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Acne Herbal Remedy - Neem - By Dr. Vikram Chaunan MD (Ayurevda)

According to Ayurveda (Traditional Health Care system of Indian Medicine) Acne and other skin problems like Psoriasis are caused by impuriies in the blood. There are herbs like Neem, manjistha, Haridra, Kumari which are very useful in removing these impurities. Neem has been found to be exceptionally good natural herbal remedy for acne as well as psoriasis. Neem not only clears away the acne naturally but also gives a natural glow to the skin. Other skin problems like eczema, lichen planus, fungal infections all respond well to neem capsules. There are many natural herbs for Acne and many Acne Natural Remedies

Neem - The best among various herbal remedies for Acne, Psoriasis, Eczemas and other skin problems.

Dosage : 2 Capsules thrice daily for 1 month, after meals, with plain water.

How Neem Helps in Acne?

  1. Clears the skin, Purifies the blood. It's a powerful natural anti-biotic causing no side effects.
  2. Helps in clearing the scars or acne, psoriasis and other skin blemishes.
  3. 2 capsules thrice daily x 1 month give excellent results. The results show up within 4-5 days of treatment.

Among all Neem has been found to be one of the perfect Natural Acne care. It is best herbal remedy for acne. Modern Medicine recommend anti-biotics like Doxy cycline and local application of Tretinoin for acne, which helps rarely, but does more harm than good. Doxycycline side effects can be searched at google. The side effects are too many. The bark of neem tree has been used in acne and other skin problems. Indians use the neem tree bark since ages for blood purification and treating acne naturally. The results are evident within 10 days of regular use of neem for acne and other skin ailments.

Other Natural Remedies for Acne

There are many herbal and natural remedies for acne. Many herbs have very positive effect on skin. These herbs are blessed with divine healing powers. High Pitta (fire energy) is responsible for Acne, Pimples and other skin diseases like Psoriasis, eczemas etc. Since the seat of heat (Pitta) is liver and it is found that Pitta is excessive in acne. So herbs useful for liver are also very effective natural solution for Acne. Herbs which act on Liver are very useful as natural treatment for acne. These herbal remedies for Acne work to pacify 'Pitta' or remove accumulated toxins from the body. So the treatment is basically for blood purification and detoxification. Herbs like Neem, Giloy, Triphala, Katuki, Amla etc. are pitta relieving herbs.

The following herbal formulations can be very useful for acne and give better results if they are used together.

1. Kaishore Guggul

Kaishore literally means younger people. Acne is generally a pitta disorders affecting the younger generation. Kaishore Guggul tablets are purely a natural solution for acne and other skin problems. It is also anti-inflammatory, relieves pitta, contains blood purifying herbs like giloy and triphala.

Dose - 2 Tablets, 2 to 3 times a day, with plain water, after meals.

2. Arogyavardhini Vati

Arogya literally means disease free life. This is an excellent traditional ayurvedic formula to cleanse the overall system. It helps in excretion of accumulated toxins from within the body and acts as a natural detox remedy. It should be used along with Kaishore Guggul tablets and others for better results.

Dose - 2 Tablets, 2 to 3 times a day, with plain water, after meals.

3. Yakrit Plihantak Churna

Yakrit Plihantak Churna is a herbal mixture of rare herbs to improve liver function and remove toxins from within the body. It is one of the best detox remedies. It is useful even in many complicated diseases of liver, like liver cirrhosis. It is also useful in many skin problems as all the skin problems are related to liver disorder. Skin problems like Acne, eczema, Psoriasis, etc. respond very well to this formulation. Other herbal formulations like Kumari Saar, Kaishore Guggul, Neem capsules can be used along with this to get immediate results. It helps the liver in clearing away the toxins. It regenerates the liver cells and prevents liver failure. It is useful in liver cirrhosis, jaundice, liver damage due to alcohol, toxins and infection. Here are how different herbs in Yakrit Plihantak Churna helps to restore liver function. The herb Katuki increases the bile production whereas Makoye, Bhringraj and Kalmegh improve liver function. Punarnava and Bhumi amla regenerate liver cells and are useful in liver enlargement and inflammation. Giloy is immunomodulator and corrects liver metabolism. The combination of herbs is a wonderful remedy for all liver problems and 'pitta' disorders.

Dose - 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls twice daily with plain water. It can be soaked overnight in water and then water can be consumed next day. Taste concious people can mix the powder with apple juice or some other fruit juice to mask the taste.

4. Navkarshik Churna

Navkarshik Churna is a classical Ayurvedic formulation dating back to 1100 AD. A famous formulation from “Chakradatt Samhita”. It contains 9 herbs, most of them are blood purifying. It contains herbs like Katuki, Neem, Manjistha, Triphala, Daruhaldi etc.. It contains Triphala which removes toxins from the body and useful in every other skin diseases and diseases due to accumulation of toxins. It is also useful in all forms of acne, psoriasis, high uric acid. Neem, Katuki, Manjistha purifies the blood and corrects the metabolism of “Pitta” and heat regulation in our body. Giloy is immunomodulator and improves immunity whereas Daruhaldi acts as an anti inflammatory herb. These herbs act together in a synergistic manner.

Dose - 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls twice daily with plain water. It can be soaked overnight in water and then water can be consumed next day. Taste concious people can mix the powder with apple juice or some other fruit juice to mask the taste.

5. Aller-G Care

Aller-G Care is a blend of unique herbs described in Ayurveda as best anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory herbs. These rare herbs are nature's answer to moderate to severe forms of allergies and skin problems. It clears the skin and is an excellent natural treatment for acne. Aller-G formula contains extracts of Haridra (commonly known as Turmeric), Neem, Shirish and Ashwagandha. These herbs act together in a synergistic manner and control acute and chronic allergic reactions. The herbs are very effective for acne and give results within 10 days of its regular use. The same herbs are useful for respiratory tract allergies and helpful in asthma as well.

Dose - 1 to 2 capsules twice daily, with plain water, after meals.

6. Kumari Saar (Pure Aloe vera Juice)

Our Kumari Saar is a unique product for natural detoxification. Aloe vera is a gift of God to mankind. It is effective in so many ailments which can not be described on a small piece of paper. In nutshell, Kumari Saar is nature's greatest weapon to fight against all illnesses because it is one of the best way to detox. It gives excellent results in acne when used with Navkarshik or Yakrit Plihantak Churna.

Dose : 20-30 ml empty stomach, early morning and evening, with equal water. Honey can be added to mask the tastelessness.

Home Remedies for Acne

Healing Pastes for Acne and Skin

Here are three pastes you can make at home and apply to your skin. They can be effective in reducing acne.

  1. Mix 1 teaspoon of chickpea flour (available at Indian grocery stores and natural food stores) with enough water to make a paste, and wash your face with this mixture. Rinse off, then apply either of the following:
  2. Mix almond powder with a little water, and apply the paste to your face. Let it dry and remain on your skin for up to half an hour, then rinse it off. (You can easily make the almond powder yourself in a coffee or nut grinder.) This is an excellent home remedy for Acne.
  3. A paste of sandalwood and turmeric powders mixed in goat's milk is healing for the skin. Take 1/4 teaspoon turmeric and 1/2 teaspoon sandalwood pow­der, mix them together, and add sufficient goat's milk to make a paste. Apply this mixture to your face. Note: Your face will look yellow for some time-up to 5 days-but this formula is quite effective in alleviating acne.


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