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Are there any natural supplements or modalities that can help treat psoriasis? According to the Journal of the American Medical Association, the answer is . . .

According to a new systematic review published in the journal JAMA Dermatology, the answer is Yes!

Psoriasis is a common skin condition in which skin cells replicate too rapidly, causing plaque-like, scaly, reddened lesions.

This systematic review looked at 57 studies and 3 meta-analysis of natural treatments. Each of the treatments considered had more than one controlled study.

The review found that the best evidence existed for “indigo naturalis,” curcumin and acupuncture. The review identified five randomized controlled studies of indigo: they found that indigo improved psoriasis significantly better than placebo. Three randomized controlled studies, one nonrandomized controlled study and one uncontrolled study show that curcumin produces statistically and clinically significant improvements in psoriasis plaques. A meta-analysis of 13 randomized controlled studies concluded that acupuncture works significantly better than placebo.

Meditation also showed “modest efficacy.”

This systematic review found that several natural approaches—especially indigo, curcumin and acupuncture—significantly improve psoriasis.


JAMA Dermatol 2018.doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2018.2972


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