Acne and Boils

Say goodbye to troublesome skin woes with our comprehensive guide on tackling acne and boils naturally. We’ve gathered a powerful arsenal of supplements and herbs to help you achieve clear and healthy skin. From internal remedies to topical treatments, you’ll find a range of effective solutions to alleviate acne inflammation and deal with bothersome boils. Explore the world of natural remedies that can restore your skin’s glow and confidence.

Supplements:

  • Chromium
  • Lecithin
  • Vitamin A & E
  • Primrose Oil
  • Chlorophyll
  • Niacin
  • Lysine
  • MSM

Herbs:

  • Burdock Root, Dandelion Root, Echinacea, English walnut, Marigold, Wild Strawberry

External Remedies

Recipe – Topical Treatment:

Ingredients:

  • 5-10 drops of tea tree oil
  • 5-10 drops vitamin E essential oil
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel

Instructions:

  1. Brew a cup of green tea and let it cool to room temperature.
  2. In a small bowl, mix 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel with 5-10 drops of tea tree oil and 5-10 drops vitamin E essential oil.
  3. Open the green tea bag and mix the loose tea leaves with the aloe vera, vitamin E and tea tree oil mixture.
  4. Apply the mixture to your face using a cotton pad or your fingers, focusing on areas with acne.
  5. Leave the mixture on your face for 15-20 minutes.
  6. Rinse off the mixture with lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a clean towel.
  7. Apply your regular moisturizer or sunscreen.

This treatment can be repeated 2-3 times a week to help reduce acne inflammation and prevent future breakouts. Remember to do a patch test before applying this treatment to your entire face to make sure that your skin does not have an adverse reaction to any of the ingredients.


Herbs: Tea tree (Melaleuca alternifolia), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata), garlic (Allium sativum)
Remedy: Dab 1 drop of neat tea tree or clove essential oil onto the pus-filled head of a boil or pimple twice a day. Alternatively, cut a clove of garlic in half and rub over the area twice a day.

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Herb: Calendula (Calendula officinalis)
Remedy: Apply ointment or cream, or dab undiluted tincture onto the pus-filled area twice a day.

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Herb: Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
Remedy: Apply comfrey ointment or cream to the pus-filled area twice a day.
Caution: Do not use comfrey on broken skin.

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Herb: Lemon (Citrus limon)
Remedy: Dab pure lemon juice onto the pus-filled area, or dilute 1 tsp of lemon juice with 1 tbsp of water and use as a skin  wash twice a day.

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Herbs: Slippery elm (Ulmus rubra), calendula (Calendula officinalis), myrrh (Commiphora molmol), echinacea (Echinacea spp.)
Remedy: Mix 1 level tsp of slippery elm powder with sufficient calendula, myrrh, or echinacea tincture to make a thick, smooth
paste. Place on and around the boil, and bandage securely. Remove after 1–2 hours.
Note: This remedy is especially useful for drawing painful boils and splinters.


Internal Remedies

Herbs: Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), burdock (Arctium lappa)
Remedy: Make a decoction using 5 g of burdock root and 10 g of dandelion root with 3 cups (750 ml) of water. Divide into 3 doses and drink during the day.

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Herb: Echinacea (Echinacea spp.)
Remedy: Take echinacea tablets or capsules, or make a decoction of 10 g of root to 3 cups (750 ml) of water and drink during the day.

Urinary Infections

Herbs: Buchu (Barosma betulina), cornsilk (Zea mays), marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)

Remedy: Make an infusion with 5 g of each herb to 3 cups (750 ml) of water. Divide into 4 doses and drink throughout the day.

Option: Substitute juniper (Juniperus communis) or goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea) for buchu.


Herb: Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

Remedy: Make a decoction of the berries and drink 1 2/3–2 1/3 cups (450–600 ml) a day.
Tip: Cranberry juice may be substituted for bilberry decoction.

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Herbs: Garlic (Allium sativum), echinacea (Echinacea spp.)

Remedy: Take either or both herbs in capsule or tablet form.

Note: Take in addition to other remedies.
Caution: Do not take juniper or buchu during pregnancy.

Neuralgia

General Remedies
Herbs: St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), lavender (Lavandula officinalis), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)

Remedy: Apply neat St. John’s wort infused oil to painful areas, or add 20 drops each of clove and lavender essential oil to 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp (50 ml) of St. John’s wort infused oil and then apply every 2–3 hours as required.

Herb: Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

Remedy: Make an infusion with 25 g of herb to 3 cups (750 ml) of water and bathe the affected area. Alternatively, dilute 20 drops of essential oil in 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp (50 ml) of carrier oil and gently massage into the painful area.

Caution: Do not use on children under 5.

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Head Pain
Herb: Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Remedy: Mix 1⁄2 tsp of powder with water to make a thick paste and apply to the head.

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Toothache
Herb: Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Remedy: Chew a clove or rub 1–2 drops of neat essential oil onto the affected tooth 2–3 times a day for up to 3 days.

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