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Eczema and Psoriasis - More than Skin Deep

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 18, 2014 10:00:00 AM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim

Boswellia is an effective herb for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis.

This lovely herb is Boswellia. It is used for pain management, as an anti-inflammatory agent, osteoarthritis and skin conditions.I have prescribed Boswellia for patients who are diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and asthma. A recent double-blind study compared Boswellia serrata extract to a placebo and Vaccinium myrtillus seed oil. Vaccinium myrtillus is better known as bilberry which is similar to American blueberry. Used as a treatment for diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, circulatory problems, and vision aids; Vaccinium myrtillus has been used for over 1,000 years. We recommend several DFH products that contain Boswellia. ArthroSoothe, Inflammatone and Pulmonary Revive.

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Does Boswellia work for psoriasis and eczema?

Boswellia did work.  It improved the scales in 70% and redness in 50% of psoriasis cases. It improved itchiness in 60% of eczema cases and redness in 60%.  V. myrtillus improved itchiness and redness in 66.7 - 77.8% of patients.  Placebo did not improve anything in 90% of cases and in 10% symptoms got worse.    

Psoriasis is not just skin deep.  Psoriasis can be linked to low, intermediate and high atherosclerosis, diabetes and cancers.  

We offer comprehensive blood baseline labs for our patients with psoriasis and eczema.  We find all of the underlying root causes to your condition.    

If you have eczema or psoriasis we have individualized treatment that works.   

Topics: Autoimmune Disease, Chronic Illness and Disease, Body Health

Isadora Guggenheim, ND, RN, MS, CNS LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
For all appointments: Tel: 845 358-8385 Fax: 845 358-2963 drguggenheim@msn.com