Traditional medicine against seborrheic dermatitis
Traditional remedies for seborrheic dermatitis on the face
Organic compounds from alcohol and fat-like substances secreted by the human sebaceous glands create a protective layer on the skin of the face with simultaneous moisturizing, which makes it elastic.
Excessive secretion on the face is characteristic of adolescents, especially males. With age, male sebaceous excretion gradually stabilizes.
In women, the activation of the sebaceous glands of the face depends on the menstrual cycle and decreases markedly with age.
During the period of active work of the glands in question, the likelihood of skin inflammation increases by several times. The yeast-like fungus feeds with secretions. Thus, fertile soil is created for its development.
Means of traditional medicine, in the first place, are used to suppress the inflammatory process and normalize the general condition of the facial skin, reduce itching.
In folk medicine, essential oils are widely used, because they are an effective antifungal drug. The most honorable place is devoted to tea tree oil mixed with sea buckthorn, grape seed, shea seeds oils. 5 drops of tea tree oil mixed with any natural oil in an amount of 10 g. The resulting mixture is applied to the inflamed area of the face. After half an hour, gently wipe your face with a soft cloth.
The use of the healing properties of some plants for the treatment and prevention of seborrheic dermatitis has been carried out for a long time. Chamomile, St. John’s wort, sage, calendula are recommended from the positive side. Broths and infusions of these plants, both individually and in mixed form, help to cope with the disease. Apply them to wipe the face, make lotions to produce washing. It is especially effective to use chamomile decoctions in combination with sage, calendula, hypericum. Chamomile has very strong properties to restore the skin of the face damaged by seborrhea. Sage is a highly effective disinfectant and anti-inflammatory agent. Calendula has an antibacterial and wound-healing effect. Among people, hypericum is considered as a plant of 99 diseases. It is characterized by the ability to localize the inflammatory process and completely stop it.
The most common method of cooking broth is as commons. 50 g of dry crushed plants in equal quantities are poured with 500 g of boiling water in an enamel bowl. Boil the mix for no more than 15 minutes at very low heat, with the lid closed. Then, pour the broth in a thermos or in well-insulated cookware, and leave it for another 1 hour. After filtering through a tea strainer or several layers of gauze the decoction is ready for use. A clean napkin is moistened in broth and applied for 25-30 minutes to the affected area of the skin. It is necessary to perform such compresses at least 3 times a day until complete recovery.
No less effective is the use of aloe juice for seborrheic dermatitis. The juice from its leaves can remove excess sebum and scales. This procedure contributes to the decrease of inflammation and recovery of the affected areas of the skin.
Honey and its medicinal uses
Honey has good antifungal properties with a wide antibacterial spectrum. In combination with high wound healing and anti-inflammatory abilities, it is an ideal natural material for treating skin diseases. Here are several recipes for honey.
Mix honey with boiled water in equal proportions. The resulting mixture is applied to the inflamed areas of the skin in the form of compresses.
Make a decoction from 25 g of dried sage leaves and 300 g of water using the above method. Add 1 tbsp. of flower honey in the cooled broth and mix thoroughly. Lubricate the inflamed areas with freshly prepared mixture at least 3 times a day.
Folk remedies for seborrheic dermatitis on the head
Light scales and redness under them, itching of the scalp are signs of seborrheic dermatitis. Therapy with folk methods, as a rule, has an anti-inflammatory and soothing effect with a simultaneous drying and healing effect in areas of inflammation of the scalp, strengthening the human immune system.
All means of traditional medicine against seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp, including the beard and mustache in men, are divided according to the method of use:
- internal use as a drink;
- agents for skin.
Blackcurrant Bark Infusion
People have recognized the black currant as a medicinal plant for a long time. Leaves, twigs, fruits, flowers, buds, barks — everything is used for purposes of traditional medicine because currants are rich in vitamins and biologically active substances.
To prepare the infusion, you need 25 g of black currant bark, poured with 250 g of boiling water. Insist it then for no less than 10 hours into a tight-fitting container. Filtered infusion is taken by 1 tbsp. 5 times a day during the month.
Simultaneously with the internal use of the infusion of the bark, a decoction for bathing can be prepared from leaves, twigs, buds. 100 g of the mixture is poured with 1 l of boiling water. Insist the mix on for 1 hour. An obtained decoction is used for 1 bath.
Spirit tincture of Hypericum is made from 100 g of crushed herbs and 500 g of medical alcohol. Infused throughout the week with daily shaking. Before use, the required amount of tincture is diluted with clean water in a 1:1 ratio. A moistened napkin is applied to the affected areas of the head.
The crushed leaves of the plant (25 g) are mixed with 200 g of boiling water for 15 minutes. 25 g of flower honey is added in the cooled and filtered broth.
Add 100 g of fresh or dried nettle leaves to 500 g of pure boiled water and 500 g of 9% vinegar. Simmer the mass for 30 minutes. The resulting decoction is applied to problem areas in the form of lotions until full recovery.
A good way to get rid of seborrheic dermatitis is burdock oil, which has antimicrobial properties. Apply it in a clean form on the head, rubbing it carefully, 30 minutes before you wash it. Do it with regular shampoo. The course of treatment is 1 month, not more than 2 times a week.
Sea buckthorn and olive oil mixture
Take 50 g of olive oil, add 10 g of sea buckthorn, mix thoroughly. After applying the mixture, a rubber cap is put on the head, the head is insulated (with a towel). After 1 hour, the oil is rinsed with warm running water and shampoo.
Peeled bulbs are crushed with a blender until smooth. The leaves of dioecious nettle are finely chopped. 50 g of each ingredient is mixed in a homogeneous mass with the addition of 15 g of pure linseed oil. The resulting therapeutic mixture is applied to the head for 20 minutes before washing it.
Agents for skin care
15 g of burdock roots and elecampane, 20 g of Hypericum flowers are put in a thermos and poured with 300 g of boiling water. Leave to insist for 12 hours in the closed state. Apply the prepared infusion on the head and do not wash it off each time after washing the head. Apply until complete recovery.
Home infusion of tea fungus richly moisten hair; rub it into the skin of the head for 5 minutes. Leave overnight, carefully wrapping your head. In the morning, rinse with warm water. This procedure is performed during the month every evening.
Bur-marigold, St. John’s wort, nettle
Any of these herbs (15 g) are brewed in 250 g of boiling water. The resulting infusion, cooled and filtered through 4 layers of gauze, is rubbed daily into the skin of the head before going to bed. The procedure is performed until complete recovery.
Natural cleansers for shampoos with seborrheic dermatitis
Apply the fresh yolks to wet hair, rub it into the skin thoroughly, rinse with running warm water.
Used as a simple shampoo for washing hair.
Dry mustard powder
Dry mustard powder is applied for hair washing for no more than 2 times a month instead of shampoo.
Traditional medicine for children treatment
Therapy of skin disease in children is responsible and painstaking. It is advisable to use only proven medicinal herbs and their decoctions.
The affected areas of infants are washed with decoctions of nettle leaves, tricolor violets, which have good cleansing and antifungal properties. For cleansing the head natural oils are used, such as olive or sea buckthorn. It is enough to put oil on the head or other affected areas before bathing and gently wash it off while bathing. Remove the flakes with a soft brush.
For older children, it is recommended to use aloe juice, lotions from chamomile, sage, plantain, burdock, calendula, nettle, and St. John’s wort. Methods of cooking broths are described above.
Before applying any folk remedy for the treatment of pediatric seborrheic dermatitis you should consult with specialized physicians. It is obligatory due to the high probability of allergic reactions of the child’s body to the components of the plant!