Enbrel injections are used in the treatment of various autoimmune diseases. Psoriasis is a skin disease and also comes under autoimmune disease. So, Enbrel injections are used in the treatment of Psoriasis. There are also various Ayurvedic treatments available for Psoriasis. It can be a perfect treatment if you use Ayurvedic herbs along with Enbrel injections and slowly as stability is attained, injection can be withdrawn.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that interferes in the life cycle of skin cells and results in the accumulation of cells on the surface of the skin. It forms red, dry, scaly patches on the skin. These patches cause pain and irritation. The formation of patches takes place commonly on scalp, genitalia, ears and the skin over a bony projection.

The symptoms of Psoriasis may show variation from person to person. The common symptoms of Psoriasis are red, scaly, dry patches, cracked skin, pitted or thickened nails, swelling and hardening of joints, etc.

The specific cause of psoriasis is not known but several factors like genetic, environmental and abnormal functioning of immune system can cause Psoriasis. Some of the triggering factors are any skin injury, throat or skin infection, smoking, stress and depression, vitamin D deficiency, etc.

Due to the over activation of our immune system, overproduction of Tumor Necrosis Factor (can be a product of T-cells) and other white blood cells takes place which is the main cause of psoriasis.

What are Enbrel injections?

Enbrel or Etanercept is a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) inhibitor.. This injection improves our immune system so prescribed for the treatment of autoimmune disease.

How does Enbrel injection work?

Enbrel works on our immune system and interferes in the overproduction of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF). TNF is a protein which is produced by the immune system and helps the body to fight against various infections. But in autoimmune disorders, the immune system causes overproduction of Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) which leads to the body's abnormal defensive response.

So by blocking the action of TNF, Enbrel injections control the body's exaggerated defensive response.

How does Enbrel injection work on Psoriasis?

Psoriasis is associated with the immune system and occurs due to the overproduction of T-cells. Enbrel injections inhibit this overproduction of cells. Enbrel reduces the symptoms associated with psoriasis such as red and itchy patches, swelling and hardening of joints, etc. It is also specifically used in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis.

Excess amount of these injections can cause some side effects so using a small dose of these injections in combination with Ayurvedic medicines provides better treatment for Psoriasis. Gradually use of injections can be stopped after restoration of the disease to some extent and after that treat the disease naturally with Ayurvedic herbs.

In Ayurveda, any skin disorder is categorized as khustha-Roga. Psoriasis resembles Ek-Khustha and kitbha khustha. In Ek-Khustha the skin looks like fish skin or there is a lack of sweating. In Kitbha-Khustha the affected part of the skin becomes coarse like a wound and turns into greyish-black color.

What are the Ayurvedic herbs you can use with or as an alternative of the Enbrel injections for psoriasis?

"Planet Ayurveda" provides the best medicines which you can use with the Enbrel injections for psoriasis. It offers the best combination of herbal remedies known as "PSORA care pack" which include Radiant Skin Hair Nail Formula, Navkarshik Churna, Pitta Balance, Manjishtha Capsule, Neem Capsule, Psorolin Ointment, Lippu Oil. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, safe, and natural and are free from any preservatives, chemicals, additives and have no side effects.

Products Description

1. Radiant Skin Hair Nails Formula

This herbal remedy consists of Pit papada, Majistha, Chirata, Ghritkumari. It helps to maintain healthy skin, nails, and hair. These herbs have their own benefits on skin problems. Pit-papada shows its analgesic and inflammatory properties. Chirata helps to balance the three doshas of the body. It also shows anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. Majishtha is a popular herb for the lymphatic system, it eliminates toxins from the body. It has a rejuvenating property for skin disorders. Ghritkumari is an adaptogen that stimulates the defense and adaptive mechanism of the body. This herbal remedy is considered as the best Ayurvedic treatment for psoriasis.

Dosage:2 capsules two times daily with water after meals.

2. Navkarshik Churna

Navkarshik Churna is made up of various pure herbs such as Amla, Neem, Haritaki, Bahera, Kutaki, Vacha, Majistha, Giloy and Daruharidra. It also contains Triphala which improves the immunity and eliminates toxins from the body. It soothes the Vata dosha of the body. Neem, kutaki, majistha help in purification of blood and improve the metabolic activity of the body. Daruharidra acts as an anti-inflammatory herb. Giloy acts as an immunomodulator and improves immunity.

Dosage:1 teaspoonful two times daily with water after meals.

3. Pitta Balance

In psoriasis, when the digestive system does not work properly, it causes an excess of pitta dosha into rasa dhatu. So pitta balance capsules decrease this excess of pitta in body and help in the treatment of psoriasis. It consists of the ingredients such as Akik Pishti, Jahar Mohra Pishti, Kamdudha Ras, Mukta Pishti, Prawal Pishti and Giloy Satva which are natural calcium cooling compounds.

Dosage:1 capsule two times daily with water after meals.

4. Manjishtha Capsules

Manjishtha (Rubia cordifolia) is an herb that helps to balance the impaired Kapha and Pitta Doshas. This herb helps in the blood purification and removal of all toxins from the body. Manjishtha binds to the reactive toxins, neutralizes their effects and eliminates them from the blood. It helps to improve the functioning of the immune system. So, Manjishtha capsule shows its beneficial effects in the treatment of Psoriasis.

Dosage:2 capsules two times daily with water after meals.

5. Neem Capsules

Neem Capsules consists of standardized extract of neem leaves (Azadirachta indica), which are rich in carbohydrates, fibers etc. Neem Capsules have an anti-inflammatory property and are very effective for skin problems. It balances the Pitta, and Kapha doshas of the body. It helps in the blood purification and supports the immune system of the body.

Dosage:1 capsule two times daily with water after meal.

6. Psorolin Ointment

Psorolin Ointment consists of Wrightia tinctoria oil extract and Cynodon dactylon oil extract. It is very effective in the treatment of psoriasis, especially at the scaling stage.

Direction:Apply locally on the lesions at night.

7. Lippu Oil

Lippu oil is an extract of Pongamia glabra (karanj) in coconut oil. The seeds of Pongamia tree produce essential oil with chemical constituent karanjin. Karanjin has microbial and insecticidal properties. This oil recovers the affected skin by controlling itching and lichenification, etc

Direction:Apply locally on the lesions, after a bath, expose to Sunlight for 3 minutes.

Conclusion

Enbrel injections may act as a supportive managementin the treatment of Psoriasis along with very effective Ayurvedic herbs for Psoriasis provided by "Planet Ayurveda". So, the combination of these two effective treatments provides the better and perfect treatment for Psoriasis.

Author's Bio: 

DR. Vikram Chauhan, MD - AYURVEDA is an expert Ayurvedic practitioner based in Chandigarh, India and doing his practice in Mohali, India. He is spreading the knowledge of Ayurveda Ancient healing treatment, not only in India but also abroad. He is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Products, Planet Ayurveda Clinic and Krishna Herbal Company. For more info visit our website: http://www.planetayurveda.com