Herbal Remedies for Acne
A friend asked about natural a remedy for acne. Many of us get acne at various points, and here are some great herbs that can help: burdock, yellow dock, red clover, echinacea and tea tree.
All but the tea tree, which is used as an essential oil, can be used as a tea, tincture or capsule.
You can make your own herbal toner out of any of the herbs, or even combining herbs for a custom formulation. Check your local natural foods store for these herbs. They are usually offered in bulk. To make an herbal toner, use one teaspoon of the herb of your choice and steep in a cup of boiling water for 5 to 7 minutes. Strain and keep the tea in a glass jar in your fridge. Use on a clean cotton ball in the morning and evening before you retire.