Psoriasis Is More Common Than You Think
Psoriasis is very common, affecting between one and two per cent of the world’s population. Psoriasis can begin at any age, but it most commonly starts between the ages of 11 and 45. Psoriasis is a fairly idiosyncratic disease. The majority of people’s experience of psoriasis is one in which it may worsen or improve for no apparent reason. Contrary to common misconception, psoriasis is not caused by allergies, infections, dietary deficiencies or excesses, or nervous tension.
Psoriasis is often misunderstood by the public, which can make social interactions difficult. This may lead to emotional reactions such as anxiety, anger, embarrassment and depression. Psoriasis is characterized by peeling, a thickening and reddening of the skin, often accompanied by itching.
If you have been looking for a solution to your psoriasis, consider using aloe vera. Aloe vera has been used traditionally for burns. The same healing properties have help to solve many types of skin problem, and psoriasis is one of them.
Aloe Vera Extract is a Proven Treatment for Psoriasis
A study which evaluate the efficacy of aloe vera extract in treating patients with psoriasis vulgaris. The sample group of 60 people, who suffers from moderate to serious psoriasis, is divided into 2 groups. One of the group were given a placebo; while another were given topical aloe vera extract which they have to self administer for up to 4 weeks.
The group of patients who were given aloe extract were found that their psoriasis had reduced significantly. The treatment were well tolerated with no reported adverse side effects. The researchers conclude that based on their findings , aloe vera is considered as a safe alternative treatment for psoriasis patients. (source: Tanweer A, Syed S et al. Management of psoriasis with Aloe Vera extract in a hydrophilic cream: a placebo-controlled, double-blind study.
Tropical Medicine and International Health 1996: 1, 4; 505-509.)
There are many testimonials from psoriasis patients who have experienced healing from using aloe vera. Aloe vera can boost the immune system as well as remove toxins from the body. These healing properties have helped many patients with skin problems to achieve a healthier and smoother skin.