If you had chickenpox in childhood, you should know that the virus causing the infection will remain dormant in the spinal nerves. Shingles occur when the virus becomes active again and causes a painful eruption on the skin. Not everybody who had chikenpox develops shingles, but in the United States, one in five people will suffer from shingles at some point. It often appears to people over 50 and to those with low immunity. The disease is characterized by pain and the appearance of a rash that extends over a single part of the body, most often on the face, chest or abdomen.
Fortunately, natural remedies proven in being more effective than any other chemical substance found in pharmacies. The following natural remedies are the perfect combo to get rid of those painful shingles, relieving symptoms and speeding healing.
Homemade marigold moisturizer
- 7 tablespoons of butter
- 3 tablespoons of fresh marigold flowers
- 1 teaspoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of beeswax
How to prepare:
Put the butter in an enamel pot on low fire, and leave it there until the butter melts. Chop finely the marigold flowers and put them over them melted butter along with the honey and beeswax. Leave it to boil/melting for 10 minutes.
Remove the pot off the fire and let it cool a bit. Strain the mixture when the preparation is not too hot through a piece of gauze or cheesecloth and pour it in small glass jars. Store these glass jars in the refrigerator for maximum 3-4 months.
How to apply?
Before applying this moisturizer, dip a sterile piece of gauze in Swedish tincture and gently wipe and disinfect the area. Now, apply gently this homemade moisturizer over the affected area and let it act overnight.
Repeat this procedure in the morning and let the remedy act over the day.
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