Herbal Therapy & Childhood Skin Disorders

As with all of the body systems there are a range of remedies appropriate for skin problems in children, each having its distinct area of application with some for external use only. Many of the essential oils are helpful as topical application. Please review these remedies and ensure their various actions are familiar to you:

Calendula officinalis (Calendula)

Galium aparine (Cleavers)

Hypericum perforatum (St. John’s Wort)

Plantago media (Plantain)

Stellaria media (Chickweed)

Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)

Urtica dioica (Nettles)

Viola tricolor (Heartsease)


Treatments outlined in the chapter on respiratory problems are relevant here. Please refer to the following sections:

David L. Hoffmann BSc Hons MNIMH Written by David L. Hoffmann BSc Hons MNIMH

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