Pityriasis Rosea is a rash that is considered to be caused by a virus. Pinkish or brown in colour with a fir tree shape, the rash spreads to various parts of the body from the torso to arms, legs, thighs etc. and sometimes to the face as well.
Though the condition does not have a complete cure and mostly goes away on its own, it can be an embarrassment while it lasts for people suffering from it.Thankfully a number of herbal treatment methods can be adopted in order to control the itching which sometimes comes with Pityriasis Rosea. The condition is luckily not painful. Here are some herbal ways to keep the discomfort and symptoms at bay.
For Strengthening Immune System
Every infection goes away on its own when the immunity is strengthened. It is the same with Pityriasis Rosea as well. For making the immune system strong, take one cup of oat tops, half a cup each of astragalus root, burdock root and root of Echinacea and tops. Mix well.
Now take 2 ounces of the mixture in a pan and add one quart water to it. Allow it to simmer until the mixture reduces to one pint. Strain the entire mixture and again heat it while adding a cup of honey. Let the honey dissolve well with the infusion. Allow the infusion to cool and keep it stored in airtight glass containers. Take a teaspoon of the infusion every one hour for a day. From the next day onwards, take one teaspoon six times a day. Continue this until the infections is completely gone.
For The Itching Sensation
Exposing the infected skin to sunlight is known to stop the itching immediately. Spend under the sun for 10-15 minutes to subside the itch. Make sure that you are not in the sun during midday and hot afternoons.
Soaking yourself in an oatmeal bath too helps in soothing and healing of the skin and also in controlling the itching. Take one cup of oatmeal flour and add to a tub of warm water. Soak for 15-20 minutes. This can be done before you head to sleep to prevent itching during sleep.
A mixture prepared from 2 parts of burdock root and one part each of valerian root and Echinacea can be used as a tincture. 3-4 drops of this tincture can be taken every two hours to keep the itching at bay.
Calming teas can help soothe the nerves and skin and prevent the itching sensation to a great extent. For making herbal teas, the best herbs that can be used are skull cap, valerian and catnip. Take a teaspoon of the tea of your choice and boil it with water for 5 minutes. Take it when you feel itchy all over.
To Avoid Infections
Due to the scratching, many times the skin can get peeled and infected. To avoid this, take half a tablespoon of goldenseal, one tablespoon of calendula powder, one teaspoon of comfrey root powder and an once of green clay. Mix well and use this powder on the peeled skin. This will stop the itch and infection.
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.