Chilblains are a localized problem, with a painful redness of the skin, caused by a congestion of the capillaries in the lower layers of the skin. Chilblains are found on fingers, toes, and ears.
The appearance of chilblains is associated with poor circulation, particularly in the peripheries. It can be aggravated by poor diet, cold, tight shoes, and sedentary occupation.
How to treat chilblains naturally?
Here's what you can do to improve chilblains, naturally.
The situation can be improved with a lot of exercise and the use of warm clothes, in addition to the use of medicinal herbs and home remedies, as well as avoiding certain bad habits.
Smoking is a major contributor to poor circulation and could lead to more serious circulatory system conditions. Chilblains can also indicate a lack of enough calcium and silica. The sources of these in the diet are: millet, spinach, figs, almonds, sesame seeds, oats, parsley and all green vegetables.
You can also use herbs that stimulate circulation to help improve circulation and the strength of your arteries, veins, and capillaries.
The following herbs will be helpful in improving circulation to the extremities:
· 3 parts prickly ash bark (or berries)
· 3 parts of hawthorn berries
· 1 piece of ginger
Combine all the ingredients. Take 1 teaspoon of the herb mixture and place it in a suitable size container and pour in a cup of boiling water. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes. Strain the herbs and drink a cup three times a day.
When chilblains are intact they can be treated with a thin layer of cayenne ointment (apply this very little, and be careful not to have previously cut or injured skin).
Other treatments for chilblains are:
· Rosemary oil
· lavender oil
· peppermint oil
· garlic oil or juice
· tincture of myrrh
· nettle juice
Apply these oils between 1 to 2 drops directly on the affected area, with special care if they are injured.
· prickly ash bark,
· hawthorn berrie
These herbs are very good for increasing circulation and especially for treating chilblains. It is recommended to start a regular program of exercises and relaxation.
Chilblains are associated with poor circulation - particularly to the hands and feet. When the general state of health has improved and poor circulation has been corrected, then chilblains tend to stop occurring. This can be achieved with an improved diet and better circulation, along with vitamins, minerals, and herbal supplements.
Eating foods rich in vitamin C and amino acids can increase the levels of hyaluronic acid and collagen in the body as both are important for skin. Foods such as oranges, red peppers, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and strawberries are all rich in vitamin C.