Herbal remedies for skin

Plants for skin

The skin is the largest organ of our body and needs your care and attention as any other. We will give you a list of medicinal plants for skin that is sure to help us keep it healthy.

Herbal remedies for skin

  • Spruce (Picea excelsa). Special for eczema. Their infusions are recommended for atonic ulcers and malignant. The fake fir (Abies alba) provides a turpentine which is used for the drainage of boils.
  • Acanthus (Acanthus mollis, L.). The juice of this plant is an effective remedy for psoriasis, eczema, burns and wounds. The infusion should be warm and external use.
  • Sorrel (Rumex acetosa L.). This plant is refreshing and cleansing. Very useful to cure facial pimples and skin in general as well as all kinds of rashes.
  • Silk tree or Madorio (Asclepsias gigantea). This plant need to use it on prescription, but can cause discomfort. Using centigrams 10-15, is a great and very useful sudorific to treat certain skin diseases.
  • Aro (Arum italicum). The leaves of this plant are used as a lever by crushing and applying them to the skin but with care it can produce bladders poultice.
  • Barba cappuccino (Cichorium endive). It is a great tonic for liver and kidney, therefore, liver clean, healthy skin.
  • Watercress (Nasturtium officinale). Watercress has many properties, but are very good in poultices to heal skin ulcers.
  • Horsetail (Equisetum arvense). Because of its strong diuretic and depurative promotes healthy skin and clean.
  • Dulcamara (Solanum dulcamara L.). Like the ponytail, the plant is a great cleanser dulcamara improving eczema skin.
  • Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa L.). It has excellent results in its infusion dropsy, obesity, menopause and some skin diseases.
  • Scabious (Knautia arvensis). It prescribes the infusion of this plant in measles, leucorrhea and skin diseases.
  • Knotted figwort (Scrophularia nodosa L.). Used in scrofulous wounds, preparing the leaves washed and crushed. The decoction of leaves and roots is excellent in psoriasis.
  • Fumaria (Fumaria officinalis, L.). Excellent cleanser. The juice and infusion of fumaria prescribed in scurvy, herpes, scabies and liver ailments.
  • Galium (Galium aparine L.). Its fresh juice, eaten during the day (3 tablespoons) heals chronic eczema and various skin diseases even if they were rebels to other treatments.
  • Witch Grass (Bryphylum Calicinum). Some advocate the drinking of this plant to cure erysipelas and skin eruptions.
  • Cucumber (Cucumis sativus). The cucumber juice, used externally, cleans and whitens the skin and removing skin blemishes and freckles.
  • Beet (Beta rapácea). The fresh leaves are refreshing anointed with oil to cure inflammations and abrasions. Apply on the painful area.
  • Rue (Ruta graveolens). Powder is prescribed for malignant ulcers, and topical applications in bruises and articular rheumatism. It has to be very careful with this plant, and pregnant women should not take any form and that clogs the matrix, the fibers contract and may result in severe bleeding.
  • Carrot (Daucus carota L.). The carrot pulp poultices hot desinflaman relieve pain and boils and burns.

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