Finding herbs for acne is easy nowadays. Herbal remedies for acne can effectively treat the irritation and inflammation that comes along with acne flare ups. Many common home remedies for acne contain herbs such as neem, chamomile or burdock root. Herbs for acne cure not only the bacteria that can cause acne but also the production of excess oil as well.

Herbs for Acne Cure

Burdock Root – Root harvested from the Burdock plant (Arctium lappa) Burdock root has anti-inflammatory properties as well as being beneficial at detoxifying the body and as a blood cleanser. It is frequently combined with dandelion and/or yellow dock. Burdock root seed has been known to be very effective in treating all sorts of skin conditions, including, eczema, psoriasis, boils, gout, and of course, acne.

Burdock root can be taken as a tincture internally to treat staph and other infections such as empetigo.

Burdock root can be made into a tea for consumption, said to be a “blood cleaner” it is thought to clear your body of impurities. Burdock root tea is made by simply boiling burdock root in water.

Neem – Neem  is cultivated from the Neem Tree ( Azadirachta Indica) commonly referred to as Margosa. Neem oil is produced by pressing the Neem fruit seed  to extract the oil from the kernels.

How does Neem help with acne? Neem is highly anti-bacterial and contain anti-inflammatory properties as well.  Combining these two things together makes a very effective treatment for mild to moderate acne flare ups.

You can now find all kinds of products made from Neem for treating acne from Neem soap to creams infused with Neem.

Creating a face mask of crushed softened Neem leaves is a very effective acne treatment. If you don’t have access to fresh Neem leaves you can make a paste of Neem powder as an alternative.

Chamomile – (Chamomilla recutita) Chamomile is widely believed to have sedative effects and most think of chamomile tea as a natural sleep aid. You can also use that tea as an astringent to gently clean your acne affected skin. Chamomile has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe your irritated skin. So after you make that cup of soothing tea give your face a gentle once over with the tea bag.

Tee Tree Oil – A natural antiseptic, Tea Tree Oil is alwo an antifungal and antiviral.  Make sure you never ingest tea tree oil as it is toxic and should only be used as topically.

Five percent tea tree oil application has been shown to be as effective as the same amount of benzoyl peroxide.

There are many other very effective herbs for treating acne.  If you investigate the options you’ll be sure to find something to help your skin.

Many commercial acne products contain these herbs in some form. Plants and herbs have been used for medicine for thousands of years before the invention of pharmecutical companies or the FDA.

Natural herbs for acne can be a very effective cure.

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