What You Should Know About Eczema
by Klaus Ferlow, HMH, HA
Eczema is besides acne and psoriasis one of the leading skin disease and is a non-contagious skin condition that can be present in several different forms, but most common forms include:
  • atopic (an inherited type in children)
  • contact (caused by a chemical irritant)
  • seborrhoeic (effects the scalp, face and torso)
  • dyshidrotic (blisters on hand and feet)

Eczema generally causes inflammation resulting in scaly patches of red, cracked and painful skin. Over time the microscopic cracks and fissures can allow bacteria, viruses, and fungi into the skin to set up a secondary infection. The severity of this disease can vary; in mild forms the skin is dry, hot and itchy. More severe forms involve weeping blisters where the skin becomes broken, raw, bleeding and crusty.

Some contributory factors include:

genetics, emotional stress, dietary insufficiency of omega fatty acids and exposure to harsh chemical products or chlorinated water.

Treatment suggestions:

Avoid harsh chemicals; try adding omega fatty acid supplements to your diet and Himalayan crystal salt or sea salt to bathwater.

You should consult a certified Nutritionist about a diet change and might want to detoxify your body for example with Milk Thistle tablets, capsules, gel caps or tincture.

Neen (Azadirachta indica), part of AYURVEDA, the oldest botanicals medicine system in the world with over 5000 years history from India, has been found effective in the treatment of eczema. The condition can be treated topically with Neem cream, shampoo, soap, and systemically in adults with neem tincture, tea or capsules. Best results are achieved when eczema is treated at the the same time internally and externally!

For the treatment of adult eczema it is best to first use the neem oil on the affected area for a few days, followed by the neem cream to relieve the intense itching and redness. Wash the affected area with neem soap, on the scalp with neem shampoo. In severe cases adults can supplement by drinking neem leaf tea twice a daily or taking a course of neem capsules as directed.

For extra topical relief, grind neem leaves and turmeric together with a mortar and pestle and apply topically to the rash. Neem leaves can also be used in the bath water of both adults and children to relieve itching.
Infants and young children may have their skin washed with a mild neem baby soap as directed.

If you want to learn more about the miraculous versatile medicinal neem tree that offers better plant, human, animal, and environmental health you can purchase my book “Neem – Nature's Healing Gift to Humanity” at the gesund clinic (Naturopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Chiropractic), 638 Church Street, Toronto, Ontario, retail price is $24.95

Words of Wisdom

Health is not everything but without health everything is nothing.
Dr. Bernard Jensen, DC, PhD., clinical nutritionist, 1908 - 2001

Reference:

Horrobin. D.F. (2000) Essential fatty acids metabolism and it modification in atopic eczema. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 71 (1)367s – 372s.
Biwas, K., Chattopadhyay, I., Banerjee, R.K., & Bandyopadhyay, U. (2002), Biological activities and medical properties of neem (Azadirachta indica), current science, 82(11), 1336 – 1345
Hashmat, I., I. Azad, H., & Ahmed, A. (2012) Neem (Azadirachta indica), A. Juss). A nature's drugstore: an overview. Int Res J Biol Sci, 1, 76 -79


About Klaus Ferlow

Klaus Ferlow, HMH (Honorary Master Herbalist, Dominion Herbal College, Burnaby, B.C., est. 1926), HA (professional Herbal Advocate Canadian Herbalist's Association B.C., Victoria), is a traditional herbalist, innovator, lecturer, researcher, writer, founder of Ferlow Botanicals, Vancouver, B.C., www.ferlowbotanicals.com now retired and Peter Ferlow is acting President, manufacturing/distributing herbal medicinal and personal care products with no harmful chemical ingredients to holistic practitioners and selected stores in traditional medicine in Canada and parts of USA since 1993, the company was founded in 1975.

His educational articles about health, healing, herbs, nutrition have been published in health & women's magazines, newspapers, newsletter in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa in print and online and on the internet.

Klaus founded in 2013 NEEM RESEARCH, Mission,, B.C. to protect and promote the precious healing gift of the Neem tree from India to humanity and with over 23 years experience working with Neem he published in 2016 the book "Neem - Nature's Healing Gift to Humanity", www.neemresearch.ca and is also a co-author of the book "7stepsdentalhealth.com" and author of the book “Neem – Nature's Healing Gift to Humanity.”

He is a member of the National Health Federation, Monrovia, Ca., International Herb Association, Jacksonville, Fl, United Plant Savers, Rutland, OH, Neem Foundation, Bombay (Mumbai), India and he can be contacted via neemresearch1@gmail.com.

HMH – Honorary Master Herbalist, Dominion Herbal College
HA = Professional Herbal Advocate, Canadian Herbalist's Association of B.C.

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This information is summarized for it educational value and should not be used for the cure, diagnoses, treatment, or prevention of disease, please contact your health care practitioner!


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