Natural Remedies for Skin Rashes and Itchiness

Aloe Vera: Widely known for treating burns and sunburns. Aloe vera also helps in healing wounds and minor skin irritations such as itchiness and rashes. This plant produces anti inflammatory, anti bacterial, and anti fungal properties. It also contains folic acid, zinc, and vitamins C and E.

The best way to reap the benefits of aloe vera is to use the actual fresh gel from the plant. At the time of application, slice off a portion of the leaf and directly apply the gel to the affected area.

Calendula Cream (Golden marigold): It iswidely used in Germany, it is used for reducing inflammation and treating diaper rash. Experts say that Calendula works by stimulating the production of white blood cells that aid in destroying harmful microbes. You may purchase the cream from the pharmacies and health food stores. You may also use the actual herb by mixing it with boiling water, add one cup of the boiling water to two teaspoons of the herb. Steep for about ten minutes. Once the mixture is cooled, apply to the affected area with a clean cloth.

Chamomile: Has anti inflammatory properties that soothes and eliminates irritations. Chamomile is also used in treating eczema, psoriasis, and sunburn. People who are allergic to grass and ragweed may acquire an allergic reaction to chamomile.

Jewelweed: Provides relief from poison oak, poison ivy, and poison sumac. To use it, you should crush the fresh leaves and spread over the rashes.

Wild pansy: Soothes and relieves itching associated with eczema. This is also used for soothing acne.

Witch hazel: Acts as an astringent that relieves itching and minor skin inflammation. Also used for treating sunburns. For maximum benefit, use fresh witch hazel bark. Simmer one ounce of the bark with one pint of water and leave for ten minutes. Strain and cool. Apply with a clean cloth and leave it on for about thirty minutes

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