Herbal Remedies for Eczema Treatment

Eczema is the skin inflammation that causes rashes and dryness of skin. These rashes are often itchy and can have symptoms from cracking to bleeding. Itching is very intense many times and when scratch scar can become more open and increases rash size that is powerful more. Eczema is Greek word which means “to boil over”.


Eczema is usually occur due to allergy and most of the medicines produce allergic responses, to cure eczema herbs are better option if you are not allergic to them. No matter what is the cause of eczema, herbal remedies have found to reduce the intensity or total cure of eczema.

Yellow root:

Yellow root is also known as stinging nettle. Its tea is very beneficial in treating eczema. Yellow root contain component that are germicidal, they kill bacteria.  It is also anti-inflammatory agents.  It works by soaking cloth in its tea and applying it to the affected region several times a day. It is an effective remedy.

Burdock leaf:

In eczema skin usually dry up and produces scale. Burdock leaf is a good treatment for these scales. Its tea is made that can either be consumed orally and applied to the rashes.

Evening Primrose:

Evening primrose is a very potent treatment for eczema. It has the power to heal lesion areas. It is available in oil form and can be applied to affected areas before bath and its massage should be done on daily basis.


Another name of heartsease is viola tri-color. This plant is used to treat eczema in the form of tea. Its flower, leave and stem, all are effective. It should be drink 2 to 3 times daily to get well soon. Its ointment can also be very beneficial.

Slippery elm:

Slippery elm is very efficient treatment of eczema. It is used in the form of paste. It using method is to make paste of its leaves and then add water in it to apply it to affected regions. It is better to leave the paste so that it can produce it healing effects. When paste gets dry, washes it with water.


Oatmeal paste is another effective agent to treat eczema. This paste should be applied three to four times daily. Bandage can be applied to it also to keep the paste intact with the affected area.


Turmeric is known for its medicinal properties for years. It has many beneficial effects. It is an effective treatment for eczema and can be applied or consumed.

Other than herbs

There are certain things that should also be done to avoid eczema:

  • Avoid dairy products if you are allergic to them. Avoid any material that you are allergic form.
  • Don’t use clothes of other eczema patients.
  • Drink plenty of water to clean blood from toxins.
  • Eat variant vegetables daily
  • Stay clean, hygiene is important because bacteria, fungi etc can be accumulate in affected area.

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Causes of Eczema

Eczema reasons are diverse. Its reasons can be genetic as well as environmental. Causes of eczema can be:

  • Asthma
  • Allergies
  • Bacterial contact
  • House dust mites
  • Celiac disease
  • Metabolic disorder
  • Poor hygiene


About Jing Guo Wang

TCM professor of Shanghai University of Tradional Chinese Medicine.She has 30 years of clinical experience at applying traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture and other therapies in the treatment of a variety of vertigo, headache, neurasthenia, hypertension, neck pain and periarthritis of shoulder.