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The Benefits of Herbs — herbs for skin

The Benefits of Epilobium/Willow Herb

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Willow Herb /Epilobium, also known as Small-flowered Willow Herb, perfect for herbal tea. Attributed to be a cooling, astringent herb that is useful for inflammation and may help with problems of the urinary tract. Epilobium is used to treat prostate problems, bladder problems, and bed-wetting. Willow Herb had been traditionally used in treatments of numerous conditions: prostate enlargement, inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis), gastrointestinal disorders, kidney and bladder disorders, rectal bleeding, menstrual disorders, cystitis, urinary infections, diarrhea, mouth lesions and irritable bowel syndrome. Now, after thorough researches, Willow Herb has been recognized as a powerful herb against bladder and kidney...

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The Benefits of Lavender

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LAVENDER Lavender is one of the best known herbs of all herbs. Lavender can be made into a relaxing tea, either by itself or with other herbs which have complimentary properties. Used regularly it can help relieve depression and calm anxiety, and also helps when someone is in a state of nervous exhaustion. Lavender can be used as an oil, rubbed directly into the skin, added to a bath or inhaled. It is a wonderfully calming and relaxing herb, with strong first-aid effects; dabbed on the temples, it can relieve a headache, and it will relieve earache in seconds if...

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The Benefits of Chamomile

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CHAMOMILE Chamomile is calming and relaxing and most commonly taken as a tea for mild sleep aide. It may also be infused in water to create a relaxing bath. Chamomile can be used externally when inflammation of the skin occurs such as eczema, acne, or nappy rash. It may also be used for digestive upsets of a nervous origin, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, wind, bloating and colic. Chamomile can also help relieve period pain and other types of pain too. Botanical Name: Matricaria recutita Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, carminative, relaxant, anti-allergenic

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The Benefits of Nettle

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Nettle has been one of the most constant and generous herbs traditionally, and one of the best all-round supporters that we have in the plant world. Nettle contains histamine which helps with allergic reactions, it also has a long standing reputation for assisting with skin problems such as eczema and acne. This partly due to the way it helps the liver and kidneys to eliminate waste products. When taken internally, the formic acid which causes the sting, helps to calm down allergic responses. Tea made from stinging nettle contains a number of biologically active compounds with possible health benefits. Nettle...

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