Scabies is an extremely contagious skin condition caused by infestation of mites. These tiny parasites burrow into your skin to lay eggs, which further spread the infection, on hatching.
Scabies causes extreme discomfort in the form of itching, blisters, inflammation and redness. Listed below are 7 highly effective herbal remedies to cure scabies.
Best Herbal Remedies For Scabies
Tea Tree Oil
Apply tea tree oil diluted with some vegetable oil directly to the affected area on your skin, before bedtime. Available at all drug stores and health stores, this oil is rich in terpenoids – active antiseptic compounds that fight scabies.Tea tree oil also keeps your skin free from secondary skin infections caused by scratching itchy skin. It is very effective for curing scabies, insect bites and skin infections of similar nature.
Evening Primrose And St. John’s Wort
Mix some quantity of Evening Primrose oil with a tincture of St. John’s wort. Apply this mixture directly to the affected areas on the skin, to get relief from itching and other discomforts caused by scabies.
Fight Scabies With Neem
Apply a paste of Neem leaves ground with water, over the affected areas of the skin, two to three times in a day. You may also use Neem oil for the purpose.Both Neem leaves and Neem oil are tough mite repellents and effective herbal remedies for scabies. Neem has more than 100 bio-active ingredients that provide relief from itchy bumps and blisters, besides finishing off the nasty mites.
Turmeric To The Rescue
Make a paste of 5 tablespoons of turmeric powder in 1 cup water and apply this on the affected area. Keep it on for 30 minutes. Curcumin, the active ingredient found in turmeric is a powerful antibiotic that has infection fighting properties. It heals wounds caused by scratching and prevents secondary infections of the skin. It also alleviates itching and inflammation caused by scabies. However, please be aware that turmeric stains the skin and clothes.
Soothe Scabies With Mint
Make a paste of peppermint leaves and water. Apply this on your skin.Menthol present in peppermint leaves soothes irritation and inflammation caused by scabies.
A tea made of the inner bark, leaves or roots of Cats Claw herb cures scabies, when taken internally. Extracts of Cats Claw are available as capsules. This tropical shrub has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that cure skin infections instantaneously. However, note that any preparations using this herb must not be taken internally during pregnancy.
Slit an aloe leaf horizontally and scoop out the gel. Apply this over the skin affected by scabies.Aloe gel has excellent skin healing properties. It cures itching, blisters and inflammation caused by scabies.
Tamanu oil has anti bacterial and insect repellent properties. It gives mites a run for their lives. Apply tropical Tamanu oil directly to the affected areas on your skin. Besides repelling mites, it also hydrates and heals the skin besides reducing inflammation and redness caused by scabies.
Clove Oil has anti-microbial and pain relieving properties. It wards off mites instantly from the skin.Dilute 15 drops of clove oil with a cup of olive oil or coconut oil and apply on the areas affected by scabies.