A REVIEW ON THE ROLE OF NATURAL REMEDIES IN PSORIASIS THERAPYAbstract
Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects about 1-2% population. It is caused by different factors, the most common cause being genetic predisposition. Other causes or factors that can trigger psoriasis include infection, physical trauma to the skin, stress and certain medication, for example, beta-blockers and antimalarials. People suffering from psoriasis are at a greater risk of developing psoriatic arthritis, anxiety, depression, and cardiovascular diseases. Psoriasis can affect the quality of life of the patients and can result in financial problems as repeated treatment is required. Nowadays, people now opt to make use of natural remedies alone or in conjunction with conventional therapy to improve their condition. In this review article, natural remedies that have proved to have antipsoriatic activity have been summarized. These natural sources can be a source of bioactive compounds that have a potential to treat and manage psoriasis.
P. Derera and M. Sumithra *
Department of Pharmacology, SRM College of Pharmacy, SRMIST, Kattankulathur, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India.
08 November 2019
06 October 2020
19 October 2020
01 November 2020