Q. I just read in one of your emails that someone used “Organic Apple Cider Vinegar” for their scalp psoriasis. I owe that person big time for writing in!!!
Do I dare say that it is the best thing I have tried since the cilantro (which was a big miracle for me). I just did it this morning and can’t believe the difference.
Before I was making the cilantro V8 smoothie each day and washing my hair with a Tea Tree Shampoo from my dermatologist, and a Tea Tree Conditioner. This morning I washed my hair with the regular shampoo that the family uses, poured the Apple Cider Vinegar over my head and let it sit for a few minutes, washed it off and towel dried my hair.
My scalp has never felt so GOOD! I can’t wait to use it again tomorrow morning. Hopefully this works for others as well. This person said to be sure to use ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR. I just used what I had in the house, generic brand Apple Cider Vinegar and it worked wonderfully for me.
I can’t wait to get to the store to get the ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, maybe that will be even better. I was surprised that after my hair dried it did not have a trace of the vinegar smell (thank heavens)! Kathleen
A. So glad you had luck with the cilantro V-8 smoothie for your skin and the apple cider vinegar rinse for your scalp. We first heard about cilantro against psoriasis about 8 months ago when a reader shared this story:
“I have a home remedy that is amazing. I used to have severe psoriasis on my knees, elbows, eyes, forehead, wrists, feet and scalp. It would crack and bleed, itch and flake.
“One day a man commented on my raw patches and asked about the treatments I’d tried. I explained about the numerous prescription treatments that had next-to-no success. Steroids gave short-term relief but the problem usually came back worse than before the treatment.
“This man said to cure my skin problem all I needed to do was eat raw cilantro. He said I should eat enough to turn my stool green.
“I found that it takes a bundle each day for 10 to 15 days. I mix it in a green salad with my favorite dressing and find it an interesting flavor. My skin has been completely clear for six years. If I notice a small patch starting to get rough once or twice a year, I eat a bundle of cilantro for two or three meals and have no more skin problems!”
Another woman tried a modification: “I make a smoothie with cilantro and V8 juice in the blender. It is helping my psoriasis tremendously.”
Not everyone with psoriasis has reported success with cilantro or apple cider vinegar. Others have noted benefit with flaxseed oil or turmeric (the yellow spice in curry and in yellow mustard). To read about these approaches in greater detail you may find our book, The People’s Pharmacy Quick & Handy Home Remedies quite useful. In addition to psoriasis remedies there are affordable and practical suggestions for lots of common ailments including:
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