The largest organ of the body is the skin. It protects us against heat, cold, and trauma from the outside world. It continuously sheds its surface.and it needs regular cleansing and nourishing, to remain healthy. It has the ability to resist injury and recover from damage largely depends on the health of the body as a whole. Minor skin problems respond promptly to simple external remedies. severe or chronic skin conditions need internal treatment and usually require professional advice.
1.Seek immediate professional advice for , changes to freckles, moles, and warts.
2. Sudden swelling or allergic reactions.
3. Shingles or suspected shingles.
4. Serious wounds, scrapes, bruises, bites, and stings.
5 Boils that do not disperse or burst.
6. Non minor burns, including sunburn.
Inflamed swollen areas of the skin is a common reaction to bites, stings and can be very uncomfortable, most only causing local itching, inflammation that usually stops after a few hours. Their are some remedies that will help to ease irritation and soreness. For most effective relief use remedies both external and internal.
Lavender relieves irritation as well as being an insect repellent. Aloe Vera is soothing and healing. Calendula and St. John’s wort reduces inflammation. Echinacea simulates the immune system. Nettle is anti allergenic. Sweet Basil, holy basil, sage, thyme, you can apply freshly squeezed juice from the leaves of one of the herbs. Do not use sage or chamomile oil if you are pregnant,( you can apply lemon juice if there is nothing else available).
Always remember one should seek immediate advice professional attention if prone to, or signs of allergic reactions, or sting in the mouth, throat starts to swell. Some stings and animal bites are poisonous and may need inoculations and immediate medical attention.
You can keep a supply on hand and for on the go from these herbs, by making a tincture, lotions, ointments, creams, see my how to’s to make them.