Monday, December 11, 2017
How to prevent psoriasis with vanilla extract. Psoriasis is an inflammatory skin disorder that affects about 125 million people worldwide, resulting in scaly red plaques that typically show up on the elbows, knees or scalp. Immune system proteins called interleukins (IL) 17 and 23 are known to be key players in the development of the condition. In a recent mouse study reported in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers report that vanillin an extract of vanillia could also prevent or reduce psoriatic skin inflammation. Small amounts of artificial vanilla extract, also known as vanillin, are in a wide range of products, from baked goods to perfumes. Interestingly, vanillin can have effects on different interleukins that are involved in other inflammatory conditions and diseases.