Thyme contains significant amounts of thymol, which has anesthetic and anti-inflammatory properties. Thymol can numb the nerve fibers as well as reduce inflammation caused by excessive scratching.
- Add one tablespoon of dried thyme leaves to two cups of boiling water.
- Cover it and allow it to cool.
- Strain the solution.
- Use a clean cloth to apply the solution directly on the itchy skin.
- Do this as many times as necessary.
Save any leftover solution in a jar to use later.