Plants can help the skin

Some medicinal plants improve wound healing, relieve skin inflammations, or have swelling down. It only plants should be used, the effects of which is scientifically proven. An expert explains what herbs are and how they work.

“The classic herbal medicine – in nature itself collect plants and a tea from it such as the Cook-, has the disadvantage that the ingredients are often under-dosing,” says Andreas Kiefer, Member of the Board of the German Association of pharmacists in Berlin.

Also, the risk for allergies is higher self collecting as many wild plants contain allergenic substances. Modern herbal medicines are a good alternative. You derive from the traditional herbal medicine. Industrially produced, standardized extracts are used as ointments, creams or tinctures.

Chamomile is one of the most famous medicinal plants. Externally, their extracts have anti-inflammatory and wound healing promoting. Only the water-soluble ingredients are in the classic Chamomile tea. Alcoholic extracts contain more anti-inflammatory ingredients. “Therefore these are superior to a tea for medical applications,” says Kiefer.

Tannins have pulling together on inflamed skin. Herbs with tannins are such as the oak bark or the Witch Hazel (Hamamelis). The fine blood vessels in the skin are less permeable, tempered by inflammation and itching. Help tannin envelopes or baths against eczema, griped or hemorrhoids. Witch Hazel extracts also help with light skin lesions.

Breiumschläge with Bockshornklee-or flax seed soft on the skin. To produce the powdered seeds are mixed with water and boil. Breiumschläge make the skin supple and help against local infections like boils.

When skin diseases, not just the ingredient is important, also the auxiliary materials and preparation play a major role. In acute skin diseases such as nässenden inflammation, the plant extracts help better if they are incorporated in more aqueous bases. High-fat preparations are effective for chronic eczema, however.

Green or black tea is indeed no medicinal plant. It is nevertheless because of its content of tannins against exuding eczema used: from the commercially available food a strong tea Cook and let ten minutes. Envelopes with green or black tea should be renewed several times a day.

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