Information on Cradle cap

DescriptionAlso called seborrheic dermatitis, cradle cap is an inflammatory disease of the scalp in infants. It is characterized by scaling of the skin and involves the skin's lubricating sebaceous glands. Herbalists often relate the problem to food allergies, so an avoidance of milk and wheat products by nursing mothers might help relieve the condition.
Treatment PlanAn herbal program can consist of a blood-moving, anti-inflammatory herbal rinse, and a tea drunk by the mother of mucus-clearing or dissolving herbs, termed mucolytics. The baby's scalp may be rubbed with warm olive oil and then brushed a few hours later with a soft baby brush.

Herbal Remedies for Cradle cap

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Burdockanti-inflammatorytea externally as a wash
Rosemarycirculatory stimulanttea externally as a wash
Violetmucus dissolvingtea internally (drunk by the mother)
Heartsease Pansyanti-inflammatorytincture, tea