If you are like most hidradenitis sufferers than you must have spent already a lot of time, money and energy looking for some relief in an attempt not to let the problems of your skin get in the way of your life. Herbal remedies for hidradenitis suppurativa are a viable alternative for pain relief, limiting the inflammation, speeding the wound healing and generally strengthening the immune system.
Hidradenitis suppurativa is caused by the inflammation of the apocrine glands, which leads to the formation of deep skin boils with pus, that are extremely painful and difficult to heal. Ever since 1839, since the first documented description of the disease by the scientist Velpeau, herbal remedies for hidradenitis suppurativa with anti-inflammatory and immuno-stimulatory properties were recommended in order to strengthen body’s resistance against this devastating, incurable disease.
The areas most commonly affected by HS are the armpits and groin where the apocrine glands release their fluid into the hair follicles. These secretions consist of a thik fluid, which can easily be turned into smelly body odor by bacteria. These persistent wounds may lead to permanent scarring and the formation of sinus tracts or tunnels, connecting abscesses under the skin.
At this stage, complete healing is usually not possible and progression varies from person to person, with some experiencing remission anywhere from months to years at a time, while others may worsen and require multiple surgeries in order to live comfortably.
Besides traditional medicine, each patient should look for alternative solutions in order to manage this condition and keep it under control. Some of the best herbal remedies for hidradenitis suppurativa are:
1.Tea Tree Oil
Originated from evergreen leaves of the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree, tea tree oil has been used for decades as complementary therapy in surgery, burn care, and acne care. It is best known for its antiseptic, antifungal and antimicrobial properties.
The indigenous population of eastern Australia applies the leaves on open wounds to prevent infection and to speed up the healing process
Tea tree oil is only a topical hidradenitis suppurativa treatment and it should never be taken by mouth, due to its toxicity when ingested. You can apply it directly on the skin or add it to the bath.
2.Tumeric (Cucurmin active substance) is a powerful Ayurvedic antioxidant, a plant from the ginger family known for its anti-inflammatory properties, used in India for thousands of years in traditional medicine for cancer, arthritis, diabetes etc. It is efficient in treating hidradenitis both as oral supplement, either powder or capsules and also when applied locally on the outbursts. It is better absorbed when mixed with cayenne or black pepper.
3.A 7 herb formula has been designed by Barbara Collins as one of the most efficient herbal remedies for hidradenitis suppurativa, to boost a detox diet that helped her lose 70 punds. After having suffered for 7 years from hidradenitis and reaching stage 3 of the disease, she studied Natural Healing Methods and developed a system that sent her HS into remission and worked with numerous other patients as a Natural Healer. The 7 herbs used are:
* Burdock Root,
* Sheep Sorrel,
* Siberian Ginseng,
* Cat’s Claw,
* Slippery Elm,
* Turkey Rhubarb Root.
4.A mix of homeopathic remedies was used with positive results where traditional medicine failed to provide a solution: Elaps Corallinus, Medhorrinum, a homeopathic nosode, Penicillinum to counter the anti-biotics hidradenitis patients usually take over the years.
5.Therese Wilson, a nutritionist, independent biomedical researcher and holistic health consultant who cured her own hidradenitis, explained that an anti-inflammatory diet and a number of natural supplements are key to the healing process.
Her e-book cites no less than 57 peer-reviewed scientific and medical publications, including studies published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Journal of Experimental Dermatology. Her cure is already being implemented in a number of holistic health clinics, with results showing just weeks after starting the treatment. Read more…