Prickly Heat is a disease of the Whole Body.
The small red rashes on the Skin caused in hot and humid weather is Prickly Heat.
The Skin contains sweat glands. The obstruction in the sweat glands gives rise to small red rashes on the Skin. It is accompanied by inflammation, small blisters and itching.
Causes of Prickly Heat
Blockage in the Sweat Glands
If not treated properly, Prickly Heat may cause
Note 1 : Do not use deodorant directly on the Skin because it completely blocks the Sweat Glands and makes matters worse.
Note 2 : Basil seeds will cool the body internally and assuage the Prickly Heat promptly
Materia Medica for Prickly Heat Single Herb
Eat Grapes after every 2 to 3 hours.
Make a paste of Conch Grass by adding little water in it. Apply to the affected area.
Soak a teaspoon of Basil Seeds in half a cup of water. Wait for 5 minutes. When they have swollen mix with milk or any medium you like and take once a day for a week. You may have them without any thing, just soak and eat.
Sandalwood ( Chandan in India ) moisturizes the Skin and provides relief from Itching. It has a cooling effect which is helpful in countering Prickly Heat.
Take 2 to 3 teaspoons of Sandalwood powder. Add 2 tablespoons of Rose water into it. Mix them well to form a thick paste. Apply the paste on the infected Skin. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash with water. Do this 2 times a day for two weeks.
Baking Soda ( Meetha Soda in India ) possesses alkalizing property which treats the rashes caused due to Prickly Heat. It gently exfoliates the skin and makes it smooth.
Mix 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda in a cup of water. Soak a cotton cloth into it. Squeeze the excessive water from the cloth. Place the cloth onto the infected skin. Leave it for 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat the process 2 to 3 times a day for a week.
Aloe Vera ( Gheekumari in India ) has Antiinflammatory and Cooling properties. Aloe Vera helps in soothing the Skin. It provides relief from Swelling and Irritation. It fights the harmful bacteria which causes Infection and Prickly Heat.
Cut an Aloe Vera leaf and extract the gel out of it. Apply the gel on the affected Skin. Let it dry for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash with cool water. Do this daily for a week.
Azadirachta Indica ( Neem in India ) has Antibacterial and Antiseptic properties. These properties provide relief from the Itching and stinging sensation on the Skin.
Take a handful of fresh Azadirachta Indica leaves. Grind the leaves to form a paste. Apply the paste on the affected body part. Let the paste to dry. Rinse it off with normal water. Do this once daily for a week.
OR : Add half a cup of fresh Azadirachta Indica leaves in two cups of water. Heat it for 15 to 20 minutes. Strain the solution. Let it cool. Soak a cotton cloth in this water and place it on the affected Skin. Leave it for 5 to 10 minutes. Do this 2 to 3 times daily for a week.
Honey ( Shehad in India ) is Acidic in nature and possesses Anti bacterial property. It fights harmful bacteria which causes Infection and speeds up the healing process.
Apply Honey directly on the affected Skin. Leave it for 15 to 20 minutes. Wash with normal water. Repeat it 2 times a day for 7 to 10 days.
The Antiinflammatory property of Henna ( Mehandi in India ) is helpful in countering the Skin rash. It refreshes and soothes the Skin. It inhibits the Inflammation caused due to Prickly Heat.
Take a handful of Henna leaves. Make a paste by crushing Henna leaves and water. Apply the paste on the affected Skin. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash with cold water.
Mix one tablespoon of ground Cumin with Coconut Milk. Apply over the affected areas.
It provides relief from Prickly Heat.
Burn the Snake Skin Slough. Add the ashes(burnt slough ) to half cup of sesame oil. Stir it well. Apply this oil on the affected area, twice a day. Multiple Herbs How to Use Herbal Treatment? Click Here +
Herbal Treatment For Prickly Heat 1
Take equal quantity of Vetiver, Sandalwood scraps and Coriander seeds. Grind them together. Mix Rose Water and apply on the affected part.
Herbal Treatment For Prickly Heat 2
The Cooling and Antibacterial properties of Azadirachta Indica soothe the Skin and kill the harmful bacteria which causes Rash.
Henna ( Mehandi ) has Antiinflammatory property which reduces the itchiness of the Skin.
Grind the fresh leaves of Henna and Azadirachta Indica to form a thick paste. Apply the paste on the affected Skin. Leave it to dry for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse off with cold water. Repeat it 2 to 3 times a week to cure Prickly Heat.