Natural Alternatives for Traditional Skin Medication

July 9, 2010 by  
Filed under Natural Medicine

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Medicinal herbs are a great natural alternative for traditional skin medication; they are also beneficial to your skin and offer a different kind of botanical and herb that is like any other. You should be aware that concentrated fragrances that contain ingredients such as linalool are not recommended since such plant chemicals have been known to cause allergic reactions.

If you add any fragrance, you may have an allergic reaction since any concentrated plant fragrances are likely to contain a high level of artificial preservatives.  The most effective and safest choice you can use for your skin is by choosing a fragrance free product.

Some examples of natural herbs that can improve your skin conditions:

Botanical extract is natural occurring and can also be used in order to maintain your skin as well as treat any existing skin problems.  You can also use botanicals and herbs in order to reduce the signs of aging.   Nettles, Arnica, Marigolds and Saint John’s Wort have been known to have anti aging, skin care and mental health benefits.

Even though these herbal and botanical skin care products may benefit your skin, you should be aware that there are some side effects that may come with using either one or all of these herbs for your skin:

1.Nettles: These are medicinal herbs that can be used to relieve itching of your skin, however some people have been known to complain about the stinging that can arise from using nettles. If you would like to relieve skin itching, you can use Babassu palm oil in order to eliminate inflammation, dryness and eczema without the side effects.

2.Marigold: This herb can be used in order to treat any acne, soothe irritation and inflammation. With marigold, you will not have that many side effects.  If you would like to treat your acne, you should try honey, since honey has been known to have antibacterial properties, which is an essential part of healing blemishes.

3.Arnica: This is a toxic plant, however its roots do have an effective antioxidant and fungicide property, which acts as an ant inflammatory agent. There is a side effect to Arnica since its roots can be harmful due to the fact that the roots contain Thymol and when Thymol is absorbed with your skin, it may lead to internal bleeding.

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