Natural Treatments

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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Rutin Forte Supplement reduces redness apparently

A paper published in the Georgian Medical News, and listed on PubMed details a study that concludes that Rutin Forte is an effective means for the treatment and prevention of erythematous rosacea. The supplement was included alongside regular rosacea therapy of topical and oral antibiotics. What is Rutin Forte? Rutin Forte is a nutritional supplement […]

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Topical Kanuka Honey as a Rosacea Treatment

A research letter published recently in Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies has detailed some very early investigations into whether topical kanuka honey might be suitable as a treatment for rosacea. The trial of topical kaunka honey was conducted on 10 patients who attend a doctor’s surgery in  Tauranga, New Zealand. Patients applied medical-grade kanuka honey […]

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Alternative Rosacea Therapies – What Botanicals Work?

Why do rosacea sufferers want alternative or natural therapies? Despite the availability of several types of topical, systemic and laser therapies, and many years of research into rosacea, why is there so much ongoing interest in alternative and natural therapies ? The writers of this 2011 paper think that this is a good question, and […]

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Milk Thistle (Silibinin) Protects Against Skin Cancer

Whilst not exactly new news, some research is confirming that an extract found in Milk Thistle, Silibinin will kill skin cells that have been affected by UVA radiation and also protect against UVB radiation. Rosacea sufferers might know of Silibinin as an active component of Silymarin. Silymarin is an ingredient in the modest rosacea treatment […]

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Treating Rosacea with Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

What is an `Essential’ Oil? I fear that the name Essential Oil is immediately misleading. Just having the word essential there supposes that the oil is some kind of necessary oil, in the sense that some nutrients are essential for human life. Oil is “essential” in the sense that it carries a distinctive scent, or […]

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