Psoriasis is one of the toughest skin disorders which affects millions of people around the world. It’s actually inflammation in one of the skin layers which results in small red patches on the elbows, scalp or knees.
According to studies, the disorder occurs due to the action of the interleukin proteins in the immune system known as IL-17 and 23.
Although the disorder is usually treated with topical or systemic agents, there’s one natural remedy which can help – vanilla extract.
According to a recent research done on rats induced with psoriatic inflammation who were later treated with vanillin extract for a week, those who received the extract experienced improvement in the symptoms over those who didn’t get it.
The levels of IL-17 and IL-23 were significantly reduced in all mice treated with the extract, and the scientists are surely excited by the results. Of course, more research is still needed in order to confirm the results and start with human clinical trials, but for now, the results are certainly promising and could spell the beginning of a new era in the treatment of this skin disorder.