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Herbs/Tea for Acne

Posted by Jeannie on September 17, 2001 at 17:06:41:

Dear Acne-sufferers,

I don't know how much Dr. Stoll would agree, or anyone else on this board, but I'd like to share some herbs and teas that I've been drinking that have really improved my skin and general health.

1. Burdock root (you can buy it in pill or tea form): "Burdock is a biennial plant with heart shaped leaves and fleshly long roots. The Chinese and Japenese have used Burdock Root to prepare delicious foods. Natural healers revere this herb as nature's best 'blood purifier,' that is, they believe that it rids the body of dangerous toxins. Also, many herbalists believe that drinking this herbal tea increases the flow of urine and promotes sweating."

2. Green Tea: antioxidant and antibacterial properties. "Green Tea provides Polysaccharides, Flavonoids, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin C (there's more vitamin "C" in one cup of green tea than in an orange), Vitamin E, R-Amino Butyric Acid and Fluoride in it's natural state."

3. Chamomile Tea: calms a nervous stomach, relaxes, destresses. Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. And smells wonderful!

4. Chrysanthemum Tea: Detoxificator.

5. Honeysuckle Flower: "Honeysuckle flowers are effective against bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. They are
also useful as a diuretic and mild laxative. This combination of properties has lead to their widespread use as an ingredient in detoxifying formulae."

6. Forsythia Fruit: reduces swelling, anti-inflammatory.

Sorry I couldn't find more complete descriptions, but if you just search online for the benefits, you will find a lot of information. You might consider getting combinations of the above rather than separate tea bags. Right now I have a tea composed of Green tea, Chamomile, and Chrysanthemum. It's quite nice and relaxing, and I'm sure has more beneficial effects for my body/mind than just my skin. I purchase the products at my local asian market, but I know you can also purchase online.

I hoped I've helped anyone who is desperately trying to help themselves and their acne problems!




Re: Herbs/Tea for Acne

Posted by beth on September 18, 2001 at 01:00:48:

In Reply to: Herbs/Tea for Acne posted by Jeannie on September 17, 2001 at 17:06:41:

Hey, if it works for you, share it!! It's gotta be better for you than accutane.



Re: Herbs/Tea for Acne

Posted by Christina on September 18, 2001 at 18:40:01:

In Reply to: Re: Herbs/Tea for Acne posted by beth on September 18, 2001 at 01:00:48:

Don't worry Jeannie I will !!! Thanks for wrighting,
Christina

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Re: Herbs/Tea for Acne (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on September 19, 2001 at 09:33:47:

In Reply to: Herbs/Tea for Acne posted by Jeannie on September 17, 2001 at 17:06:41:

Thanks, Jeannie.

Namaste`

Walt

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