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Medicinal plants for the skin

by Josephine Andrews
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Pimples, rashes, sunburn, herpes, neurodermatitis – phytotherapy knows effective medicinal plants for both minor and major skin problems. Arnica, chamomile, yarrow, oak & Co. are not only suitable as a remedy for existing skin problems, but can also be used preventively to keep the skin healthy and beautiful. Learn more about medicinal plants for the skin here.

Prevent and alleviate

Medicinal plants can help with skin problems and skin diseases with a wide variety of mechanisms: For example, they have an anti-inflammatory effect, promote wound healing, relieve itching, soothe irritated skin and/or have a cooling and decongestant effect. In addition, medicinal plants can also support the health of the skin and can be used to care for dry or oily skin.

The best-known medicinal plants for the skin

Well-known medicinal plants for the skin can be found here:

Real chamomile has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antibacterial and promotes wound healing. Read more about chamomile !

Arnica is used externally for bruises, bruises and rheumatic muscle and joint problems. Read more about the effects of arnica !

Marigold ( Calendula officinalis) is recommended for treating wounds and inflammation in the mouth and throat . Read more about the healing power of marigolds here !

Aloe vera helps against constipation and is said to support wound healing. Read more about the effects, uses and side effects of aloe vera .

Hamamelis is mainly used for hemorrhoids, skin inflammation and diarrhea. Read more about witch hazel and its effects!

Marshmallow relieves dry, hacking coughs and inflammation in the mouth, throat and stomach. Read more about the effect and use of marshmallow here !

The bark of the oak is effective against diarrhea and inflammatory skin diseases. You can find out more about the healing power of oak here.

The fatty oil from the seeds of the evening primrose is recommended for neurodermatitis. Read more about evening primrose and evening primrose oil here!

Plantain helps with respiratory catarrhs ​​and inflammation of the mouth and throat mucosa. Read more about the effects of plantain !

Tormentil is used for diarrhea and inflammation of the mouth and throat. Read more about the healing power of tormentil here !

Myrrh is a gum resin that is particularly beneficial for inflammation in the mouth and throat. Read more about the healing powers and uses of myrrh !

Cloves have a pain-relieving, disinfecting and local anesthetic effect. They help with toothache, for example. Read more about cloves !

Cayenne pepper is used to treat muscle, joint and nerve pain and itching. Read more about the cayenne pepper !

The skin briefly explained

With a size of one and a half to two square meters, the skin is the largest organ in the body and fulfills a wide range of tasks: as a protective layer, it fends off pathogens and the sun’s rays, protects against overheating, cooling down and dehydration. In addition, the skin functions as a sensory and communication organ and plays a role in the elimination of pollutants and salts, for example.

The skin is made up of three layers. On the very outside is the epidermis, which itself is also multi-layered. The outermost layer is the horny layer, consisting of many dead skin cells that are constantly being shed. Pigment cells (melanocytes) are found further down: They protect the deeper layers of the skin from harmful UV radiation by forming the pigment melanin. He is responsible for the tanning of the skin.

Under the epidermis lies the dermis. In addition to elastic connective tissue fibers, there are fine blood vessels and lymphatic vessels, nerve fibers and various sensory cells, for example for pain and temperature stimuli. In addition, the dermis is equipped with sweat, scent and sebum glands. The bottom layer of skin is the hypodermis, consisting of loose connective tissue with fatty deposits. Hair roots and sweat glands are also located here.

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