Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease impact About 1 in 40 people have it, making it “one of the most common chronic skin diseases worldwide.” There are a lot of different medicines for it, and some of them are cost Over $100,000 a year for a refund. There are cheaper types, such as cyclosporine, but they carry Long-term risks of kidney damage, hypertension, and malignancy. In fact, cyclosporine can Wave cancer and nephrotoxicity in more than 50 percent of patients treated long-term, and in terms of risk of malignancy, He carries Up to 42 times the incidence of cancer. and not even work Well: It only keeps the disease at bay in just over half of patients over a four-month period. There has to be a better way.
What about plants? “Topical Botanical Agents for Psoriasis?” As I discuss in my video Aloe vera for psoriasisIt is said that aloe vera gel owns Anti-inflammatory, antipruritic [anti-itching]and wound-healing properties.” You may remember that actually made Things worst When tested for wound healing. (See my previous video Is aloe vera effective for blood pressure, inflammation of the intestine, healing of wounds and burns?.) “Aloe vera preparations have been exploited accompanied by often by misinformation and exaggerated claims in advertising literature and trade-inspired articles in the popular press and periodicals.” However, there is some impressive evidence. For example, to test its anti-inflammatory properties, it was tested Head-to-head against stimulants for exposure to mustard gas.
Mustard gas is probably the most widely used chemical warfare agent. It was first used in World War I, and the last extensive military use I was In the 1980s during the Iran-Iraq War, more than 100,000 veterans and civilians were exposed, “many of whom still suffer from long-term complications,” predominately itchy. Even decades after surviving a gas attack, 70 to 90 percent of victims still suffer.
Topical steroids, the most common managed Medications, help, but long-term use is associated with a variety of side effects and is not recommended. What about safer agents, like aloe vera?
Sixty-seven chemical warfare veterans were injured random For applying steroids or aloe vera and olive oil cream, the aloe vera mixture seems to work as well as the medication, as you can see in the chart below and at 2:27 in my video.
Therefore, the researchers decided to try it for the management of psoriasis. By the end of a month-long study, the aloe vera-based cream had cured 83 percent of patients, compared to a placebo treatment rate of less than 10 percent, resulted in “significant removal of psoriatic plaques,” skin lesions.
This is compared to an inactive placebo. How about comparing steroids? cactus was have found To be “more effective… in reducing clinical symptoms of psoriasis,” as you can see in the before and after photos, and at 3:02 in video.
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of commercial aloe vera gel for the treatment of mild to moderate psoriasis, cases to improve In 70 percent of aloe vera-treated sites, compared to 80 percent Of the placebo-treated areas improved. The placebo beat the aloe. In fact, “the high response rate to placebo indicates a potential effect… in and of itself, making cactus The gel therapy appears to be less effective.” The placebo was essentially xanthan gum and water, and the researchers figured that instead of aloe vera failing, xanthan gum probably worked too!
All in all, for psoriasis, “results on efficacy cactus be Paradoxical,” but applying it to the skin appears safe, so why not give it a try?
You may be interested in my video Is aloe vera effective for blood pressure, inflammation of the intestine, healing of wounds and burns?. I have many others in my extended series on aloe, and perhaps the most amazing of them are Can aloe vera cure cancer?.
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