Dermatitis is a condition often compared with eczema, but it involves the appearance of inflammation and itches on the skin. However, these symptoms are possible to trigger, if you keep scratching the itchy areas, leading to the appearance of swollen and red bumps. That’s how rashes become more infected and irritated in the same time, because scratching becomes insupportable. There are many causes of this condition, but from the long list of causes, allergies to soaps and irritation caused by a chemical are the most common ones.
Horse chestnut is a brown herb found on a giant tree and its seeds are rich in proanthocyanidins, saponins and tannins. These powerful ingredients are able to efficiently and easily treat issues related to circulation. According to experts, because its ability to regulate circulatory problems, it can efficiently treat dermatitis. The book entitled “Medicinal Plants of the World” proves that the combination of tannins and saponins significantly tones the blood vessels. It is important that you use the prepared form of the horse chestnut, because in its raw form it may be lethal.
Calendula is a popular European herb that is well known for its power of healing skin sores and ailments. It is proven by herbalists that the flowers of this plant have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, people who commonly have ulcer may find this plant helpful for healing. Ulcer is a bacterial infection and unfortunately, if such people will need to deal with dermatitis, this will only trigger the bacterial infection. However, opting for the topical formula of this plant will definitely eliminate the risk of triggering. Herbalists talk about the ability of Calendula to promote the growth of the so-called granulation tissue that is actually responsible for discarding the damaged tissues. People are also warned to avoid using the plant for long-term.
Aloe Vera is another famous herb that originates from North America. Its fleshy leaves are well-known for containing a high level of medicinal gel having complex polysaccharides, salicylic acid and enzymes that have wound-healing, immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties. According to two nutrition experts, Phyllis A. Balch and James F. Balch, if a patient would apply the Aloe Vera in its topical form, it could easily heal dermatitis. Leg ulcers and itching can be both healed by Aloe Vera and both are considered two common symptoms of dermatitis as well. You are warned to stop using the plant if your dermatitis symptoms don’t alleviate or if you encounter skin rash.
William A. Mitchell Jr., a naturopathic doctor considers that Gotu Kola efficiently heals skin wounds because of its high level of sterols and flavonoids that can be found on the plant’s dry areas. Experts prove that this herb is able to boost skin vascularization and accelerate wound healing. The herb is also popular for its important effect upon the nervous system, but it can also reduce the temperature of the body. Irritant dermatitis can also be efficiently treated by this herb.
It is considered that oat straw can best treat seborrheic dermatitis, but it also plays a significant role in improving the quality of life. The University of Michigan Health System also proves that eczema is another condition that is possible to efficiently treat with this herb. There is not much known about the way the herb works, but some proof related to its efficiency indeed exists.
Whenever you are ready to try any of these herbal remedies for dermatitis, always consult your doctor first, so that you can be aware of the allowed dosage to take day by day and possible side effects, if there are any.