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Skin Disorders, Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema

Skin inflammation is a sign of toxins inside the body, and in cases of serious skin problems, external treatments with creams may not be enough. A better approach to acne and other skin issues is to detoxify your body to expel these toxins from the inside and prevent further outbreaks. The major cause of acne is is believed to be hormonal turbulence and this formula was created to balance hormones. It has been useful in improving blood circulation, which can help to nourish skin that has been damaged by acne and prevents recurrence. This herbal combination is used to treat abscesses, acne, blood purification, cold sores, disinfectant, psoriasis, eczema, ringworm, shingles, skin disorders, skin eruptions and tumors. Aside from herbal or conventional treatments there are other ways to help heal and maintain healthy skin, such as stress management is important and a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables that provide nutrients for the skin. Some items you should steer away from (to avoid aggravating acne) are alcohol, coffee, spicy food, lamb, mango, pineapple, chocolate, sugary and greasy foods.

Yellow Dock (Rumex crispus), is an effective herb in the treatment of acne and dermatitis conditons. Yellow Dock mobilizes congested blood and yanks toxins from the body's tissues, which makes this herbal remedy very useful for treating skin conditions. It is used to cleanse the system of toxic wastes and to help relieve virtually all disorders associated with impurities in the blood. Normally, Yellow Dock is blended with other cleansing herbs, like Burdock and Goldenseal to eliminate toxins and foreign substances that can overburden the liver, the herb is quite useful for treating a wide range of ailments. By significantly reducing the toxic content in the body it becomes easier to heal acne, boils, eczema, psoriasis, hives, dermatitis, as well as fungal infections and blood disorders. 

Medicinally, Burdock Root (Arcticum lappa), is used internally and externally and is thought to be one of the most important for treating all forms of chronic skin problems, such as eczema and psoriasis, among others. The herb yields particular benefits on eruptive and inflamed pimples, boils and abscesses. Burdock Root tinctures remove toxins from the body that are often associated with skin ailments, and it is believed to remove the inflammation. Burdock Root extract is one of the foremost cleansing herbs, providing nourishing support for the blood, the liver and the body's natural defense system, as well as being rich in vitamins and minerals.

Black Walnut Hulls (Juglans nigra) are prescribed by herbalists as it offers many medicinal uses and benefits, as an antiseptic, germicide, anti-parasitic and a laxative. Black Walnut Hull tinctures contain large amounts of tannins, which are responsible for helping to destroy intestinal parasites and normalize skin conditions. Because of its high content of organic iodine it has been shown to be an excellent antiseptic for healing. Black Walnut extract is said to be very beneficial for clearing up acne and poison ivy, boils, carbuncles, cold sores, impetigo sores, exudative diathesis, warts, atopic dermatitis, eczema, skin irritations or rashes and shingles.

Valerian root (valeriana officinalis) dates back thousands of years with a traditional belief in the herbs' ability to heal skin disorders like those displayed during an attack of HSV and acne. It benefits the skin by minimizing irritation from rashes, pimples and cold sores.Valerian root extract has been helpful in treating chronic conditons, such as rheumatism and eczema, slow healing skin infections, such as abscesses and ulcers.

Pau d'Arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa) is a powerful herb for the treatment of acne, and it has been used for thousands of years for just about every condition you can imagine. Research has shown Pau d'Arco to be an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, anticoagulant and antimalarial.

Oregon grape root also known as ‘Barberry’ is a tall flowering shrub growing abundantly in United States and has been useful in treating psoriasis since couple of years. Berberine, is an activeconstituent in Oregon grape root showing anti-microbial properties and thereby helping to kill bacteria and fungal infections. The ointment of this root contains tannins, which helps to deter the formation of wrong skin cells in your immune system. Regular use of this ointment helps toeliminate psoriasis in short time.

Echinacea purpurea contains many beneficial constituents for protection of the skin from oxidative stress and it improves hydration in the skin. It also contains substances that stimulate the immune system, reduce inflammation, stregthen blood vessels, increase white blood cell activity, stimulate the body's production of interferon, and protects the skin from sun damage. Its antibiotic and detoxifying properties are of special interest to acne sufferers. 

Plantain leaf (Plantago major) included in the combination as a general detoxifier and for soothing inflamed and supporting skin healing. 

Dandelion Root is the most useful herb known for it’s numerous health benefits including psoriasis. The leaves, roots and flowers of this dandelion herb have been useful traditionally all over the world for treating skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. 

Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus) is a popular TCM to treat various ailments including the skin. Unlike other skin care ingredients, its antioxidant and healing properties will boost repair and renewel of damaged skin, killing acne causing bacteria and prevent new lesions from appearing. If you have acne or a ruddy complexion with blood impurities, Astragalus will bring them and blemishes more quickly to the surface. As an anti-inflammatory, it can lessen the chance of developing inflammation and infection in the pores of the skin, and reduce the swelling and redness of existing pimples.

Combine any of these herbs together in equal portions for a delicious tea to help rejuvenate your skin or you can always ask Maus to blend you a tea or Tincture.

Disclaimer - The information presented herein by Mountain Maus’ Remedies is intended for educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent disease. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider.