Symptoms, conditions and causes

Understanding Lichen Planus and a Potential Natural Remedy

Understanding Lichen Planus and a Potential Natural Remedy

Lichen planus is a chronic autoimmune condition that affects the skin and mucous membranes. It can appear as:

  • Reddish bumps with white streaks on the hands, arms, and legs.

  • Changes to the tongue and inside of the mouth.

  • Vertical ridges on nails.

Purslane: A Promising Natural Option

Purslane, a common weed, shows potential as a natural remedy for lichen planus. Studies suggest it offers several benefits:

  • Immune Regulation: May help balance the immune system's response.

  • Antioxidant Power: Protects cells from damage caused by inflammation.

  • Omega-3 Rich: Provides a high concentration of ALA, a beneficial plant-based omega-3 fatty acid.

Safety and Effectiveness: Research indicates purslane is generally well-tolerated and has shown clinical effectiveness in managing lichen planus.

Last updated: May 24, 2024 14:33 PM