Herbs that can be used for Dermatitis

What Is Dermatitis?

Dermatitis refers to the inflammation of the skin that occurs due to various underlying conditions, such as allergies, irritants, infections, genetic factors, or autoimmune disorders. Its symptoms can vary depending on the cause but can include redness, swelling, itching, and sometimes blistering or cracking of the skin. In some cases, patients experience crusting of the affected area with thickened or scaly patches.

There are several types of dermatitis, including contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, nummular dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, and others. Herbal remedies are available that help alleviate the symptoms of dermatitis due to their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and wound-healing properties.

Symptoms of Dermatitis

What are the benefits of herbs that treat dermatitis?

Herbs for dermatitis impart several benefits including:

  • Reduce inflammation
  • Counter redness and itching
  • Soothe and moisturize
  • Relieve itching and irritation
  • Promote wound healing

3 Herbs Recommended for Dermatitis 



Calendula is a well-known herbal remedy that has been used for centuries to cater to a wide array of skin conditions, especially dermatitis. It contains flavonoids, carotenoids, and triterpenoids that are considered to have anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and wound healing properties. It is generally safe for most people and can be applied topically to mitigate the condition.

Use Sunshine Salve at least 2-3 times daily and get rid of dermatitis and other related conditions.


Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera contains biologically active compounds, such as anthraquinones, polysaccharides, and glycoproteins. They impart anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and wound-healing properties. It reduces the symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis and helps mitigate the affected regions, including the face, scalp, and trunk. It can be easily applied to the topical area and is generally considered safe for most people.



Chamomile is a popular remedy that works remarkably at treating various skin conditions, especially dermatitis. It contains flavonoids and triterpenoids that impart antipruritic (anti-itch) and anti-inflammatory actions. It fairly

reduces the symptoms of atopic dermatitis, including dryness, inflammation, and itching. It can be applied topically or taken orally to dial down the release of pro-inflammatory mediators that helps decrease inflammation.

You can either take Chamomile tincture by adding it to your water/tea or use a topical product that contains the extracts of chamomile to dial down the severity of dermatitis. 


Other Medicinal Plants that Support Dermatitis