It is common for rosacea sufferers to want to find natural treatments. A wise man once said there are no alternative treatments, only proven treatments. So how do you resolve the conflict between the formal drug development process that can result in proven treatments and the desire to seek alternatives, based in nature, that may never prove their worth? In this group of articles I have sought to collect the best evidence we have for natural remedies for rosacea.
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This paper details a rosacea sufferer who suffered from rosacea lesions on his scalp, and was successfully treated with 8 weeks of Oracea and twice daily probiotics. The rosacea extended to a lesser extent to his cheeks and nose, and he also suffered from blepharitis and conjuctivitis. The patient ceased Oracea, but continuted with the […]
It is wise to not become too complacent when taking all forms of dietary supplements. Even naturally based supplements can have unintended – and as detailed here, deadly consequences. The person mentioned in this news report was taking a weight loss product that contained concentrated green tea extract, as well as Garcinia Cambogia. A severe […]
A recent article published in Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology hints at 3 new active molecules that show promise for the redness of rosacea. The combination of caffeic acid, rosmarinic acid, and gallic acid (RGC for short) is described as a new potent dermocosmetic ingredient. The research concludes `that 2% RGC topically applied on the […]
There has been a bit of folklore around what substances are able to kill demodex mites. In 2008 Rosacea News published an article that listed 100% alcohol, tea tree oil, carraway oil and dill weed oil as proven to kill demodex mites. Many other substances, for example seabuckthorn oil are also claimed to kill demodex. […]
A poster session at the just completed 2015 AAD Meeting in San Francisco has published some results that show a special formulation of Kanuka Honey is able to benefit rosacea sufferers. The information around this announcement tells us that a `large clinical trial has proved that Honevo, a medical grade kanuka honey formulation, developed by […]