I know that I’ve written endlessly on this blog about the importance of treating your body as an integrated system, every organ working in tandem with the others. Today I found a post about the benefits to your skin from adopting this point of view. In the Huffington Post, there is an article about overall strategies that will enhance the health and beauty of your skin. The first suggestion includes Chinese herbs that help fight inflammation. Lets hear it for Chinese Herbal Medicine again!
“1. Fight Inflammation Poor diet, stress, dehydration and environmental factors can all lead to chronic inflammation, which can damage fibers that keep skin elastic and supple. Inflammation can also increase toxins in the body. Several traditional Chinese herbs can reduce inflammation and underlying infection, by clearing “toxic heat”, the Chinese medical term for reducing inflammation. Most commonly used are Jin Yin Hua (Japanese Honeysuckle), Huan Lian (Coptis Rhizome) and Huang Qin (Baikal Skullcap), recommended by Traditional Chinese doctors for centuries to support skin health.”
To read the rest of the suggestions check out the article here.