Patients & Methods

/Patients & Methods

 

NATURAL TREATMENT
FOR PSORIASIS

A total of 10 unselected out-patients with moderate (n = 3) to severe (n = 7) cases of scalp psoriasis as diagnosed by an  experienced Ayurveda practitioner and characterized by the 2009 European consensus statement on scalp psoriasis management  has defined scalp psoriasis were treated with GouriKalyani Herbal Oil topical application twice daily before bath. Patients had to had a disease endurance of >3 months and at least one conventional previous treatment approach. Patients were informed about the available treatment with the GouriKalyani Herbal Oil topical application. Treatment duration was scheduled for 8 weeks and bottles of 200 ml were handed out as anticipated for proper use during the planned 8-week treatment period. Patients were asked to apply the oil twice daily and hereby to cover all skin lesions on head with a thin layer of oil.

Vedah Ayurvedha

Coconut oil is found to reduce the protein loss remarkably for both undamaged and damaged hair when used as a pre-wash and post-wash grooming product in various animal models compared to mineral oil and sunflower oil. In a mass spectrometric investigation of human hair comparing mineral oil and coconut oil, it was found that Coconut oil penetrates the hair shaft while the mineral oil does not.

Eclipta alba, a renowned medicinal plant with legendary reputation, is widely used in the history of many medicinal systems of the world. It has been bestowed with natural gift of tonic and has been traditionally used for hundreds of years in Chinese and Indian medicines to eliminate numerous illnesses. It’s really versatile herb and is a natural health remedy.It is reported to improve hair growth and color. Taken internally, it is believed to blacken the hair and beard.

 

Aloe vera, commonly known as Barbados or Curacao Aloe, is an herbal medicine with a long tradition of use by a variety of cultures. The traditional uses of the clear mucilaginous gel are manifold, ranging from topical applications to reduce perspiration to oral dosing for diabetes and a range of gastrointestinal ailments. The active agents have shown considerable analgesic, antipruritic, wound healing and anti-inflammatory properties, thus justifying consideration of Aloe Vera as an effective remedy for the treatment of psoriasis.  In a placebo-controlled, double-blind study, with Aloe vera extract in a hydrophilic cream was found to be effective in the management of plaque psoriasis topically.

PSORIASIS PATIENT VEDAH AYURVEDHIC

All patients were evaluated for 8 weeks and assessments of disease activity using photographs took place at baseline and 8 weeks after initialization of treatment by the treating physician.

In addition, all patients completed a patient’s questionnaire assessing satisfaction with treatment and side effects. Furthermore compliance with the recommended application was asked by interview. Written informed consent was obtained from all patients prior to treatment with Gourikalyani Herbal oil. There was no selection of patients by age, gender, localization and severity of disease, or previous treatments.

Patient 1: Before Treatment
After 8 Weeks
Patient 2: Before Treatment
After 8 Weeks
Patient 3: Before Treatment
After 8 Weeks
Patient 4: Before Treatment
After 8 Weeks
Patient 5: Before Treatment
After 8 Weeks
Patient 6: Before Treatment
After 8 Weeks
Patient 7: Before Treatment
After 8 Weeks
Patient 8: Before Treatment
After 8 Weeks
Patient 9: Before Treatment
After 8 Weeks
Patient 10: Before Treatment
After 8 Weeks
Patient (No.) Sex Age (year) Weight (kg) Height (cm) Previous treatment Affected area
Topical Systemic
1 M 42 88 185 Corticostereoids Corticosteroids Scalp
2 M 32 89 180 Fumaric acid
Psorcutan ointment
Curatoderm ointment
Keto med-shampoo
Cetrizin Scalp
3 M 34 90 180 Corticostereoids Scalp
4 M 43 52 169 Coal tar
Corticostereoids
Scalp
5 M 42 78 187 Corticostereoids Scalp
6 M 18 67 169 None Scalp
7 M 21 78 176 Corticostereoids Scalp
8 M 33 79 185 None Scalp
9 M 34 60 161 Corticostereoids Scalp
10 M 46 70 175 Corticostereoids
Tacalcitol
Scalp

Initially, the vast majority of patients (n = 7) showed a severe affection of scalp psoriasis as defined by more than 50% scalp involvement. However, during continuous observation and under sustained topical treatment a gradual and pronounced clinical improvement became obvious in almost all cases within 8 weeks. A reduction of >90% was observed in all treated patients, at the 8-week assessment.

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