Red Clover to Ease Eczema
Medicinal herbalists have long used red clover to help soothe the red, scaly, and maddeningly itchy patches of skin that plague eczema sufferers. “Herbs like red clover help eliminate toxins in the bloodstream that appear to trigger inflammation,” says Liz Earle, a holistic skin expert who herself suffers from eczema.
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center’s health reference library, red clover can be ingested as a tea or applied topically. If you’re going to drink the tea, steep one to two teaspoons of dried flowers in hot water for half an hour, and sip two to three cups daily to reap the benefits. If you want to take red clover as a supplement, 40 to 160 mg per day is recommended. Ointments are also available that contain 10 to 15 percent red clover flower.
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