There are many things you can do to improve skin health without spending pay checks on the latest creams, toners and cleansers. Let’s face it, we all want that natural glow and these 5 herbs can help you achieve it. By adding these healing herbs into your diet, you can cleanse the body from the inside and enhance your natural glow and beauty on the outside.
Here’s 5 healing herbs that can help restore that natural glowing skin you’re looking for:
Botanical Name: CURCUMA LONGA
Turmeric is commonly valued as a culinary spice that brings pungency and warmth. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties enhance bioavailability and absorbability of nutrients and is prescribed for its restorative and repairing properties to reduce chronic inflammation. Turmeric is known to assist with many conditions including allergies, skin conditions, menstrual irregularities and overall digestive functioning. Turmeric’s high antioxidant content prevents cell damage and brightens skin for an even tone. It also assists with acne, psoriasis and eczema.
How to use:
To restore natural glow and treat uneven skin tone, mix turmeric powder with honey and natural oils and apply topically as a face mask. Use in cooking to enhance its healing benefits.
Botanical Name: MATRICARIA CHAMOMILLIA
Chamomile is a sacred heal-all plant. Its delicate flowers and sweet-smelling foliage calms digestive concerns, strengthens the immune system and deeply relaxes the nervous system to relieve restlessness and irritability. Chamomile also portrays a wound healing effect, where applied to the skin it can relieve skin irritations, ulcerations and wounds. Our skin responds beautifully to Chamomile, its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties make it the perfect plant to aid in blemish free skin.
How to use:
Infuse the soothing Chamomile florals in tea and enjoy the warming properties as a therapeutic beverage anytime of the day. Our soothing Sleep Assist & Calm Me tea both contain an array of beautiful organic chamomile for you to infuse into a warming tea. Create a tincture or infused oil and apply topically onto the skin to treat irritations and blemishes.
Botanical Name: ALOE BARBADENSIS
Aloe Vera is most commonly known for its soothing inner gel. This spiky succulent contains a cooling and calming mucilaginous gel that has been used for centuries to soothe skin rashes, heal burns and usher in the relief of abrasions. Aloe Vera is a wonderful healing plant to add into your home beauty recipes and diet as it gently soothes the digestive tract, supports liver function and boosts the skin to shine.
How to use:
Grow a plant in your home and apply inner pulp fresh to your skin daily. Aloe Vera can also be taken orally in capsules or blended up in a smoothie.
Botanical Name: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS
Calendula is kin to the lymphatic system, its luminous flowers are a tremendous remedy for lymphatic congestion, swollen glands, acne and cysts. Calendula supports detoxification and releases an overburdened digestive tract and liver. It also contains hormone-balancing elements, specific to normalising menstrual cycles and painful monthly cramps. The golden calendula flowers really create shine for the skin. Calendula encourages tissue regeneration and can be used for skin infections, acne, bruises and dermatitis. This warming flower supports in many ways and is definitely one to add to your beauty routine. This is one of our favourite ingredients in our Detox & Replenish tea.
How to use:
Infuse Calendula flowers in tea, oil or immerse yourself into a tea bath infused with Calendula to heal, soothe and restore tissues. Try our whole body tonic Detox + Replenish to obtain the full therapeutic properties of our organic Calendula.
Botanical Name: CENTELLA ASIATICA
Gotu Kola is a prime elixir for restoring clarity and cognition. This wild weed replenishes the body by adapting to a stressed immune system and increasing endurance and energy. This powerful herb has the ability to stimulate collagen synthesis and has been found to promote nail, hair and skin growth. Gotu Kola possesses regenerative powers that work wonders in wound healing, skin concerns and ulcerations. Gotu Kola is found in many anti-aging products and is used to reduce scarring, stretch marks and restoration of skin.
How to use:
Gotu Kola can be infused in tea, taken orally via supplements or applied straight onto the skin to gently soothe and calm irritations. Fresh leaves are traditionally used to cool a burn.
For natural glowing skin, replenish your inner channels with the powerful healing properties of plants. Weave these herbs into your daily routine and watch yourself glow and shine bright.