A rash, scientifically known as dermatitis, is referred to as an irritated or inflamed area of skin that has a different color as well as texture compared to normal area of the skin. Rashes can be caused by a number of reasons such as coming into contact or touching something that an individual is allergic to or a rash could also be the result of a bigger internal health condition.
Herbalists for long have reckoned that herbs are very effective in the treatment of herbs, however, like in case of any other condition, it is necessary that you consult your doctor before taking any herbal remedy for your rash problem. We are providing here a list of anti-rash herbs that you might want to consider.
Herbal Remedies For Rashes
Scientifically known as Arctiumlappa, Burdock is an excellent herb that helps in treating those rashes that are the consequence of internal problems. Burdock treatment has time and again successfully helped countless patients with eczema and other rashes.
The root of Burdock is extremely bitter and it has been observed that the bitter herbs help in stimulating the production acid in the stomach as well as bile flow which further makes liver function fast and efficiently and process the harmful toxins inside the body in a better manner.
To get rid of rashes, all you need to do is take two drops of the burdock tincture with the help of a dropper three times a day on a regular basis. It can also be consumed in the capsule form (200-250 mg) 3 times daily.
Also called Plantago major, plantain is a herbal weed that can be found grown on roadsides and also in meadows. A little bitter and salty in taste, this herb has highly medicinal roots and leaves which have for long been used to treat a variety of problems including unhealthy and aberrant skin conditions.
Being antiseptic, antibacterial, astringent, anti-inflammatory in nature, this herb effectively treats wounds, insect bites, stings, splinters etc. on regular topical application. It can also treat certain internal conditions such as infections in respiratory and urinary tracts. However it’s strongly advised that you consult your doctor for any possible side effects.
Also called Aloe barbadensis , Aloe Vera has been in use for treatment of skin problems for hundreds of years. It is especially effective when it comes to curing skin rashes. It also treats and soothes burns and wounds. Its cooling and drying properties help in getting rid of undesirable skin problems.
The Aloe Vera plant consists of a clear gel like substance inside it called glucomannan which anti-inflammatory properties and provides great relief when applied topically over wounds and rashes. However, like in all other cases it’s important that you consult your doc to regulate dosage and know about possible side-effects.
Scientifically called Symphytumofficinale, comfrey root has a sticky and mucilaginous nature which makes it an excellent remedy for skin problems and irritation. It consists of a substance called allantoin which is known to trigger faster healing.
Though initially it used to consumed internally, it is not advised so anymore as the excess concentration of pyrrolizidine alkaloids inside the comfrey root can lead to liver damage.
All you need to do is soak some tablespoons of dried comfrey root in hot water measuring about a gallon for atleast 10-15 minutes time. Then soak the rash-affected skin area in this liquid or you can also soak a piece of towel in this liquid and then place the towel on the rash area. Doing this 2-3 times on a daily basis will provide the desired relief.
Chamomile is an amazing herbal remedy for rashes as its anti-inflammatory properties help soothe the skin irritations. If applied in the form of a cream, chamomile can effectively help you say goodbye to all the swelling, pain and inflammation that accompany skin problems such as eczema and diaper rash.
Chamomile can also be consumed in the form of tea or tincture. However it does have a few side-effects including allergic reactions. Therefore it’s once again vehemently recommended that you consult your doctor before adopting chamomile as the remedy for your rash.
Scientifically known ashamamelisvirginiana, witch hazel is a remarkable anti-rash herb that consists of tannins which effectively treat inflammations and irritations associated with diaper rash, eczema, sunburn, insect bites and bed sores.
Topical application of witch hazel is most common and provides a layer of protection over the affected skin area such that it heals without any disruption by atmospheric agents and contaminants.
Its astringent properties help in treating swelling as well as pain associated with the rashes. Available in liquid, ointment and cream form, there are no known side effects of witch hazel. Still it’s advisable to consult a doc if you plan to use this herb for prolonged period of time.
Calendula, commonly called marigold, is an excellent anti-rash remedy due to a number of reasons. Firstly its antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties effectively treat a variety of skin irritations associated with burns, bruises, wounds, rashes and cuts. Secondly it also helps in preventing dermatitis that can be caused by radiation which is used during treatment of breast cancer.
Thirdly calendula also helps in making the speed of recovery or healing faster by triggering greater blood circulation inside the affected skin area. Available in the form of liquid, ointment, tincture and cream forms, the herb is known to have no significant side-effects besides certain allergic reactions and possible disruption of menstrual cycle in ladies.
Therefore pregnant and breastfeeding females should definitely consult their physician before considering this herb.
Scientifically known as Silybummarianum, milk thistle is used for effective treatment of skin rashes and irritations that are the result of a toxic liver. Milk Thistle has been effectively tested by herbalist for hundreds of years who strongly recommend it for efficacious treatment of various liver-related problems and disorders. To get rid of skin rashes, consume milk thistle extract (the one that consists of 70 per cent silymarin), almost 200 mg in quantity on a regular basis.
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.