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Natural Herbs That Protect Against Acne | Ayurvedic treatments in Bangalore

Age is really not a factor especially in a changing environment. Today, more and more adults are being diagnosed with what we call the adult acne but there is nothing to really fear because it is not a dreaded disease, it is just a skin condition almost like a passing phase in life.


Home treatments for acne constitute natural therapies, vegetable, minerals, fruits, ayurvedic and herbal treatments. Let us take a look at the various home remedies that you can use for Acne.


The Herbal Mix


Herbs play an important role in treating and preventing of acne. You can take herbs even when you are on a diet or after you have completed your diet program.


If you take half a teaspoon at least three times a day apart from a healthy diet then you will not only have a healthy skin but also prevent acne. Some of the most commonly prescribed herbs are tea tree oil, which is applied to acne lesions to kill the acne causing bacteria and Nigella or fennel flower.


HERB # 1: TREE TEA OIL

Tea tree oil is can be obtained from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia by using steam distillation. It is the native herb of Australia and effectively fights acne. You can purchase pure or undiluted tea tree oil from health stores.


* Ingredients: Contains terpinen-4-ol, which has antimicrobial properties.

* Use: It kills bacteria hence should be used on acne lesions to kill Propionibacterium acnes, which is a Bacteria that lives on the skin and causes acne.

* Benefits: Few side effects as compared to benzoyl peroxide.

* Avoid: using undiluted tree tea oil as it may cause skin blistering, redness, irritation, itching and over-dryness

* Concentration: 5% concentration gels should be used. You can also make it at home by mixing 5 parts of tea tree oil with 95 parts of water.


HERB # 2: NIGELLA OR FENNEL FLOWER

Nigella or fennel flower is an effective herbal cure against Acne. The fennel flower belongs to the genus Nigella of the sativa species. People or civilizations have been cultivating this plant for centuries for its medicinal qualities and also as a spice.


Ingredients: Nigella sativa consists of Proteins, Carbohydrates, Fatty acids, Vitamins and Minerals


Some of the other complex compounds found in the Nigella are:

arginine, Alanine, tryptophan, campesterol, asparagine, carvone, cystine, cymene, dehydroascorbic-acid, glucose, eicosadienoic-acid, glutamic-acid, iron, glycine, isoleucine, linoleic-acid, leucine, d-limonene, linolenic-acid, lysine, lipase, methionine, nigellin, myristic-acid, nigellone, palmitic-acid, oleic-acid, phenylalanine, potassium, phytosterols, beta-sitosterol, stearic-acid, alpha-spinasterol, stigmasterol, threonine, thymoquinone, thymohydroquinone and tannin.


Benefits: Nigella has some magical properties that makes it such a sought after herb for treatment of various skin and body problems. Some of the common properties of Nigella are:


* Antineoplastic

* Antimicrobial

* Analgesic

* Anti-inflammatory

* Antipyretics


Nigella is a potent natural remedy for strengthening the immune system. Because acne can get aggravated due to a weak immune system and Nigella makes the immune system stronger, it is used for treating acne.


Chemical Compounds


Apart from the natural diets and applying or intake of herbs, you can also use baking soda to effectively fight against acne. Baking soda is also known as sodium bicarbonate. It is normally available in a fine powder form and is used for leavening food like cake. You can buy it from any food store. On reaction with acid, sodium bicarbonate produces water and carbon dioxide.


Sodium bicarbonate works in two different ways, which are:


Exfoliating agent: Acne can flare up anytime and anywhere and the reason it happens is because of clogging of the hair follicles. When your hair follicle gets clogged then the sebaceous glands will start producing sebum continuously, which will cause the hair follicles to rupture. If a bump appears on your skin with the sebum still inside then it is known as a white head but if the bump comes out of the skin then it is known as a blackhead.


Neutralize acidic environment: Fungal or bacterial infections are also one of the primary reasons of acne. Baking soda in the form of sodium bicarbonate will help in damaging the bacterial cells that help bacteria to grow on your skin.


Let us take a look at the various home remedies that you can use for Acne.


If you take half a teaspoon at least three times a day apart from a healthy diet then you will not only have a healthy skin but also prevent acne. Some of the most commonly prescribed herbs are tea tree oil, which is applied to acne lesions to kill the acne causing bacteria and Nigella or fennel flower.


It is the native herb of Australia and effectively fights acne. Apart from the natural diets and applying or intake of herbs, you can also use baking soda to effectively fight against acne.



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