Things you will need:
- 2 tablespoons black seed oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- Small container
Do you have an itchy, red patch on your neck, inner elbows or behind your knees?
You probably have eczema. The word “eczema” originated from a Greek word that means “to boil over.” This describes the symptoms of eczema - red, inflamed, itchy patches on the skin. Ezcema is very common and can range from mild, moderate, to severe. There are several types of eczema such as atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis and a few more. However, the term eczema is the name of this group of skin conditions.
Most people think that eczema is contagious. But the truth is, eczema is not contagious. You can’t catch it from other people. The exact cause of eczema is still unknown but doctors and researchers believe the cause is a combination of genes and environmental triggers. Also, it is common for babies and children to develop eczema on their cheeks and chin. More often than not, this skin condition goes away as the child grows older. However, some children can still have eczema when they become adults. Likewise, adults can develop eczema even if they never had it as a child.
The common symptoms of eczema are dry, sensitive skin, red, inflamed skin, very bad itching, dark-colored patches of skin, rough, leathery or scaly patches of skin, oozing or crusting and swelling of affected areas. The most important thing to remember is that eczema and its symptoms are different for everyone.
Eczema is usually manageable. Treatments, depending on age and severity, include over-the-counter remedies, prescription topical medications, phototherapy, immunosuppressants, and biologic drugs. However, these products are often made from synthetic ingredients and pose some potential risks to health. Natural and alternative treatments were also proven effective and successful by many people. For those looking to treat eczema in a natural and highly effective way, the black seed oil is a perfect choice.
Black seed oil is also known as black cumin oil. It is extracted from Nigella sativa, a small plant that grows in Eastern Europe, Western Asia, and the Middle East. Black seed oil has been used by people for its therapeutic and healing benefits for thousands of years. It is also popular in cooking, baking, and beverages.
Black seed oil is naturally anti-inflammatory. This property of the oil greatly helps to reduce swelling, discomfort, and redness caused by the inflammation of the skin. Black seed oil immediately soothes the patches on the skin. The fatty acids and omega-3 found in black seed oil can moisturize the skin. With these components, black seed oil is not only soothing but also works to soften the skin that has become thick of hardened. Black seed oil also contains zinc, potassium and B vitamins that all help to hydrate and heal the skin.
1. In a small container, mix together 2 tablespoons black seed oil and 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar.
2. Apply the mixture on the affected area and leave it for 3 to 4 hours.
3. Wash the area gently with lukewarm water.
4. Pat to dry. Avoid rubbing the area with a towel.
Apple cider vinegar is a wonderful antiseptic and has been used for a long time to treat plenty of skin diseases. Its antiseptic properties can help control the inflammation, itchiness, and irritation of the skin. The combination of black seed oil and apple cider vinegar is an effective natural treatment for eczema.
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