Burdock root is one of the best detoxifying herbs for acne. It’s known for purifying the blood, cleansing the body of bile and can help to eliminate toxins that can cause chronic skin conditions such as acne.
The benefits of Burdock Root for acne
Its cleansing action works by helping to eliminating impurities through the digestive system, rather than the skin where toxins can cause excess inflammation. This may be a particularly useful herb to incorporate into your diet if internal toxicity is regarded as the main cause of your acne due to constipation and excess toxicity in the bowels or unhealthy eating habits.
One of the easiest ways to include burdock root into your diet is by making a detoxing burdock tea to help cleanse the body. To make this healing herbal brew, I recommend getting a thermos flask which holds at least 750ml water – this will give you 3 cups of burdock tea which is the recommended daily amount for complexion control. Boil some water and fill up the flask, add 6 tsp of dried burdock root and some fresh ginger or liquorice root and leave it to steep, a good flask should keep your brew warm all day! Drink one cup three times daily. Depending on your flask (mine has an in-built strainer) you may need to purchase a seperate tea strainer to strain out any bits of ginger and burdock root!
Have you experienced the benefits of burdock root for acne? I’d love to hear your stories in the comments below!
Peace, Love & Clear Skin