Chinese herbal medicine relieves psoriasis
Tuesday 18th November, 2008
An ointment made using ‘Indigo naturalis’, a chinese herbal medicine remedy, has shown dramatic effects on people suffering with psoriasis, according to the latest findings.
The five year study into the ointment tested psoriasis patients who failed to respond to conventional drug therapies. By combining the plant extract indigo naturalis with olive oil, wax and petroleum jelly to create an indigo ointment, researchers found patients who applied it to their psoriasis showed dramatic improvement after 12 weeks.
The only negative effects of the dark indigo ointment was that it had an unpleasant odour and also stained clothing however patients’ skin was not stained.
Participants all suffered with chronic bilateral plaque psoriasis which means psoriasis appeared on both sides of the body.
Researchers believe that once developed further the indigo ointment will become a beneficial alternative and complementary treatment for psoriasis