Some herbs can also have a place in our skincare routine. Most herbs contain high levels of anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants that provide nutrients for the skin and hair.
One great herb is chamomile, which has natural anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. The herb reduces redness, itching and swelling and is a great alternative to cortisone, for example. Soak a chamomile tea filter or two in boiling water and place in the freezer. Then apply to the irritated skin area, relief will soon appear.
Cinnamon also contains a lot of antioxidants, which are very effective against skin damage. You can make a great tea with cinnamon and enjoy its positive effects on the skin. In fact, it is the only way to expect results, as it can cause irritation when used externally.
Garlic can be a very effective solution if you have a problem with fine hair. To keep hair thick and healthy, hair follicles need nutrients. If you don’t get enough nutrients into your body through food, your hair will become weak, dull and brittle. Garlic contains an amino acid that can revitalise hair follicles and significantly increase hair strength.
Green tea contains a high concentration of a compound called catechin, which has a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and remarkable anti-ageing effect. Green tea also has an outstanding role in ‘thickening’ the epidermis, accelerating the healing of wounds and inhibiting the production of an enzyme in the skin responsible for skin pigmentation.
Red clover helps soothe itchy, red and irritated skin and can be a remedy for eczema sufferers. Red clover helps to flush toxins from the body. This is important because they cause inflammation, which then leads to eczematous skin. Red clover can also be consumed as a tea.
Turmeric has a strong anti-inflammatory effect. It can help fight melanoma because of its antioxidant properties. Turmeric’s anti-tumour properties can also help fight this disease.