Nutmeg has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce inflammation and ease pain from eczema. This is one reason why nutmeg is a common ingredient in beauty products. You can scrape a whole fresh nutmeg against a cheese grater to get it in powder form.
- Mix one tablespoon of nutmeg powder with one teaspoon of olive oil to make a thick paste. Apply this paste on the affected area, and leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse it off with cool water.
- Alternatively, mix equal parts of cinnamon, nutmeg and honey to make a paste. Apply this paste on the affected areas, and leave it on for 30 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water.
You can use either of these treatments once daily for several weeks until your eczema heals completely.
The high water content of cucumbers, coupled with their strong anti-inflammatory properties, make them an effective remedy for eczema.
- Cut one cucumber into thin slices and soak them in water for at least a couple of hours. Finally, strain the liquid and apply it on the affected skin. Let it dry on its own and then rinse it off with warm water. Repeat several times a day for two months.
- Alternatively, you can cut a cucumber into slices and put them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Put the cool cucumber slices on the affected skin for 10 to 15 minutes. Do this three or four times daily for several months.
Along with these remedies, make sure you keep your skin hydrated and well moisturized. Drink plenty of water and eat fruits and vegetables with high water content daily.
Also, you can daily drink a cup of water mixed with one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and apply a mixture of equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water on the affected areas.