Herbal Remedies for Skin Rashes
Skin rashes have many causes, from infections to allergies, resulting in the eruption of spots and red or dry patches. Herbal remedies can help fight the symptoms.
The skin in one of the body’s main routes for eliminating toxins. Fungal conditions, poisoning and viral infections such as measles can all give rise to rashes. Allergic reactions can be triggered by common environmental factors, such as food intolerances, dust mites or pet hairs. Familiar symptoms are dry, itchy patches of red, inflamed skin. In eczema, these can develop into weeping blusters and dry scales.
Herbal Relief – Herbal poultices, lotions and creams provide cooling relief from itchiness. Chickweed and chamomile are anti inflammatory, while many herbal creams, such as those containing oats or calendula, help to lubricate and nourish the skin, reducing discomfort. It is also important to look at the root cause of rashes. Restoring the body’s internal balance with detoxifying herbs such as cleavers or burdock can help. Harness the restorative powers of such herbs as heartsease and calendula.
Herbs for Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic skin problem that can result in raised, scaly patches on the skin. Outbreaks are triggered by disturbances in the immune system, caused by such things as stress, climate change or infection, which in turn cause new skin cells to be produced before old ones are shed.
It is vital to boost the body’s immunity with vervain, echinacea or valerian. Cleansing herbs such as burdock are also helpful. Soothing ointments prepared from chickweed will provide anti-inflammatory relief from the symptoms.