Home Remedies Lupus

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own connective tissue. This causes inflammation and damage to the skin and other organs, and leads to more and more varied infections. Lupus is most frequently a disease of women in their thirties and forties. Genetic factors play a role. In a predisposed person, environmental factors such as a latent viral infection, the use of certain drugs, exposure to ultraviolet light, or bodily injury can provoke the onset of the disease. Please refer to the bottom of this page for home remedies lupus.

Chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus, or discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE), is a form of the condition in which only the skin is involved. Lupus is generally much less severe than SLE, which can affect not only the skin, but also the kidneys, blood vessels, eyes, lungs, nerves, and joints. Another form of the disease, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus (SCLE), is midway in severity between IDLE and SLE. People with SCLE have a psoriasis-like skin rash and may also have joint pains and some blood-count abnormalities. However, they do not have the very serious problems that SLE sufferers can develop.


Typical lesions of Lupus are sharply defined red, scaly patches across the cheeks, nose, and outer ear canals. Other small red, scaly patches may also be seen on sun-exposed sites, such as the arms, legs, scalp, and upper body. Often there are also prominent blood vessels and large follicular openings in these patches. The lesions expand, become white and slightly sunken in the center, and heal with scarring and darkened or lightened pigmentation.


The rash is more common in the summer months, as it tends to flare up in response to sun exposure. Other factors that can make the rash worse include local trauma, menstruation, fatigue, and illness. Persons with Lupus may also suffer from oral and nasal ulcers and permanent hair loss.


List of Home Remedies for Lupus

  • Anti-inflammatory herbs that can help to calm the inflammation of lupus include the following:


  • Pine bark extract. Take 50 milligrams twice a day


  • Grapeseed extract. Take 50 milligrams twice a day
  • Turmeric. Take 300 milligrams three times a day.


  • Reishi mushroom extract enhances immune function. Take 1 gram (1,000 milligrams) three times a day.


  • Avoid the herb echinacea. It stimulates the immune system, and should not be used in an autoimmune disease such as lupus.

Dietary Treatment for Lupus

  • A low-calorie, low-fat diet, with only limited amounts of beef and dairy products that are high in saturated fat, is recommended.


  • Have plenty of green raw and steamed vegetables, chicken, and fish. Eating oily fish such as salmon or sardines packed in sardine oil three times a week helps to fight inflammation and heal the skin manifestations of lupus.


  • Drink eight glasses of pure water every day.


  • Look for any food sensitivities that may be worsening the disease, and eliminate those foods from the diet. Sensitivities to wheat and chocolate are often involved in causing flare-ups.


  • Avoid alfalfa, alfalfa seeds, and alfalfa sprouts. These foods contain an immune-stimulating compound, L-canavanine, and also interfere with protein metabolism. 


  • Researchers at the Oregon Health Sciences University first found that monkeys eating alfalfa or alfalfa sprouts became sick with a lupus- like infection within six months, the effects of which were partially reversible with the elimination of alfalfa products from their diet. L-canavanine fed directly to monkeys also caused lupus-like symptoms. These same results have been seen in individuals who eat large quantities of alfalfa products.


  • Avoid plants in the nightshade family, including tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers. These can also make the symptoms of lupus worse.


  • Eliminate from your diet animal fats and oils high in omega-6 oils, such as corn, safflower, and sunflower oils. These promote inflammation.
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30 Response to "Home Remedies Lupus"

  • Nice article its very helpfull thanks for sharing

  • Holly Perri

    My 10 year old daughter is loosing her hair and leading to several bald spots. I was told it might be Discoid Lupus. The spots are painful and red/inflamed. The ointment the doctor is trying is making the pain/redness worse and even burning/blistering the skin. What are you best recommendations.

  • Mira Jagessur

    I have scalp itching, discolouration on the scalps

  • April

    My prior hair lost was resolved by receiving direct steroid shots into my scalp by my dermatologist and daily supplement of Chloroquine Hydrochloride. He saved me from permanent hair loss and my hair grew back after eight months. I no longer have to wear a wig.

    I recently Fast for 10 days. No Food, no medication, lemon water with cayenne pepper and herbal no caffeine teas. I no longer had hunger pains after 48 hours. I have been diagnosed with Discoid Lupus. I have skin discoloration on my hair line and rash on chin, and bumps spilling from my nose. My rash on my chin was almost gone by the eight day and the hair line skin discoloration has not went away but is no longer inflamed or red (still a little flaky but a little coconut oil will put it to rest for a day). Prior to my Fast, I was already on a Gluten free diet.

    I hope my story helps. Thank you for the tips on staying away from tomatoes, dairy, beef and eggplants. It has really helped.

  • Tosha

    After several years of getting these rashes on my face inthe summer time I was diagnosed with with Tumid Lupus bout 7 months ago and I use a prescription steroid cream for it but in that last few weeks to a month I have it all over my scalp and it itches severely. Is there anything I can do to relieve the itching?

    • Naifah

      Try using Apple cider vinegar to wash your hair.Let it sit for 10-20 mins once or twice a week.It will not leave the small if you rinse your hair well,with cool water.Than massage castor oil with other essential oils such as lavender.This will heal as well as keep your scalp & hair healthy.

  • Jacqueline

    I am still getting testing but bloodwork shows I am positive for Lupus. I have gotten my first lesions and of course it had to happen on my face! Its small, but I am so upset about it and I get very nervous when I see symptoms…anxiety is so bad now. I am in therapy for the anxiety. I keep reading that coconut oil is good for the skin…Do any of you use it and do I apply it directly on the affected area?? Also I am really against taking inmune suppressors. I just feel like there has to be a better way, and doing a lot of research that keeps saying there has to be a root cause for the auto inmune diseases we have. Also many people and doctors have suggested that I have Lymes disease though so far not diagnosed. I went gluten-free which helped a lot, but had a very stressful and emotional circumstance at home and now all of a sudden i am having this skin issue and flair up. Can anyone else relate?? Just not sure what the right thing to do is??

  • Lace Hair

    Thank you for sharing the remedies. I have lupus and I always watch what I eat. And for my hair I use coconut oil for hair growth.

  • Hi I have lupus also, I have the butterfly rash and my chin is very dark in colour close to black or purple also I have pimples on my chin that gets very itchy and sometimes hurt as they are full of pus. Please help..

  • Pratibha

    Pls anyone help here.. What home remedy to take for chronic burping and bloting in lupus?

  • Harry

    In my scalp l have round spot whose skin becomes dry and leave skin for last 10years.what is it?l have papdi like in other part of scalp.what l do.?

  • Florence

    I also have cutanoous lupas erythemisis. I have lesions all over my scalp and loose my hair. The dr gave me steroid creams. It helps the itching butThey never go away 3 yrs plus now. Going to try the sesame oil. Ha

  • Dee

    I have lupus (SLE) and I’m having a problem with my tongue flaring up can someone please tell me what I need to do for this problem my tongue is sore and it hurt badly

  • Niks

    I am 26 year old female.I have got butterfly rash over my face near cheeks and nose. it is little raised itchy, painful, and swollen. I however do not met any other symptom of SLE (Lupus).
    I have occurred 3 times within past 2 months. I want to confirm whether it is SLE or DLE or simple allergic disorder. I do not get fever or pain in joints anytime my other process are normal in body. please do the needful.

  • Ibrahim Siddiddiqu

    my sister inlaw suffers from Lupus any cure for for lupus



  • Cori

    I have been applying coconut oil straight to face 3 x / day and have noticed MAJOR positive changes over the past 3 weeks. It may make the difference to not have to go on cellcept for cle in the coming weeks !!

  • Shyann

    I have lupus and have lesions on my face and scalp been there for a few years never goes away the ones on my scalp have bald spots any help plz

    • Sathiya

      Hi shyann I’m also having the same symptoms as u. My doctor put me on plaquenil oral 200mg per day

      • Sabrina

        Does it work?

    • Kew

      I also had blad spots and rashes in my head…i started putting sesame oil to stop the pain and inflammation..and my hair started growing back…for the past year now my hair has covered the bald spots and the oil keeps away the rash and inflammation

      • Kew, do you rinse after applying the oil?

        • Kew

          I rinse the next morning,when i shower.but if you are doing early in the day,no less than 30mins.Hope it helps.I use it all the time.When my knees are inflamed,I rub the oil on them the pain stops and the swelling goes down,but after 5-6hrs,i will need to do it again.

      • Jessica

        Hello! Im having the same problems. What kind of sesame oil? Organic brand or non go? Thanks!!

      • Maria

        Hi, I have lupus too and I’m having dandruff and oily scalp after using coconut oil. Thought, it did help for my hair growing up.
        Now I’m using Aloe for my hair’s problem but it seems to only help my dandruff..
        Didn’t it causes you an oily scalp after using your sesame oil ?
        And do you have any sugestion for my hair to grow up ?

  • Diana

    this rash is driving me crazy. I was diagnosed with SLE. I only have DLE. I need something to stop this itching and make the rash GO AWAY,

  • Jen

    Fats and cholesterol are not the enemy. Animal fats are good for you, as long as they come from free-range or grass-fed (and grash finished) animals. THey are lower in omega 6 and higher in omega 3 than the CAFO meats found in most grocery stores.

  • Starr

    Thank you IM having all the symptoms of lupus but blood test are not showing yet I know this is what I have on top of fm and will leave a comment once I try these to see if it helps thank you

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