Use of common Chinese herbs in the treatment of psoriasis

Clin Exp Dermatol. 2003 Sep;28(5):469-75. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2230.2003.01322.x.


Chinese herbal medicines have been shown to be effective in the treatment of atopic eczema. However, the Western scientific/medical literature has not fully examined the potential usefulness of herbal treatments in the management of psoriasis. This article aims to provide an Eastern insight into psoriasis, considering the diagnosis of psoriasis using Chinese medical terminology and its treatment using herbal medicine, as well as how these herbs might work.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Phytotherapy / methods*
  • Psoriasis / drug therapy*


  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal