MG217 Medicated Tar Ointment Review

As part of the healing process, I’m testing out all psoriasis products available to see which one really work and not.  I understand it’s going to vary based on the condition and type of psoriasis, so it basically for my case only.  If something works well, I will stick with that medication until my psoriasis goes away completely.

Another thing I understand about any medicated ointment is that it will not be the sole treatment for my psoriasis symptoms.  My main focus of curing psoriasis is to get healthier overall and lose a chunk of weight by eliminating gut irritating foods from my diet; Paleo approach.

The first ointment that I will be testing during the month of December is MG217.  I’ve been using it for about 5 days by now.  I’m using it about 3 times a day.  So far, I’ve had cracked skin about 5 times.  There’s just no way to hydrate my skin 24/7.  MG217 is not a lotion, to be clear.  It is an ointment designed for the relief of symptoms such as itching, scaling, and flaking, and possibly stop recurrence of psoriasis symptoms.

How it looks after applying MG217 on my hand.  Doesn't look at greasy.

How it looks after applying MG217 on my hand. Doesn’t look at greasy.

In the past, I’ve tried other psoriasis ointments with coal tar in it.  One thing I hated was the odor of coal tar.  But MG217 wasn’t that bad for me.  Unless you bring your nose right next to it, you can hardly smell it.  And I really don’t mind the yellowish color.  It doesn’t stain my skin, so I’m OK with it.  The only thing that I don’t like is that it is greasy.  But I can live with it.

I don’t know if the ointment is responsible for this, but I’m seeing couple of spots where the normal skin color is coming back.  I must be doing something right, because over the years, I haven’t seen my condition getting better.  So so far, I’m happy with it.  I will report on it after few more weeks.

I got mine from Amazon – MG217 Medicated Tar Ointment, Psoriasis Treatment, Intensive Strength Note: Looks like they have a new design for their product, but the main formula is same.

Product Information

  • Active Ingredient : Coal Tar 2%
  • Inactive Ingredients : Cetyl alcohol, Polysorbate 80, Microcrystalline wax
  • Purpose : Psoriasis, Seborrheic Dermatitis, Dandruff Treatment

MG217 Pictures

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Loving Dad. Fighting Psoriasis. Newbie Juicer. New to Paleo Diet.


  1. Tim Nye says:

    I have had good success using MG217 ointment. After only 4 uses the plaques deteriorated and the new skin was good color. It also helped the itching. It is the only OTC ointment that has helped me. My prescription Taclonex costs $800, so this $10 ointment is a miracle.

  2. Hello John, Can you update us readers on your final evaluation of NG 217, because its accessible at some drugstores as well as online before one can get to making an appt with a dermatologist, (I have to wait and get a referral etc which is a bother and time consuming), so would you add more detail regarding your final report on the MG 217, thanks

  3. Not sure if anyone would be willing to try linden infusions but I saw a woman on the cover of moutian rose herbs. I always bought Shea butter from them and I can’t remember why I bought the herbs but it wasn’t to heal my psoriasis. I bought linden, stinging nettle, comfrey leaf, red clover blossoms, mullein, And oat straw. I drank the linden four or five nights a week and drank nettle or oat straw during the day. I drank two quarts of infusions but always had linden at around 5 pm. I did pee some but I wasn’t bothered during sleep. I didn’t pee all that much for drinking two quarts a day. You put one ounce of fried herb in a quart canning jar fill with boiling water up to the top and let sit for four to ten hours. Strain the liquid squeezing the herbs. It’s good in the fridge for up to 36 hours afterwards. With the linden or comfrey leaf you can make a second brew getting the mucilage by pouring two to three cups of cold water bring to a boil and let sit for another four hours. Doing boil the entire time. Just bring it to a boil and turn the burner off. You can tell easily which herbs to herbs to brew a second time. It’s almost as if they say it themselves. You will need all those herbs and drink them very day. Maybe not two quarts but that’s what I did. Her name is susun weed who I saw on the cover and thought who the heck is that and I said it out loud sunshine!!!! That’s no bs. But it didn’t completely take care of all of it. But it got rid of 80 percent and I just use an ointment to help the rest. Which is a great number because most drugs promise 75 clearance. The areas that cleared was normal skin. No trace of psoriasis just skin. I noticed I had mobility in my elbows. And I’m like it doesn’t hurt let me look. And this is dead of the winter and my skin flares in winter. I almost do nothing for my skin because it’s pointless. I saw really clear elbows and very little psoriasis. My knees were healing!!! I was like what the hell is going on??? Linden is a great anti inflammatory alley and the other herbs made me healthier and healed my very badly sprained tail bone from 8 years ago. I can sit up straight! And sit in the car longer rather than 10 minutes. Anyways. Yes I still a little bit of ointments. But not much and I’m so happy. It’s work but the herbs are very helpful.

  4. This happened within two months of seeing healing happening. Now my knees are healed. My hands have few issues but that’s okay. I must wear gloves while cleaning. I think my hands went bad because of always using cleaning products. But I still drink herbs since December.

  5. And that was dried herb. Sorry. But someone will appreciate me or rather the herbs and susun weeds knowledge.

  6. The mg217 is probably helpful. Just wrap it with bandages. I think it probably helps some but so does comfrey leaf oil. Combine both of them. And just use one herb at a time. Don’t mix a concoction.

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