Staph infection is a contagious skin disease. It is also termed as ‘’Staphylococcus Aureus’’. The growth of staphylococcus bacteria can result in this medical condition.
A person suffering from this problem may exhibit symptoms such as blisters and lumps on the skin, swelling, redness, inflammation, nausea, sweating, fever, chills and dehydration. The use of different herbal remedies can treat this medical condition.
Herbal Remedies for Staph Infection
Hochu-ekki-to has anti-microbial properties. Consumption of hochu-ekki-to herbal tonic/extract can help in treating various symptoms associated with the problem. A medical professional should be consulted before taking this herb.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is one of the most effective herbal remedies for staph infection. The anti-fungal and antibiotic properties of tea tree oil can prevent the spread of the infection.
Tea tree oil can be directly applied on the affected area several times per day to reduce the inflammation and redness. A person having sensitive skin should dilute the tea tree oil with olive or almond oil.
Pau d’arco is antimicrobial in nature. Intake of pau d’arco tea on a frequent basis can help in destroying the bacteria which may result in the skin problem. A person can soak pau d’arco powder in water to prepare an herbal paste. This paste can be applied on the blisters on a daily basis. Pregnant women should not use this herb.
Eucalyptus belongs to ‘’Myrtaceae’’ family. It has anti-inflammatory properties. Application of the oil extracted from eucalyptus leaves on the affected area can heal the blisters within a reasonable period of time. A few drops of eucalyptus oil can be boiled in water to prepare tea and consumed on a frequent basis for effective results.
Cinnamon leaf oil can be applied on the affected area to reduce the inflammation and itching caused by the problem. Consumption of an herbal tonic made with the use of cinnamon can kill the staphylococcus bacteria.
Vetiver is another effective herb. A person can apply vetiver essential oil on the affected area to heal the lesions. A few drops of vetiver oil can also be added to a bucket of warm water to be used for bathing.
A person can directly apply minced raw garlic cloves and cover the affected area with a cotton cloth bandage (after the application) for 5 to 6 hours to deal with the infection. Intake of garlic cloves can also help in the treatment. Another alternative is to apply garlic juice/oil multiple times on a weekly basis.
Turmeric powder can be mixed with yogurt and consumed after each meal to cure the infection. This remedy should be used for a period of 8 to 10 days. An herbal paste made by mixing turmeric powder and water can also be applied on the affected area several times in a week.
Echinacea can treat various skin problems including staph infection. It has anti-bacterial properties. A person can consume echinacea extract on a regular basis. This herb should be taken under the supervision of a medical professional.