It is easy to forget that your skin is the largest organ in your body, and the only organ that we can see easily and on a daily basis! The skin can be thought of as an outward reflection of your inner health and well being.
Skin problems cause a huge amount of physical discomfort and emotional stress and many of the prescribed medicines that patients use simply give some topical relief, but do not treat the underlying cause.
Herbs have been used by herbalists to treat skin problems for centuries using them for blood purifying, immune support, to fight infection and aid elimination.
Psoriasis is a chronic skin condition which often runs in families and is characterised by itchy, scaly pink patches commonly appearing on the elbows, knees, shins and scalp, while the fingernails and toenails may also be affected. It is difficult to know what causes psoriasis, but a combination of a healthy diet and appropriate skin ointments enables most sufferers to keep their symptoms under control.
Heat rash is annoying to say the least! It is also called prickly heat or miliaria. You can get it anywhere on your body but it's most common on your face, neck, hands and arms, chest, back and thighs.
Heat rash is when your skin looks red and seems to contain a rash of lots of small, bumpy red spots that look like tiny little blisters. They itch and sometimes feel as if they are prickly or stinging. Luckily herbs can really help!
Vitiligo is a skin disorder that appears as white patches on the skin in different parts of the body. It is caused by the death of cells caused melanocytes. These are the cells responsible for producing the pigments that colour your skin. We look at recent studies to see whether diet, herbs or supplements can help.
Fungal nail is a unsightly condition which can be difficult to treat. It is called Onychomycosis. Many patients become very conscious about a fungus nail condition and refuse to wear sandals and have their feet seen in public.