Eczema, also referred to as atopic dermatitis, is a skin condition that causes your skin to become red and itchy. It can affect several areas of the body including the arms, legs, and abdomen. While it is is most common in children, it can affect people of all ages. It is a chronic condition that can occur at any time and is not caused by any particular triggers such as foods.
Five Natural Remedies for Eczema:
- Licorice: When used in a topical gel containing 2% percent licorice, it helps to reduce water blisters and itching within two weeks of use.
- Red Clover: Red clover is excellent for treating eczema. Apply a topical cream containing 15-20% red clover heads to the affected area. However, do not apply to any areas of the skin that are cracked or if you experience any irritation.
- Chamomile: Research has shown that eczema sufferer experience greater relief using a topical cream containing chamomile than when using a cream containing 0.5% hydrocortisone. However, if you develop irritation after using chamomile cream you should discontinue use.
- Gotu Kola: Gotu Kola has been used for centuries in India, China, and Europe to treat skin irritations. Make a tea of Gotu Kola by adding one teaspoon of it to a cup of boiling water and let it steep for 15 minutes. Apply the soaked cloth to the affected area.
- Manuka Honey: Research has shown that Manuka Honey is effective in healing the red , scaly spots associated with eczema. Consult with your physician regarding the appropriate dosage.