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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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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Sulphur Still a Classic Treatment for Rosacea (2012 AAD San Diego)

  The following Poster Session from the 2012 AAD meeting in San Diego aimed to raise the profile of the use of sulphur as a treatment in rosacea. Did you know that Sulfur was first proposed as a treatment for rosacea in 1855 ! I wasn’t aware that sulphur was able to kill demodex mites, […]

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Dr. Oz: Pineapple + Cottage Cheese, Get Bromelain from your fridge

Are you searching for a natural therapy to quickly relieve your symptoms? Would you be willing to try freshly crushed pineapple and cottage cheese on your face? Give the wild and whacky rosacea treatments that emerge from time to time, pineapple and cheese doesn’t sound too bad ! Ellen Marmur, MD has an article today […]

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