Skin is the most important part of the human body as it protects the body from cold & hot weather. It acts as an insulator that maintains body temperature. Eczema is one of the disease that is a common skin disorder causing redness, itching, & inflammation. More than 30 million people are dealing with this issue. Eczema makes your skin scaly, rough, dark-colored patches, leathery patches, swelling, crusting, & oozing of the skin. It is a non-contagious disease that means it cannot pass from one person to another. For the treatment of eczema, people use to take antibiotics, use steroidal creams, ointments, moisturizers which is not the exact solution. So for its proper treatment from root cause always use natural & ayurvedic herbs.

There are several types of eczema that affect the patients mentioned below in detail:
1) Atopic dermatitis: It is one of the most common types of eczema. Children that are affected by this type of eczema are sensitive to food. In this type of dermatitis patients are having dry skin that becomes red, inflamed, & itchy. The patches appear on face, neck, elbows, knees, & wrists.
2) Dyshidrotic eczema: Dyshidrotic eczema usually appears in adults that are under 40 years of age. This type of eczema occur on feet & hands, small blisters & intense itching appear in this type.
3) Contact dermatitis: In this type, people experience skin reaction when coming in direct contact with certain substances. Dryness, redness, burning sensation on the skin, blisters, hives, & red bumps generally appear on the skin.
4) Seborrheic dermatitis: It is a common condition that shows redness, rashes, & itchiness. A yellowish & white crust appears on the skin. This generally appears on ears, eyelids, face, scalp, armpits, genitals, eyebrows, upper chest, & back.
5) Discoid eczema: Discoid eczema is disc-shaped patches that show redness, itching, cracked, & swelling in the skin. It usually appears on the forearm, lower legs, & torso.
6) Varicose eczema: This type of eczema is also known as stasis eczema or venous gravitational. The symptoms like itching, blisters, dry skin, cracked skin, & scaly skin are seen in this type.
7) Asteatotic eczema: Asteatotic eczema affects people over 60 years of age. It typically occurs on the lower legs. Dry skin, cracked skin, scaling, itching, & soreness is seen in the skin.

Natural treatment for eczema by Ayurvedic herbs:
In Ayurveda, eczema is known "vicharchika" that is basically due to the aggravation of Pitta dosha. The excessive increase of Pitta dosha in the body is the reason for the skin disorder. Excessive accumulation of toxins in the body leads to the formation of ama. Intake of wrong diet & unhealthy lifestyle is the reason for it. The natural treatment with ayurvedic herbs treats this disease from its root cause. Some of the ayurvedic herbs that will act as herbal remedies are mentioned below in details:

1) Aloe vera: Aloe vera herb acts as a natural moisturizer that reduces inflammation, redness, & itching in eczema patients. The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, immune-boosting, & wound-healing properties in this herb gives very effective & long-lasting results in eczema.
Method of usage:
a) You can take pure Aloe vera gel & apply over the affected area of the skin for 20 minutes. After that rinse off with normal water.
b) Aloe vera capsules with its standardized extract are also available in the market. Consume one capsule twice daily with normal water.

2) Neem: Neem herb is antioxidant, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, & immuno-modulator properties. Itching, redness, inflammation, & swelling are treated with the use of this herb.
Method of usage:
a) Prepare powder from the dried neem leaves & store it in a container. Take a teaspoonful of this powder once daily with a glass of water.
b) Take leaves of neem boil in water. Use this water for bathing purposes. After drying your body you can apply neem oil on the affected area.

3) Manjistha: Manjistha herb help in balancing Pitta dosha that is responsible for eczema. It keeps your skin healthy, clear, & clean. This herb acts as a natural blood purifier that reduces inflammation, itching, & redness.
Method of usage:
a) Prepare powder of Manjistha herb. Take a teaspoonful of this powder with a glass of water once or twice daily.
b) Manjistha capsule is also available you can take one capsule once or twice daily with normal water. This is a natural ayurvedic herb for eczema patients.

4) Turmeric: Turmeric herb is used for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibacterial, antifungal, & immuno-modulator properties. The use of this herb reduces pain, inflammation, redness, & itching in eczema patients.
Method of usage:
a) You can make a paste of turmeric by adding aloe vera gel & milk in it. Apply this paste over the affected part of eczema for 20 minutes.
b) Prepare powder of pure turmeric. Store it in a container & use this in your cuisine.

5) Coconut: Coconut reduces pain, inflammation, redness, & itching in eczema. The lauric acid in this herb removes fungi, bacteria, & viruses. It moisturizes the skin naturally.
Method of usage:
a) Take a few amounts of coconut oil & apply over the affected part of the skin.
b) Drink green coconut water daily for removing toxins from the skin.

Author's Bio: 

Use these Herbal Remedies For Eczema for proper treatment of eczema. It will maintain all signs & symptoms in eczema patients.

Vaidya Jagjit Singh is an Ayurvedic Doctor in Chandigarh and has an experience of 30 years in this field. He is founder of Chandigarh Ayurved Centre. Chandigarh Ayurvedic Centre provides best ayurvedic treatment & panchakarma therapies centre in Chandigarh. Chandigarh Ayurvedic Centre is a leading Multi speciality Ayurvedic Clinic of North India. Vaidya Jagjit Singh practices at Chandigarh Ayurved Centre Chandigarh.