Garlic and honey balsam for eczema
What is it
An inflammation of the skin, resulting in a rash or swelling red, dry or suppurative lesions accompanied by intense itching.
Eczema can be hereditary or can be acquired (skin reacts violently to different agents - from the bra straps to dishwashing detergent).
It seems that extracts of chamomile, sweet wood and hamamelis can reduce the symptoms of eczema.
- In a 2-week study, the sweet wood-chewed gel has been shown to reduce redness, inflammation and itchiness (especially with a 2% concentration).
- Another study looked at the efficacy of chamomile cream that after two weeks of use proved better than with hydrocortisone (allopathic treatment).
- And in a study on the utility of hamamelis, after 14 days was observed an increased efficacy of the hydrocortisone cream.
You can even prepare the marinade cream in your house using two buckwheat yolks that you boil in 250 ml of bain-marie olive oil for 45 minutes. Melt the beeswax along with fir or spruce (about a teaspoon) at low temperature and mix with the squeezed oil; homogenised with two tablespoons of double refined alcohol. Keep the solution in a low-temperature lid.
To get rid of eczema, a great cure is also the garlic and honey balsam. Boil garlic, coagulate and mix with an equal amount of honey. Apply to the affected area in the evening, at bedtime, then apply a slice of wax on top of it. It bandages lightly. In the morning remove with a special soap or oil and bandage. The treatment is repeated the next night. After a few days, the results are excellent.
Flaxseed oil can also be found in the form of liquid or capsules or there is a variant of cod liver oil, both containing omega 3 fatty acids that help reduce the inflammatory/allergic response of the body (also contains vitamins fatty acids A, D, E and K that support a lot of processes in the oi)l. These acids can also be found in salmon, mackerel, tuna, flaxseed, avocado nuts.
Marigold / Calendula oil (also creams) can be added to bath water or used as a massage oil because it has anti-inflammatory properties and is rich in beta-carotene (helps to heal the skin).
Coconut oil can have multiple uses (hair, teeth, skin) being excellent for eczema because it reduces itching and pain.
Remember, however, that some children may be allergic/intolerant to the coconut, but some products contain it and are hypoallergenic. This oil contains lauric acid, a rare type of fat found in breast milk; the human body turns it into a monolaurin, a toxic compound against viruses, bacteria, fungi and other microorganisms. It can easily penetrate the skin and moisturise it while protecting it from free radicals and harmful environmental factors.
Shea butter has a significant content of vitamin A (and Vitamin E, an agent against free radicals), being a lotion with excellent healing properties for eczema, and for wrinkles, sunburn, bites insect, frostbite, dermatitis and other skin problems (in addition it supports and accelerates skin healing in lesions). It is recommended to use the butter within 18 months of its extraction; otherwise, its properties are diminished.
Aloe vera researchers have discovered the healing properties of this plant both inside and outside the body; has the ability to stimulate the immune system and help heal epithelial tissue. It can be found in various forms - cream, lotion, gel or shampoo and has proven effective in the treatment of eczema (hydrates, stimulates collagen production, reduce inflammation and itching). You need to track the plant concentration of the purchased product; note that it can have a laxative effect when ingested and long-term use can lead to addiction.
Gamma-linoleic acid can be found in buckthorn oil and blackcurrant being a type of essential fatty acid. It seems that it can remedy deficiencies in skin lipids that can trigger inflammation, which is thought to help in the treatment of eczema (clinical trials are controversial compared to placebo applied to a group of people).
Oat and magnesium: bath with oat bran is a treatment that has long been used. To get the most out of its properties, wrap it in a cotton cloth that you will cling above the cask for water to penetrate it, getting a milky colour. Oatmeal calms and heals the skin, but can also reduce redness or macarcoma. There is also the option to put 1 kg of oat bran in a veil that you boil for 2 hours in 5-10 litres of water without filling it up. (if it is tolerated) that cleans and heals the skin (there is also magnesium oil): ½ cup Epsom salt or magnesium flakes (absorb faster), ½ cup of salt, ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract, 10-15 drops of essential oil (lavender and mint).
The salt: for wet/suppressant eczema, it appears that skin drying may be helpful and not hydration (in some cases). So you can make a salt solution, Epsom/Magnesium salt in warm water (or yolk/chamomile tea) that you stir until it dissolves. You can also add essential oils and put it in a spray container by directly applying it or using a cotton dish.
Jelly-based products: it can help both the digestive tract, as well as hair, skin and nails. Bone soup is easy to prepare and not at all costly, and you can call either bovine/calf bones, chicken/turkey/rat/gang or fish. By boiling it are extracted minerals and other beneficial nutrients, so it is good to make sure the product quality (to be a healthy animal and grown in a healthy environment).
Ointments: here's an easy-to-use home-made recipe for eczema treatment, but also cuts, stings and other skin irritations (even diaper irritation). You will need 2 cups of olive oil/almonds, one teaspoon of Echinacea root (optional), one tablespoon of marigold flowers (optional), one teaspoon of rosemary cream (optional), 1/4 cup bee wax pills, 1/2 teaspoon of grapefruit seed extract or oily vitamin E (for preservation). Infuse the plants in olive oil (either leave them for 3-4 weeks in a pot with a lid that you shake daily or warm them to the low temperature for 3 hours until the oil becomes intense green), then sneeze through a veil and throw the herbs. Heat the beeswax oil until it melts and mix and pour into small lids with lid.