Aloe Vera is widely known for treating burns and sunburns. Wounds and minor skin irritations such as itchiness and skin rashes can healed with the help of Aloe Vera. This plant produces anti inflammatory, anti bacterial, and anti fungal properties. It also contains folic acid, zinc, and vitamins C and E.
The best way to reap the benefits of Aloe Vera is to use the actual fresh gel from the plant. At the time of application, slice off a portion of the leaf and directly apply the gel to the affected area.
Calendula cream is widely used in Germany. It is used for reducing inflammation and treating diaper rash. Experts say that Calendula works by stimulating the production of white blood cells that aid in destroying harmful microbes.
You may buy the cream form in pharmacies and health food stores. You may also use the actual herb by adding it with boiling water, one cup of the boiling water to two teaspoons of the herb. For about ten minutes, steep it. Once the mixture is cooled, apply to the affected area by using a clean cloth.
Chamomile has anti inflammatory properties that soothes and eradicates irritations. Chamomile is also used in treating psoriasis, eczema, and sunburn. People may acquire an allergic reaction to chamomile, if they are allergic to grass and ragweed.
Jewelweed provides relief from poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac. To use, crush the fresh leaves and spread over skin rash.
Wild pansy soothes and relieves itching associated with eczema. This is also used for soothing acne.
Witch hazel acts as an astringent that relieves itching and minor skin inflammation. Witch hazel is also used for treating sunburns. For maximum benefit, use fresh witch hazel bark.
Simmer one ounce of the bark with one pint of water and leave for ten minutes. Strain and cool. Apply with a clean cloth and leave it on for about thirty minutes.