Select your herbs for their unique heal­ing prop­er­ties

Herbs & Superfoods - - Herbs For Natural Beauty -

Each herb has its own unique con­stituents, so bear this in mind when mak­ing your creams. For ex­am­ple, cal­en­dula, rose­hip and hemp are ideal for cos­metic creams. Rose­hip is good for re­duc­ing scar­ring, cal­en­dula has Uv-block­ing at­tributes and hemp is rich in vi­ta­mins and other nu­tri­ents. Cas­tor is very glossy and of­ten used in lip salves. It’s also highly oc­clu­sive for wet­ness, so cas­tor oil and zinc are fre­quently used in di­a­per rash oint­ments. Chick­weed is good for itchy skin, cal­en­dula is anti-in­flam­ma­tory and an­ti­fun­gal, manuka and kanuka can be used for fun­gal in­fec­tions. Gotu kola is good for scars, wounds, and af­ter surgery. Red clover is good for chronic skin con­di­tions such as pso­ri­a­sis and eczema.

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