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.
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.
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.
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.
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.