Herbal teas can work wonders for psoriasis sufferers and provide a great alternative for those looking for more natural remedies. These special brews may not cure psoriasis but they will certainly bring some relief. Below is a list of herbal teas reputed for helping psoriasis.
A 7000 year old medicinal brew – with age comes wisdom! Made from the root of the Ginseng plant, this ancient remedy has been concocted especially for its healing properties. Containing plenty of healthy ginsenosides and antioxidants, Ginseng Tea has also been found to help psoriasis. There are several types of Ginseng teas – Siberian, American, Chinese and Korean – try them all to find a favourite! One word of warning though – it is not recommended for those with high blood pressure or children.
Slippery Elm Tea
It tastes as good as it sounds (not good, that is) but has been found to be good for psoriasis. Also termed the ‘Medical Tree,’ Native Americans recognized Slippery Elm’s special healing properties, using the mucilage of the inner bark in many of their skin ointments. In 2004 ‘Alternative Medicine Review,’ reported on a study where participants found that their skin improved after drinking this slippery tea! Why not have a go too.
Packed with plenty of vitamins, minerals and protein; how can Alfalfa Tea not be good for your psoriasis? A little Alfalfa plant contains over 300 nutrients! It was traditionally used as animal feed for livestock (the cows must have been damn healthy!), but now more and more people are discovering its benefits for humans too! It has been found to purify the blood, which is why it is so great for the skin.
Milk Thistle Tea
Another ancient remedial brew for treating your psoriasis! For about 2000 years, Milk Thistle has been turned to for its therapeutic properties. Not only does it help detoxify the liver, which in turn helps to keep the skin healthy, but it helps to reduce inflammation – meaning that it can help reduce the angry redness of those psoriasis patches.
Ginger is best known for its culinary role in the kitchen but many don’t realize just how special this fibrous spice is. Ginger possesses amazing anti-inflammatory powers and is wholeheartedly recommended to psoriasis sufferers. Don’t just add it to your cooking; add it to your tea! If you find it too strong then add a squeeze of lemon or a teaspoon of honey.