This is the ointment to choose if your psoriasis is active in any way (lesions growing in size or new lesions cropping up).
PsoriaHerbal™ 1 Ointment is specially formulated according to the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) pattern known as Heat in the Blood with Wind. From the perspective of TCM, this ointment Cools Blood, Clears Heat, Eliminates Wind and Resolves Toxins.
It is specifically designed for psoriasis lesions that appear abruptly or are growing in size or number, are red, and have scales. They may also be itchy.*
The wonderfully effective herbs Zi Cao Gen (Lithospermum) and Qing Dai (Indigo Naturalis) impart their rich red and blue colors into this ointment, making it a deep purple. Be sure to allow enough time for your skin to absorb it before contacting fabric.
If you also have itching or if your psoriasis is widespread, our PsoriaHerbal™ Cream will be a good product for you. You can apply the ointment to specific lesions and then apply the cream on top.
If your psoriasis is relatively stable but maybe a little itchy, choose our PsoriaHerbal™ 2 Ointment instead. If your condition has been there a long time and is very stubborn (not getting worse, but just not budging), try our PsoriaHerbal™ 3 Ointment.
100% Natural Ingredients: (Please read the note about product update)
- Organic High Linoleic Safflower OIl
- Organic Shea Butter
- Chinese herbs (Da Qing Ye, Qing Dai, Zi Cao, et al.)
Important - we will contact you before shipment
This ointment is specifically suited for one type of psoriasis before fulfilling this order I shall contact you to confirm your selection and to ensure this is appropriate for you. Please fill in your contact details
PsoriaHerbal™ 1 Ointment - 1oz
Important Update About our Herbal Ointments – June 2016
Zi Zai Dermatology first began producing herbal ointments using Chinese herbs in 2008. Over the years our product formulations (recipes) have evolved thanks to clinical results in our patient clinic, feedback from customers across the world, and the continued training and clinical experience of our herbalist (Diana Hermann). Our crafting process has likewise been transformed over the last 8 years as we honed our skills and acquired new tools and equipment to make the manufacturing by hand more efficient and consistent.
Our early batches of herbal ointments were made by infusing Chinese herbs into oils (cooking the oils with the herbs in them), eventually straining out the herbs and then adding wax to form an ointment (something that will hold the herbal oil in contact with the epithelium of the skin, as opposed to an oil that gets absorbed quickly). These ointments worked well, but we thought we could make them stronger by leaving the herbs in the final product. We stopped filtering out the herbs in subsequent ointment batches and the results were as we’d hoped – the ointments were clinically more effective and we were pleased. However, we started receiving a few complaints from customers who were unhappy that the ointments were so dark because they left a bit of discoloration on the skin until they were fully absorbed. And some people did not like the feel of the ointments because the tiny bits of powdered herbs felt gritty to them when they applied the ointment to their skin. Well, dang. Now what were we to do? We didn’t want to disappoint customers who were no longer happy with our ointments. So in early 2015 we caved to the pressure from these few negative reviews and we decided to start filtering out the herbs from our ointments again.
Over the course of the last year and half we have compiled input from patients in our clinic, patients of our colleagues who use Zi Zai ointments, and customers who have purchased from us online. The feedback has been very definitive: the ointments WITH the herbs left in simply were more effective and the majority of users prefer efficacy over color/consistency. So as of this week, we are reverting back to our method of ointment crafting where we LEAVE THE HERBS IN THE
Yes, this results in darker ointments. Yes, this results in thicker ointments. Yes, there may be itty-bitty bits of herb matter left on the skin (though our powdering process is much more refined now and we can achieve smaller particle size which results in a smoother ointment). And yes, these ointments are more effective and that is the most important criteria. We know there will still be some people who will be unhappy with this change. And we know we have to stick to our original mission – to make the most effective natural skin care products we possibly can produce. That is what you expect from Zi Zai Dermatology, isn’t it? Ointments that will have herb matter retained in them include our 3 varieties of PsoriaHerbal Ointments, our 3 varieties of EczeHerbal Ointments, and our Qing Dai Gao. Our vegan LittleRedRash Ointment will still be made as a “clear” ointment (with herbs filtered out).