Calendula is an excellent herb for soothing skin irritations, rashes, ulcers, eczema, dry skin, wounds and bruises due to its anti-inflammatory, astringent, antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties.
- Apply calendula oil on the affected area and leave it on for a few hours. Do this at least twice daily until the rash heals completely. Calendula-infused olive oil can also be used in the same way. To make this oil, pour a generous amount of olive oil over calendula flowers (let them wilt for about 12 hours to remove moisture) in an uncovered container and place it in a double boiler. Heat it over low heat (temperature should stay around 100 degrees Fahrenheit) for three to five hours, strain the oil and store it in a glass jar.
- Alternatively, add a few drops of calendula oil to bath water and soak in it for 15 minutes, or use calendula tea as a compress.
- You can also apply calendula cream, lotion, or ointment a few times a day until the rash clears.
Coriander is considered an effective Ayurvedic remedy for rashes and itchy skin, owing to its anti-irritant, soothing, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. Its inviting scent is also calming and relaxing.
- Apply a paste of ground coriander leaves on the affected area, leave it on for at least half an hour, and then wash it off. Do this once or twice a day for a few days. (When grinding the leaves, you need not add water.)
- Boil one teaspoon of coriander seeds in a cup of water. Drink this tea once daily for a few days until the rash heals completely.
- You can also drink a cup of fresh coriander juice for a few days.
In addition to these home remedies, follow additional measures like leaving the affected area exposed to air whenever possible, avoiding exposure to direct sunlight, and cleaning the rash with warm or tepid water but restricting the use of soaps.
Plus, make sure you do not scratch the problem area or you can end up making it worse. If your rash does not heal within a few days, consult a doctor.