Hive also known as ‘urticaria’ is a pale red bump on the skin, which appears suddenly due to body’s adverse reaction to certain allergies to medicine or food. Hives usually causes burn, sting or itching occurring on the lips, hands, feet, eye and throat.
There are different types of hives such as physical urticaria that are caused due to cold, heat, sun-exposure and sweating. Chronic urticaria usually last for more than six months and the causes are uncertain.
Acute urticaria last for less than six months and is usually causes due to certain foods infections or medications and the last type is Dermographism where hives form after rubbing or scratching the skin. Hives are very common and they usually go on it’s own, but if it’s due to allergic case it is very dangerous, which makes it hard for a person to breathe. Below given are few herbs helping to deal with hives.
Herbal Remedies For Hives
Turmeric contains strong anti-inflammatory properties and is found to be an effective remedy to treat hive problems. Turmeric acts as a natural antioxidant, antihistamine and can be useful internally as well externally.
If you wish to use internally, mix a little turmeric powder in warm water and drink it two times a day. You can even use it topically by applying it on the affected area, leaving your skin smooth, soft and supple.
Milk thistle is a perennial herbal plant useful for preparing herbal medicines that helps to treat numerous ailments including hive. Silymarin in milk thistle inhibits histamine production, which causes hives. Milk thistle is available in capsule as well tablet form and suggested dose is 450 milligrams per day.
Hives are mainly caused by intake of certain foods, allergies and stress. Green tea is fully loaded with antioxidants and has antihistamine effect on skin, thereby helping to treat hive. Green tea if applied over your skin it helps to reduce swelling and your discomfort.
Drinking 3 cups of green tea per day, which provides about 320 milligrams of polyphenols helps to alleviate hives. To prepare green tea, just steep 1 green tea bag in 1 cup of boiling water for 15 minutes, strain the liquid and drink it immediately for best results.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening primrose oil is rich in omega-6 fatty acids and this supplement is very effective in treating various skin conditions including hives. It helps to relieve from hive symptoms like itching and swelling.
Evening primrose oil helps to eliminate hive associated with allergies and rashes. This herb is available all over the counter shops in form of capsule as well oil. 8-10 grams intake of this herb will help to alleviate hives and if evening primrose oil applied externally on the rashes it work’s wonders.
Devil’s claw herb is available at all food stores and is used for it’s anti-inflammatory properties. Daily intake of 500 milligrams will help to relieve from allergic symptoms, such as hives.
Devil’s claw is also available in capsule, tablet and tea from. Harpagoside is an active ingredient in devils claw helping to treat hive. Hives, can be prevented if you avoid extreme temperature while bathing, avoid fatty foods like cake, chocolates, which causes allergy and wear clothes made from natural fibers.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.