to your shampoo every time you wash your hair. After drying hair, apply a little Neem oil to remain on skin throughout the day.

Neem oil for nails: Use Neem Cure oil on finger and toe nails.  Apply a drops directly to the cuticles and gently massage in until absorbed. For mild cases, use cuticle care pen.

What is Psoriasis?

The cause for psoriasis has not been well established but it is commonly known as a skin disorder with an autoimmune component. Psoriasis is described as a genetic disease triggered by environmental factors. It may run in families as a “chronic inflammatory skin disease” that affects 2-4% of our general population.

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that is characterized by dry, cracked, scaling, and red skin patches. The affected skin can show signs of inflammation and is usually accompanied by moderate to severe itching. The itching associated with psoriasis is what gave it its name; psoriasis is the Greek word for “itching condition.”

Psoriasis produces abnormally fast growing skin cells that lead to the accumulation of silvery patches of dead cells that grow from deep within to the epidermis, our skin surface. This is a cell renewal process that normally takes about a month to complete its cycle. In psoriasis, this happens within days, thus the accumulation of layers and layers of dry skin cells.

Psoriasis can also manifest itself as a thickening and pitting of toe and fingernails. All who suffer from psoriasis describe that skin becomes extremely dry, begins cracking, itching and burning, even bleeding, and that the typical sensation of constant soreness becomes very nerve wracking at times. And if that wasn’t enough, cracked skin is an ideal entryway for secondary bacterial and fungal infections that further aggravate the initial psoriasis condition with redness, swelling and more itching.

The 5 most Common Types of Psoriasis

Plaque psoriasis: This is the form we normally think of when talking about psoriasis. It appears as dry, red, scaly, itchy and raised spots that appear as just a few or can cover a large area anywhere on our body, including genitals and the soft tissue in our mouth.

Inverse psoriasis: This kind of psoriasis received its name from the more hidden places it appears on our skin: backside of our arms and armpits, in the groin, under breasts, and around the genitals. As sweat easily gathers in these places of our body, these red, itchy spots often are a combination of psoriasis and fungal inflammation.

Scalp psoriasis: Psoriasis on the scalp appears similarly as plaque psoriasis, in red, itchy spots along the hair line that can spreading across the entire scalp.  You may first notice it for its intense itching sensation. White flakes appear on your shirt or collar after scratching, similarly to dandruff.

Children’s psoriasis: In children, psoriasis can appear only as a one-time rash, following a bacterial infection elsewhere in the body or as a more serious and ongoing skin condition. Mostly, spots on arms, legs, scalp, and trunk are much smaller and flat and only a bit scaly, but they can itch just the same.

Nail psoriasis: Psoriasis can also affect fingernails and toenails. Nails lose their healthy shape and form and become discolored (see image above). In extreme cases, nails may even  become loose and fall out.

What Triggers Psoriasis?

  • Symptoms often appear in cycles. Patients can be symptom-free for weeks or months only for symptoms to return
  • It can be triggered by environmental conditions, cold weather, certain foods and diets e.g alcohol consumption, or health related factors
  • Stress and certain medications may also trigger psoriasis
  • A predisposition for psoriasis or hereditary condition are often underlying causes for an outbreak

Is there a Cure for Psoriasis?

While there currently is no cure for psoriasis, the goal for treatment is to stop skin cells from reproducing so rapidly and to reduce the itching and scaling of the skin. Reduced stress, a changed diet, nonprescription cortisone creams, and exposing your skin to small amounts of natural sunlight may help improve your psoriasis symptoms. Natural remedies have also shown to offer relief. Learn more about how Neem Oil can improve your skin.


Neem Products for Psoriasis

The most important component in Neem oil for psoriasis is nimbidin, an anti-inflammatory property comparable to standard cortisone drugs, that reduces swelling, redness, and itching. Neem oil contains a natural antihistamine that calms itching and swelling.

Neem oil’s most known factors in skincare are its ability to fight fungal and bacterial infections. For psoriasis sufferers that means that Neem oil fights microbes that settle in the cracks of broken skin or skin that has been scratched raw, disinfect it and with that, allow skin to heal of the inflammation and redness.

Neem oil is rich in Vitamin E, omega 6 and omega 9 fatty acids and therefore a superb natural moisturizer for extremely dry skin. Neem’s all-around function is the support of a healthy immunity of your skin which is one of the most important factors for someone suffering from psoriasis.

Neem Lotion

Use Neem Lotion several times a day, at least morning and night, to maintain a layer of moisture to your skin. You may also add a few drops of Neem Cure Neem oil to the lotion before applying. That intensifies the layer of protection from moisture loss and settling of microbes on the skin’s surface.

Neem Soap

Use Neem Soap on face and body morning and night. Our Neem soap is made with glycerin and non-drying. It leaves natural oils on skin where they belong and gently cleans any dirt or microbes accumulated on the skin’s surface.