Looking at Skin Problems differently
By Leanna Broom Ph.D Consultant Medical Herbalist
There are numerous labels for skin problems. They manifest differently after all, but they all have these factors in common. They can be uncomfortable, unsightly and embarrassing. Many people say they feel self-conscious and unclean. If skin is aesthetically pleasing it also reflects the inner health of the body.
I always remind people that their skin was perfect once. So with a good diet eaten daily – Food is our daily medicine and some trouble-shooting with Herbal remedies, the balance of the skin can be regained.
Here are some of the Skin conditions that can respond to Herbs.
- Acne and Acne Rosacea
- Eczema/Dermatitis/Itchy rashes
- Herpes cold sores
- Hives and Prickly heat
Contagious Skin conditions such as Impetigo and Scabies and the many Fungal conditions, common ones and the ones that occur rarely are treatable.
SKIN CONDITIONS MANIFEST FROM WITHIN THE BODY
Conditions displaying over sensitivity such as allergies, rashes, and contact dermatitis do not usually occur when the body is healthy on the inside.
When Skin problems occur it’s a symptom of the body attempting to excrete toxins and regulate itself. Skin is the biggest excretory organ of the body and attempting to push the problem back into the body by suppressing it will only be a temporary resolution. It’s the bodies way of saying ‘Help’
Leanna has found that using a natural remedy topically to relieve the symptoms will ease the discomfort whilst the Herbs heal from within. This may come in the form of a cream, ointment, gel or fixed oil. Oils may be used within the cream, neat or in a carrier oil, depending which ones are used. They may be essential oils with a nice smell or fixed oils both have therapeutic properties, they may also be moisturizing, nutritive and protective. Sometimes a poultice may be used, if it is an open wound.
Scarring is addressed, the aim is to get the skin back to near perfection.