Herbs for Acne — Acne is an extremely common skin condition characterized by occasional flare-ups of blackheads, pimples, and pustules. Most often, pimples develop on the face, neck, upper chest, and/or the back. When the liver becomes congested or sluggish, toxins are not filtered out of the body but instead get into the bloodstream which can show up as a skin problem like acne.
Some of the factors that contribute to acne are:
- A diet having excessive sugar, fried, salt and processed foods.
- Insufficient intake of water, fruit, vegetables, and fibre.
- Excessive intake of foods such as chocolate, caffeine, carbonated beverages, milk products, and seafood and other iodine-rich foods.
- Being overweight.
- Use of certain birth control pills, steroids, and lithium.
Certain herbs that purify the bloodstream of toxins by improving liver function are used to treat acne. Some of the major herbs for acne are:
- Yellow Dock
- Dandelion Root
- Red Clover