60 Herbs and Their how to get rid of acne scars redness Uses

Helps regulate progesterone levels in women, easing menopausal symptoms plus some menstrual problems such as breast how to get rid of acne scars redness tenderness and menstrually-related migraines and acne. Do not use if taking HRT. Can be combined with black cohosh, sage and feverfew as appropriate. Aloe vera

Regulates oestrogen production in women, helping with menstrual problems such as cramps, and useful during the menopause for reducing hot flashes and how to get rid of acne scars redness menopausal depression. Also helps with rheumatoid arthritis, some types of headache, osteoporosis, high blood pressure and tinnitus. Borage

Stimulates the adrenal glands, useful in dangerous or stressful situations and for anxiety, depression and grief, giving us the courage to go on. Also helps with rheumatoid arthritis and acts as a diuretic how to get rid of acne scars redness and cleanser of the kidneys. Buchu leaf

Mildly sedative, helping with sleep problems. It also has anti inflammatory properties and is very useful how to get rid of acne scars redness for digestive problems including gastro-intestinal irritation, ulcers, colitis and irritable bowel. It can relieve cramps either related to indigestion or menstrual how to get rid of acne scars redness cramps. It also makes the body more receptive to other remedies, working well in combination. Chickweed

It may come as a surprise to many gardeners to how to get rid of acne scars redness hear that this well-known and rampant weed has some good qualities! Chickweed cream can be very effective for eczema and other how to get rid of acne scars redness dry, irritated skin, as well as minor burns, stings and scars. It also helps relieve rheumatism. Chicory

This herb contains allantoin, which aids growth and healing in cartilage, bone and muscle. It has been used to help heal fractures and sprains how to get rid of acne scars redness for centuries. Reduces swelling. For external use only – apply as a poultice. Comfrey can also help with acne and scars – mix a teaspoonful of powdered comfrey root with water to how to get rid of acne scars redness make a paste and apply it as a face pack, leaving on for as long as possible. Cramp bark

Useful for any kind of cramps. In the case of menstrual cramps, start taking it a few days before menstruation is due. Also helps with menopausal aches and pains. Can also be used to help control the bladder in how to get rid of acne scars redness cases of incontinence or bedwetting, and for irritable bowel syndrome. Damiana

This mexican herb was prized as an aphrodisiac and traditionally how to get rid of acne scars redness is mainly used for male sexual problems including impotence and how to get rid of acne scars redness premature ejaculation. It can also be helpful in stimulating the reproductive organs how to get rid of acne scars redness in women and relieving menstrual pains. Also used for depression linked to nervous exhaustion, and urinary infections. Dandelion

Dandelion leaves are used in salad in many countries. It is a great detoxifier, helping the liver, kidneys and gallbladder to eliminate waste. For warts, rub the wart with the white juice from a dandelion how to get rid of acne scars redness leaf or stem twice a day for a few weeks. Devil’s claw

Boosts the immune system, with anti-viral and anti-bacterial effects. Good for flu, colds, throat infections, tonsillitis, and even ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis). Also for boils, tooth abscess and acne where body toxicity is the cause. Fennel

Antibiotic, especially effective for bronchitis and other chest infections. Reduces blood cholesterol levels, reducing the risk of heart attacks. Thins the blood, helping to prevent strokes. Antiseptic and antifungal, helpful for athlete’s foot, infectious rashes and warts. Contraindications: may irritate the digestive tract in some people; not to be taken by nursing mothers as it can how to get rid of acne scars redness cause colic in the baby. Ginger

Calms the gastro-intestinal tract, preventing travel sickness and nausea. May be useful for morning sickness in pregnancy (check with your doctor). Eases symptoms of colds, flu, bronchitis and whooping cough. Also thins the blood to reduce stroke risk. Gingko leaf

Aids memory and concentration by helping circulation in the brain, particularly for seniors. Is used to treat dementia. Antidepressant, helps to prevent strokes and thrombus, and relieves tinnitus. Taken by many multiple sclerosis sufferers. Ginseng (korean)

Relieves stress. Although generally a stimulant (including reputed aphrodisiac qualities for men) it will not prevent sleep if the body needs it. Improves health and spirits generally, especially in old age. Do not take with caffeine or alcohol, and do not use if you have hypertension. Siberian ginseng is a milder form, but still should not be taken in these circumstances. Golden seal

Anti-inflammatory, widely used by asthma sufferers. Also helpful for hay fever and for colds (at the early stages). Relieves the nerves, preventing nervous diarrhea, and helps with nervous exhaustion, anxiety, depression, grief and guilt. Lavender

Calming and cheering, lemon balm can relieve mild depression, irritability, anxiety and panic. Can calm palpitations. Good for digestive problems caused by stress or anxiety. Externally, helps with herpes sores including cold sores. Licorice

Relieves skin problems including acne, rashes, cuts and sunburn. Essential oil can help relieve cold sores. Also helps with fungal infections including athlete’s foot, thrush and ringworm. Can be used for liver problems, including hepatitis. Milk thistle

For liver disorders, including all types of hepatitis, problems resulting from alcohol abuse, or to assist and protect the liver during chemotherapy (as always, discuss with your doctor). Also useful against melancholic depression which is associated with the how to get rid of acne scars redness liver. Mint

There are many different species of mint. Garden mint tends to be milder than peppermint in its how to get rid of acne scars redness effects. Relieves heartburn and flatulence, helps stomach aches, nausea and travel sickness. Useful for head colds and flu, sore throats, headaches and eye infections. Antibacterial. Can help to lower a high temperature by provoking sweating. Mustard

High in calcium, useful for preventing osteoporosis. Heals wounds, relieves sore throats, canker sores and gingivitis (gum disease). For women, can control heavy menstrual bleeding and traditionally used in pregnancy how to get rid of acne scars redness to prevent nausea and miscarriage and relax the cervix in how to get rid of acne scars redness preparation for childbirth (as always, discuss with your doctor). Also good for post-natal depression. Red clover

Stimulant for the heart and nervous system. Improves blood circulation to the brain and scalp, helping with migraines, hair loss, and to improve memory, especially for examinations. Helps with convalescence after a serious illness and increases optimism. Sage

Tea tree oil is extracted from the leaves of a how to get rid of acne scars redness plant native to australia. It has wonderful antiseptic powers and is also antifungal and how to get rid of acne scars redness rejuvenating. Helps with all surface problems of the body whether internal how to get rid of acne scars redness or external – problems of the skin including acne, mouth, sinus, bronchial passages, plus ear infections and dandruff. Thyme

The active ingredient in willow bark was extracted in the how to get rid of acne scars redness 19th century and found to be a very effective pain how to get rid of acne scars redness reliever. It is now produced synthetically as aspirin. Willow bark has the pain relieving and anti-inflammatory properties of aspirin, but does not thin the blood. Good for relieving arthritic pain. Witch hazel