Eczema Remedies....
Skin and Immune System



We'll view Eczema Remedies from two different perspectives...

This page will address Home Remedies for Dry, Itchy skin, and address the fundamental cause Eczema...a suppressed immune system.

Search here to learn about the physiology of the immune system. Find Home Remedies for your Immune System

We'll see how to resolve Eczema exogenously. These home remedies can help and even resolve those conditions which are due to bug bites, allergens, and other exogenous (external) factors.

We'll also suggest other eczema remedies which are endogenous (internal) in nature. We are referring to managing eczema by mainly managing systemic inflammation.

Read information about Atopic Dermatitis, generally known as Eczema, from the National Eczema Association.

Exogenous

A) Chickweed - Chickweed is an annual found in Europe and in North America.

Uses - When used internally, chickweed is used as an expectorant, anti-tussive (anti-cough), demulcent (soothing agent especially for mucus membranes), and to treat sore throats.

Externally, it is used to treat boils, itchiness, dry-chapped skin, insect bites, burns, rashes, psoriasis, and eczema. It can also be eaten as a food in salads.

Eczema Remedy - This herb is beneficial for eczema as well as generalized dry, itchy skin because of its demulcent, nutritive and vulnerary(self-healing)properties. A demulcent is a soothing agent which can be used topically for itchiness, dryness, and burning sensation. Studies have found this herb to have anti-oxidant properties.

Available Forms - Capsules, crude herb, oitment, tea, fluid extract

Adult Dosages and Route -

As a topical oitment: apply liberally as needed

Oral capsules: 3caps, 3x/day

Oral fluid extract: 15-30drops diluted, 3x/day

Oral Tea: 4x/day as needed

Precautionary Information - Chickweed should NOT be used during pregnancy, or while lactating. It may cause headaches, dizziness, and nitrate toxicity

Exogenous and Endogenous

B) Figwort - Figwort is a snapdragon-like plant found in China. It is used for MANY skin conditions, including itchiness, topical inflammation, ACNE, ECZEMA, and psoriasis. It can also be used as a cardiac stimulant.

This herb has been introduced in our Acne-Remedy page. Search here to find uses, dosages, and precautionay information.

Exogenous and Endogenous

C) Goldenseal - Goldenseal has been part of Native American folk medicine for hundreds of years. Native Americans used Goldenseal for medicinal purposes, but also painted their skin with. It has been harvested almost into extinction. It still remains scarce.

Uses - Goldenseal has many uses. Some primary uses include gastritis, constipation, mouth sores, eye wash, cancer and tuberculosis. It is widely used to treat skin conditions such as itching, to cleanse wound infections, inflammation, hemorrhoids, and to control bleeding.

It can be used in combination with echinacea to treat or to reduce the length of cold and flu

Eczema Remedy - It is used for its anti-infective, immuno-stimulant, anti-pyretic (lowers body temperature) and anti-cancer properties.

Available Forms - Capsules, dried herbs, powder, tablets, tea

Adult Dosages and Route -

Infection: Dried root / tea - 1-2g, 3x/day

Powdered solid extract - 250-500 mg, 3x/day (85 alkaloids)

Fluid Extract - 0.5-2ml, 3x/day

Itchiness:

Topical Poultice - 1-TBSP root powder mixed with water or egg white to make a paste. Apply to area and cover with adsorbent material

Precautionary Information - It can be a uterine stimulant therefore it should not be used during pregnancy. It can also cause shortness of breath,irritability,abdominal cramps, phototoxicity

Eczema Remedies as it pertains to the immune system.

As discussed in our Acne and other skin conditions page, eczema currently has no available cure. It can be managed.

When treating eczema from an endogenous perspective, the primary focus is on the management of systemic inflammation.

Maintaining systemic inflammation to a minimum will, in turn, minimize itchiness.

Consuming foods with a moderate to high anti-inflammatory index can be helpful in minimizing systemic inflammation.

You can visit this Nutritional Data site to help you evaluate the foods you currently consume. This informative website will educate you on fullness factor, glycemic index, inflammatory index and more.

It's very important to fill your body with foods which will elevate and assist the body's natural defenses. You can do this by eating specific foods for your condition but also by eliminating those foods which exacerbate your condition.

This is a life-style change which does not need to be stringent or difficult.

Simply ensure that some portion of your meal contains a food with a high anti-flammatory index, and simultaneously, eliminate at least one food with a high inflammatory index.

This small act can be beneficial to your health and simultaneously, create an incentive for you to make other positive life-style changes.

For a different perpective on health, read this brief article on why Health Equates to Liberty.

Here are some additional Eczema Remedies which are mostly endogenous in nature.

Mostly Endogenous

A)Licorice - Licorice is a shrub found in subtropic climates. It has been used medicinally since Roman times. It remains a very popular Chinese herbal medicine.

Uses - Licorice has been used to treat inflammatory conditions such as gastritis, and eczema. It has also been used to treat infections such as bacterial and viral infections. It has been used as a laxative, and to treat asthma as well.

Eczema Remedy - Licorice contains anti-inflammatory and anti- oxidant properties making this a strong home remedy for eczema and other dry-itchy skin conditions.

Available Forms - Candy, chewable tablets, capsules, tea, tincture and fluid extract

Adult Dosages and Route -

Inflammation: Fluid extract - 2-4ml (1:1 dilution), 3x/day

Powdered Root: 1-2grams, 3x/day

Chewable tablets: 2-4tabs; 190-380mg; 3x/day

Infection: Fluid extract: 2-4ml (1:1 dilution), 3x/day

Solid Extract: (dry-powdered); 250-500mg, 3x/day

Chewable tablets: 2-4tabs; 190-380mg; 3x/day

Precautionary Information - May cause headaches, and nausea. May also increase the effects of prescribed steroids or cardiac pharmaceuticals. Do not use concurrently.

Mostly Endogenous

B)Propolis - This is a resinous mixtures collected by honey bees from tree buds, sap flows, and other botanical sources.

Uses Typically, propolis has been used to promote wound healing and for inflammation. It can also be used for protozoal, fungal and bacterial infections.

Eczema Remedy - Propolis contains anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties making this a strong home remedy for eczema and other dry-itchy skin conditions.

Available Forms - Tablets, capsules, topical cream, and fluid extract

Adult Dosages and Route -

By mouth:capsules or tablets: 600mg daily

Topically: use generously as needed

Fluid extract: 15-30 drops mixed with 3-4 ounces of warm water / 3x/day

Precautionary Information - May cause skin reaction for those who are sensitive to bee products. Those with asthma or with reactive airway disease should not use propolis.

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