Research Article: Alternative Natural Treatment for psoriasis: A Review on Herbal Plants.


Dr. Kranti Satpute, Dr. Archana Yelmate
Dayanand College of Pharmacy, Latur, Maharashtra, India.


Psoriasis is an inflammatory, auto immune disorder of the skin affecting 2 to 3% of people globally. It mainly affects all of the body parts especially hands, foot and limbs. In psoriasis, body starts to make new skin cells more rapidly than normal leads to the development of raised skin patches and tissues on the skin. Various kinds of treatment options are available for the treatment of psoriasis but they all are associated with various kinds of side effects. There is research gap between the use of various herbs and crude drugs used in the treatment of psoriasis with various dosage forms. Till now reviews are not available with treatment of psoriasis with herbal formulation. [1] In this review, our objective is to cover the treatment options available for the treatment of psoriasis with the potential use of herbs. In this review, we summarized a list of herbal plants which are known to have potential antipsoriatic activity and can be used for the treatment of psoriasis. But, most of the available literature of herbals are lacking clinical outcome of efficacy of herbals in treating the psoriasis. In the last, we can say that herbs from various natural origins can be used in the treatment of psoriasis as compared to synthetic drugs. [2, 3]