If you are looking for non-drug options, natural remedies for eczema may be an option. You can also try home remedies to reduce the frequency of flare-ups, and to control itching. Here are some examples of common home remedies you might consider.

Let’s start

Evening primrose oil is a popular choice in Europe because it contains a high amount of GLA (gamma-linolenic acids). It is an essential omega-6 fat acid. It is recommended that people consume between 2 and 4 grams of this fatty oil daily. However, it can take up to six months for the first results to be seen.

Zinc, a mineral that can help reduce eczema breakouts, is reported to be effective. It is important to remember that you shouldn’t take more than 30 mg of zinc daily. Excessive zinc intake can lead to copper deficiency, which can in turn lead to other health problems.

Herbs

Eczema can also be treated with herbs. Burdock, nettle and red clover are all good for skin cleansing. These herbs are said to be effective in clearing up skin rashes and removing impurities from the skin. Tea is one of many natural remedies for eczema. It brings you much pleasure.

If you like tea, you might want to visit your local health food store and buy these three dried herbs: red clover and burdock root. Mix equal amounts of each herb and mix them well. Place one teaspoonful of the herbal mixture in a cup of warm, or hot (but not scalding) water. Let it steep for a few moments. This home remedy for eczema can be taken as a tea.

Dermatitis Tea

Another variety of herbs can be made into tea. It is called “Dermatitis Tea”. Mix half a teaspoon each of licorice root and pau d’arco bark, sarsaparilla roots, burdock root, and bupleurum root. For about ten minutes, boil three cups of water and add the herbs. Turn off the heat and let the herbs steep for ten more minutes. Strain the mixture.

Drink this herbal tea at least three to four times daily for maximum benefits. You can make a tincture by using the same herbs as the tea recipe and the same amount water as the tincture recipe. You can also take a half-teaspoon of the tincture three to four times daily. You can easily make natural remedies for eczema at home. They are also not expensive. If you’re considering trying any of these remedies, please inform your doctor.