8 medicinal plants for skin care for both children and adults
Even today, thousands of years of practical experience in the application of various methods of skin care and treatment with medicinal plants (which traditional medicine collected over time) is still relevant. The use of medicinal plants means the use of leaves, fruits, flowers, rhizomes or whole plants. Medicinal plants have a special application that successfully care for, treat and help against various discomforts on the skin of children and adults.
- Chamomile is an excellent natural remedy against eczema because it contains anti-inflammatory and antibacterial compounds that relieve red spots on the skin. Flower extracts can help reduce skin inflammation, according to research into the healing effects of chamomile on eczema. An anti-inflammatory chamomile mixture can be made to relieve itching and bacterial infections on cracked and dry skin. Mix one tablespoon of virgin coconut oil with 2 to 3 drops of chamomile essential oil. Rub into the skin and apply twice or thrice a day to scaly, red and chapped skin. This prevents bacterial infections and accelerates the healing of the skin.
- Aloia vera- contains a crystalline gel that is used in the treatment of skin diseases (because it quickly and effectively improves the condition of the skin). It has antiviral, antibacterial, antioxidant, laxative, anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic effects. Clean aloe vera gel apply to the skin to relieve dryness, itching, damaged skin caused by eczema and to nourish the skin. Massage the gel 2 to 3 times a day.
- Nettle – it is recommended to take medicinal liquid from nettle leaves due to the frequent appearance of ulcers on the skin. Take 3 tablespoons of dried nettle leaves and pour 250 ml of boiling water over them. Take one spoon three times a day.
- Dandelion – Dandelion root infusion is used against acne, ulcers, rashes. Take one spoonful of crushed dandelion root and add 250 ml of hot water. Cook for 15 minutes. Take half a cup of warm liquid three times a day before meals.
- St. John’s Wort – mix fresh St. John’s wort juice with olive oil in a ratio of 1:10. Make a compress out of cotton fabric that needs to be dipped in the medicinal liquid. Place on damaged areas of the body (for example, hard or soft ulcers and the like). Change bandages daily.
- Kalanhoia – the succulent leaves of Kalanhoia are popularly used for medicinal purposes as an external or internal medicine. It has low toxicity and bactericidal, anti-inflammatory properties against rapid wound healing. Kalanchoe juice and ointment solve ulcers and wounds on the skin because they clean damaged areas very well. Gargle a sore throat with Kalanchoe juice diluted in half with boiled water. Rinse your mouth with undiluted juice due to inflammation of the inner part of the mouth, oral mucosa, stomatitis, periodontal disease.
- Comfrey – inflammatory skin conditions are treated with comfrey leaves and flowers due to their anti-inflammatory properties. Infusions for various uses (tonic, lotion or cream) can be made from all parts of the plant. Comfrey is especially useful for the treatment of wounds, eczema, inflammatory skin conditions, psoriasis, acne and rapid wound healing. Comfrey is an excellent herb for damaged and dry skin. It has a blistering effect on the skin. Comfrey is a safe cosmetic ingredient and is used in organic cosmetics.
- Calendula – skin conditions are treated with calendula leaves and flowers due to their anti-inflammatory properties. Infusions for various uses (tonic, lotion or cream) can be made from all parts of the plant. Calendula is especially useful for the treatment of wounds, eczema, inflammatory skin conditions, psoriasis, acne and rapid wound healing. Calendula is an excellent herb for damaged and dry skin. It has a blistering effect on the skin. Calendula is a safe cosmetic ingredient and is used in organic cosmetics.