Collection of 22 best natural home based remedies for treatment of Eczema
Mango: Simmer the pulp and the skin of mango in one cup of water for half an hour. Strain and apply this as a lotion on the affected parts. This lotion can be applied several times a day. Mango is a good source of vitamin C and magnesium.
Butea: The seeds of butea should be ground to make a powder. Mix some lemon juice to this powder . This can be applied over the affected parts of the skin. The seeds contain large quantities of albuminoid and essential fatty acids.
Musk melon: The patient should consume only musk melon for about forty days. He/she should eat this three times a day. Initially, only 3 kgs of melons should be taken daily for three days. Then the quantity can be increased by 1 kg daily . only sweet and fresh musk melon fruits should be taken for this purpose. Since this fruit contains 90 % of water in it , no water should be taken during this time. The juice of the fruit is also useful for acute and chronic cases of eczema.
Safflower oil: Research has found that eczema can be caused due to lack of linoleic acid. Safflower is rich in linoleic acid. Two tablespoons of the oil should be taken daily. When condition improves, intake can be reduced to one tablespoon per day.
Vegetable juice: Raw vegetable juices are very beneficial for treating eczema. Carrot juice in combination with spinach juice can be consumed. Combine 300ml of carrot juice and 200ml of spinach juice, to make 500ml of juice.
Blackstrap molasses: Black strap molasses have high nutritive value. Two tablespoons of molasses should be taken twice a day. Mix this in a glass of milk. There will be improvement in the condition in two weeks time.
Finger millet leaves: Apply fresh juice of the leaves on the affected part.
Babul: About 25gms of babul tree bark and mango tree bark should be boiled in about 1 litre of water. The vapours should be allowed to foment the affected part. After fomentation, apply ghee over the affected part.
Chamomile: The anti allergic and anti inflammatory properties of chamomile help to calm the skin. Chamomile can be applied as a cream on the affected part at least twice a day.
Neem: Neem contains nimbin which calms the skin. Anti- bacterial and anti-fungal properties in neem help in protecting the broken skin. This also helps in healing faster. Apply this as a cream at least twice a day. Neem oil can also be mixed with warm bath water.
Oatmeal: Oatmeal hydrates the skin and prevents patchy appearances on the skin. oats contains proteins, saponins and fats. Oats also contains polysaccharides which form a protective layer on the skin. The saponins keep the skin healthy by removing the dirt in the pores. The fats keep the skin supple and hydrated.
Take four cups of uncooked oats and grind it to a powder. Add one cup of powdered oats in a tub of warm water. Soak the body in this mixture for at least 15minutes. Rinse off with warm water.
Oak tree bark: The bark of the oak tree has high tannin content and is a natural astringent. Make a decoction of the bark by boiling it for 15 to 20 minutes. Use this liquid to make a compress and apply over the affected area thrice a day.
Calendula: Calendula has antiseptic properties and heals the damaged skin. Pour a cup of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of calendula flowers . Steep it in water for about two minutes. Strain the liquid. Take a clean cloth and soak it in the liquid. Apply this cloth over the inflamed skin.
Aloe vera: Aloevera helps boost the immune system. It has anti fungal, anti bacterial and antioxidant properties. It is rich in amino acids, zinc, iron, vitamin B-12, calcium, manganese and enzymes.
Make a paste of by crushing several aloe vera leaves. Apply a thick paste over the affected parts thrice a day for about a month. Aloe vera moisturizes the skin and provides relief from itching.
Lemon: Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C. It is also rich in vitamin B1, potassium. Lemon juice is very effective in getting rid of toxins in the body. It has antibacterial and antiseptic properties in it.
Squeeze fresh juice from half a lemon and apply it over the affected part.
Turmeric: Turmeric has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties in it. It is also a stimulant. It is used to treat various skin disorders.
Add a few drops of water to one tablespoon of turmeric. Mix it properly to make a paste. Apply this paste to the skin which is affected.
Chrysanthemum parthenium: It has high amounts of melatonin. Add a few leaves of chrysanthemum parthenium to one cup of boiling water. Boil this mixture for about thirty minutes. Strain this liquid. Drink about 20ml of this liquid after it cools down, twice a day for one week.
Taro: Taro is rich in potassium, manganese, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, riboflavin, vitamin C, vitamin B and fibre among other nutrients.
Crush the leaves of taro plant to make a paste. Apply this paste over the skin which is affected by eczema.
Coconut oil: Apply coconut oil on the affected skin. This keeps the skin soft and smooth. This hydrates the skin and prevents itching.
Papaya seeds: Mash papaya seeds and apply this over the affected part. This helps in reducing itching sensation and is also very useful for eczema.
Diet: Drink plenty of fluids like water and fresh fruit juices. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Increase the intake of foods rich in vitamin B-6. Eat banana fruit daily to get relief from eczema. Avoid strong coffee, tea and cola. Avoid foods high on sugar content. Avoid vegetables like, cucumber, radish as they may aggravate the condition. Avoid white flour products, denatured cereals.
The patient can initially start on a fast of orange juice and water for five to ten days. This depends on the severity of the condition. The fasting helps in eliminating the toxins from the body. After the juice fast, the patient can take fresh fruits, salt free raw or steamed vegetables with wholemeal bread or chapattis. Coconut oil can be used instead of ghee. Then after a few days, curd and milk can be included in the diet. The patient should eat a well balanced diet after this. The diet should consist of nuts, grains, vegetables, fruits in good quantity.
Sun bathing is very effective to cure eczema as they kill the bacteria causing skin problems. This should be done early in morning, at the first light of the dawn. A light mudpack applied over the skin is also effective treatment for eczema. Apply the mudpack for about an hour before rinsing off. This can be done twice or thrice a day. In acute cases, a cold compress or cold wet fomentation is very useful. Wrap the affected part with thick soft cloth.
For chronic eczema, the patient should be given hot compress or hot fomentation for about twenty minutes. This should be followed by a cold water bath.
Washing with water and boiled neem leaves is beneficial. Rice starch water obtained by decanting cooked rice and turmeric water made by boiling water to which turmeric powder is added are useful for treating eczema.
The patient should not wear tight or restrictive clothing. The patient should get as much fresh air as possible. The patient should bathe twice or thrice a day. The skin apart from the one affected by eczema, should be vigorously rubbed with the palms of the hands before taking bath.