Can Herbs be Used to Treat Acne?

Herbal Acne Treatments You May Want to Try

Acne is the bane of many an existence. After all, it's painful, unsightly and downright depressing at times. The question is, can you get rid of it without harsh chemicals or pills with ugly side effects? The answer to that question may surprise you.

Herbs Can Combat Acne

Mankind has been turning to herbal remedies to treat various ailments for centuries. It would only make sense that there be herbs to treat acne too. The question is, which herbs are good for acne, and which ones should you avoid?


There are quite a few topical herbal treatments that can help combat acne. One of the most powerful is garlic. Take a garlic clove and crush it. Apply the "juice" to your blemish. The healing properties of the garlic will kill the acne bacteria and can help soothe your skin. Won't smell good, but those pimples will go away fast.

Patchouli and Bergamot

Patchouli and Bergamot made into a tea and applied to skin is also a great herbal acne remedy. It will help kill the acne bacteria causing your pimples and will help your skin cells regenerate, which can mean help for scarring too.


A chamomile compress is another great acne treatment. Soak a rag in hot water and chamomile to soothe inflamed and irritated skin. Remember, inflamed skin can lead to clogged pores, which can lead to horrible outbreaks. If you want to keep inflammation down, this is a great treatment to try.


Horseradish pastes are a great way to reduce redness and kill acne bacteria. If your face is a red splotchy mess, make a paste of ground horseradish and milk and apply it liberally. Let it sit for 10 to 15 minutes and rinse off. It'll do your complexion a world of good.

There are quite a few other herbal acne remedies to help acne-prone skin. Stay tuned. In the upcoming days I'll be providing you with more home-made herbal acne remedies to try.

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