Allergies are referred to as hypersensitivity to foreign particles. The tolerance level of people varies from person to person. It becomes difficult for some people to accommodate themselves with certain particles in the atmosphere.
These people may get affected by skin issues, which are termed commonly as skin allergies. Skin allergies can be triggered due to various reasons such as allergic reactions to food or medication or plants like poison-ivy. There are various methods to treat these skin allergies and one of the most effective methods, which do not have side effects, is the Herbal Treatment.
Herbal remedies are effective and safe and they are better than most of the skin care products available in the market to treat various skin disorders. The largest part of our body is the skin and it is responsible for washing out a huge amount of toxins from our body. Skin problems like acne, rashes, sun burns, psoriases, eczema, cuts, and so on can be effectively healed using these herbs.
Various Remedies For Skin Allergies
Yarrow belongs to the sunflower family. This long-stemmed plant with highly segmented leaves was extensively used as a medicine by Native Americans. This herbal plant is used as effective astringent and helps in soothing the skin. It enhances the skin tone as well.
Yarrow flowers are used as an effective solution for skin issues like wrinkled skin, oily skin and skin with large pores. It helps in reducing rashes and itchiness and broken skin. Yarrow and mint tea can also be used to get relief from the symptoms associated with allergy.
It is often combined with other herbs like peppermint, ginger, elder flower and Echinacea to treat various conditions, which are characterized by swelling.
The leaves of tea tree are used to make this oil. Tea tree oil contains certain chemicals, which have the tendency to kill fungus and bacteria and hence helps in reducing skin allergies.
Tea-tree oil is effective when used for the treatment of skin problems like acne, and infections due to fungus in the nail. It is used as an antiseptic and can be applied on bruises, cuts, insect bites, boils, infections in the vaginal area and stings.
Calendula is one of the medicinally treasured herbs, which is used to treat a wide-variety of ailments. When it is applied externally it acts as an anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing herb. It is usually safe to be used on the skin.
The flowers of calendula are known for its healing effects and regeneration of tissues on various skin types. Calendula is useful in cases like sores and sunburns where the skin gets irritated and becomes red. It is also useful in the treatment for boils and spots.
Dried or fresh flowers of calendula are available as liquid extracts, tinctures, creams, ointments, and infusions. It is important to protect calendula products from moisture and light.
Horse tail is often referred to as a ‘Beauty Herb’. The chemicals present in horsetail have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects and hence a great remedy to treat skin allergies. It helps in strengthening the skin and the connective tissues.
It plays the role of an astringent to clear the skin by closing the pores and helps in producing new skin cells. The silica content is high in this plant and hence used as an effective abrasive.
This Mediterranean shrub has hairy and woody stem with tiny lance-shaped leaves and blue-purple flowers. The green stems and leaves of this plant have antiviral and antibacterial properties.
The flowers and leaves of hyssop are effective in treating skin allergies. Herbalist Maurice Messegue says that Hyssop consists of certain substances, which help in protecting the skin from conditions like sunburn.
Hyssop is also used as an astringent and an anti-perspirant. The leaves of the plant can be used as poultice, decoction or infusion. Commercially, it is also available as oil, which can be used both externally and internally.
The roots and leaves of Lady’s Mantle are used in various products formulated for skin care. This herb is primarily used for its rejuvenating property. Its major qualities include cleansing, soothing and healing dry and sensitive skin types.
It is also known to be effective in decreasing inflammation and is considered good for broken and chapped feet and hands. It also acts as an effective astringent with people, who have large pores in the skin. It is also used in products formulated for wrinkles.
Other Herbal Remedies
The orris root powder is another remedy to treat skin allergies. It is also quite effective for Skin, Oral Care and Body. It helps in retaining the moisture in the skin and helps in maintaining skin elasticity. It also helps in removing toxins from the skin.
Sage leaves help in treating skin with pigmentation, oily skin, sagging and wrinkled skin. These leaves are used in Lotions, Facial Toners and Creams. It improves the circulation of blood, cleanses the skin, helps in maintaining the elasticity and closes the pores in the skin.
Caution: Please use Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.