Natural Acne Rosacea Remedies

Facial skin redness, acne rosacea looks like acne in adults. Fairly common in those 40 – 50 years old, symptoms of acne rosacea include redness of nose, cheeks or both; there may be pimples on the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. Acne rosacea also consists of long-term facial redness with the background of spider veins. The spider veins are usually on the cheeks.

Causes of acne rosacea, say the medical community, are allergic reactions or symptoms of stress. Medical treatments use antibiotics or topical gels that reduce symptoms which must be used almost indefinitely and may have severe side effects; they are also quite expensive.

From the natural viewpoint, acne rosacea is a reaction to stress, and may be a depletion of B-vitamins. Acne rosacea has been shown to include digestive disturbances involving one or more digestive organs such as the stomach, pancreas, liver, gallbladder and colon, etc.

I have seen natural solutions very successful, but it does take weeks to months to be free of this condition. Symptomatic relief can happen within a few days. Help your digestive system by avoiding spicy foods and alcohol. Also eliminate tobacco, black tea, and fast foods.

Specific Nutrition for Acne Rosacea

Supplemental B-100 capsules should be used for several months.

Topical Acne Skin Remedies

For any fungus or bacteria, dilute 1 drop Tea tree essential oil into 20 parts almond oil – use 2 times a day on the affected area.

Calendula crème is a natural antibacterial and has skin-healing properties; may also be used twice daily.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Acne Rosacea

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use these herbs for acne rosacea singly or in combination:

Burdock root improves gastrointestinal function as well as helping the liver and cleansing the skin.

Yellow dock is useful to improve the digestive tract and is slightly laxative and improves iron absorption.

Oregon grape root improves the liver, gallbladder and skin function.


Cell Salts to Help Acne Rosacea

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

You can use this combination for several weeks to months as they work to repair the body internally. Kali mur 6x may be used alone with great success.

#1 Calc fluor 6X – spider veins, connective tissue support
#5 Kali mur 6X – works to reduce acne rosacea especially on the cheeks
#10 Nat phos 6X – to help repair digestive system


Acne Rosacea Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Abrotanum – blue-red spots on the skin; tendency to frostbite; thin build despite heavy appetite; lymphatic involvement.

Arnica montana – red face and a tendency to bruising; red-violet color; early symmetrical localization; spider veins.

Aurum met – reddened face; tendency to papules, pustules and flaking skin; acne rosacea around the eyes; tendency to depression; worries about money.

Capsicum – for burning pains on the face and the tendency to obesity.

Ignatia – for those with homesickness or grief; person sighs easily.

Lachesis – blue-red face; alcoholism; menopausal symptoms; worse from warmth and tight clothing; left-sided problems.

Sepia – menopausal symptoms; redness is around the mouth; circulatory disorders and hormonal depression; low sex drive.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

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Age Spots Natural Remedies

Age spots or discoloration of the skin is caused by excess Melanin. These unappealing brown spots are found on the hands, face or other parts of the body. Melanin is increased from sun exposure, age and hormones. Age Spots are usually treated with bleaching agents that have to be repeated because the spots always come back.

From the natural perspective, age spots generally come from hormone therapy, i.e. estrogen birth control methods or a pregnancy related event. Age spots or skin discoloration also comes from liver and colon disorders. It is easily treated, but takes 6 – 12 months. Eliminate chemical birth control and other medications which tax or damage the liver. (Evaluate your medications, especially statin drugs.)

Brown or red spots are often signs of liver imbalance. Signs of liver symptoms include irritability and anger. To support the body’s healthy functions include exercise in your routine, eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, black tea, soda—These are liver robbing foods.

The best combination includes NAC (N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine), Dandelion root, Kali sulph 6X, and the homeopathic remedy that fits your situation.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Age Spots

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Burdock root – liver, colon and skin herb

Dandelion root – gentle cleansing and protection for the liver.

Milk thistle – protects the liver especially if there is liver damage. This is also supportive when there is hepatitis etc.


Cell Salts to Help Age Spots

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#3 Calc Sulph 6X – liver spots
#7 Kali Sulph 6X – a must for liver spots!
#11 Nat Sulph 6X – pancreas, liver support


Age Spot Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Lachesis – often passionate, high sex drive, talkative, can tend to purple spots, maybe left side dominant.

Lycopodium – when there is digestive problems, gas , bloating, gets tired between 4-8 pm Often irritable and may have low self esteem.

Merc solubis – for those with canker sores or swollen glands.

Nitricum acid – has pains like splinters. Often a negative attitude.

Sepia – hormone related from birth control or pregnancy where the woman doesn’t want sex, and exhausted.

Sulphur – feels warm, is often intellectual, feels worse from warmth.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Dry Skin Natural Remedies

Skin can be dry, itching, scaling or parchment-like. Many people have chronic dry skin conditions. If it is acute dry skin is usually from a lack of water or fluid absorption.

There are various medical treatments for dry skin, but they are often based on steroid and other toxic crèmes.

From the natural perspective dry skin is connective tissue weakness connected with either toxic blood or what Chinese medicine considers a yin deficiency (cold on the outside but hot on the inside from general chronic weakness).

Diet – eliminate tobacco, alcohol, coffee, sodas, and especially fast foods.

Nutrition for Dry Skin

Evening primrose oil is good for skin and female health, 500 to 1,000 mg a day.

Flax oil is skin and cardio protective at 4,000 mg a day, not as anti-inflammatory as fish oil.

Omega 3 fish oils are my favorite at 6,000 mg a day of whole salmon oil (from a health food store, not big stores), a must for cardiovascular health.

Aloe juice can help soothe the mucus membranes internally and reduce heat and dryness of tissues.

2 tablespoons a day of dried Gogi berries helps maintain kidney energy health which helps fight kidney yin deficiency (chronic weakness of the kidneys). Kidneys help maintain moisture balance in the body.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Dry Skin

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use a combination of the following herbs in liquid, capsule or powder for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb or 1 liquid dropper squeeze full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day.Sarsaparilla is a blood purifier; use along with chickweed and gotu kola.

Chickweed reduces dryness and heat in the skin.

Gotu kola is an Ayurvedic herb used for skin repair as well as for nerves and brain.

Dong quai is a moisturizer and especially for blood building and uterine and breast congestion for women.


Cell Salts to Help with Dry Skin

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#1 Calc fluor 6X – thickened cracked dry skin, brittle cracked skin
#9 Nat mur 6X – dry skin, person has had grief, sadness or depression
#12 Silicea 6X – thin shiny skin, delicate shy person; cracked and brittle nails


Dry Skin Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Cracks and fissures with digestive problems

Alumina – dry skin; skin problems with severe constipation. Person may be elderly or angry and confused.

Antimonium crud – with digestive problems and thick white coating on tongue. Person is sentimental and oversensitive.

Sepia – can also have eczema on hands; hormone imbalance; tired, exhausted, grumpy, no sex drive.

Sulphur – dry skin; skin conditions with heat; considered for kidney yin deficiency; person is usually messy and intellectual.

Fissures with depression problems

Arsenicum album – dry skin that is burning; person is restless and super tidy; considered for kidney yin deficiency.

Petroleum – skin worse in the winter; person is fearful and forgetful.

Nat carb – dry skin with digestive problems, gas and bloating; person is sensitive to dairy and music.

Thickened skin (callus)

Dulcamara – skin problem worse from damp, cold conditions; flat warts; person is confused and depressed.

Graphites with skin problems of obesity and tendency to large scars. Person is obstinate and has menstrual depression.

Sepia – can also have eczema on hands; hormone imbalance; tired, exhausted, grumpy, no sex drive.

Rhus tox – skin worse in cold wet weather or exposure; may also have stiff joints.

Dry parchment skin

Arsenicum album – dry skin that is burning; person is restless and super tidy; considered for kidney yin deficiency.

Cinchona – person is sensitive and touchy; considered for kidney yin deficiency with digestive problems; also for loss of vital fluids (blood or water).

Lycopodium – symptoms worse 4 to 8 pm; poor self esteem; kidney yin deficiency with digestive problems.

Sarsaparilla – skin is shriveled, lies in folds and is emaciated; may also have cankers in mouth.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Eczema Natural Remedies

Eczema is a Greek word meaning “to boil out.” Too many amino acids are put out through the skin which breaks down the epidermis. Dry eczema has flakes and scales. Wet eczema has discharge coming through the damaged skin. Acute eczema comes on suddenly and lasts less than two weeks. Chronic eczema can come on suddenly or slowly and lasts longer than two weeks. Other types of eczema include: allergic eczema, contact eczema, coin-shaped eczema, and eczema in flexures (folds of the skin). See homeopathic remedies for these types of eczema and children’s eczema.

Most causes of eczema usually relate to liver or kidney health. Liver signs include anger and irritability symptoms. Physical problems are usually right-sided. Also look for brown or yellow coloration of the skin. Kidney signs include fears and forgetfulness. Physical signs are abnormal urinary habits or pains in the lower back area. Kidney eczema is usually round in character with a border and reddish inside. Other causes of eczema may be emotional stresses.

Modern medicine uses steroids to treat eczema which suppress the immune system. Avoid internal and external doctor-prescribed medications or over-the-counter medicines as they are toxic and only suppress the problem deeper into the body. Remember that 60% of everything that is put on the skin goes into the body and has to be detoxified.

Chronic eczema can come on suddenly but lasts longer than two weeks. The skin is thickened, with blisters, wrinkles and flaking. Itching is less intense than in acute eczema. Cause: develops out of acute stage. Important: prevent constipation, do fruit fasts, eat more raw foods.

Acute eczema happens suddenly and lasts less than 2 weeks and can be associated with contact dermatitis. Discontinue use of remedies when skin is better. Acute problems usually go away quickly with the right remedy. Use Florasone crème by Boericke & Tafel (Cardiospermum) externally. Acute eczema symptoms start with a red spot. Itching; it can follow from knots, blisters, pustules; discharge is clear and crusts appear; it can move to other areas. Acute eczema comes from allergic conditions and can come from contaminated blood stemming from foods, medications, bacteria, etc.

Eczema and Asthma
It is commonly known in the natural care circles that people with eczema often also have asthma. This is the result of steroid treatments for eczema. This suppressive measure can weaken the lungs with a resulting asthmatic condition.

People with this condition may see the asthma condition improved when the eczema flares up. It is the body’s response to throwing toxins to the surface. When the eczema is fairly calm, the asthma usually flares up. It feels like chasing your own tail. The steroids are administered as inhalers or topically for the eczema.

Look for the cell salt formula below to be used topically and in a water solution to be sipped all day. When the proper mineral balance of the body is met, the condition subsides, possibly going away completely. Dietary needs are a cleansing diet and elimination of dairy products.

From the natural perspective on eczema we ascertain the underlying organ or organs that are telling us that something is wrong; it’s like the warning light in our car. We can use a combination of nutrition, diet, and lifestyle and strengthen the right organ with cell salt herbs or homeopathics. Sometimes results can be seen in a few days, but usually results are seen in a few weeks to months.

Eczema and Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Supplements that support the skin include essential fatty acids such as Omega 3 fatty acids derived from fish oils. Adults need 6,000 mg to 10,000 mg a day for skin and cardiovascular health. Vegetarians may use Borage or Evening primrose oil at 3,000 mg a day. I feel it is essential to take one of these fatty acids.

It is important to use natural remedies for eczema topically to help soothe the skin as the internal organs heal. Use Florasone crème by Boericke & Tafel (Cardiospermum) externally. Use Psoriaflora by Boericke &Tafel (Berberis Aquifolium tincture) externally.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Eczema

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use a combination of the following herbs for eczema in capsule or powder for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb or 1 liquid dropper full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day. Choose 3 of the herbs below:

Burdock root – liver, lymphatics, urinary herb.

Milk thistle seed – liver protective, helps the skin.

Oregon grape root – supports liver health, relieves constipation, and reduces eczema.

Sarsaparilla root – urinary strengthening and blood building.

Gotu kola – increases circulation, memory, wound healing, helps with skin problems.

Cleavers – kidney and lymphatic remedy.


Cell Salts to Help with Eczema

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#5 Kali mur 6X – mucus congestion, lung protection
#6 Kali phos 6X – stress, nerve conditions
#9 Nat mur 6X – skin dryness, emotional stress
#11 Nat sulph 6X – liver restorative, relieves rashes

Cell Salts for Eczema with Asthma

#4 Ferr phos 6X – used to stem inflammation
#5 Kali mur 6X – to remove mucus and strengthen lungs
#7 Kali sulph 6X – to detoxify the skin and liver
#10 Nat phos 6X – to restore alkalinity to the body

*Use this cell salt solution topically as a cream, spray, or poultice.


Eczema Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Acute Eczema

Use 30c as often as needed.

Apis mellifica – red swelling; stinging, burning pains; hot, dry alternates with sweat; panting breathing; hoarse; suffocative.

Arsenicum album – eczema; asthma; lots of itching, burning; skin dry, rough, scaly, dirty, shriveled; better from heat, worse from cold, at midnight-must sit up, and from smoke.

Rhus Tox – Red swelling and small blister-like; red skin, watery clear secretions, burning pains.

Allergic Eczema

Itching and blisters, typically on the inner hand or feet; may be pustule psoriasis of the hands and feet. Find and treat causes of allergies. Use Florasone crème by Boericke & Tafel (Cardiospermum) externally.

Mezereum – with light watery secretions from blisters, and often has crusts; great itching and burning pains.

Rhus Tox – small, in the beginning, clear blisters with a tendency to burning pains.

Psorinum – small blisters with a pus tendency and extreme itching and strong sweating tendency.

Allergic Coin-shaped Eczema

Use Florasone crème by Boericke & Tafel (Cardiospermum) topically.

Calc Carb – dry skin with a tendency to flakes or mucous pus secretion; generally a pasty and flabby skin.

Sepia – ring forming, mostly very dry; skin flakes and crusts; worsening from water and winter; often combined with hormonal disturbances.

Sulphur – eczema on tightly stretched skin areas; starts out wet, later very strong itching, often burning pains; dirty looking skin.

Eczema with Asthma
Use 30c potencies one time a day.

Apis mellifica – red swelling; stinging, burning pains; hot, dry alternates with sweat; panting breathing; hoarse; suffocative.

Arsenicum album – eczema; asthma; lots of itching, burning; skin dry, rough, scaly, dirty, shriveled; better from heat, worse from cold, at midnight-must sit up, and from smoke.

Carbo veg – cough with burning in chest; asthma with blue skin; hoarseness; ulcers burning and bleeding, carbuncles, bad smelling; varicose veins in pregnancy.

Dulcamara – eczema with thick brown-yellow crusts cold; wet tickling cough; excessive mucus; itching; rashes; disturbed stomach; warts on palms and/or face; boils painful.

Ferrum metallicum – dry spasmodic cough; hoarseness; skin pits on pressure; black or dark violet spots; hot breath; pale skin; flushes easily; symptoms better from walking slowly.

Hepar sulph – boils itching; acne; eczema, pus in follicles; sweating in pelvic area; oversensitivity; hair loss; bronchitis in the elderly; choking coughing; symptoms worse when uncovered, better in dampness.

Lycopodium – acne shoulder, back, chest; eczema; psoriasis; impetigo; aggravation at 4-8 pm; mostly right-sided problems.

Psorinum – thickened skin; dyspnea; better lying down, worse at return of winter and all winter; dirty, rough, scabby, greasy folds of skin, and behind ears.

Pulsatilla – changeable mucus; shortness of breath; worse in warm stuffy rooms; must sit up, measles, acne at puberty; hard red ulcers.

Secale – restless, debilitated, exhausted; chest pressure and burning; skin shriveled, blue; Reynaud’s; bad smelling ulcers.

Sulphur – heat; dirty skin; rotten egg smells; sticks feet out of the covers at night.

Eczema in Children

These homeopathic remedies are especially suited to children.

Graphites – scalp problems, yellow discharges, especially behind ears; scars easily, especially to keloids.

Sepia – cracked or raw in flexures of folds; itching blisters; rashes worse in open air and better with warmth.

Tuberculinum – dry, open, itching, scales, chronic eczema; intense itching at night.

Calcarea carb – obesity, weak ankles; nettle rash better in cold air, red spots, boils; warts on face and hands.

Sulph iod – wet eczema; acne infected arms covered in itching rash; blisters on face’ boils on neck; feels hot.

Arsenicum Album – eczema dry, rough and scaly, eczema alternates with asthma; skin is like parchment; worse cold and scratching; itching, burning.

Lycopodium – eczema with urinary, stomach or liver problems; psoriasis; dry or secretions thick, offensive sweating.

Mezereum – scalp problems; eczema with intolerable itching; worse warmth; crawling under skin, itching, oozing gluey thick crusts, pus scales.

Psorinum – scalp problems; folds of skin; itching worse heat; herpes eruptions; crusty eruptions; lice, scabies.

Sulphur – general eczema worse from heat; child is fearless; odors smell like rotten eggs.

Chronic Eczema

Take remedies in 6c or 30c potency over several days, weeks, or months depending upon your diet.

Graphites – eczema; dry rough skin which exudes gluey moisture, worse in folds, slow to heal; worse with heat; fissures in nostrils or anus; unhealthy skin.

Petroleum – dirty hard rough thickened skin; deep cracks in folds, nipples, finger tips; thick greenish crusts; cracks and bleeds; worse in winter; cracking and burning of orifices (nose, anus, etc).

Contact Eczema

Comes from substances you come in contact with that react to your body chemistry and produces eczema. Can be acute or chronic – can come from living in toxic circumstances. Use Florasone crème by Boericke & Tafel (Cardiospermum) externally.

Belladonna – red and hot skin with acute inflammation processes.

Apis Mellifica – fluid-filled swelling, bright red to pale skin color. Feeling of burning heat and great sensitivity and stinging pains.

Rhus Tox – Red swelling and small blister-like. Red skin, watery clear secretions, burning pains.

Dry Eczema

Skin has flaking and scales. Use Psoriaflora by Boericke &Tafel (Berberis Aquifolium tincture) externally.

Alumina – cracked or chapped from scratching and bleeding; eczema primarily on lips; tendency to constipation.

Petroleum – starts dry cracked but can go to wet eczema; localized on skin, mucus membranes; painful cracks on the fingertips; poor healing; worse in the winter.

Lycopodium – dry, crusty eczema; cracking tendency; worse by water; localization on the hand.

Graphites – starts bad smelling, wet, yellow-colored secretion; later a dry crusty eczema with a sign of lichen, also with cracking and whitish-thick scaly or flaking.

Eczema in flexures (folds of the skin)

Inner folds of wrists, elbows, knees and ears, and in between the toes and fingers. Could also be on the front of the neck. Treatment consists in correcting the basic cause and keeping the affected parts dry.

Carbo veg – skin burning sensation worse at night and in bed; skin raw, open sore with offensive odor; specially indicated in old broken-down constitution with chronic illnesses who may be bed-ridden; burning is much relieved by heat.

Graphites – great itching, worse at night; burning sensation; thin sticky acrid offensive gluey discharge which oozes; burns after scratching; tendency to form cracks and fissures; cleaning with warm water aggravates, better open air.

Merc solubis – itching becomes pleasant on scratching more at night in bed on getting warm; after scratching there is burning and may secrete thin acrid fluid with small vesicle formation; surrounding lymph nodes are enlarged and tender; may bleed when scratched; burning worse from scratching; prone to ulceration and discharge.

Natrum mur – skin is oily greasy dirty, looking withered; sensation of rawness and soreness; eczema near edges of hair, on genitals and groin; may be formation of crusts on scratched area; person feels worse in warm room, on exposure to sun and better in open air; eating salt aggravates itching.

Petroleum – skin appears dirty, hard, rough and thickened, especially in folds of skin; tendency to develop deep painful cracks in affected part; violent sensation of itching and must scratch until it bleeds; parts become cold after scratching; symptoms tend to be worse in winter and the person feels better in warm air and dry weather.

Psorinum – skin is inactive with want of perspiration; skin has a dirty dingy look as if person never washed; itching is worse in bed and from warmth; person scratches skin until it bleeds, with offensive odor emitted by open sore; sticky discharge aggravated before midnight and in open air.

Wet Eczema

Has hot discharges coming through the damaged skin. Use Florasone crème by Boericke & Tafel (Cardiospermum) externally.

Mezereum – wet, strong itching, with crust form; slime-pus secretions and blister building. Worse from washing and warmth of the bed.

Kreosotum – wet scruffy eczema, very bad smelling. Tendency to bloody discharge. Itches themselves raw.

Oleander – itching and wet eczema, especially on the head and ears.

Vinca minor – wet eczema with blisters, generally itchy. Frequently with inflammation on eyes and ears.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Excessive Sweating Natural Remedies

Hand sweat, particularly of the palms is the most disturbing as it can affect one’s work, especially if they use their hands frequently. Severe armpit sweating can create smells, and spots as well as salt buildup on clothing. Foot sweat can also disturb work and can cause social problems as it can be very stinky.

Causes – mostly from stress and nervous disorders, but may be a result of metabolic, circulatory, hormonal, cancer, or obesity disorders.

Antiperspirants used for excessive sweating disturb the natural flow of sweat and get absorbed into the body. The most effective ones contain aluminum or other toxic chemicals that may eventually poison the body. These chemicals may also irritate the skin and cause rashes, hives, dermatitis, and more. Medications including anti-histamines or other drugs can cause pressure on the eyes (glaucoma) or dry up the bodily fluids in general. This can lead to dental cavities, dry mouth, etc.

More severe measures for excessive sweating include surgery. Just remember the body needs the sweat glands. We just need to help them function to the normal standard. Common sense suggestions include changing clothes frequently, reducing stress, and finding the underlying causes and treating them.

From the natural perspective, excessive sweating may include issues of stress or grief. They may also include poor regulation of the kidney energy as it influences the water of the body. The Chinese also see the lungs as the skin water regulators.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Excessive Sweating

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use a combination of the following herbs in capsule or powder for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb 3 times a day or 1 liquid dropper full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day.

Sage – drying, immune strengthening

Melissa – calming, nerve supporting, and helps circulation

Neem – drying, anti-fungal

Valerian – nerves, calming, antispasmodic


Cell Salts to Help with Excessive Sweating

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#6 Kali phos 6X– excessive, exhausting, bad smelling, armpits smell like onions
#9 Nat mur 6X – sweating while eating, sour weakening sweat
#12 Silicea 6X – offensive, profuse sweat on head and feet, sour


Excessive Sweating Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Arsenicum album – exhausting, fevers, NIGHT, offensive, single parts, staining, cold, clammy, sour, offensive. Sweat relieves, rheumatic pains. Restlessness.

Belladonna – fevers, hot, menses, night, offensive, single parts. STAINING, perspiration on chest. Right-sided. Throbbing pains, menopausal.

Bryonia – sweat is sour and oily but the person feels better, comes on in the early morning hour. Especially good for irritable, thirsty, choleric people. Worse warmth and movement; better cold and rest.

Hepar sulph – exhausting, fevers, hot, menses, NIGHT, OFFENSIVE ODOR, single parts, cold clammy, sour, sticky. Menopausal. Emotional sensitivity; perspires day and night without relief.

Mercurius sol – exhausting, fevers, NIGHT, OFFENSIVE ODOR, single pars, IN SPOTS, STAINING. Cold and clammy sweats. Sweat giving no relief. Changes mind and low self confidence.

Sepia – exhausting, fevers, hot, menses, menopausal, NIGHT, OFFENSIVE ODOR, SINGLE PARTS, staining. Hormonal problems, no sex drive. Nervous shock, exertion, nighttime on chest, back and thighs, offensive.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Melasma Natural Remedies

Melasma is also called cholasma which is a hyper-pigmentation, usually on the face. It is sometimes called the pregnancy mask. Melasma is mostly seen in women. It is a brown discoloration of the skin.

Causes of melasma can come from a genetic tendency. During pregnancy it can appear and go away after giving birth. It may also be caused from estrogen-based birth control. Modern medicine considers melasma a cosmetic problem and treats the condition with toxic chemicals or lasers. It does not address underlying causes.

Natural remedies for melasma include two perspectives; 1) Chinese medicine considers brown spots of the skin as a liver issue, 2) Hormone imbalances are causing melasma because of the weak liver function. The liver and hormones in women need to be addressed and for normal function to return. When the liver functions better the melasma fades away. It usually takes several months for melasma relief as it takes time for removal of liver stressors.

Liver stressors include chemical birth control (talk to your partner about some non-chemical birth control); medications stress the liver to some degree or another (statin drugs for cholesterol are particularly problematic); the diet needs to be free of tobacco, less than 2 alcoholic drinks a week, no soda pop, coffee or black tea.

Natural remedies for melasma include supplements such as NAC (N-acetyl-cysteine) at 2 capsules 2 times a day for good liver function. Use the following natural supplements for melasma for several months.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Melasma

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use a combination of 1 capsule of each herb for melasma 3 times a day for several months:

Schizandra herb for melasma is the best liver, lung and general respiratory support.

St. John’s wort is known as a mood lifting herb. It has nerve and liver support as well as anti-viral properties.

Dandelion root for melasma is a gentle liver support and restorative.


Cell Salts to Help with Melasma

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#3 Calc sulph 6X – digestive and liver support
#7 – Kali sulph 6X – specific for brown skin spots (melasma) as well as liver support
#11 – Nat sulph 6X – specific for liver support


Melasma Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Sepia – melasma from hormonal imbalances caused by estrogen dominance; often caused by chemical birth control or giving birth or getting pregnant; low sex drive, exhaustion and bad temper.

Carcinosinum – the perfectionist and may also be food sensitive.

Melatonin – for melasma; may also be effective for insomnia especially at the liver hour of 3 a.m.

Cipro (as a tautopathic [homeopathic-type] preparation) – especially effective if the melasma is caused by the drug itself.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card

Oily Skin Natural Remedies

This is where a person complains of excess oils of the skin. They have fewer wrinkles and look younger for longer, but I guess it depends on your perspective, and if the oils are causing too much trouble. If you are noticing clothing staining, it might be a problem.

Causes of oily skin are unknown and there may be a genetic component. The good old American junk food fast food diet may also be a contributor.

Modern medication creams are a temporary fix for oily skin and the ultimate cause is not addressed.

From the natural perspective oily skin comes from a dietary imbalance, especially fast foods, tobacco, excess alcohol (more than 2 drinks a week), soda pop, and fast foods.

Topical treatments with natural cleansers help oily skin temporarily and beat chemical based popular treatments. Constipation may be a factor as toxins may be recycled.

Disclaimer: some drugs and herbs should not be combined.

Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.

Natural Healing Protocol


Herbs for Oily Skin

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use a combination of these herbs for oily skin 2 capsules 3 times a day to help general skin conditions:

Burdock root is a colon and skin herb.

Calendula is an herb for liver and skin support

Yellow dock is an herb which prevents constipation supports skin health.


Cell Salts to Help with Oily Skin

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#9 Nat mur 6X – oily skin around hairline, especially in the evenings; craves salt; emotionally wants to isolate
#12 Silicea 6X – thin, cold delicate person with translucent skin and a tendency to scar easily; timid personality, lacking grit


Oily Skin Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Thuja (1 of the top 2) – oily skin, brown spots, polyps, warts, impetigo, birth marks; skin is often described by the person as disgusting. Emotional low self esteem.

Natrum muriaticum – oily skin with large pores, acne; craves salt; emotionally isolates from sensitivity to grief.

Baryta carb – oily skin with acne or cysts or even lipomas (fatty tumors); may have learning difficulties.

Cinchona – dry or oily skin with cold sweat; digestive problems with gas and bloating; loss of vital fluids; emotionally sensitive.

Mag carb – oily or dry skin with rashes; also liver and digestive problems, can’t tolerate milk or dairy; emotionally irritable.

Selenium – sweaty oily skin; hair falls our; sexual debility or impotence.

Disclaimer

Statements made on this web site about nutritional supplements are the opinion of the author(s) and have not been evaluated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not meant as a form of diagnosis, or to treat, cure or prevent disease.

Information provided herein is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with questions you have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard medical advice or delay seeking medical advice because of something you have read on this site.

If you are pregnant or nursing, always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program.

Copyright 2015 by David R. Card