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Aloe Vera Effective for Most Psoriasis

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  • Research suggests that applying aloe vera gel as a topical ointment may improve symptoms associated with psoriasis, as well as other skin conditions, including cuts and burns
  • Conventional treatments for psoriasis almost always involve medications, many of which are associated with serious side effects such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea
  • Several benefits aloe vera appropriates to psoriasis include decreased inflammation, increased collagen production, pain relief and added hydration to alleviate dry, scaly skin
  • While there are topical creams you can buy, the best way to apply aloe vera is by cutting or snapping a piece off the easy-to-grow plant, cutting the piece to release the gel inside and applying it to the affected area

By Dr. Mercola

For people who don't have it, psoriasis may seem like a minor condition that may be slightly unsightly and mildly irritating. In reality, however, this can be a long-term skin condition, evidenced by patches of skin anywhere on your body that can be not just scaly and irritated but swollen and painful. It can also lead to other, more serious problems.

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