Considering a different approach to treating acne? Try these herbal teas

Adult acne have many causes that profoundly affect our entire bodies—from the state of mind to pH balance. It’s evident as well, that there are many excellent natural remedies for acne that provide targeted, spot on action. But here’s another idea to consider: Consuming natural herbal teas that treat the acne causes holistically, at the basic level. With that in mind, I suggest seven herbs known since the antiquity that have diverse healing properties. They combine into three tea blends that balance your system and fight acne and blemishes from the inside out.

Yarrow for acne

Yarrow

Lets briefly look at these herbs and their healing properties:

  1. Burdock (Arctium lappa). Prized in both Western and Chinese folk medicine, burdock root is widely used for is antibacterial and anti-inflammatory features.
  2. Yarrow (Achillea millefolium). For its strong antibacterial properties, yarrow has a reputation of a strong “healing herb”. It’s used both internally and topically from wounds to snake bites.
  3. Centaury (Erythraea centaurium). Powerful antioxidant, blood purifier and tonic are just some of the many medicinal attributes of centaury.
  4. Common nettle (Urtica dioica). This desirable herbal companion, has been used since the ancient times to purify and strengthen urinary tract, respiratory system and skin.
  5. Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium). Rich in flavonoids and tannins, wormwood is known for its anti-parasitic, tonic and stimulant qualities.
  6. Parsley (Petroselinum crispum). A well-known cooking ingredient, parsley is rich in minerals and vitamins including calcium, potassium, iron, vitamins A, C and niacin.
  7. Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). With plentiful nutrients, dandelion root has numerous applications in herbal medicine—from improving digestion to treating ulcers and abscesses.
Wormwood for acne

Wormwood

burdock root for acne

Herbal Blend #1: Burdock & Yarrow

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons dried burdock root
  • 1 tablespoon dried yarrow herb
  • Boil 3 cups water (700 ml) in a non-reactive pot (glass, stainless steel) and remove from burner.
  • Add herbs, mix well, cover, and steep for two hours.
  • Strain out the herbs thoroughly before drinking.
  • Drink small amounts throughout the day.

Herbal Blend #2: Centaury, Nettle and Yarrow

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon dried centaury herb
  • 1 tablespoon dried nettle leaf
  • 1 tablespoon dried yarrow herb
  • Boil 3 cups water (700 ml) in a non-reactive pot (glass, stainless steel) and remove from burner.
  • Add herbs, mix well, cover, and steep for two hours.
  • Strain out the herbs thoroughly before drinking.
  • Sip small amounts throughout the day.

Herbal Blend #3: Wormwood, Parsley and Dandelion

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon dried wormwood leaf
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley leaf
  • 1 tablespoon dried dandelion root
  • Boil 3 cups water (700 ml) in a non-reactive pot (glass, stainless steel) and remove from burner.
  • Add herbs, mix well, cover, and steep for two hours.
  • Strain out the herbs thoroughly before drinking.
  • Drink small amounts throughout the day.
nettle for acne

Nettle

How to consume these herbal blends?

It’s very simple. Prepare and consume tea from each blend for five days, for a fifteen-day cycle. Repeat the cycle as needed. That’s it.

Tried it with success? I’d love to hear from you!

Credits: Yarrow, Burdock and Wormwood images courtesy Wikipedia. Nettle image courtesy of Indigostock

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