Rosacea - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Rosacea is a skin condition that appears as red or blotchy skin, usually on the cheeks and nose. It is more likely to affect those with fair skin, and it becomes more common as you get older. Rosacea is a combination of weakened surface blood vessels and imbalances in the flushing response which accounts for redness and sensitivity...

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Rocasea is associated with chronic facial skin redness and pimples and occurs in more women than men in the age group 30 to 50 years. It is associated with an excess flow of sebum.

Fortunately, natural treaments and herbal tonics can work well to ameliorate the condition. When we treat rosacea we use herbs to reduce skin and circulatory sensitivity, while at the same time strengthening the blood vessel walls.

Things that can cause flare-ups:

Stress and anxiety
Food allergies
Inflammatory foods such sugar, coffee, alcohol and processed foods
Too much sun exposure
Extreme heat or cold
Medications, such as topical steroids, vasodilators, and beta-blockers
Natural External Treatments

Aloe vera
The aloe vera plant can be a topical remedy for rosacea. It is emollient and moisturizing. Apply directly from the leaf.

Chamomile essential oil can be diluted and applied to the skin, along with cold chamomile tea bags.

Rolled oats
Oats are a traditional home remedy for rosacea. They are believed to strengthen skin. Make a paste with a couple tablespoons of oatmeal with water and apply directly to your skin.

Lavendar can help with acne, rashes, blemishes and rosacea. Applied to the skin, lavender oil eases inflammation and can shrink blood vessels.

Natural Internal Treatments

Fenugreek seeds
Fenugreek is a good lymphatic tonic and will be useful as a home remedy for this condition.

Green tea
Research has shown that green tea’s main polyphenol component, prevented papules and pustules on the faces of rosacea sufferers.

Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory. You can cook with it or even make a mask.

Antibiotics can control the rosacea and they do so by dealing with any secondary infections which arise because of the condition rather than controlling the condition itself.

The fenugreek tea is a good lymphatic tonic and will be useful.

It is considered now that Rocasea can be a result of Vitamin B's deficiencies (esp B2 )and low hydrochoric acid and other pancreatic and digestive enzymes.

Avoid milk, trans fatty acids, margarines, coffee, alcohol, hot and spicy drinks and foods can stimulate the condition.

McDowells Products

The rosacea mix works to strengthen the peripheral blood vessel walls and to help the autonomic nervous system manage the flushing response better. This response is the ability to direct blood supply to the skin both to dissipate heat as you do when hot and as an emotional response.

The herbal mix contains the following; Yarrow, Rue, Nettle, Chamomile, Prickly Ash, Horse Chestnut and Elecampane with the Bach Flower Remedies Scleranthus, Walnut and Larch.

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