Curing eczema with herbs

Eczema is a term for various types of skin inflammation. It is a disease in the form of inflammation of epidermis and a variety of constant skin conditions. This disease leads to the dryness of the skin and recurring skin rashes that are typified by redness, crusting, blistering, flaking, cracking, itching, oozing and even bleeding. There may be areas of temporary discoloration of the skin that are at times due to healed lesions. Eczema can be cured with several remedies. However, the safest option is applying herbal remedies for eczema.

Witch Hazel: Witch Hazel is a twisted shrub or a small tree. This herb is available in the drug store and can be found in the form of liquid tincture. This herb is extremely helpful in curing swollen and soft skin circumstances like eczema. Other than curing eczema, this herb is used for the healing of scratches, insect bites and stings, inflammation of skin, bruises, poison ivy oak, diaper rash, bed sores and so on. Alcohol free Witch Hazel is more effective in treating eczema or drying the skin and can be found in any drug stores. Alcohol free witch hazel is far more effective as it won’t dry the skin.

Oatmeal: Oat is a species of cereal grain grown from its seeds that is known by its same name. While oats are used for human intake, rolled oats are used for livestock feeding. Oatmeal is an effective skin care herb and an improvised anti-eczema and skin care regime. Oatmeal effectively moisturizes the skin and eczema can easily be treated with oatmeal without much of a problem. To soothe the skin and relieve the flare of eczema, one can mix oatmeal with honey and apply it to the skin and help take care of the overall well being of the skin.

While oatmeal has an effective cleansing and soothing effect on the skin, honey has its antimicrobial effect. The mixture has to be kept for 30 minutes on the skin and then washed off. Again oatmeal baths are useful for relieving the itching of eczema. One has to finely grind the oatmeal to the form of powder-like substance and mix the powder in a tub filled with water. Then the eczema-affected parts should be soaked in water for about 15 minutes and the itching from eczema could stop effectively.