Many herbs can help with various skin ailments from dry skin, itchy areas, burns, wrinkles, growths, and cuts. Skin conditions can include eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and more. For acute situations, consult a Doctor.
When a cut occurs, apply firm pressure with a clean cloth for 15 minutes and elevate the area above the heart to reduce bleeding. Keep the area clean and bandaged if necessary. Try dabbing honey on the wound and covering with a bandage. For deep wounds, uncleanable debris in a wound, a wound that wont stop bleeding, or a wound that has become infected, consult a Doctor.
For dry skin, make sure you are drinking enough water and eating healthy. Fruits, vegetables, and foods high in omega oils are needed. Topical application of carrier oils rich in vitamins A and E can also be helpful.
Eczema, or contact dermatitis, is dry itchy skin and possible rash and can include topical dermatitis. It is often triggered by an irritant like soap, food, or pet dander. It may be helpful to avoid harsh laundry detergents and soaps that contain dyes, fragrances, and strong chemicals. Run clothes thru the rinse cycle an extra time. Also, keep an oil on the affected area like avocado, sweet almond, or jojoba. Hives are raised bumps that can occur on skin that has been exposed to an allergen; keep the skin cool by taking a cold shower, apply oatmeal, calamine lotion, or a paste of baking soda and water to the area to reduce the histamine release.
Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin. It could be caused by several factors.
Psoriasis is an inflammatory disease caused when the skin tissue produces new cells too rapidly. This results in scaly patches and reddened skin. It most often occurs on the knees, elbows, and scalp. Psoriasis can be induced by stress, illness, lack of sunlight, and a poor diet.
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By Kathy Sadowski