Rosacea refers to an inflammatory skin infection, where blood vessels become overly dilated and sensitive on the surface of the facial skin, causing the skin to look red and swollen. In many cases, it results in the formation of pus-filled bumps and acne-like pimples and welts.
This type of skin disorder mainly affects adults in their 30s or 40s. Proper treatment must be taken in time else the condition may get too complicated to treat completely. Following are some proven herbal remedies for rosacea.
Herbal Remedies For Rosacea
Tea Tree Oil
Histamine-induced microbial infection on skin is a major factor that triggers rosacea. Tea tree oil minimizes the production of histamine in your body while its anti-inflammatory components reduce the redness, swelling and inflammation caused by rosacea.Recently, the Flinders Medical Center in South Australia conducted a research on rosacea patients using both tea tree oil and paraffin oil. Where paraffin oil was found to be completely ineffective, those who consumed tea tree oil in the form of supplements experienced significantly reduced swelling and inflammation.
The main ingredients in green tea are termed as epicatechins that are polyphenolic compounds, which have been found to be very effective in enhancing the natural ability of your skin to reduce and prevent inflammation triggered by internal and external factors.The powerful antioxidant properties of green tea make it a super herb to treat an array of skin-related disorders, including rosacea.
It has been found that rosacea can be treated quite effectively by increasing the secretion of digestive juices in your body. Poor digestive process is one of the major causes that lead to the development of rosacea and helps it to stay longer. Gentian root does not only boost the production of digestive juices but it also provides healthy nutrients to your skin.You can prepare a herbal tea to treat rosacea by steeping 1-2 teaspoon of ground gentian root in a bowl of boiling water for fifteen minutes. Drink it 2-4 times daily, preferably 20 minutes before your meals. Ulcer patients, however, should not use this herbal remedy because of the obvious reason that increased production of gastric juices can aggravate their condition.
Dang gui is a traditional Chinese herb but is now widely available everywhere in the form of herbal supplements for rosacea and other skin-related diseases.Dang gui contains rich levels of vitamin B12, nicotine acid, folic acid and biotin. All these components have the natural ability to detoxify the skin. It means they help your body to remove all toxic elements from your skin, which speeds up the healing process of rosacea.
Feverfew extracts are available in the form of standardized supplements that do not contain parthenolide (a substance that is otherwise naturally present in this herb). Parthenolide stimulates the effects of sunlight on your skin that can worsen rosacea inflammations.Parthenolide-free feverfew extracts thus work faster and have been found to be very beneficial in reducing telangiectasias (small dilated blood vessels), redness and inflammation in rosacea patients.The above herbal remedies are very commonly used by herbal practitioners to treat rosacea. You are advised to consult an experienced naturopathic expert and follow the dosage guidelines prescribed by them.