Sulfur has been used since antiquity for the treatment of skin diseases. Sulfur-laden hot springs are widely touted for their healing properties. Sulfur is one of the most commonly prescribed topical acne therapies in Naturopathic medicine. Sulfur itself has antibacterial and antifungal properties. In addition to Naturopatic medicine, sulfur is commonly used in organic farming operations … Continue reading “Sulfur”

Colloidal Silver has been used in Naturopathic and Alternative Medicine for many years. Some people consume Colloidal Silver suspensions orally, although it is more commonly applied topically when used as an acne treatment. Colloidal Silver is often used in the preparations of Naturopathic anti-acne face masks that also contain other active ingredients, such as clays, … Continue reading “Colloidal Silver”

Egg whites contain large quantities of proteins, vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Egg whites are low in carbohydrates and very rich in protein, which make them very popular nutritional choice for people who are trying to lose weight and/or build muscle mass. Fresh egg whites are also commonly used for topical treatments in Naturopathic medicine. Egg Whites … Continue reading “Egg Whites”

Honey has a medicinal tradition that goes back to ancient times. Honey has become even more popular in recent times with some research indicating that Honey can accelerate wound healing when applied topically. Several products containing medical grade Honey are now available and are widely used in parts of Europe and Asia. Honey is widely used in Nautropathic … Continue reading “Honey”

Neem Oil is extracted from the leaves and seeds of the Neem Tree (Azadirachta indica). The Neem Tree is native in the Indian subcontinent, however it has been introduced to many other tropical regions. Neem Oil is a natural insecticide and is widely used as a pest control agent in organic horticulture. Neem Oil also … Continue reading “Neem Oil”

White Willow Extract is prepared from the bark of the White Willow tree (Salix alba). The bark from many species of Willow (Salix spp.) is a natural source Aspirin, a Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug (NSAID). Preparations of willow bark have been used in the traditional medicine of indigenous people for thousands of years. Preparations of pain-killing willow … Continue reading “White Willow Extract”

Papaya (Carica papaya)  is a fruiting tree that is native to Central America. The Papaya fruit is an important food source and is cultivated commercially in tropical regions around the world. In addition to its culinary applications, the Papaya fruit is widely used in Naturopathic and traditional medicine. Preparations from fresh Papaya fruits are occasionally used … Continue reading “Papaya”

Aloe Vera is a succulent plant that is widely cultivated for ornamental and medicinal purposes. Aloe Vera gel is extracted from the pulp of the Aloe leaf and is widely used as a topical treatment for skin irritation and to accelerate wound healing. Aloe Vera gel may also be consumed orally, and it is reported to have … Continue reading “Aloe Vera”

Calamine is a mixture of zinc oxide (ZnO) and ferric oxide (Fe2O3) and is the main ingredient in calamine lotion. Calamine lotion is a topical cream often used to treat inflamed, red or itchy skin associated with conditions such as chicken pox, poison oak, insect bites and sunburn. Calamine is occasionally used as a topical … Continue reading “Calamine”

Black Walnut Extract is prepared from the hulls of the nuts of the Black Walnut Tree (Juglans nigra). Black Walnut is a deciduous flowering tree that is native to Eastern North America, but is now naturalized in many regions. Black walnut was used for centuries by Native Americans for both medicinal purposes and as a dye. … Continue reading “Black Walnut”