Eczema and the natural way to treat this condition. Know the Ayurvedic herbs for relief

By Dr Sharda Ayurveda In Skin

Skin is the largest organ of the body. Imagine the largest organ being terribly affected by something you have no control over! Imagine the skin being so rough, dry, and scaly that it itches and hurts to the extent that you can’t do anything to heal it.

Eczema Ayurvedic treatment

If you are going through so much and you are bearing with this condition, then the best solution for you is Ayurveda! We know you are tired of this and despite of so many efforts; your skin is not ready to heal. Ayurvedic treatment will work like a magic for your skin. Although it isn’t one!

The basics of Ayurveda are explained in the next section of this blog! Read further to know more about Eczema and the natural healing treatment for it. 

Skin allergies can really be disappointing and disturbing. A person who is suffering from skin problems may lose confidence. Dealing with skin issues also brings emotional outbreaks. 

Even a small scar causes tension in people; imagine getting troubled by Eczema and your whole skin is affected. Eczema is a disorder of the immune system in which due to low immunity, the skin undergoes a lot. 

Basically, the skin barrier is weakened, which makes the moisture disappear and germs enter inside the skin. This, results in dry, scaly skin and much more!

The person who has Eczema experiences the symptoms like

  1. Dry skin
  2. Thick, cracked, and scaly skin
  3. Itching, which can be mild to severe
  4. Red, brownish patches
  5. Silvery gray patches called plaques
  6. Small bumps which may be red in color and may cause leakage of  fluid
  7. Sensitive and swollen skin

The Causes and Risk Factors of Eczema

  1. Weak immunity becomes the reason as the cells are unable to fight the trigger or allergens which lead to the symptoms. 
  2. The skin barrier problem, the barrier becomes weak. This means that the skin is more likely to allow the allergic substances to enter and degrade the skin. 
  3. The lifestyle we practice shows on the skin. If the food we eat is not healthy, the skin will reflect it.
  4. Another cause can be if you have been using too much of chemicals on your skin. Repeatedly changing the chemicals and over use of skin products definitely make the skin, weak which can pave the path for Eczema.

Triggers of Eczema

The trigger here stands for excess of something. For some of them, the flare-ups occur in response to a few things like:

  1. Rough fabric may irritate the skin. Try wearing cotton clothes that are loosely fitted. 
  2. Weather changes, be it too hot or too cold, it is going to affect the skin.
  3. Animal dander irritates the skin and can result in skin allergies and reactions.  
  4. Excess sweat may lead to moisture that may trap the various allergens and can irritate the skin. 
  5. Stress can be the trigger as it worsens the already existing situation. 
  6. Cold or Respiratory infections may also result in allergies that may cause eczema to happen. 
  7. Soaps, detergents, shampoos, and disinfectants may lead to skin problems as they may irritate the skin. 
  8. Pollen may also trigger the symptoms of allergy. 
  9. Molds can trigger rashes on the skin.
  10. Dust mites are also responsible for skin allergies as they can cause a skin reaction to occur. 
  11. Viruses or bacteria can also enter the skin barrier, making it vulnerable to so many infections. 
  12. Certain food products like eggs, nuts, seeds, soy products, and wheat can also be the reason for allergies. 
  13. Hormonal imbalance may also result in allergies and can result in eczema.  

Types of Eczema

Atopic: It is the most common type of eczema. It usually occurs in children. The wrists, ankles, the region behind the knees, and elbows are the most affected. 

Allergic contact: This type usually occurs when the skin reaction is triggered if anything irritates the skin. The substances like rough fabric, rubber slippers, soap, paints, perfume, or any other skin care products are responsible for this type.

Dyshidrotic: The blisters are the characteristic feature of this type. As the skin is affected by these blisters, when the liquid oozes out of them, you may feel the burning sensation. The affected areas are the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. 

Neurodermatitis: The scaly patches occur on the skin. The red spots/ patches can occur on any region of the body. Mainly, the affected areas are the neck, waist, hands, feet, private parts, head, forearms, wrists, and lower legs.

Discoid (Nummular): The main feature of this type is circular patches on the skin. The coin-shaped spots are crusted, scaly, and itchy. 

Stasis dermatitis: This type of eczema is related to circulatory issues. In this type, the blood leak from the veins into the skin, resulting in swelling and pain in the ankles and lower portion of the legs. 

Ayurvedic treatment for Eczema

The Ayurvedic treatment for eczema involves natural herbs and modifications in diet and lifestyle. Ayurveda promises to give the best results with no side effects. This science focuses to remove the root cause of the disease removing the disease and it just does not focus to remove the symptoms of the disease like other modes of treatment do. Also, Ayurveda works for the irreversibility of the disease by using natural ideology. 

It is the best and safest mode of treatment aiming to purify and heal the body. Not only the body is rejuvenated, but the mind and soul also are renewed and refreshed. 

Natural Herbs for Eczema

The herbs that can be applied topically on the skin for getting relief are:


  1. Coconut oil: Coconut has anti-bacterial properties that prevent the skin from getting affected by bacterial infections. It also heals the skin and provides moisture to the cracked and dry skin. You can use virgin coconut oil to see the results as it also has the potential to keep the scars away. 
  2. Hempseed oil: This helps with the hydration part and when applied topically, it also strengthens the skin. Additionally, it also provides relief from infections. 
  3. Sunflower oil: It is the best natural moisturizer. It is also known to reduce inflammation. 
  4. Aloe Vera gel: It gives the skin-cooling effect. It also relieves inflamed skin and stops itching. 
  5. Witch hazel oil: It helps with inflammation. It cleanses the skin and is good for reviving the moisture of the skin. 
  6. Turmeric: It has an abundance of benefits, and contains inflammatory properties that are helpful in decreasing inflammation. Turmeric can be applied topically to ease irritation and itching. 

The Ayurvedic herbs that can be consumed to speed up the process and work to internally heal the Eczema problem are:


  1. Cardamom: It has anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. It also boosts blood circulation in the body. It provides the skin with radiance and helps with fighting infections as it inhibits the growth of various bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It also reduces swelling and detoxifies the body. You can drink the cardamom tea; you can also chew on the pods for the benefits. 
  2. Triphala: This can be consumed as per prescribed by the doctor. This helps with digestive issues. It also clears out the blockages and also purifies the blood.  
  3. Neem: The neem has been used for so many years for the purification of the blood. Through the consumption of neem juice, the blood is purified. The neem is an antioxidant source, which decreases inflammation and irritation. It also promotes wound healing and reduces the risk of getting scars. 
  4. Indian sarsaparilla: It has blood-purifying properties. It helps with the symptoms of eczema and is also known to reduce itching. 

Skin disorders bring stress and anxiety along. The loss of confidence may also result in frustration and disappointment.

The Ayurvedic herbs for mental health in Eczema

  1. Kava kava: This natural herb is known to relieve a person from stress. It also helps with anxiety and boosts sleep. Moreover, it also has a calming effect on the brain and nervous system providing a euphoric effect. 
  2. Ashwagandha: It is an adaptogen, i.e., it helps with the management of stress. It is also known to boost mood and provides energy to the personIt is the best herb to fight anxiety and depression. 
  3. Brahmi: This herb is a stress buster and it also frees the person from a negative mood. It also helps with lowering the blood pressure levels of the body. 

With all this, you still need to consult an Ayurvedic doctor as the skin disorders may seem alike and for the proper diagnosis of your condition, you need to visit the doctor. They will diagnose the condition appropriately.

We know, you have done a lot of research and done all those tips and nothing is working for you, so just calm down and relax! We will help you with our experience and expertise! We will provide you with a tailored treatment because everyone is different, so is their condition! Let Ayurveda heal you as we believe in the power to heal.

Article By:

Dr Sharda Ayurveda

At Dr. Sharda Ayurveda emphasis is made on treating the patients with the power of Ayurveda and traveling along with them in the path of natural and safe healing. The satisfaction and recovery of our patients is our utmost priority.