Herbal and Nutritional Supplements commonly used in the Naturopathic treatment of all types of acne. It is well known that deficiencies in essential vitamins and minerals can cause or worsen numerous health problems, including skin diseases like acne. A wide range of vitamins, minerals, animal products, herbal extracts and other plant-based products are purported to … Continue reading “Herbal and Nutritional Supplements”

Multi-vitamins are nutritional supplements that combine many vitamins, minerals and other nutrients into a single formulation. Regular intake of a balanced multi-vitamin at the recommended dosage is an excellent way to maintain healthy levels of essential nutrients in your body. Multi-vitamins are rarely used as a direct treatment for acne, but they are often incorporated … Continue reading “Multi-Vitamins”

Echinacea supplements are prepared from several species of Coneflower (Echinacea spp). The most common Echinacea supplements are extracts from the roots of the Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea). Echinacea is native to the Eastern North America, and this plant was an important part of the traditional medicines of many Native American groups who lived in the … Continue reading “Echinacea”

Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) is a flowering plant that was originally native to Europe, Western Asia and Northwest Africa but is now naturalized worldwide. Red Clover is a common agricultural cover crop because it fixes nitrogen in the soil and is a rich source of pollen and nectar for bees. Red Clover is widely used in Naturopathic … Continue reading “Red Clover”

Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) is an evergreen shrub that is native to western North America. The Oregon Grape is the official plant of the state of Oregon (USA). The bush has spiny leaves and blooms of yellow flowers that develop into dark blue berries. The berries are edible but they are quite tart. Oregon Grape was an important … Continue reading “Oregon Grape”

Khadir is an herbal supplement made from the Kher plant (Senegalia catechu or Acacia catechu). The Kher plant may go by other names, such as black catechu, black cutch, cachou, catechu, cutchtree and khair. The plant is a thorny, deciduous tree that is native to Asia and parts of India near the Indian Ocean. In Ayurvedic medicine Khadir … Continue reading “Khadir”

Goldenseal  (Hydrastis canadensis) is an herb in the Ranunculaceae family that is native to Eastern North America. According to historical documents, Native Americans relied on the medicinal qualities of Goldenseal for the treatment of a variety of ailments. These ailments include skin infections, digestion problems and cancer. Goldenseal is now occasionally used by modern Naturopathic practitioners for … Continue reading “Goldenseal”

Fish Oil refers to the naturally occurring oils in the flesh of fish. Fish Oil is extracted from many types of fish and is among the most popular nutritional supplements on the market. Fish Oil is purported to have many health benefits, such as decreasing inflammation and improving skin tone. Fish Oil supplements are commonly included … Continue reading “Fish Oil”

Evening Primrose Oil is extracted from the seeds of several flowering plants in the genus Oenothera, which are found in North America. Evening Primrose Oil is a popular Naturopathic treatment for many types of skin disease, including psoriasis, exzema and acne. Evening Primrose Oil is used in both topical and oral formulations. Evening Primrose Oil is rich … Continue reading “Evening Primrose Oil”

Elderberry Supplements are produced from berries of several species of Elderberry tree (Sambucus spp.), most commonly Black Elderberry (Sambucus nigra). The Elderberry plant has been used for centuries by traditional healers to treat respiratory infections and other diseases. Elderberry is occasionally used in the Naturopathic treatment of acne. Elderberry extracts have been reported to have antibacterial, … Continue reading “Elderberry”