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Herbal Remedies To Treat ACNE


aloeAcne is a very common teenage problem; however, adults can also be its victim. Skin cells produce a protein known as keratin. If skin cells produce it in ample amount, it blocks oil ducts and bacteria start to increase in that area, which lead to pimple formation. Teenagers also develop it because of hormonal changes they face during puberty. It is said that eating oily food may lead to acne; however it has not been proven yet. Chocolates, French fries etc are considered as acne inducers.

Mainly, antibiotics are available for treating acne but these topical treatments are present with many adverse effects. Nature is full of many plants that can help in this condition. Some plants that can help in acne are given below.

  • Aloe

Aloe-vera is a common component of many skin care products because of its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.
How to use:
Apply aloe gel directly to affected area for best results.

  • Burdock

Stems, roots and leaves, every part of burdock is highly effectual. Burdock contains different essential minerals that can enhance sweating and urination. It is a natural diuretic and taken in the form of tea.
How to use:
> Use burdock as a face wash to treat acne.
> Make its tea and with the help of washcloth apply cooled tea to affected area.
> Then rinse your skin by using cool water.

  • Calendula

A natural skin care management system that finds the source of your acne and not only heals the blemishes you have, but also treats future outbreaks that you don’t even see yet!

Calendula is an anti-bacterial agent. It is considered as one effective treatment for many skin conditions. It provides calming effects.
How to use:
>Calendula is present in tea form; make its tea and cool it.
> With the help of cotton or cloth, apply it to your skin.
> Creams of calendula are also available at natural food stores. These creams are highly viscous and applied lightly.

  • Chamomile

Azulene is an anti-inflammatory agent that is present in this flowering herb. For treating acne, it is commonly used as skin wash.
How to use:
> Take cooled chamomile tea.
> With the help of cotton ball, apply it to affected area directly.
> It is also available in skin care product.

  • Grapefruit Seed Extract

Grapefruit has been known for its medicinal properties for ages. It has strong anti-bacterial properties.
How to use:
> In ½ cup of water, add 5 drops of extract of grapefruit seed.
> Use it as face wash.

  • Lavender

Lavender essential oil has many positive effects. It is an astringent, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory agent. It is helpful in burns. It can dry blemishes when applied. It is for mild acne.
How to use:
> Use cotton swab to apply it individually on affected place.
> It is applied directly two times a day.

  • Rose

Roses do not only look beautiful but also have antiseptic properties. They smell great and can treat acne.
How to use:
Rosewater that is prepared with essential oil is easy available in market. Put it in spray bottle and spurt on face.

  • Tea Tree Oil

This oil is obtained from Australian tree. It is used in the form of topical ointment and has same effectiveness as benzoil peroxide. As it is a natural component, it doesn’t produce side effects as benzoil peroxide does.
How to use:
> Clean your skin and dry it.
> Apply this oil to affected area and dry.
> For best result, apply it two times a day.

Things to consider first:

Always use diluted tea tree oil. It is available in diluted form. If you cannot find diluted oil then with 5-15% tea tree oil you can add jojoba oil. Apply it to small skin area first, to check if you are allergic. If you don’t feel irritation or get a rash, you can continue using it. It is not for internal use.

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Exploring the Herbal Cure for Arthritis


Arthritis is something that plagues most people at one time or another. Unfortunately, some of the people that are afflicted by it suffer from it so much that they are unable to carry out daily activities such as walking or taking a shower on their own. While there are over 100 specific forms of arthritis, the most common forms are osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to being the two most common forms of the disease, they are largely responsible for most of the cases that prevent individuals from living their lives to the fullest. As a result of the effects of the disease, many people have found themselves trying one medication after another. While some over the counter medications and prescription medications are effective to a point, they also come with a multitude of side effects. Therefore, many people have made the decision to turn to herbal supplements as a means of treating the disease without the risk of such significant side effects. Below are the three effective herbal ingredients that are used in supplements to treat the various forms of arthritis.

Capsaicin

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Capsicum

Capsaicin comes in the form of a topical ointment or in herbal supplements. It often relieves arthritis pain by reducing the inflammation that is associated with it in addition to increasing circulation to affected areas. It provides relief by blocking the pain signals from nerve endings that cause a person to experience pain. Several studies have been done surrounding the effectiveness of capsaicin and it has been found that approximately 80% of patients that have participated in such studies did in fact find relief when using it.

 

Reishi Gano

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Reishi Gano

This is a popular, edible mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidum). It has been used for centuries in Asian medicine and it has been found to be quite effective against the pain of arthritis. It is so effective that it is also used for several other diseases that cause patients to experience pain. It reduces or eliminates pain in several different ways. Perhaps the most important is that it is capable of blocking the signals from pain receptors so that an individual who is taking the supplement never feels the pain to begin with or feels it in a far less severe state. However, the supplement also acts as an anti-inflammatory, reducing the inflammation that is so common in arthritis. It is also thought to boost the immune system, helping patients to be better able to fight off the effects of arthritis and other diseases on their own.

Tongkat Ali

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Tongkat Ali

This supplement is derived from a root of a plant that grows in Malaysia. It produces the hormone within the body that is known to boost energy, thereby helping arthritis patients to combat fatigue. Because fatigue is such a common symptom with arthritis, the use of the supplement is effective in helping them to feel more energetic and thereby helping them be better able to carry out daily activities. Moreover, the supplement is believed to increase bone density and muscle mass, two vitally important factors in combating arthritis and protecting patients who are already suffering from the disease against bone fracture, which may occur along with arthritis. Use of the supplement also increases blood flow to the body, helping to alleviate pain and increase healing properties to areas that are affected by the disease.

By using these three plants or herbs, people who are suffering from arthritis may be able to find the relief that they have been looking for. This is especially true of individuals who have already tried several other types of treatment programs with little or no success.

R.D.K holdings S.A

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Herbal Remedies For Hot Flashes


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Menopause or perimenopause is a time of great changes in a woman body. Many changes are produced in her body due to alterations in hormone levels. Hot flash is the most common symptom and almost every woman suffers from it in her menopause age or just before it.
Increased heat flushes are felt in face and legs. Especially hot flashes at night are very common. Finding a long-lasting cure for this condition is very necessary. Many synthetic methods are available in market but their associated adverse effects are much greater than the cure they provide.
Herbal treatment is the best option for treating hot flashes. From many centuries, women have been seeking help from natural compounds to get relieve from this condition.
At menopausal age, levels of many essential female hormone decline. Women receive hormone therapy to correct these levels. However, hormone replacement therapy doesn’t suit all. Its use is controversial. Nature is full of many herbs that contain female hormone naturally and in very ideal amount. Using these herbs can help to alleviate hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Some renowned plants for the treatment of hot flashes are:

Flaxseed

Flaxseed is also renowned as linseed. Its oil and whole seed, both are effectual for treating hot flashes. Women have been using flaxseed from early times to cure hot flash symptoms. It is not proven scientifically yet, but it produces great effectiveness.

Evening primrose oil

Using evening primrose oil during menopause can treat hot flashes. Some women complained that this herb is associated with adverse effects like nausea and diarrhea. It is better to take doctor’s advice before using primrose oil. It may produce unfavorable effects when used with blood thinning drugs and other medicines.

Soy Products

Estrogen is a main female hormone. Soy products have isoflavones that have chemical similar to estrogen. Many women use soy foods to reduce hot flashes than soy supplements because they are more effective. Presence of estrogen like hormone makes it highly effective for treating menopausal symptoms.

Black Cohosh

Black cohosh is another herb that is used to treat symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. It is a short term treatment. It produces good results but may lead to stomach upset.

There are other herbs also that can treat more than one symptom of menopause. These herbs are available easy and do not have severe adverse effects that are present with the use of synthetic drugs. These herbs have been helping women since ancient time and they can still help.

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