Psoriasis a medical condition in which the skin produces plaques of thickened scaling skin that’s non-contagious. The dry skin scales result because of rapid proliferation of skin cells. Abnormal production of special white blood cells called T-Lymphocytes causes the skin of elbows, knees and scalp to shed like scales.
In Ayurveda treatment, Psoriasis is related with sidhma kustha, a generic term for psoriasis. According to the laws of nature, severity of disease varies from person to person. And so, treatments include Snehapanam, Lepam, virechana, vamana or thakradhara.