Acne and Acne Treatment

From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Acne:

Teen in need of acne treatment

  • Aloe
  • Calendula
  • Cayenne
  • Dandelion Root
  • Echinacea Purpurea
  • Echincacea Angustifolia
  • Inositol
  • Kelp
  • Milk Thistle
  • Oregon Grape Root
  • Red Clover
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Saw Palmetto
  • Sheep Sorrel
  • Tea Tree
  • Watercress
  • Witch Hazel
  • Yellow Dock

Natural Cures and Remedies for Acne

Yellow dock is another general detoxifier, which is especially useful whenever skin problems are made worse by constipation (yellow dock is a gentle laxative). It can be used for eczema, acne and psoriasis.

Another effective remedy in the realm of nutrition that seems to offer new promise of help for acne is zinc. It has shown dramatic results in some cases. Zinc should be taken in therapeutic doses of 50 mg. three times a day. After noticeable improvement it can be gradually reduced.

Aloe, Calendula, Cayenne, Dandelion Root, Echinacea Purpurea, Echincacea Angustifolia, Inositol, Kelp, Milk Thistle, Oregon Grape Root, Red Clover, Sarsaparilla, Saw Palmetto, Sheep Sorrel, Tea Tree, Watercress, Witch Hazel, Yellow Dock

Orange peel is valuable in the treatment of acne. The peel, pounded well with water on a piece of stone, should be applied to the affected areas. Lemon has also proved beneficial in removing pimples and acne . It should be applied regularly.

Acne can be very troublesome for teenagers, and sometimes it persists into adulthood. It may require prolonged treatment, sometimes with herbs that can influence the hormones involved. The measures below can be tried singly or in combination, depending on how severe the acne is. If it is an occasional single spot, just treat it with external remedies. If it is quite a few spots, take internal treatment again, either singly or combined, and also use external remedies. The internal treatment for acne often needs to be ongoing for months or even years to bring sustained results. Supplementing with zinc will aid skin healing, although it may be necessary to improve the whole diet – avoid chocolate, coffee and alcohol.