US Natural Remedies for Acne

Article by Brianna Mobilian

There are many plants that are native to the United States of America. Within these plants are a wealth of healing and medicinal properties that allow you to naturally treat conditions, disorders, and diseases. Acne is among the extremely large list of conditions that is able to be treated with native United States plants. This article is only touching on the surface of the many native United States plants that are able to prevent and eliminate acne. It is truly astounding that though these plants have been around since the Indians, not many people are aware of their effectiveness in treating acne.

Red Alder Bark

Red alder bark comes from the native North American tree called Alnus Rubra. Native Americans were known to use red alder bark to treat a variety of skin conditions. Some of these conditions were insect bites, pimples, and poison oak. Today, red alder bark is a natural remedy for treating problematic skin conditions such as acne, boils, and rosacea. It is able to reduce inflammation on the skin and soothe it. Red alder bark has many properties that make it a wonderful natural remedy such an alterative, antibacterial, anti-infective, analgesic, and astringent. It is a wonderful solution for breakouts caused by monthly menstruation. Red alder bark powder may be taken internally or applied topically for amazing results.

Red Alder Bark

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Birch

Birch is a native North American tree that is in the Betula family. There are many species of birch such as red or water birch, which was used by some Indian tribes to treat skin conditions such as sores and pimples. The different species of birch almost all have medicinal properties. Some of the many properties include: analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, detoxifier, disinfectant, germicide, and insecticide. These properties are what makes birch a fantastic natural remedy for preventing and treating acne. Birch oil can be applied topically for amazing results in clearing acne.

Birch

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Witch Hazel

Witch hazel is a commonly known solution for treating acne. It is actually a natural remedy and comes from the Hamamelis virginian plant. American Indians used witch hazel for its medicinal properties. Witch hazel is used as a first aid treatment for acne, burns, cuts, dermatitis, inflammatory conditions, insect bites, and wounds. Witch hazel has astringent properties due to the high level of tannins found within the plant. Additionally, it has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and analgesic properties. Witch hazel is applied topically to the skin, and is an effective treatment in preventing and eradicating acne.

Witch Hazel

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The properties mentioned within these plants make them all extremely potent fighters against acne. They are able to combat the bacteria and microorganisms that actually cause acne in the first place. Try one of these amazing solutions today for a clear complexion you will love.

Brianna Mobilian is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Pre/Postal Specialist, Certified Postnatal Yoga Instructor, and passionate mother. She enjoys living her life as holistically as possible, and teaching her family and others to do the same.

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