Eczema appears as elevated, very parched, crusty, usually discolored patches on the skin. It is a puzzling skin ailment, caused by stress, diet, allergies, or from using highly chemicalized body care and household products, including dish detergents. Another theory is that eczema is an eliminations of toxins of hard proteins and fats. From a natural healing standpoint, an internal detoxification program would seem helpful along with external applications.

Skin problems can be your body’s way of getting your attention. It is said almost 60% of eczema is caused by emotional stress, and the percentage is even higher for psoriasis. There are several products on the market that are made with healing, skin-relaxing, and anti-inflammatory herbs such as chamomile, calendula, ivy, St. John’s wort, lily, comfrey, and feverfew. Apply these to the affected areas.

17 natural ways to treat eczema

  1. Many studies have demonstrated that the topical use of primrose oil is excellent for treating eczema and psoriasis. The oils appear to loosen hard scales and used daily, reduce itching significantly.
  2. Take parsley internally in food or capsules, an apply a parsley tea or a tonic topically.
  3. Try raw cucumber and potato applied topically
  4. Cut down on all non-vegetable proteins, sugars, oils, white flour products, and dairy products.
  5. Use only fresh body-care products free of any synthetic chemicals.
  6. Try homeopathic remedies available at your health food store.
  7. Take an oatmeal bath; place oatmeal in a muslin bag and tie to the hot water faucet.
  8. Apply aloe vera gel to affected area.
  9. Eat foods and take supplements high in the B vitamins.
  10. Take evening primrose capsules and also apply topically.
  11. Drink teas of burdock and dandelion.
  12. Take vitamin A.
  13. Try vitamin E treatments both internally and externally.
  14. Take two tablespoons of brewer’s yeast daily, as well as applying a paste of it externally.
  15. Take black-strap molasses, two teaspoons a day; also apply it externally
  16. Take two tablespoons of high-quality safflower oil internally daily and also apply externally.
  17. Steam, using pansy, violet, comfrey root, and white willow bark.

 Other remedies to try:

*Increase your intake of natural grains, greens and all vegetables.
*Try to relax and recreate more.
*Try journal writing to decrease frustration and find solutions to your daily stress.
*Try mediation to settle your mind and thoughts.
*Try walking to relax and de-stress.
*Take time to look into your relationships and see if they are the best they can be.
*Apply poultices of chamomile; drink chamomile tea.
*Apply creams and lotions with comfrey, lily, and calendula.
*Apply and inhale essential oils of lavender and hyssop.

Excerpted from “Beauty Health and Happiness–A way of life,” by Lily Morgan available on our website at www.lilyfarmfreshskincare.com

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