Your psoriasis home treatment may be in your medicine cabinet at this very moment.
The product is called tincture of iodine.
In order for you to understand how iodine works, you first need to know how psoriasis is created in your body.
Psoriasis develops where there in an improper balance of two chemical regulators in the body called cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) and cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP).
When these two regulators are balanced, the cAMP is dominant over cGMP.
If the cGMP becomes dominant, the skin develops a proliferation of skin cells.
Iodine returns the natural balance to the skin through its antifungal properties.
It is widely believed there is no remedy for psoriasis.
However, Professor Tullion Simonicini, has discovered that psoriasis in nothing more than a fungus which responds easily and readily to tincture of iodine, an anti-fungal agent.
His efforts are concentrated in the treatment of cancer, which is a fungus. You may find detailed information about this on
One individual wrote in the chat board for the psoriasis organization about his experience with iodine.
He had chronic psoriasis on his elbows, upper arms, and lower legs for more than twenty years.
He was embarassed to go to public swimming pools because his skin was so unsightly.
He started applying tincture of iodine and found that his condition was basically nonexistent in ten days.
He applied the tincture several times a day for 4 to 5 days until the thickened scabs peeled off showing healthy skin below. The delicate, new skin took time to recover.
If you chose to use this treatment, it is important to let the skin peel by itself naturally.
He found that a long, warm bath helped with the peeling process which softened the thick scabs and allowed them to release naturally.
Repeated treatment may be needed for tougher areas.
This individual gladly reported that the condition disappeared.
He reported that Povidone solution is not effective. The classic tincture worked the best.
Another individual wrote that he tried the antifugal cream Nizoral which was not effective.
He decided to try the iodine, but could not find it anywhere so he asked his pharmacist to order the tinture of iodine for him.
He noticed that when he applied the iodine, the stain faded within 24 hours which indicates an iodine deficiency. He noted that the psoriasis plaques created thick crusts.
He applied the iodine twenty times a day or more and soaked the crusts which eventually fell off showing healthy skin.
He cautioned that it was not wise to allow the iodine on the new skin which is still delicate.
As a precaution, he mentioned that iodine can be drying so a moisturizer should be used on the new skin to protect it.
He used pure glycerine to prevent drying out and cracking of the new skin or aloe vera gel.
Another individual wrote about her experience with iodine which she posted on the Curezone Site.
She compared her recovery to nothing short of a miracle.
Anytime you are using tincture of iodine, remember it stains your skin. If you prefer, you may use white iodine which is decolorized and is a clear liquid. If you are iodine deficient, it will be absorbed quickly by your body.
If you are not certain if you are iodine deficient, you may refer to the iodine patch test to evaulate the extent of any potential deficiency.
FACIAL APPLICATION When applying the tincture to your face, be careful. This skin is more sensitive than your arms or legs.
Don't worry if you some iodine is applied to healthy skin. It will be absorbed by your body.
IODINE ALLERGY Before covering your body with iodine, try a small patch test area first.
Everyone is different and everyone reacts differently. You should make certain you don't have an iodine allergy.
Betadine and Povidone iodine are not effective enough nor strong enough the destroy the underlying fungus.
My favorite site to find natural remedies is Earth Clinic where you may find an abundance of other natural remedies for psoriasis reported by individuals who used apple cidar vinegar and coconut oil for the treatment, as well as a change in diet.
This community is kept active by people sharing what works and doesn't work for them. Its extremely informative.
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