6 Herbs to Eat for Beautiful Skin
The skin is not only the largest organ in the human body but is also the reflector of what goes on in our internal organs. It not only showcases our body’s health but is the first defense against everything that is inside. It is important that we keep our body healthy inside out as the skin reflects what we eat. A healthy glowing skin means that everything is functioning the way it ought to and your body too is getting the essential nutrients. If the skin is dry, scaly, patchy or pale you know that something is up and that you need to boost up your diet or take other measures to maintain healthy skin. Makeup and other beauty treatments for beautiful skin can only be a temporary fix and for truly beautiful skin you need to work from within and herbs are a surprising way to get beautiful skin. Here are some herbs you need to eat for beautiful skin.
1. Chamomile and ginseng
These herbs can be used in cooking, but their real use comes across when you make tea with them. These herbs contain a lot of antioxidants which are great for the skin. Not only that they cleanse and detoxify giving you great looking beautiful skin. Taking them in tea form also helps you hydrate your skin. Hydrated skin is skin that glows.
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2. Rosemary, thyme and Echinacea
These herbs contain minerals, antioxidants and bioflavonoid and are great for the skin. Even though you add them in small amounts in your food, they work really great and regular use would keep your skin healthy and glowing.
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This is an Asian herb and is used in many beauty treatments. Turmeric serves both cosmetic purposes and is also said to ward of Alzheimer’s. Wk omen usually make a paste of turmeric to get rid of dark spots and pigmentation.
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Rosemary has antifungal, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-diabetic characteristics. It also has cancer preventive properties, acts as a digestive aid, and promotes overall health. Good digestion also helps in getting you great looking skin and you should not pass on any herb that helps you do that.
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5. Aleo vera
Though not technically a herb, this plant is also great for your skin. It helps prevent sun burn and also keeps the skin hydrated and fresh. If you have a plant, you just have to slice the leaves and apply the juice on your skin to get great results.
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6. Calendula or marigold
This herb has anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. It also contains high amount of flavonoids (antioxidants) that protect the body against the damaging effects of free radicals. When applied in cream form it can be used to treat inflammations and infections of the skin, burns, scalds, bruises, cuts, eczema and hemorrhoids.
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