If there’s one thing that makes a lot of people mad, it’s the appearance of some kind of itch. Whether for allergic reasons, contact with chemical and/or toxic products, sunburn, cold, excessive exposure to water, insect bites, food intake which the body is intolerant of, the fact is that it causes a lot of discomfort. To remedy these symptoms, natural medicine offers a range of possibilities, especially in the world of teas.Appointed as a natural alternative to remedy various ailments, teas, taking advantage of natural plant substances, are easily accessible drinks with proven efficacy.

Definition for Itch

Itching is an exaggerated response of the immune system, due to overproduction and overacting of immunoglobulin. It can appear as a result of sensitivity to some element with which one comes in contact, ingests or aspires. This type of skin reaction can appear through the use of cosmetic products, such as perfumes and creams; chemical product; mold; dust and even food.

Among the reactions that itching can cause are irritation, pain, redness or blisters in a specific part of the body or location. The most serious cases of itching are those that can even cause anaphylactic shock, loss of consciousness and difficulty breathing. Allergies can appear in childhood or at any stage of life. Generally, those with allergic parents are more likely (4 times more) to develop allergies.

Teas to fight itching

After knowing a little more about itching and what can cause it, it’s time to make use of teas to remedy some of these problems.

chamomile tea

Tea made with chamomile flower is an excellent alternative to alleviate the symptoms of itching throughout the body. In addition to drinking, chamomile flower can also be used directly to treat eczema, redness, itching and hives.

To prepare the tea, just use the proportion of a teaspoon of chamomile to 175 ml of water. Bring the water to a boil, add the chamomile, wait for it to cool, strain and the drink is ready to be consumed.

There is also another way to use chamomile to get rid of itchiness. Just pour half a liter of hot water into a pot and add chamomile leaves. After it cools, strain and with the water already fresh, apply to the affected area.

Dry cashew wood bark tea

With substances that help in the treatment of allergy, dried cashew husk tea can be used in the form of tea, or applied directly to the site of the allergy.

The tea has a healing, astringent, antiseptic and tonic effect, useful to remove dead skin cells and close pores, protecting it from dirt.

Its preparation is quite simple, just put to boil a tablespoon and a half (soup) of the bark of the cashew tree with 150 ml of water. After 10 minutes, turn off the heat. Allow to cool and apply compresses to the affected dermis area three to four times a day.

Espheira-santa tea

This drink is great for allergy fighting. Unlike other substances, its use is indicated for ingestion only. Its main use is linked to skin healing and treatment.

To prepare the tea, just put to boil a liter of water for every two tablespoons (soup) of the herb. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and the drink is ready to drink. It is recommended to drink two to three cups a day.

nettle tea

Nettle tea is a strong ally in combating itchiness, especially those caused by insect bites. To prepare the drink, just use a spoon (soup) of dried nettle leaves in a cup of boiling water. After 15 minutes, the tea is ready to drink. It must be taken twice a day.