Ask Dr. Etingin: Barley Water’s Benefits; Chocolate and Your Mood

Q. I’ve heard that barley water can cure eczema. Is this true? A: Barley, wheat, and rye naturally contain azelaic acid, which has both antimicrobial (which kills organisms or stops their growth) and anti-inflammatory (which reduces swelling) properties. Azelaic acid is used as an exfoliator and cleanser to wash the skin, and is a treatment […]

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