If you've suffered from itchy skin, then you'll know how irritating and miserable it can be! Often moisturisers and treatments don't work well or have unwanted side effects, and only makes the problem worse. I discovered through personal experience that a lot of these treatments will dry out your skin even more, which then leads to more itching. The cure for itchy skin lies in the natural healing effects of plants. One of my absolute favourites for treating itchy skin is Chickweed — a herb so common you might even find it growing in your garden!
Chickweed is one of the most wonderful herbs I have used in my practice. It is commonly used for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis. It is also used to help with itching from bug bites, sunburn and even pregnancy.
It helps with itching due to its tannins, which are astringent in nature and help to dry up excess mucous secretions on the skin, that may cause itching if they are not properly eliminated through sweating or urination. Chickweed also contains antioxidants called flavonoids, which have anti-inflammatory properties that can help relieve skin inflammation. It also contains saponins, which help remove dead skin cells so your body can heal more quickly.
Chickweed also contains polysaccharides which help nourish the skin cells while promoting healthy circulation of blood throughout the body including into the skin cells where they can take up nutrients needed for healing wounds or damaged tissue resulting from infection or inflammation such as eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.
I've combined Chickweed with powerfully moisturising and soothing Shea Butter and anti-inflammatory Calendula in both our Skin Rescue and Baby Balm to make it easy to have on hand when itchy skin breaks out, and also to use daily to soothe and prevent chronic itchy skin conditions.
Here's what some of our lovely customers have to say about Chickweed's healing magic:
Where have you been?
"I have been using Skin Rescue for around 2 months. This product has worked wonders for me. I suffer Dermatitis on my hands and the results I cannot explain. I have bought many creams, a lot of money involved and Skin Rescue has been my best friend. This cream has done wonders and certainly recommend to people who suffer skin issues. Thank you, glad I stumbled on The Physic Garden💗" - RB
"I used Baby Balm from when my son was very young for relief for dry and itchy skin, it’s brilliant 🥰" - Sandra
"Just amazing! I burned my finger it was red and sore, I decided to use the Skin Rescue it helped, after using 2 or 3 times a day for 4 days it was healed. Smells amazing I wish I had taken a photo of before or after. Getting the larger size next time." - Tracey
x Charelle - Founder & Naturopath