Eczema sufferer cured by gel made in Sri Lanka from plant used in traditional ayurveda medicine


A British civil servant suffering from eczema, an excruciating skin condition, is blessing the day she discovered a cure made in Sri Lanka.

The Mail Online reports how Elaine Wright, 51, suffered with eczema on both of her eyelids, which doctors were unable to treat.

In desperation she turned to Hydrosil, a gel made from a vine known as the ‘balloon plant’ (Cardiospermum halicacabum), which is used in Sri Lanka’s traditional ayurveda medical treatments.


Writes the Mail: “Doctors had few suggestions, and prescribed an ill-suited steroid cream that is not designed to be used for prolonged periods of time or to be applied to the sensitive skin of a person’s face.

“Through her own research, Ms Wright stumbled across a gel that is made with natural ingredients sourced from the Indian sub-continent.

“Bought online without a prescription for £8.95, the Sri Lankan gel succeeded where modern medicine failed and saw Ms Wright’s affliction banished.”


The National Library of Medicine in the US says that Cardiospermum halicacabum “is an important medicinal plant in the traditional system of medicine, known as karṇasphoṭa.

“The root of it is officially included in Ayurvedic Pharmacopoeia for its therapeutic uses such as jvara, kuṣṭha, pāṇḍu, kṣaya and sandhivāta etc.”

Says Elaine: “Not only has my eye eczema cleared up, the skin around my eyes feels much softer and less crinkly than it was. I used to look tired all the time as the skin was so dry and red around my eyes.”

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