Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and helps stimulate the body’s natural anti-inflammatory corticosteroids. It is also considered a very effective natural antihistamine and antioxidant for hives and a variety of inflammatory skin ailments.
- Mix one teaspoon of turmeric powder in a glass of hot milk or water. Drink it twice daily.
- You can also use turmeric in your cooking and take turmeric supplements but only after consulting a doctor.
Note: Do not take turmeric if you are taking prescription blood thinners.
Herbalists also recommend nettle as an effective alternative treatment for hives. Being a natural antihistamine and having anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, it relieves swelling, inflammation and itching.
- Add one tablespoon of dried nettle leaf to a cup of hot water. Cover and steep for 10 to 15 minutes. Strain and add a little honey. Drink this tea two or three times a day until your condition improves.
- Alternatively, you can take up to five 300-milligram capsules of nettle daily. Consult a doctor before taking nettle capsules.