Plant-based, alternative psoriasis treatment

Psoriasis is a condition that causes skin cells to produce at a much faster rate than required, which leads to inflamed, red, scaly patches appearing on the skin. This can not only be extremely uncomfortable, but also difficult to take care of. Unfortunately, people with psoriasis often end up in a vicious cycle, where they’re stressed about their skin issues, which in turn exacerbates their symptoms, and so, it can be tricky to ‘break free’. But, for some with psoriasis, natural, plant based treatments may be able to provide them with the answers they’ve been searching for.

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2 in 100

In the UK, 2 in every 100 people, or 2% of the population, are estimated to develop psoriasis during their lifetime.


Nearly 60% of people with psoriasis say it causes them large problems in their everyday lives, or quality of life.


Reduction in itching was noted amongst patients with scalp psoriasis after 14 days of plant-based shampoo use.


Only 3% of the adults we surveyed knew natural alternative treatments are available for rare and challenging skin conditions


Dry patches of skin

Scales on skin

Delicate skin



Hair loss

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms. Please speak with your GP to find out more.

Treatment options:

Topical creams and ointments usually the first option tried when treating psoriasis. If this doesn’t alleviate symptoms, patients are typically referred to a dermatologist for phototherapy, where the skin is exposed to ultraviolet light, or systemic treatments involving injected medicines may be considered.

Steroid creams/ointments


Coal Tar


Calcineurin inhibitors

Vitamin D

Find out if you may be eligible for plant-based psoriasis treatments here
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A word from our specialist

“Many conditions that lead to chronic pain often respond poorly to conventional pharmaceutical medications. More and more is being understood about how the endocannabinoid system interacts with the more well-known pain pathways to work synergistically with these conventional medications. Chronic pain comes with a variety of associated symptoms such as poor sleep, fatigue, brain fog and reduced appetite – all of which treatment with medical cannabis can improve.“
Dr David Tang

Clinic Director

Could natural alternative therapies benefit psoriasis symptoms?

While there is still relatively limited evidence in this area, existing research does suggest plant-based treatments may be able to offer psoriasis symptomatic relief when other traditional therapies or medications have proven unsuccessful, or have caused unwanted side effects.

And so, specialist doctors in the UK, like those that work for Releaf, can tailor natural treatment plans to best suit the needs of each individual with psoriasis, and assist them throughout treatment using their expert knowledge, experiences, and advice. 

While very few studies investigate the direct relationship between psoriasis and plant-bsed treatments, it is known that when applied therapeutically, a number of natural chemicals can help to reduce inflammation, itching, redness, and help to promote healthy skin growth - and these qualities can be harnessed by plant-based treatment plans.

These effects could prove particularly useful for those who have been unable to find similar results using conventional psoriasis treatments, and our team of healthcare professionals are here to guide you through the process if this rings true to you. 

Find out if you could be eligible for natural, alternative psoriasis treatments with Releaf today. 

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