Chafing is a major skin problem that hurts many people all over the world.Chafing is, in fact, the irritation that has been caused due to the friction of cloth on skin. The damage that is caused to the skin due to the constant contact of the skin to another body part is called chafing. There are a lot of herbal remedies that can help to cure the chafing problem of the skin. Here are some of them:
Calendula oil: This oil is made from flowers of calendula herb and is extremely popular as a remedy for chafing. The antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties of this oil are extremely helpful in treating the skin ailment. The application of this oil helps to soothe the irritation.
Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera is the herb that is extremely popular for its various medicinal qualities. The extract of aloe vera leaves is particularly useful in controlling chafing and also helps to soothe the redness as well as the unbearable burning sensation of the skin.
Turmeric: The anti-bacterial properties of this herb are extremely helpful in treating chafing. Smash the turmeric and reduce it to fine paste. Apply this paste externally in order to reduce the bad effects of chafing. Turmeric cream is also equally helpful in eliminating irritation caused by chafing.
Coconut oil: This oil is made from the coconut fruit of the coconut tree. The herbal solution made from the oil has to be applied over the affected areas of the skin. Since the oil is also made from the leaves of Tulsi and amla, the oil has various anti-bacterial components that are effective in reducing inflammation.
Sandalwood: The sandalwood paste has a cooling as well as a soothing effect on the skin. Hence, the paste has to be applied to the skin where chafing has occurred. It not only relieves the irritation of the skin but also eases the burning sensation of the skin.
Ginseng: This herb is also useful for relieving the irritation of the skin due to chafing. One tablet of Ginseng has to be consumed twice daily once in the morning and another just before bedtime.