نوع مقاله : مقاله های پژوهشی
عنوان مقاله [English]
Background: Psoriasis is a kind of common, chronic, and exacerbating skin diseases. It does not have any certain treatment but it can be controlled. Different treatments have been used to control the disease, from positional steroids in mild cases to methotrexate in severe cases, all of which have multiple side effects. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of Florabile, derived from Iranian Traditional Medicine, on reducing the severity of psoriasis rashes.
Methods: In a semi-experimental study, 25 patients aged 20 to 50 years with mild to moderate psoriasis and patients whose bodies were involved below than 20 percent were participated for a 30-days experimental period. They diluted Florabile syrup containing three spoons (each spoon with an approximate volume of 15 cc) with a glass of water (250 cc), and consumed one hour before lunch daily. Results were scored using the Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI) at the beginning and at the end of the study, and then evaluated by two dermatologists.
Findings: Consuming the medicine meaningfully reduced inflammation of the rashes, scaling, plaque, percentage of involvement, and PASI score (P < 0.050).
Conclusion: Findings show significant positive effect of Florabile syrup on reducing the severity of psoriasis rashes.