Itchy Moles
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Omar
Posted on: July 13, 1998

Could you recommend a good herb for itching. My neck is breaking out in small moles and/or warts?? I don’t know what they are, and they itch terribly. I have a doctor’s appt. for the end of this month, but do you recommend any kind of herb?

There are several possible underlying causes of your symptoms, and resolution requires a diagnosis. In the meantime, some good anti-itch herbs are: chickweed, which may be applied as a cream, ointment or poultice (the fresh plant crushed in cheesecloth until weeping or the dried plant tied in cheesecloth, steeped in boiling water and applied warm to the affected area). Chickweed is cooling, soothing and relieves irritation; Evening Primrose Oil, taken internally, has an anti-histamine effect which may relieve irritation; Echinacea, taken as a tablet or tincture and externally as a wash, has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and detoxicant effects which will help to relieve an infective condition; Valerian, taken internally as a tincture is calming and provides temporary relief from itches and pains.

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