Aloe Vera – Treating ‘Eczema’ and ‘Psoriasis’ Using a Remedy Provided by Nature

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What is eczema and psoriasis?

Eczema is a skin condition that is manifest by inflammation and dry flaky skin, and can at best be irritating, at worst painful. It traditionally occurs on arms and legs on the inside-face of joints. The cause of eczema is not entirely understood, but it is believed to have strong genetic links and arises from the interplay of genes in conjunction with environmental factors. Stress being one of the environmental factors that can trigger it.

Conversely, psoriasis occurs on the outside of joints on kneecaps as well as other parts of the body and has been linked to a malfunction of the immune system.

Both conditions can be irritating and painful, and leave unsightly skin blemishes at worst.

Can the conditions be treated?

Eczema and psoriasis have been traditionally treated with the application of a corticosteroid cream prescribed by a dermatologist. In more severe cases medication may be prescribed.

Are there alternative treatments?

Alternative products are appearing in retail markets that utilise natural products which don’t require a doctor’s prescription.

Among the most reputable products are those derived from the ‘aloe vera plant’.

This amazing cactus-looking plant has leaves filled with a gel-like product that has some exceptional healing qualities that are rarely found in nature.

While it desirable the plant’s gel extracted from the leaves be rubbed directly into problem areas, this unfortunately isn’t practically possible for the most. Fortunately, the plant’s natural healing properties are available to the masses in cremes and supplements.

Crème’s that are made of natural aloe gel are readily available in retail markets and have proven effective in reducing and potentially eradicating skin conditions associated with ‘eczema’ and ‘psoriasis’.

Aloe based products offer some amazing healing qualities whether applied directly to the skin or ingested as part of a diet plan. Listed below are some of the healing qualities and how crèmes directly applied to the skin may be extremely beneficial in treating not only eczema and psoriasis, but other skin conditions too.

Aloe vera:

  • increases activity of fibroblasts. Fibroblast cells function in the production of collagen and elastin fibres that keeps skin elastic and young.
  • is naturally anti-viral and prevents infection
  • is naturally anti-inflammatory
  • contains vitamins and trace elements rarely found in nature
  • provides skin with essential nutrition
  • soothes scrapes, burns, rashes and most skin conditions
  • is an excellent moisturiser, especially for dry skin conditions
  • helps with cold sores, acne and leaves a protective layer on the skin

The aloe vera plant has some amazing healing qualities, so much so, that the ancient Greeks aptly named it the ‘ultimate panacea’, ‘the ultimate healer’. Perhaps, it may offer the natural remedy that you are searching for, not only for the treatment of ‘eczema’ and ‘psoriasis’, but also for moisturising and good skin health.

For more information see: reducing and potentially eradicating skin conditions and familiarise yourself with the aloe people.

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Source by Mark Fellows

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