Coal tar may perform at a par with tazarotene gel for stable plaque psoriasis.
Aloe vera is applied to the skin. Apple cider vinegar may be added to bathwater, or used as a moisturizer, or simply applied to the skin.
Capsaicin is an extract from cayenne peppers that hinders pain and itching messages from reaching the brain. It can be purchased in over-the-counter creams, lotions and patches. It may ease the redness and scaling of psoriasis.
Evening primrose oil comes in capsule-form which can also be put on the skin. It may benefit both psoriasis and eczema. People taking some medications for schizophrenia may be at risk for seizures.
Oats can be added to bathwater, alone or with oil, to relieve itching and dry skin.
Tea tree oil may relieve symptoms of scalp psoriasis. Be aware that tea tree oil may cause some people to experience allergic reactions.