Herbal Remedy for Rosacea

A herbal remedy for rosacea can work alongside the conventional antibiotic treatment your doctor will prescribe.

Rosacea affects one in 20 adults with the fair skinned being most at risk.


The first signs are patches of redness on the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin and tiny blood vessels appearing under the skin.

This can be followed by bumps, burning and itching and in some cases, the nose will develop excess tissue.

Blood vessel abnormalities are one possible cause with episodes being triggered by hot or spicy foods, alcohol, caffeine, stress, weather, exercise, hormonal changes and some medications.

Supplments can be taken indefinitely.

Begin with a Vitamin B complex - one tablet each morning. A vitamin B deficiency is common in people with rosacea, so that might be enough to help.

If not, then add 500mg vitamin C a day which will strengthen the blood vessels and connective tissue.

Zinc - 25mg a day - helps heal the top layer of the skin - but add 2mg of copper if you use it for more than a month.

Fish oils reduce inflammation and produce prostaglandins which stimulate contraction of the blood vessels.

In addition, use fragrance-free products, never rub your face after washing and wear a sunscreen.

To soothe inflamed skin, make a chamomile and marigold tea - pour 1 pint (500ml) of very hot water over 1 tablespoon of the mixed herbs.

Infuse for about 20 minutes, strain and cool.

Use this to bathe your face - this remedy is sound for any time you have inflammation.

Men are well advised to use an electric shaver instead of a blade to minimise skin damage.

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