Summer is right around the corner! Get ready for long days at the beach, laying out by the pool and gardening in your front yard! Being out in the sunshine is fun and relaxing, but it can also lead to sunburns. Uncomfortable as they are, sunburns can also cause pain, swelling, small fluid- filled blisters and headaches. Keeping your skin protected while out in the sun is very important, but if you do end up getting a burn, our Homeopathy For Better Health team has the best natural remedies to help soothe your skin.
Cantharis – Cantharis contains cantharidin, which comes from the Spanish fly or blister beetle, and is often recommended when trying to relieve burns. Whether you have a severe or minor burn, this remedy can be used for all types. Cantharis needs to be taken more frequently if the burn is severe; a higher dosage is also required for more severe burns. If it is a mild sunburn use 6C or 12C, if the burn is more serious and has blisters, use 200C.
Urtica urens – Urtica urens is prepared from a small stinging nettle, which is native to Eurasia and can be found in North America and New Zealand. It is the best choice of remedy when the sunburn is prickly or itchy. This remedy can be applied as a cream or diluted tincture; it can also be used as a dry dose in 6C or 30C potency.
Calendula – Also known as a Marigold, Calendula has been used in folk medicine for hundreds of years. This remedy comes in a cream, gel, ointment, and tincture form and can be very useful when treating a burn. Rich in nutrients like beta-carotene, Calendula can reduce inflammation and stimulate the growth of new skin cells, which makes it one of the best remedies for sunburn relief.