Burdock: the queen plant to soothe psoriasis
La bardane has been used for millennia to relieve skin problems. Rich in tannins, it is an excellent natural anti-inflammatory, it locally soothes irritation and calms itching. It is also known for its purifying and depurative virtues.
In the case of the treatment of psoriasis it is recommended to use the roots of the plant in decoction by boiling 60 grams of roots for ten minutes then to let infuse before filtering. The preparation thus obtained can be drunk as a herbal tea at a rate of 2 to 3 cups per day for 2 to 3 weeks, or in the form of a lotion to be applied directly to the skin during an outbreak, without exceeding 8 days. Other plants, such as sea buckthorn, wild pansy or marigold are also recommended in the treatment of psoriasis.
Psoriasis: essential oils are all good!
The use of essential oils always requires certain precautions. It is preferable to take advice from a phytotherapist in order to know the exact dosage and any contraindications. It is also recommended to do a test in the crease of the elbow to make sure that you do not have an intolerance or allergy to essential oils.
The essential oils recommended in the treatment of psoriasis are the essential oils of tea tree, the essential oils of fine lavender, cedar, patchouli, matricaria chamomile and niaouli. It is possible to make a preparation yourself by mixing 1 drop of tea tree EO, 1 drop of cedar EO to dilute, at 10%, in jojoba vegetable oil.
The anti-psoriasis preparation from the phytotherapist
Mix 40 drops of EO of tea tree with 20 drops of EO of true lavender, 20 drops of EO of atlas cedar and 40 drops of oily macerate of marigold in 100ml of liquid jojoba wax. One application every evening avoiding the mucous membranes.
Thanks to Doctor Jacques Labescat, phytotherapist