Home remedies for eczema can sometimes be used as an alternative to medications found at the drugstore…
The skin is the largest organ of our body. It protects us against various elements. However, that part of the body sometimes becomes very sensitive for some people who have problems such as irritation and itching caused by; clothing, extreme temperatures, emotional stress, allergens and irritants. When this happens, these people may suffer from dermatitis (more commonly known as eczema). It is usually a pink scaly rash accompanied by a persistent itch. And, in extreme cases, the skin becomes thicker and filled with painful cracks in some parts.
39 Home Remedies for Eczema
Add some dry chamomile to a cup of boiling water and let it infuse for at least 15 minutes, strain into another cup and it let cool. Then dip a clean piece of gauze into the tea and apply to the part of skin where you have the rash. Leave the gauze on for 20 minutes until it is dry, then you should change it. You can apply this remedy three times a day until the lesion is dry and the swelling subsides. This preparation is very effective because chamomile contains several natural substances that are anti-inflammatory that reduce allergic reaction resulting in eczema.
2. Elm Powder
Combine elm powder with a sufficient amount of water to produce a fine paste and apply to inflamed parts of your skin. Water can be any temperature that is pleasant. Leave the dough on the affected area for up to one hour or until it’s dry. Then gently rinse with water and dry gently without rubbing. Treatment may be repeated three times a day
3. Calendula Tea and Lavender
Add 5 drops of lavender essential oil to some Calendula tea and apply to the affected areas twice a day until the irritation is relieved.
4. Tincture of Gentian
Take ten drops of a Gentian tincture three times a day before meals. This will help debug the digestive system, so you can lay off toxins that end up irritating the skin. This herb can be taken until you are free of this irritation.
5. Cucumber Slices
Cut a large cucumber into thin slices and place into a container filled with water. Then allow it to stand for two hours. Let the juice filter through a fine cloth or sieve. Apply this juice to the area that has eczema to cool and relieve the itching.
6. Pulped Carrot Paste
Peel and boil three carrots and when they are soft, mash the pulp until a smooth paste. Then apply this paste onto the affected areas and let sit for fifteen minutes. Remove with the paste fresh water.
7. Blended Peas and Yogurt Mask
Apply the following mask to the skin: Put a handful of fresh peas and yogurt through a blender until you have a consistent cream. Then apply the cream to the affected area for 10 minutes. Then remove with a cotton ball soaked in warm water.
8. Sage and Thyme
Pour 1 tablespoon juniper, one of sage and one of thyme into a cup filled with boiling water. Put a cover over the cup and leave for 5 minutes, then strain. Drink a cup daily after your main meal.
9. Strawberry and Plum Leaves
Boil for 10 minutes, 1 handful of leaves of strawberries and 1 handful leaves of plums in a pint of water. Remove from heat and let cool. Bathe the eczema affected ares with this preparation.
10. Horsetail Plant
Boil 50 g of horsetail (also called horsetail plant) in one liter of water for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand for 15 minutes. Strain and add to bath water. Take a bath for 10 minutes.
11. Cornstarch and Apple Cider Vinegar
Pour a handful of cornstarch in 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar. Mix until you have a smooth paste. Place on the affected skin with a clean cotton cloth. Double the amount if the area is large.
Place 2 tablespoons of burdock in a cup filled with some boiling water, cover it up and leave it stand. Sieve and drink the content. Apply this same infusion externally to the affected skin if desired.
13. Colloidal Oatmeal
Add a handful of colloidal oatmeal to the bath water, bathe and stay in there up to 15 minutes. This skin will soon be restored. However, this remedy is recommended for the beginning stages of eczema and skin irritations. Dioscórides spoke in ancient times of oatmeal being a remedy such as barley.
14. Aloe Vera
Remove the gel found within the leaves of the aloe Vera or aloe and place on the affected area.
15. Comfrey Rhizome
Boil 2 handfuls of fresh comfrey Rhizome powdered in 1/2 liter of hot water until you have a compact paste. Put on a very thin cloth and apply heat on the affected area several times a day.
16. Oak Bark
Boil for 15 minutes in 1/2 liter water 2 handfuls of shredded oak bark. Allow to cool and apply, using a compress on the affected area.
17. Mallow Flowers
Pour three handfuls of mallow flowers in 1 liter of hot water. Let stand for 5 minutes. Apply as a wet compress to the area with eczema
18. Roots of Marshmallow
Prepare a paste by mixing a teaspoon of ground roots of marshmallow and hot water. Spread over the affected area and leave for about 20 minutes, then wipe with an infusion of comfrey.
19. Poultice of Hot Rice Flour
Prepare a poultice with hot rice flour and apply on the affected area
20. Dandelion Roots Tincture
Apply a dandelion roots tincture to the affected area. Dandelion is an excellent purifier of the liver, kidneys, blood and tissues in general. Therefore, this remedy helps relieve eczema that can be caused by an excess of toxins in the body.
21. Red Clover
boil for 30 minutes three bundles of red clover in 3 liters of water and then pour the infusion into a bath containing warm water. Stay in the bath for 15 minutes.
22. Hyssop Leaves
Pour 2 tablespoons of hyssop leaves in 1 liter of boiling water. Macerate until cold and then soak a gauze or clean cotton cloth with this preparation. Put on the affected areas and leave for 15 minutes.
23. Mixture of Garden Herbs
Mix equal parts of thyme, wild thyme, rosemary, verbena, basil and sage. Pour 1 tablespoon of this mixture in a cup of water is boiling. Take 1 cup of this a day and another at night.
24. Scabious, Chamomile and Walnut Leaves
Boil 1/2 liter of water in a saucepan. Remove from heat and add 1 tablespoon scabious, 1 tablespoon of chamomile and 1 tablespoon of walnut leaves. Cover it and leave it for 15 minutes. Next, impregnate some gauze pads in this infusion and apply on the affected area for about 15 minutes. Perform this remedy morning and evening for 2 weeks
25. Birch Bark
Marinate for 24 hours, 1 tablespoon chopped birch bark in 1 cup of water. Apply through a soaked gauze on the affected areas for 20 minutes a day.
26. Cabbage Leaves
Roll a roller or bottle over several fresh cabbage leaves to release their juice and then apply directly, as a poultice on the affected area.
27. Evening Primrose Oil
Extract the contents of a capsule of evening primrose oil and apply directly on the affected area. If this area is very large, use a necessary quantity of capsules.
28. Flowers of Calendula
Apply several sheets and fresh flowers of calendula, previously washed and crushed on the affected area. Leave for 10 minutes.
29. Calamine Lotion
Apply calamine lotion (which can be purchased at the botanical pharmacies and herbalists) to the affected area.
30. Decoction of Elecampane or Helenio Root
Make a decoction of the root (half a teaspoon per cup) of elecampane or helenio and apply with a cloth to the skin affected by eczema.
31. Pumpkin Pulp
Apply boiled pumpkin pulp on the area affected by eczema
32. Sage Leaves
Pour 5 liters of boiling water over 250 g of sage leaves and marinate for 20 minutes. Strain and apply as a compress on the affected areas.
33. Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E oil is a recognized antioxidant that contributes to the health of the skin. Combined with mint and aloe gel, it is an effective remedy.
34. Turmeric, Neem Leaves and Sesame Oil
Mix 1 tablespoon turmeric, 1 tablespoon crushed neem leaves and 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil into a paste. Apply directly to the affected area and leave in place for half an hour before rinsing area. Perform this remedy once a day.
35. Guaco Leaves
Apply guaco leaves, blanched, on the affected skin.
Spread a little thick clay over the affected area with a plastic spatula and remove when it is dry. Wash the area with some sea salt water, or water which you have incorporated 4 or 5 drops of essential oils of lavender or lemon juice. If you get itching to the skin, sprinkle with powdered clay.
37. Aloe Vera Gel and Baking Soda
Mix 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 1/2 tsp Aloe Vera gel to form a paste. Apply to the affected area. If the area is larger, double the amounts of ingredients for this remedy.
Add 60 g of fresh stems and leaves of chickweed or chickweed to 2.5 cups filtered boiling water. Cover and let cool for approx. 10 minutes. Strain the infusion and keep for about two days in a closed container in the refrigerator. Use for skin or bath additive, in order to reduce itching caused by eczema.
39. Avocado oil
Pour a few drops of avocado oil directly onto the affected area and massage gently in circular motions. If the area is very wide, pour 2 tablespoons of the avocado oil in a cup of water and soak with a clean cotton cloth or gauze.
I hope my post on home remedies for eczema can help get rid of your eczema. You can also find home remedies for itchy skin.