Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health
Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health

Ailment: Psoriasis

Remedy: Lemon juice

Lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, sour whey, Swedish bitters and kombucha are all invaluable aids to improving digestion. Try each of them to find which works best for you.

Mix a teaspoon, or a few teaspoons of fresh lemon (or lime) juice in a glass of water, and drink it 20 minutes before a meal, or at any time. It helps with the digestion of food (good to take before a meal) and a wide range of digestive problems, and contributes to general health and longevity.

You can also use lemon juice and ACV on your skin. The acidity is beneficial, promoting acidic bacteria and inhibiting fungi. The acidity also inhibits demodex mites living in hair follicles and oil glands. Almost every adult has these mites, but in some people their population gets out of control, or their skin reacts to the mites.

Apply undiluted ACV or lemon juice directly on the skin for skin fungus, psoriasis and other skin conditions.

Comment posted by Mal of Durban, Natal, South Africa on 24 August 2020 at 10:29       5258

Psoriasis appeared on the palm of my hand and would not go away. I am in my 60s and do a lot of home maintenance work. I tried using fresh squeezed lemon juice as suggested on the Grow Youthful comments,and it worked a treat. My psoriasis disappeared in a few days and has not come back.

Comment posted by Dock Boggs of London, London, United Kingdom on 12 May 2018 at 19:30       4999

I've recently developed symptoms of psoriasis. I'm 62. After trying tea tree soap and oil, hydrocortisone and various other treatments, I stumbled across lemon juice. I simply cut a lemon in half, squeeze one of the halves gently to get the juice flowing and then apply it to affected areas. Where it has been itching, it usually stings a little but once the juice dries, the itching is gone. Works fantastically and all the bumps I had over my body are all but gone. Itching still periodically flares up without bumps now but I can kill that with the same lemon juice treatment. The best by far.

Comment posted by David Miller of Perth, Western Australia, Australia on 29 July 2017 at 6:6       4693

In reply to Jean of Thousand oaks, CA:
Why don't you try it? There will be many other readers of this page who will be interested to know.

Question posted by Jean of Thousand oaks, CA, USA on 29 July 2017 at 3:4       4692

I have been using lemon juice from concentrate. It's easier because I shop online. Are there similar benefits if the lemon juice is from concentrate? I can't cut and squeeze real lemons.

Comment posted by mackasmind of Adelaide, SA, Australia on 13 March 2017 at 19:18       4517

Psoriasis suffering 35 years with extreme flare ups. I just tried lemon juice from the fridge with apple cider vinegar, stopped my crazed scratching and peeling of the white flakes instantly. I'm gobsmacked! I only put on enough to wet the skin.

Comment posted by Ramakaant Sharrma of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India on 22 February 2017 at 21:25       4484

Friends, Lemon with water really does some miracles as far as psoriasis is concerned. After trying lots of remedies I found lemon good. In my views too little acidity is the culprit. Take good care of acidity by using lemon water, psoriasis will alleviate.

Comment posted by Chazzer of Columbia , SC, USA on 5 February 2017 at 11:27       4460

Fresh squeezed Lemon juice worked in 24 hours! I'm new to psoriasis eczema.... after researching remedies for 3 weeks I stumbled across this site I'm SO glad I did! I've tried aloe Vera gel, hydrocortisone ointment, yeast fungal ointment, prescription cream too. Nothing worked. It started on one temple, then spread to the other, then in front of my ears, along hairline at forehead too. Angry red, flakey skin. Not a lot of itching, thankfully. But in one day, the red angry patches have turned to a pale pink.... AMAZING! I've applied lemon juice to a cotton pad 4 times on fresh, clean skin in a 24 hour period. Truly amazing it only cost $1.00!

Comment posted by David Miller of Perth, Western Australia, Australia on 31 January 2017 at 22:33       4452

In reply to LittleDove of Willacoochee, Georgia.
Apply the lemon juice directly to the psoriasis on your skin. Drinking the lemon juice is good but secondary to the application of the undiluted lemon juice to your skin.

Question posted by LittleDove of Willacoochee, Georgia, USA on 28 January 2017 at 7:53       4444

I am age 77 and psoriasis started on my hands about 5 or 6 years ago, later on feet and lately on legs, arms and back. I have been to many doctors and dermatologists, and used all their lotions and creams. They all made the psoriasis worse after a while. I took methotrexate for a short while. Had to stop because of liver damage. So I stopped with the medical pharmaceuticals and went natural, no sugar, gluten, night shades, have never used tobacco or alcohol. Started making fermented vegetables and lots of sauerkraut, milk kefir and kombucha and just started drinking the ACV lemon juice. Does anyone if this will help my feet as well as rest of body? Many days not able to walk. Hoping and praying.

Comment posted by Eric Bakker ND of Havelock North, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand on 19 July 2015 at 21:57       3568

After having treated psoriasis patients for many years I would have to agree that lemon juice does have a significant effect on improving a patient's outcome when it comes to psoriasis. I've found that even better results can be obtained when a few drops of grapefruit seed extract are added to the lemon juice, and the person takes it twice daily before meals. It may be worth bearing in mind that around three-quarters of psoriasis suffer with a candida yeast infection.

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