Hope for Psoriasis (and possibly other skins issues e.g. Vitiligo/Leucoderma, Eczema etc)?

Psoriasis is a skin disease that seems to affect 2-3% of world population impacting about 125 Million(12.5 cr). In India, it is estimated to affect about 1% of population based on hospital studies (so may be missing out on many, who may not approach hospitals). While I had written this blog based on my experience of Psoriasis, I have a feeling that it may help with few other skin conditions such as Vitiligo/Leucoderma, Eczema etc. If you try this protocol for any condition, please share results through comments section. This way, we can possibly help others.

Psoriasis is a skin disease that seems to affect 2-3% of world population impacting about 125 Million(12.5 cr). In India, it is estimated to affect about 1% of population based on hospital studies (so may be missing out on many, who may not approach hospitals). While I had written this blog based on my experience of Psoriasis, I have a feeling that it may help with few other skin conditions such as Vitiligo/Leucoderma, Eczema etc. If you try this protocol for any condition, please share results through comments section. This way, we can possibly help others.

I noticed a small patch on my elbow about 10 years back. During a get together in my house, someone asked me about it and thought that i may have scratched myself somewhere. One of my neighbours present, who was a medical practitioner, told me that it is psoriasis. I was totally unaware of this disease and its seriousness. I asked my neighbour about what I can I use to cure this, He suggested me to apply some topical ointment.

Slowly it started to spread to knee and back. I started to read about it and finally approached a homeopathic practitioner. He had many pictures of various patients that he had treated in his chamber. I used to meet him every 15 days to take the medicine. He used to take pictures of my affected areas and used to say that he is noticing improvements by comparing photographs. In early August 2012, I faced a problem with Gallstone related pain and nearly two years of homeopathic treatment came to an end as I got busy trying so solve issue of gallstones. I did this successfully without laparoscopy to remove gall bladder. I followed a method to remove gallstones without surgery. (see my blog on this – https://ranjan.inlivergall-bladder-cleanse-process-based-on-andreas-moritz-book/). I did not notice any significant changes due to treatment of psoriasis.

In April 2013, I moved to Delhi to head TIFAC and got very busy with new responsibilities. My psoriasis also started to cover more parts of body. Once in a while I would search internet for any possible cures and tried to follow them(of course my busy schedule did not permit me having to spend much time trying to take care of my problem). I got couple of books also related to treatment of psoriasis. I found it very difficult to follow the number of suggestions given(too many). I tried avoiding so called “nightshade” vegetables (such as tomato, potato, brinjal etc). It was tough to manage this since it is so common. I did not see much change after about 2 months of trying to avoid them.

Some time in Sept 2018, I came across a website ( https://freedomfrompsoriasis.com) on Internet claiming dramatic improvements in psoriasis. There are many such websites but what stuck me about this website was that it was not asking one to buy anything from them (such as books or some other stuff). It allowed one to download the protocol at no cost. Somehow I felt that it may be worthwhile to try this out. Protocol depends on some diet changes and some vitamin and mineral supplements.

Some time towards end of  Sept 2018, I started the protocol and tried to follow it as close as possible. For the first time in my life, I could  start to see noticeable improvement. I am sharing images of my affected portion of back over a period of two and half months. Similar improvements are seen all over body.

I never talked about psoriasis to any one except close family members. Once I could start to see miracle happening, I felt it important to talk about it and finally got down to write about it so that millions of others could possibly benefit from this. At the same time, I have started to work with medical community to understand this protocol scientifically so that one day it becomes part of standard medical practice.

Let me write down the basis protocol and also provide sources of various supplements (from Indian customer point of view). As mentioned above, protocol has two parts : (1) dietary changes (2) supplements. Let me briefly describe both of them in brief. Full protocol and user experiences can be seen at the website mentioned above.

Diet Change

A very important part is to eliminate any form of dairy products! Protocol emphasises this several times.

I also avoided what is called “nightshades” – such as Tomato, Potato, Brinjal, Peppers etc. It is also advisable to avoid gluten. Need to avoid these varies from person to person. But just to be on safe side, i tried to avoid as much as I could. Once psoriasis has improved, one can start adding them back one by one. This would let us know, if any one of these is triggering agent.


  • Vitamin D3 (20-30,000 iu daily, split between 2 meals) + Vitamin K2 mk7 is 400 mcg daily. Typically these are in form of soft gel and they MUST be taken with some form of FAT (eg: a tsp. of coconut oil, olive oil, etc.). I found a combined product on amazon – (EternalHealth Vitamin D3 with K2 as MK-7 – Vitamin D & K Complex – 5000 IU Vitamin D3 & 100 mcg Vitamin K2 (MK-7) – 120 Vegetable Capsules) – https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B07BGS44VW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  • Magnesium Chloride Flakes in a 50/50 solution of flakes and water. Spray or dab on underarms, back of knees, scalp and bottoms of feet. Or on whole body. If it burns too much, dilute with more water. If stools are too loose, reduce the amount or number of times you use it each day.
    (P.S. Yes, it will look very red and worse for a short time– but stay with it. It will get better.). I applied this two times in day. Once in morning, when I would apply all over body including scalp and leave it for 20 minutes and wash it off by taking bath. Second time in the evening, where I would apply to lower part of body only (application to upper parts of body seems to keep you awake!). It would also make you feel very sleepy and in fact can be used by those having sleep problems.


Within few weeks you should notice major difference. However please read the full protocol document from the website. Few of the things that I have come across which affect psoriasis are : (1) Leaky gut (2) Candida. Taking of Betaine Hydrochloride also seemed to help some people.

Dead Sea Salt Bath

Many people have reported taking dead sea salt bath as very useful. While I was visiting my daughter in California in Nov 2018 for two weeks, I did take this bath in bath tub with warm water and 6 cups of dead sea salt. It does seem to exfoliate and make skin look much better. In India also I have procured “Dead Sea Salt” at reasonable rates from “lookfantastic” – https://www.lookfantastic.co.in/westlab-dead-sea-salt-5kg/11227744.html

Future Developments

Many of the diet controls have to do with the condition of gut. Condition of gut plays an important role along with microbiota. Last few years have seen tremendous upsurge in role of microbiota and it is linked to food in variety of ways. With 46 trillions microbes estimated to inhabit our human gut, Artificial Intelligence is playing an important role too in this. Our traditional knowledge has emphasized role of food strongly. May be now we are getting to understand scientific reasoning behind this.

On my part, we have also set up a group to start scientific work along this direction and are discussing with medical and scientific community to collaborate.

Appeal to Users

If you follow this protocol, please take pictures of affected area and keep in records. Keep as much information as possible and share back with me. This would help us in building knowledge, which may be useful for improving the protocol. Do refer to Freedom From Psoriasis website to get more insight.

PS : I am sharing a comparison of psoriasis affecting my knee area before I started this protocol on Sep 26, 2018 and current situation. As you would notice it is fully disappeared.

Comparison of my knee area before starting the protocol and current situation

Two ladies have shared the condition of their legs/hands after starting the protocol. Left side are before and right side are after.

More users sharing their improvements

Author: Prabhat Ranjan

Prof. Prabhat Ranjan is Vice Chancellor, D Y Patil International University, Akurdi, Pune. He was heading India's Technology Think Tank, TIFAC(tifac.org.in) as its Executive Director since April 2013 to April 2018. Earlier he was Professor at Dhirubhai Ambani Institute for Information and Communication Technology, Gandhinagar (DA-IICT) since 2002. He was educated in Netarhat School(near Ranchi), IIT Kharagpur and Delhi University. He received his Ph D from University of California, Berkeley where he carried our research on “Nuclear Fusion” at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory during 1983-86. He immediately returned to India after this and carried out research in Nuclear Fusion area at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta and Institute for Plasma Research(IPR), Gandhinagar. He played a major role in India’s Nuclear Fusion program and was Project Leader of the largest operational Indian Fusion Reactor, ADITYA, at Institute for Plasma Research from 1996-2002. His current interests include applications of Wireless Sensor Network to Wildlife, Planetary Exploration (Chandrayaan mission), Nuclear Fusion, Healthcare, Agriculture etc. He has received National Science Talent Search Award, IBM Faculty Innovation Grant and HP Innovate 2009 award, NPEDP-Mphasis Universal Design Award 2012, Bihar Gaurav Samman 2012 etc. In March 2022, he was also honored with EduStar India’s Most Impactful Vice Chancellor Award for 2021-22. He has been recognized by outlook among few visionaries, who can lead India towards 5 Trillion Dollar Economy. He has been also honoured with Maharashtra Ratna Gaurav Puraskar by Shalini Foundation in 2024. He is also recognized among the top “100 Great IITians : Dedicated to the Service of the Nation”.

67 thoughts on “Hope for Psoriasis (and possibly other skins issues e.g. Vitiligo/Leucoderma, Eczema etc)?”

  1. Respected sir,
    First let me thank you for your blog on psoriasis treatment and I also appreciate you sir for amazing research on an array of fields though not related to your actual field of study.
    I am a retired scientist from Agrl. University , Telangana .I first observed a small psoriatic patch on my left elbow ten months ago though it started as dandruff as small bumps on scalp about two years ago which I later realised as psoriasis and also confirmed by dermatologist. At present I am taking Homoeo treatment in Hyderabad but still 10- to 15% of my body is covered with red patches ( mostly on legs, back ) and scalp psoriasis is playing hide and seek. I want to completely get rid off the psoriasis and follow the protocol as suggested by you.I am now following a strict vegetarian diet and taking tayo 60 k vit. D3 tab twice a week. Please advise me sir for any changes in my diet or any other action.
    Thanking you sir
    Yours sincerely
    N.Manohar Reddy

  2. Hello Sir,
    I have been suffering with Eczema for last 14-15 years and reading this blog has been boon. Eczema is equally painful and I used to scratch myself all over the lower limb. I was earlier routinely prescribed antibiotic with emollient to be applied on skin, sleep inducing medicine and some anti allergic tablets. I have been following vegetarian diet for 8-9 months with minimal dairy product(I still have curd/ice cream/malai occasionally) and have see drastic improvement in my condition. I also have asthma. Apparently they both are linked and I see improvement in asthma as well. Thank you sharing and look forward for reading you blog.


  3. Vivek,
    Thanks for letting me know about this! It is heartening to hear about your improvements. I am sending my mobile number to your email. I would like to talk to you so that I can understand what all you have done and how it can be useful to others.

  4. Sir, My father suffering from 10 years this type of skin problems so guide me sir

  5. Hello sir,
    Happy to read about such an effective protocol. Thank you so much. I’m suffering from scalp psoriasis since 4 years. Please can you send me your contact details so that I can talk to you.

  6. Sir, Based on the protocol you have mentioned Vitamin D3 and K2 with MK7 which is not available online.
    Vitamin D3 is available easily but with K2 (MK7) is kind of impossible find.
    I want to try this protocol as i have been suffering from this for past 5 year which will be this year.
    I have tried out with all kind of Allopathy, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Siddha, Electropathy.
    Also tried Enema and what not but it goes and comes back and gets all over the body slowly.
    Please if you could help me i would be grateful.
    Really Amazing work by you sir by having this blog it could save many.

  7. Respected sir
    I am suffering psoriasis almost 10 years. Sometimes the patches goes and then remession after couple of months .
    Luckily I read your blog but i have some confusion so i want to talk with you sir.
    Please reply sir.
    Seriously I need your supervision.

  8. Very nice blog, gives lots of hope. I am starting the protocol and shall connect with you sir, in case a discussion is required.
    I . suffering from Psorasis since last 15 years.

  9. Hello sir ,
    Great to hear your work and research .
    I am also have done some research on tropical product , made a pine tar soap out of it , which has helped people in India , some people review and pictures I am attaching , it is probably the most cheapest pine soap in India .

    Getting such positive feedback from people give me motivation to take this idea to another level , also helping people in suffering

    If any further details are required , I can be reached by my email .
    Love to hear from you sir

  10. Prabhat ji,
    Vikash shared your blog with me. Thank you for sharing the details. I, too, have been diagnosed with mild Psoriasis on my head and legs. Steroid creams and ointments didn’t offer much help.
    I am already on 5000 mcg vitd3- have now added the other k7 to that.
    I avoided dairy for last 2-4 years, but, will stop it completely for next 2 mo.
    I have started the Mgcl2 oil application 1-2x per day since 8/23/22.

    Mgcl2 oil seems quite encouraging after the 1st week. Am taking pics every week to observe improvements.
    If all goes well, I should be able to provide great documents and another success study.

    Thanks again for sharing.

    Suresh Kumar
    (Also a NOBA’ite 72-77)

  11. My Daughter who is 16years old, has suffered from Vitiligo. She developed this condition at the tender age of 3 years and ever since we have been looking out for treatment that will cure her skin ailment.
    We tried all the available medicines in Sri Lanka and went from one doctor to another and could not find complete relief from any of the treatments that we sought. We tried western medicines, Homeopathy medicine and finally as if it was a stroke of luck we heard about Dr. Irene herbal, an herbalist doctor from West Africa, Nigeria. who has got dramatic results in treating Vitiligo. Thus, we decided to show our daughter to him. It was a long journey from Colombo to Africa and after consulting the doctor and seeing the pictures of before and after treatment success we felt convinced that he can cure our daughter. So we started treatment and within 3 months we saw unbelievable results from his treatment. Although it was a bit difficult to follow the treatment regimen, at the end of the day we felt that it was fully worth it.
    Today, I am happy to say that my daughter has got more than 80% re-pigmentation and I am sure if it is not for the breaks of treatment she has to undergo due to various reasons she would have been cured completely by now.
    I have witnessed many patients who come to Dr. Irene Herbal clinic get very good results and I wish him all the very best in his endeavor to bring relief to the thousands of vitiligo patients. Dr Irene emailed him drireneherbalcure@gmail.com or visit his website: http://www.drireneherbalhomeblog.wordpress.com

  12. Sir
    I have been living with psoriasis since 1995. Though its under control however not yet free . Having gone through your blog, I m hopeful to get rid of it completely.
    The link for Vit D3 and K2 is not working. There are supplements . Shall I go for this and frequency

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