Ailments & Conditions

10 Home Remedies for Psoriasis and How to Avoid Triggers


Capsaicin is a component in red peppers. Multiple studies have shown that it is effective in preventing inflammation in people with psoriasis. Specifically, they may apply a capsaicin cream directly to the skin to manage skin plaques. This would initially lead to inflammation and a burning sensation, but further application could make nerves in the applied area less sensitive to inflammation. As a result, it may alleviate pain, itchiness, and scaling. Scientists have recently found that capsaicin creams can be an alternative to topical applications of steroids to treat psoriasis. The effect is linked to a protective effect that improves the body’s ability to produce more signals for inflammation. [1]