We, as humans, have turned to nature for healing since the beginning of our time. This includes using plants for skin health. Herbs have the potential to help cure all kinds of skin problems from cuts and wounds to acne and eczema.
In this blog post I’ll be sharing three magnificent herbs you can use for skin health and healing.
1. Chamomile for your skin
Chamomile is probably one of my favourite herbs and I think everyone should have chamomile in their house. Said to represent the comfort of a mother’s hug, it can be used for many ailments such as stress, sleep, anxiety, digestive upsets and even immune support.
It’s antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antiseptic properties makes chamomile a first rate remedy for skin health.
Externally, chamomile helps to stimulate tissue repair; speed up healing of ulcers, sores, burns, sunburn, and varicose ulcers; as well as treat many other skin disorders such as allergic reactions, eczema and itchiness.
It’s sedative and calming properties helps to soothe the skin as well as relieve pain and inflammation.
Chamomile is also rich in antioxidants and flavonoids making it effective in protecting the skin against free radicals that cause ageing.
2. Lemon Balm for your skin
Lemon balm has sedative and calming properties making it a wonderful herb to calm your nerves and help with pain.
It is a superb herb to be used for wounds, cuts, rashes and other skin ailments because it is packed with antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal and antihistamine properties. It has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties which can help reduce pain when massaged into joints and muscles.
The antiviral properties in lemon balm is effective against the herpes virus and can therefore be used on cold sores.
Additionally, lemon balm can be used for period pains, neuralgia, joint and muscle pain, insect bites and bruises.
3. Moringa for your skin
This superfood is highly nutritious and supports many different body systems. It can be used internally to support your digestive system, cognitive function, immune system, endocrine system and more.
It is a powerhouse packed with antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiseptic properties which promotes healing of minor injuries such as bruises, cuts, burns, rashes and insect bites.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties, moringa can be used on sore muscles and joints, bruises and spasms or cramps.
Due to its nutritional value, it is extremely nourishing to the skin. Moringa helps with acne as it is purifying and removes impurities as well as rejuvenates damaged skin. Its antioxidant properties may help to prevent sagging and wrinkles.
We have made a salve with all three of these magnificent skin herbs. Our Herbal Healing Salve has a reputation for helping people with skin conditions when nothing else seemed to work (not that well at least!).