According to recent studies, echinacea and goldenseal may be good for those who have acne.
Echinacea has also been a successful treatment for eczema, psoriasis and general skin problems, with no known side effects.
Echinacea, also known as coneflower, is a plant that has been used for centuries to quicken the healing of colds and flu, and is also known for its ability to enhance the immune system. This immune system enhancement helps the body to fight infections, including acne. Echinacea is also proven to have antibacterial and antiviral agents.
For the treatment of acne, echinacea can be ingested internally and also used externally on the skin.
Echinacea is available in many forms, some of which are:
* Echinacea acne lotion
* Echinacea facial soap – made with echinacea and cleansing herbs to clean and purify the skin.
* Echinacea facial serum
* Echinacea facial creams
* Echinacea as a skin gel
* Echinacea pills or capsules, sometimes combined with Goldenseal.
Goldenseal, also called orange root, is an herb that has also been used for centuries as a healing agent. Goldenseal has antibacterial, antimicrobial and antifungal properties, and has been used to treat skin diorders, as well as a variety of other diseases, including digestive ailments and upper respiratory problems.
Goldenseal is available in several forms, here is a common list:
* Goldenseal herbal lotions
* Goldenseal ointments
* Goldenseal tinctures
* Goldenseal cream
* Goldenseal capsules
Echinacea and Goldenseal are also available blended together in an alcohol free liquid extract.