Common Herbs That Help To Keep Your Skin Healthy

At Aphelia we have a deep and valued know how that not only are herbs and extracts are mixed specifically for traditional perscriptions but also many herbs add flavour to our cooking making meals more interesting, many common herbs help to promote a youthful appearance while also keeping our bodies healthy.

Take thyme and sage, for instance. Both have anti-inflammatory properties, and thyme has an antibacterial effect, too, which makes it a very good treatment for acne and other skin infections. Just make an infusion and apply it topically. Sage, on the other hand, prevents cell infection, which is one of the major reasons for ageing. Sage oil stimulates cell regeneration and improves blood circulation, which delays the appearance of wrinkles.

Another common herb with skin benefits is marjoram. Although it’s not used widely in the cosmetics industry, marjoram has toning properties and has been traditionally used as a stimulating tonic. Studies have also shown that it has an antifungal effect.

Oregano is yet another herb that you can use not just for flavouring your dishes, but also for your skin. Oregano is a strong antioxidant, and antioxidants are great for younger looking skin. Its main active ingredient is rosmarinic acid, a compound which studies have shown to have antiviral, antibacterial and even anti-cancerous properties. All this makes it good for a variety of skin problems, from acne to wrinkles. However, rosmarinic acid is not unique to oregano; it can also be found in thyme, rosemary, sage and in peppermint. Its antioxidant effect is said to be even stronger than that of vitamin E.

The amazing botanical powers of oriental herbs have been extensively documented in both ancient and modern texts; with traditional pharmacopeia attesting their ongoing prevalence, efficacy and enduring nature. Hence, the founder of Aphelia dedicated himself to researching and validating the extraction and integration of oriental herbals and modern technologies, endeavouring to have oriental herbs adored by consumers worldwide