Herbs for Skin and Health

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Herbs play a vital part in the healing process. Did you know many pharmaceuticals are imitations and derivatives based off plant compounds? They are highly influential in ensuring how quickly the body heals.


Yarrow is used to heal injuries as it increases blood flow to the affected area which speeds up healing. It has anti-soreness and swelling at attributes.

Proper usage of yarro can include applying a cloth with the herb in it to the affected area.


Marshmallow is not just a sweet treat, but a rehabilitating tonic. The tubers of the plant contain compounds that anti-swelling ad redness agents.

Marshmallow can be placed on the site of the affected area on the skin in small dosages.


Arnica is a monolithic herb for those recovering from medical procedures. It also helps to do away with any marks left over from the incision.

One spoonful of arnica can be placed in a half cup of water for drinking or apply the arnica directly on the affected area.

Gotu Kola

Gotu Kola accelerates the closures of open wounds and marks left o skin from injury. It lends its potency from liquids the plant secretes which increase blood flow to certain areas.

Gotu Kola can be blended in with skin moisturizer or its essence can be applied directly to the skin.

Golden Rod

Golden Rod is excellent for sanitizing cuts and punctures as well as advancing the time taken for the injuries to close

Golden Rod can be consumed in a tea or one can soak golden rod solution and apply it to place of injury.


Chamomile assists with bolstering the immune system and bringing oxygen to the skin and keeps swelling and redness away. It also decreases the look of aging in the face and skin blemishes.

Chamomile is regularly drunken with hot water or it can be used as a compress to the affected area.

Also Vera

Aloe Vera is famous for its pain relieving and comforting properties particularly when applied to the skin. Aloe is proven to form reductions in burns and increase healing time rapidly.

Aloe can be applied topically and commonly come in the form of a salve or cream, but can also be eaten in certain desserts.


Comfrey contains compound that facilitate the closure of skin after cuts and other trauma allowing it to be highly prized by the medical industry.

Comfrey is best taken topically and it is not advised that it be swallowed.


Lavender is a beautiful and aromatic herb which help fight illness and works well for the skin. It can discard signs of again in the skin and erase markings on the skin.

Lavender can be drunken as a tea, combined with salve or used as aromatherapy in the water.

Tea Tree

Tea Tree oil is a strong decongestant that fights microbes and enhances skins while removing blemishes.

Usage includes sprinkling a few drips onto the and rubbing it into the affected area. It can also be applied to a cotton swab and held against the skin where needed.


Tumeric has historical roots in discharging cardiovascular problems, soothing joint pain and stomach problems.

Tumeric is usually used in powdered form where it can be mixed into a variety of meals as a seasoning etc.


Rosemary increases brain function and keeps infected cells from multiplying out of control.

Rosemary s essentially added to food and sipped as a tea.


Cinnamon is a spice that staves off diabetes, stomach problems and elevated blood pressure.

Cinnamon can be best served in tea.


Coriander stabilizes cholesterol, blood glucose, stomach problems, and raises the body’s defenses.

The seeds of this plant can be ground up for consumption or they can be eaten whole.


Hyssop is an excellent plant that strengthens the cerebral system and can stop epilepsy as well as cardiovascular issues.

Drinking Hyssop after it has been immersed in hot water once a day can decrease nervous occurrences.


Lobelia can ease the symptoms of severe brain-related disorders that affect function.

Lobelia can be made into a concentrated solution and a little over 17 drips can be taken every half hour for 160 minutes.

Ginko Biloba

Ginko Biloba helps stabilize certain body functions and emotions as a result like excess fear, sadness and tension.

This plants can be taken as a tablet, placed in food or consume in tea form.


Ginseng is a potent herb that balances the emotion and cerebral functions in the body.

Ginseng can be taken in tea form and the root can be eaten raw.

Black Cohosh

Black Cohosh promotes sense of calm and helps those who have chronic nervousness and hot flash symptoms associated with amenorrhea or hot flashes in women.

This herb has to be taken with caution as it can e toxic if taken in the wrong dosage. Consulting with a physician is advisable.

As with any herb, it is important to examine your own situation and see how each herb would affect your body and condition. It is important to speak with a trusted health professional if you have medication and are considering taking herbs.


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