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Forskolin- a Natural Health Remedy for Psoriasis

Posted Oct 22 2008 4:24pm
Many people are turning to the natural health remedy Forskolin for psoriasis due to the potential side efects of drug treatment. Millions of people suffer from psoriasis, the frustrating and puzzling skin disease that can be very resistant to treatment.

Forskolin, or Coleus forskohlii to give it its proper name, is a medicinal plant that is a member of the mint and lavender family. It is an important traditional Ayurvedic herb that has been used in Indian medicine for centuries.

Psoriasis is characterized by thick, red patches known as plaques, and dry, silvery scales that appear most often on the scalp, face, elbows, knees, palms, and soles of the feet. About one quarter of the population with psoriasis also experiences arthritic symptoms in their joints.

The exact cause of psoriasis is not known but it occurs when skin cells start reproducing much faster than normal and pile up on the surface resulting in the unsightly and often irritating or itchy patches. This is caused by an abnormal ratio of two cell growth regulating factors known as cAMP and cGMP. The natural health remedy Forskolin can often normalize this ratio by increasing cAMP. Some scientists believe that psoriasis is activated by bacteria and fungi.

Allergies or sensitivities to foods are common in psoriasis sufferers and they can trigger some of the symptoms. Determining the allergies through reliable testing and avoiding the foods or getting desensitized to them can bring about improvement.

Many naturopathic practitioners believe that the skin is a reflection of the stated of the bowel and can be improved with bowel cleansing and detox. Many natural herbal approaches cleanse or detoxify the blood, lymph and bowel.

Jason Vale, a health coach also know as The Juice Master virtually cleared his psoriasis when he changed his diet, gave up smoking and drinking alcohol and started juicing. Others have found relief with a meat free diet.

Jon Michel is another psoriasis sufferer who cured the psoriasis he had suffered with for 34 years by cleansing his body and changing his diet. He explains his Three-Step Blueprint To Curing Psoriasis his e-Book Ez Psoriasis Solution and Diet.
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