From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Itching:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Burdock Root
- Butchers Broom
- Dandelion Root
- Echinacea Angustifolia
- Echinacea Purpurea
- Red Clover
- Sheep Sorrel
- Witch Hazel
- Yellow Dock Root
Natural Cures and Remedies for Itching
Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Reishi) – Class 1. After 3-6 months consumption, rare individuals report bloody stools. Dizziness, dryness of mouth, throat and nasal area, epistaxis, itchiness, stomach upset (after using for 3-6 months) (AHP; SKY). Do not mix with other antiaggregants (SKY). Pregnant and lactating women should take only on advice of health practitioner (SKY). Rarely used with children, yet of low toxicity (WAM). May cause allergy (APA).
Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Beet) – “Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Overdoses might cause hypocalcemia, kidney damage, and oxalate-toxicity (PH2).
Aloe, Apple Cider Vinegar, Burdock Root, Butchers Broom, Cayenne, Clay, Dandelion Root, Echinacea Angustifolia, Echinacea Purpurea, Kelp, Oatmeal, Peppermint, Red Clover, Sarsaparilla, Sheep Sorrel, Witch Hazel, Yellow Dock Root
Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Hwema) – Not covered (AHP; EFS; KOM). “Hazards and/or side effects not known for proper therapeutic dosages” (PH2). Overdoses potentially toxic, with convulsions and dyspnea. Stem bark is hypotensive and sedative (HDN). Corynanthine has twice the aphrodisiac effect on dogs as yohimbine, yet is 10-17Extracts (Smartweed) – Extract LD50 = 464 mg/kg ipr mus (MPI). Contains 2000-3000 ppm silicic acid, 2000 ppm readily soluble (HH2). Alcoholic extract anti-implantation, IC60 = 200 mg/kg rat. The Herbal PDR lists polygodial, an antihyperalgesic, which I translate as a pain reducing compound. I myself have chewed it for toothache. Like so many other anesthetic toothache compounds (e.g., spilanthin), this one, too, is a fish intoxicant. Noting all the pesticidal activities, I’m not yet ready to give it a ++. Polygodial reportedly has activities also shared with the closely SContraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Chaff-Flower) – Estrogenic activity damp-ens potential as interceptive contraceptive (ZUL). LD50 (aqueous root extract) = 7.16 ml/kg ivn rat (HH2).
Lavender can help with a variety of rheumatic and post-traumatic pains, for instance after a fall. It is gently relaxing for the muscles and will therefore help with any muscle tension or a spasm caused by the inflammation or injury. It is also anti-inflammatory and anti-rheumatic. I recommend adding it to the healing creams that deal with extensive bruising or non-specific rheumatic pains.