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Ayurvedaraj Newsletter - Aug'08

Editorial

In Ayurveda, all the skin disorders are classified as "Kushtha-Roga" they are classified into 18 types further categorized under 7 types of "Maha-kushtha" and 11 types of "Kshudra-kushtha".

The name & symptoms of Psoriasis are apparently similar and closely resemble with "Eka-kushtha" and "Kitibha-kushtha", the two of the various other kinds of "Kshudra-kushtharogas".

Self-care & Ayurvedic Tips for Psoriasis

* Reduce stress levels and maintain levels of calmness.

* Do not prick, peel or scratch skin.

* Do not rub the towel vigorously on skin.

* Avoid soap and other irritating cleansing measures.

* Apply herbal ointment liberally on affected areas after drying the skin.

* Wear cotton clothes and avoid synthetic fabrics.

* Avoid consuming foods of opposite nature.

* Never tend to control natural urges like urination, bowel, belching, farting etc.

* Avoid cold water bath immediately after a heavy work out, brisk walk etc.

* Consume foods which are easily digested.

* Avoid too much of salty, sour or acidic foods.

* Avoid sleeping in the afternoons.

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