Best Natural Treatments for Hives

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Best Natural Treatments for Hives

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  2. 2. Unfortunately what makes treating hives so difficult is the fact that for every sufferer there are different triggers, as a result what helps one hives sufferer might not do anything for another. Thats why if you do a quick search on the internet you can see so many different treatments that some people think of as their "life savers" and responses from other people who have had no reprieve using the exact same methods.Im a big believer in natural is best (dont get me wrong there is definitely a time and a placefor Western medicine) - but I believe in giving the body everything it needs to healitself. Because basically hives is an imbalance in the body, whether it be to stress, an allergyor a build up of toxins, the best way to rid yourself of hives is to work with the body’s naturalabilities and discover the imbalance.So here Ive collected some of the best NATURAL treatment solutions Ive found and putthem in one place - the best thing is theyre all natural and they wont cost a fortune. So ifyou suffer from hives, give them a go and hopefully youll find one that works for you.Some treatments are topical and some are diet related; sometimes it might take a mixture of afew to get results:Coconut and Oregano Body Oil - Mix 2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Organic CoconutOil and 10-15 drops of Oil of Oregano. Completely smooth over affected area.Both coconut and oregano oil have amazing natural healing properties. Oregano oil has ananti-inflammatory action and is a natural anaesthetic which will help relieve any pain oritching. And both coconut and oregano oil are anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic and anti-bacterial, which when applied topically will be absorbed into the body via the skin and assistin the healing and detoxifying process.Oatmeal and Cornstarch Paste - Make a paste with 2 cups of oatmeal and 3tablespoons of cornstarch. Add a little water to make it into a paste. Apply to affected area for15-30 minutes. This paste will dry up affected areas within a few hours of applying. If a largeportion of your body is covered in hives then try having an oatmeal and cornstarch bathinstead.Oatmeal is known to have great healing properties and both cornstarch and oatmeal aresoothing agents to calm the skin. This is a treatment that can be applied daily. 2
  3. 3. Soothing Mint Ice Cubes - This remedy needs to be pre-made but can be used to provideimmediate relief from the symptoms of hives. Make a tea with 2 teaspoons of freshly crushedorganic mint leaves and leave until cooled, then strain the tea into ice cubes and freeze.Mint is known for its cooling effects; place the ice cubes directly onto the affected area toinstantly relieve inflamed or irritated skin. Once they have frozen you can place these directlyon the skin.Healing Vitamins - Vitamins and essential fatty acids are very important for the health ofyour skin. Some vitamins that are highly recommended to help heal hives are cayenne pepper(which can be taken in capsule form), vitamin C, vitamin E, Omega 3 and 6 and zinc.Repair the acid/alkaline balance in your body - The foods we eat and ourenvironment can greatly affect the bodys natural pH state, which can be a leading factor inthe development of many diseases. The basic idea is about ensuring the body is in its optimalnatural state to give it the ability to heal itself.There is heaps of information on the internet if you do a quick search about the acid/alkalinebalance and what the best foods are to consume and avoid to allow the body to repairitself. Foods and drinks you should always try to avoid are processed meats, refined sugar,soft drinks, refined white bread. Another great tip is have the juice of half a lemon (or ateaspoon of apple cider vinegar) in a glass of water upon rising.If you would like to test the acidity of your body you can do a quick saliva test with litmuspaper - be careful not to touch the litmus paper though because the skin is usually slightlyacidic, and will vary the results.Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar - Make a tea with 1 teaspoon of AluminumFREE baking soda and 2 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar and drink twicedaily. This tea is great detoxifying the body of allergens and histamine that causeinflammation whilst also returning the body to its natural pH.Quercetin - Quercetin is a plant pigment that acts as a natural antihistamine, which canhelp reduce and even completely cure some people of hives, as it acts as a natural balance tothe allergen effect which creates hives. Quercetin is most commonly found in leafy greenvegetables, onions and apples. Naturopathic doctors generally recommend taking 500milligrams of this natural herbal remedy twice a day. 3
  4. 4. OxyHives Homeopathic Remedy - OxyHives is a natural oral remedy that uses theprincipals of homeopathy to heal the source of hives and prevent them fromreoccuring. There have been many people who have had great success with this treatmentand have even reported no reoccurences since taking OxyHives.Sandalwood essential oil - This essential oil is well known for its calming and coolingeffects. Consequently, many herbalists refer to Sandalwood as a sedative for the skin. Simplyadd several drops of this essential oil to a cotton ball and then apply it to the infected areaevery three hours. You should be careful when apply essential oils directly to the skin - ifyou notice any irritation simply add a couple of drops of oil to coconut oil. 4

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