Unfortunately, what makes the treatment of hives so difficult is the fact that for each patient there are different triggers, consequently what helps one hive sufferer could do nothing for another. This is why if you do a quick Internet search you can see so many different treatments that some people consider their “lifesavers” and the responses of other people who have not had any remedies using the exact same methods.
I am a big advocate of natural is the best (don’t get me wrong, there is certainly a time and place for western medicine), but I believe in giving the body everything it needs to heal itself. Since hives are basically an imbalance in the body, whether it’s stress, allergy or toxin buildup, the best way to get rid of the hives is to work with the body’s natural abilities and find out about the imbalance.
So here I have collected some of the best NATURAL treatment solutions that I have found and put them in one place – the best thing is that they are all natural and have won a cost. So if you suffer from hives, try them and I hope you will find what works for you.
Some treatments are topical and some are related to nutrition; Sometimes it may take some elements to get results:
1. Coconut and oregano body oil –
Mix 2 tablespoons of extra virgin organic coconut oil and 10-15 drops of oregano oil. Completely smooth on the affected area.
This treatment aims to cure urticaria through the incredible natural properties of both oils. Oregano oil has an anti-inflammatory action and is a natural anesthetic, it is also a powerful antioxidant. Both coconut oil and oregano oil are known as nature’s most powerful and best antiseptics: they are both antiviral, antifungal, antiparasitic and antibacterial.
2. Oatmeal and corn starch paste –
Make a paste with 2 cups of oatmeal and 3 tablespoons of cornstarch. Add some water to turn it into a paste. Apply on the affected area for 15-30 minutes. Drain the hives within a couple of hours. If your hives cover a large part of your body, try taking a fresh bath with oatmeal and at least one box of cornstarch.
Corn starch acts as a soothing agent with antibiotic properties and oatmeal has great healing properties. You may need to do this every day before you start seeing results.
3. Baking soda and apple cider vinegar –
Make a tea with 1 teaspoon of baking soda WITHOUT aluminum and 2 tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar and drink twice a day. This tea is an excellent detoxifier of the body from allergens and histamine which cause inflammation and at the same time restore the body to its natural state.
4. Soothing mint ice cubes –
for quick relief from hive symptoms, prepare mint ice cubes by macerating 2 teaspoons of freshly chopped organic mint leaves (if you can’t buy organic make sure to wash the leaves very well so as not to leave pesticide residues in your cubes of ice) in boiling water and leave to cool. Strain the tea into trays for ice cubes and put it in the freezer.
Mint is known for its refreshing effects; place the ice cubes directly on the affected area to immediately relieve inflamed or irritated skin. Once frozen, you can place them directly on the skin.
5. Healing vitamins –
Take cayenne pepper in capsule form, vitamin C, vitamin E and zinc to aid the healing process.
6. Repair the acid / alkaline balance in your body –
The foods we eat and our environment can greatly influence the body’s natural pH status, which can be a major factor in the development of many diseases. The basic idea is to ensure that the body is in its optimal natural state to give it the ability to heal itself.
There is a lot of information on the Internet if you do a quick research on the acid / alkaline balance and which are the best foods to consume and avoid to allow the body to repair itself.
If you want to test your body’s acidity, you can do a quick saliva test with litmus paper – be careful not to touch the litmus paper because the skin is usually slightly acidic and will vary the results.
7. Quercetin –
Quercetin is a plant pigment that acts as a natural antihistamine, which can help reduce and even completely cure some people from hives, as it acts as a natural balance of the allergenic effect that urticaria creates. Quercetin is most commonly found in green leafy vegetables, onions and apples. Naturopathic doctors generally recommend taking 500 milligrams of this natural herbal remedy twice a day.
8. OxyHives Homeopathic remedy –
OxyHives is a natural oral remedy that uses the principles of homeopathy to cure the source of the hives and prevent them from recurring. There have been many people who have had great success with this treatment and have not even reported that they have come back since they took OxyHives.
9. Sandalwood essential oil –
This essential oil is well known for its calming and refreshing effects. As a result, many herbalists refer to sandalwood as a skin sedative. Just add several drops of this essential oil to a cotton ball and then apply it to the infected area every three hours. You should be careful when applying essential oils directly to the skin – if you notice irritation simply add a couple of drops of oil to the coconut oil.