Best Herbs For Healthy Skin and Body

Top Herbs You May Use for Healthy Skin and Body

The beneficial properties found in the roots, leaves, seeds and flowers of herbs can be found in products used in many of health and wellness and beauty industries.

Below is a list of the best herbs for healthy skin and body and their properties.

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Anise

The seeds of anise are used to help settle upset stomachs, relieve gas and soothe colic.

Black Cohosh

The root is used to ease pain and inflammation. It also helps with easing menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes.

Burdock

The root is used as a blood purifier or cleanser and helps with various skin problems. It also exhibits various anti-tumor properties.

Chamomile

See our article on Natural Herbal Remedies for a detailed review on chamomile.

Cinnamon

The bark of cinnamon is used to aid digestion and to ward off such things as colds, urinary tract infections. It is astringent and is therefore helpful with diarrhea and is also thought to help fight tooth decay.

Cloves

The bud of cloves are used to effectively quell tooth aches. Cloves also calm the digestion and may be applied to ease the pain of stings, insect bites and other minor wounds.

Dandelion

Acts to strengthen the kidney and bladder. It is a diuretic which stimulates urine excretion. The sap may be used to kill warts.

Dill

A common pickling substance, dill leaves and seeds act to ease colic, improve digestion and fight gas.

Echinacea

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Ephedra

This plant is the source of Sudafed. It helps with decongestion and may treat obesity. It is not for pregnant women or those with thyroid problems.

Eucalyptus

The use of eucalyptus is common for easing congestion and relieving muscle strain. It can also be applied to soothe minor cuts, burns, insect bites, wounds and ulcers.

Evening Primrose

The oil from the seeds of this herb eases arthritis and helps clear up problematic skin conditions.

Feverfew

Prevents migraines and dizziness and can also relieve arthritis.

Garlic

See our article on Natural Herbal Remedies for a detailed review.

Ginkgo

This antioxidant helps to improve short term memory and increase alertness.

Ginseng and Goldenseal

See our article on Natural Herbal Remedies for a detailed review.

Horehound

Used in traditional cough remedies. It is antispasmodic and an expectorant.

Horsetail

The stems has traditionally been used to stop bleeding, increase urine production, repair broken bones, and relieve rheumatic conditions such as arthritis. Horsetail contains high concentrations of potassium, aluminum, manganese, flavonoids and silicic acid. The organic silicon concentrations found in horsetail may also promote bone and cartilage formation and are useful for treating brittle nails.

Licorice

This dried root helps to soothe sore throats and relieve coughs. It may also help heal peptic ulcers.

Mullein

The leaves and flowers of this herb can be taken in a tea or burnt to help relieve coughs, colds and congestion. The leaves are a gentle expectorant and lymphatic cleanser. An external application will help ease stings and scrapes.

Peppermint

Used to treat many health conditions such as: fainting, headaches, fatigue, migraine, stress, colds, flu, fever, cramp, colic, gas, nausea, indigestion, asthma, bronchitis, sinusitis, muscular pain and acne skin break-outs.

Plantain

The common plantain plant can soothe inflamed and infected tissues. As a cream it is effective against stings, and provides relieve from poison ivy and the pain of cuts, scrapes and burns.

Rosemary

Used as an antiseptic, diuretic, cleansing agent, astringent to treat headaches, migraine, mental fatigue, breathing problems, stomach pains, aches and pains, arthritis, asthma, colds and flu, alopecia and dandruff.

Sage

The leaves are antibacterial and may be used as a mouthwash, for a sore throat and to aid digestion. It may help with night sweats and fight against diabetes.

St. John’s Wort

See our article on Natural Herbal Remedies for a detailed review.

Slippery Elm

The inner bark of this plant helps to soothe the pain of burns, the itch of bites, discomfort of minor skin irritations and to treat minor burns.

Thyme

The whole plant is valuable since it is antifungal and antibacterial. It loosens mucus and helps to relieve coughs.

Valerian

Valerian is a natural sleep promoter. It relaxes the body and permits it to calm down.

Vervain

Vervain is for digestive comfort. It is also used to relieve symptoms of depression and remove headaches.

White Willow

The plant contains salicin. This is a noted pain relief agent. This naturally occurring form of aspirin relieves the pain caused by headaches and inflammation. It can also prevent migraines and assist in decreasing the chances of stroke and heart attack.

Witch Hazel

See our article on Natural Herbal Remedies for a detailed review.

Care must be taken when combining some herbs with pharmaceuticals and be aware that some herbs are contraindicated for certain conditions. Having said that, as you can see, these are just some of the many herbs that provide valuable healing effects for the relief of many health issues. Today we have explored some of the best herbs for healthy skin and body.

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