Food-items suitable for persons suffering from eczema

Eczema is a very common dermatological problem. Although some dermatologists opine that it can't cured, many others say that it can be contained and controlled. This article mentions four food-items which are extremely beneficial for the patients of eczema. Moreover, these don't have any side-effect. Let's learn about these food-items.

Eczema is a very common dermatological problem. Countless number of people suffers from eczema. Eczema denotes a group of medical conditions which causes the skin to get inflamed. The most common eczema is atopic eczema. It is more often an inherited tendency. Eczema is always itchy and sometime the itching starts before the rash appears. It is believed to be the overactive response by the immune system of the body to an irritant.

Although eczema is stated to be non-curable, it can be contained by using various home remedies. There are some food-items which are extremely effective in containing eczema. Moreover, these food-items are pocket-friendly also. There are no side effects involved if an eczema patient takes these food-items. In this article, we will learn about four such food-items which are beneficial for eczema patients.

Aloe Vera (Ghritkumari)

Aloe Vera (Hindi: Ghritkumari) is an extremely useful item for patients of eczema. It is not only quite cheap and easily available in the market, it can be produced in our home. Aloe Vera has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-parasitic properties. It can be taken in the form of juice by mixing it with orange juice. Aloe Vera paste can be applied externally on the eczema-affected place. Aloe Vera repairs the affected skin very quickly, if taken externally and as juice.


Sprouts are considered by many dieticians and medical experts as one of the best food-items for the patients of eczema. Sprouts are not only beneficial is containing eczema, but also help in maintaining a healthy skin. Dieticians opine that it is best to include raw form of sprouts in our daily diets. Sprouts are alkaline in nature and it makes the skin healthy. Spouts rejuvenate the eczema-affected skin. Sprouts can be easily grown at home and are easily available in the market at reasonable price. Mustard, sesame, alfalfa and sunflower sprouts are considered to be more beneficial for eczema-affected skin.

Flax seeds

This is another food-item which is extremely beneficial for the patients of eczema. Flax seeds act as lubricant. These are also the best sources for Omega fatty 3 acid and Omega fatty 6 acid. Flax seeds and Flax oil help in healing eczema-affected skin tissues and lower the inflammation of the eczema-affected area. Flax seeds and oil improve the immune system of the body.

Blue-Green algae

Blue-green algae contain many nutrients. Algae strengthen the immune system of human body. Algae also purify blood. Algae give freedom from eczema. The dieticians recommend the patients suffering from eczema to start taking one teaspoon of algae initially. Later the dosage can be increased. However, it must be remembered that Blue-green algae are not easily available in Indian market.

Concluding comments

Many dieticians and experts opine that these above four food-items can cure eczema. Others say that these food-items check the spread of eczema and reduce the inflammation and itching. Unlike medicines, these food-items do not have any side-effects. So, dieticians strongly recommend these four foods for the eczema-affected patients. Such patients will definitely get benefits if they take these four foods regularly.

Article by Partha K.
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