Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Eczema and psoriasis



Salve for Psoriasis and Eczema by KarlynRayne

2 ozs Mango Butter (can replace with cocoa butter)
1 oz bees wax
1 teaspoon Vitamin E
10 drops Bergamot Bergaptene Free Essential Oil
10 drops Tea Tree essential oil
10 drops Red clover essential oil

melt bees wax and cocoa butter in microwave for 30 second increments until melted, stirring after each 30 seconds. Take from Microwave and add the vitamin E and lecithin, mix well and put in a jar woith a tight fitting lid. Label. If allergic to one of these essential oils switch it for lavender esseential oil

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Hair treatment for Psoriasis from ally'sgoodies

1 oz Almond oil or Caster Oil
4-5 drops of tea tree oil

Mix in a small glass bowl. Then massage the oil into the scalp, let it soak in. wait 20 minutes and shampoo as usual.


Herbal teas to help with Eczema From natural medicine suite101.com

What do the following herbs have to offer for the treatment of eczema? Most have cleansing properties — alternatives help to correct impurities in the blood, diuretic herbs encourage the removal of toxins through urination, and some plants are beneficial simply by supporting liver function. If stress and anxiety are triggering this skin condition it is helpful to use nervine herbs as well in an eczema tea.
  • Burdock root is one of the most effective herbs for both eczema and psoriasis if used over a period of time. With alterative, diuretic, and laxative properties it helps to remove any imbalances that may be causing ill health. Rich in bitter glycosides as well it also aids digestion, which may be important for treating eczema when part of the problem is trouble converting essential fatty acids.
  • Red clover is another ideal cleansing herb that also has a gentle calming effect on the nervous system.
  • Nettles is another beneficial alterative and diuretic herb. It is also a rich source of nutrients.
  • Yellow dock can be used to rid the body of toxins but also for toning the liver and gallbladder.
  • Fumitory is a gentle cleansing herb that promotes healthy liver and kidney functioning.
  • Mountain grape has alterative and laxative properties. Aside from its cleansing action this herb also is important for supporting a healthy liver and gallbladder.
  • Dandelion offers liver, kidney, and gallbladder support. Rich in potassium, dandelion is one of the best natural diuretics.
  • Valerian helps to relieve tension and anxiety.
  • Skullcap relaxes and at the same time revitalizes the central nervous system.
Eczema Tea Recipes
While any of these herbs can be useful for treating eczema on their own they are more effective in combination. The following are all recipes for healing eczema teas.
  • Red clover
  • Nettles
  • Valerian
  • Burdock root
  • Yellow dock
  • Dandelion
  • Burdock root
  • Mountain grape
  • Fumitory
You may be able to find bagged herbal teas at your local health food store which contain many of these herbs. Otherwise you can purchase loose-leaf herbs online or at a natural food store. To make an herbal tea for eczema first blend the dried herbs together in equal parts. Then take two teaspoons in total and steep in one cup of boiling water for ten to fifteen minutes. Drink one to three cups daily.

How to Treat Eczema with Herbal Teas
To treat eczema with herbal teas it is important to use these herbs over a period of time. This is a much more involved process then simply taking a pill or applying a cream, but it is a treatment method that will improve well-being in the long-term, making reappearances less likely. For best results try alternating with the different herbs, using one eczema tea recipe for three or four weeks, and then switching to another blend. Also, if stress and tension are a problem add skullcap and/or valerian to any infusion. Both valerian and skullcap are very relaxing and are more suited for use at the end of the day rather than the beginning. For a more stimulating herb that will also benefit the nervous system add peppermint to any herbal eczema tea.

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Homemade remedies for psoriasis and eczema byAudrey Esposito

Herbalists suggest that red clover can act as a home remedy for skin problems. It has a high mineral content and reportedly works by changing metabolism and tissue function. Red clover can be taken in teas, compresses, ointments and syrups.

Other vitamins and herbal home remedies that can treat psoriasis and other skin problems include devil's claw root, fish oils, vitamin C, vitamin E, selenium, zinc and milk thistle. Selenium and zinc are common ingredients in over-the-counter skin and dandruff preprations.

Eczema and psoriasis sufferers also swear by dead sea salt baths. You can purchase dead sea salts at your local bath or health food store and prepare a bath at home containing the salts.

Speaking of baths, regular bathing can help people with eczema. Make sure to moisturize afterwards while your body is still damp, to seal in the water. Keep the water lukewarm, since that is less drying than hot water. Soak for at least 10 to 20 minutes, and don't get out until your skin starts to look like a prune. That means your skin is soaking in water and becoming hydrated.

Don't use soap any more than you have to. Use mild soaps with glycerine, or superfatted soaps, on important body parts. When you do dishes or clean house, wear rubber gloves to keep the cleaning products off your skin. Another home remedy to stop psoriasis and eczema is to put cotton gloves inside your rubber gloves, to absorb any sweat that the rubber gloves can produce.

Another home remedy is to use mild laundry detergents and rinse clothing twice to make sure all the soap is out. Some people also find that fabric softeners contribute to their psoriasis and eczema symptoms.

Your refrigerator can contain many helpful home remedies for eczema and psoriasis. Try mayonnaise as a moisturizer, and cucumber slices to ease itching. Try an oatmeal bath to reduce itching, or add olive oil to your bath water for extra moisturizer.

Stress can be a big contributor to eczema and psoriasis. One simple home remedy is meditation, using scented candles or whatever else keeps you relaxed. Combine this with your soothing bath for double potency.

Home remedies will not always put a stop to more severe cases of psoriasis and eczema. In that case, you should see a doctor. You should also see a doctor if eczema is oozing, the itch keeps you awake, or over-the-counter products don't give you relief.

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