Most of us are in the habit of immediately resorting to allopathic medications and antibiotics for dealing with skin infections despite the knowledge that such remedies have their side effects. There are countless natural ingredients that can work wonders when it comes with dealing with psoriasis, eczema, acne, hives, and several other skin conditions. These natural or herbal remedies have been in use since millenniums and still find widespread applications.
- Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera will always figure in any listing of the top 20 natural ingredients for healing skin infections. This wonder herb is extremely effective in the treatment of several skin conditions. The fluid or sap contained within the spiky leaves can help expedite healing of wounds; moisturize the skin; offer relief from inflammation or redness, and can be used for treating psoriasis. Aloe Vera can also be used for dealing with urinary tract, vaginal, and skin infections.
Turmeric has long been used both as a culinary and restorative herb. The curcumin in the turmeric is the chief active ingredient that has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties useful for the treatment of skin infections.
Garlic too is rich in ingredients having anti-oxidant properties and the cloves can be eaten raw for the treatment of fungal and/or bacterial contagions of the skin.
Honey is an excellent antiseptic agent highly effective in the quick healing of cuts and infections on the skin.
This herb has been in use extensively since the ancient times for getting relief from lesions in the mouth as well as in the treatment of gingivitis. Chamomile can be applied directly on the skin to heal wounds, burns, hives, and lesions.
- Cayenne pepper
Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin that works against a plethora of ailments including a suite of dermal infections.