Natural Alternatives to Topical Steroids

Natural therapies may help to relieve inflammation and suppress an overactive immune response, similar to the function of topical steroids. In some instances, for those who desire to avoid the use of steroid creams, these natural compounds may be an alternative when lower potency steroids have been recommended. As always, the appropriateness of this approach should be reviewed with your physician.

Examples of active natural ingredients include:

  • Chamomile

  • Calendula

  • Licorice

  • Witch Hazel

  • St. John’s Wort

  • Curcumin

Resource for topical calendula/chamomile


Healthy Choice Apothecary for compounded, personalized preparations.