What can be worse than waking up after sleep and observing tiny red itchy areas all over your body? We have often come across Scabies often known as the seven-year itch at some point in our lives. Here is a list of some herbal treatments that you will find effective in treating scabies by eliminating the scabies mites from your body.
Herbal Remedies for Scabies Treatment
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is very effective in treating scabies. This oil will penetrate deep in your skin and kill the mites. The oil has many antifungal, as well as antibacterial benefits. It will also help to destroy the eggs that have been laid by the adult mites. The oil can be applied using cotton soaked in it and then rubbing the cotton around the itchy areas.
Neem is universally famous for its anti bacterial properties. It has been practiced since decades in treating infections caused by mites and bugs. Neem oil works best as it not only destroys the mite but also checks the entire cycle for its re growth. It works by acting as a repellent because of its smell.
Mix mustard oil, turmeric powder and dried Neem powder and then apply it all over your body. You can buy Neem soaps that you should use for two weeks to destroy the entire cycle. You can also prepare Neem tea by boiling Neem leaves in water and drinking this mixture.
Cayenne pepper is very effective in treating scabies. It will burn the scabies mites under your skin without causing any harm to the host. You can use Cayenne by mixing the powder in hot water and remaining in it till the water becomes cold. Be careful with your eyes as Cayenne can cause irritation.
Cloves are effective in treating scabies. Cloves can be mixed with honey and vegetable oils to treatment scabies. You need to mix 10 drops of clove oil with 1 cup of vegetable oil or a mixture of 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup of honey.
This should be applied generously on the itchy area before bed time. Cloves can cause irritation so be careful with it. You can do a patch test before applying it.
Rosemary or Tansy Skin Wash
You can prepare a skin wash of Rosemary by brewing the herb to 1 cup of water. Brew it for 20 minutes and then strain it after cooling. You can then wash the affected area with this herbal lotion as often as 3 times in a day especially at bed time.
Oregano oil can be used in treating scabies though there are no medical proofs behind it.
Aloe Vera Gel
Balsam Of Peru
Balsam Of Peru is good in bacterial, skin and fungal infections. The resin of balsam contains anti fungal elements such as cinnamic acid and nerolidol. Balsam oil works by destroying both the bug and its eggs.