Iranian Traditional Medicince to treat Rosacea

Many rosacea sufferers are looking for a natural way to treat their rosacea symptoms. This quest can often be frustrating as there are very few nature-sourced treatments that have been proven to be effective.

This paper published in the Asian Journal of Clinical Case Reports for Traditional and Alternative Medicine details the case of one rosacea sufferer treated with Iranian Traditional Medicine.

What is Iranian Traditional Medicine?

The authors tell us that “The aim of this study is the introduction of rosacea patients referred to the clinics of traditional medicine clinics of Tehran University that, had significant improvement in the short term with traditional medications and dietary advice”.

The paper highlights the following traditional treatments;

  • Aftimoni whey protein with Sisymbrium irio should be consumed hot at fasting,
  • Liver capsule (coriander seed, fumaria, lettuce seed, chicory seed, Jujube, Rhubarb root, cassia leaf, thyme),
  • sekanjabin (fennel, chicory seed, celery seed, Tribulus terrestris, cumin, Khyarin seed, chicory root bark, fennel root bark, capparis root bark), and
  • local mask containing mallow, mallow flowers, and chamomile flowers were administered along with milk and two drops of lemon juice.
  • refrigerants such as chicory, mucilage. of ispaghula (Psyllium), lettuce, and cool syrups such as sekanjabin and refrigerant bandages on the surface of the lesions

The full paper (via the link below to the PDF) cites references to the efficacy of liquorice (glycyrrhizic acid), jujube, chicory, mallow, chamomile, marigold, feverfew, tea tree oil, green tea, oatmeal, lavender, and camphor oil. The latter natural treatments cite references that are well known to rosacea sufferers (see The Top Natural Rosacea Treatments). See the full article for more information.

Article Abstract

Improvement of Rosacea Symptoms in a 62-year-old Man with the Treatment of Iranian Traditional Medicine

Akramosadat Atyabi (M.D., Ph.D. Candidate), Fatemeh Eghbalian (M.D., Ph.D. Candidate) , Mehrdad Karimi (M.D., Ph.D.)

Asian J Clin Case Rep Trad Alt Med. Winter 2017; 1(1): 29-36

Background: Rosacea is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that affects 0.5–10% of the population. Common symptoms are redness and itching in the nose bridge area, especially cheeks. The cause is not completely understood but genetics, increased growth of bacteria in the small intestine, and increased activity of Demodex mites are considered responsible. There is no certain cure for it; however, oral antibiotics, including tetracycline and doxycycline, and topical medications including metronidazole gel and azelaic acid cream are effective in improving symptoms.

Due to the chronicity of the disease, regular use of these drugs is associated with many complications. The complications of synthetic drugs and the lack of favourable outcome of the treatment have led to increasing prevalence of the treatment approach with traditional medicine.

Case Presentation: The patient was a 62-year-old man who complained of redness and pustules on the face. During the illness, he visited numerous doctors, who, after diagnosing rosacea, had prescribed various drugs, but the patient did not consume any of these drugs. After following the dietary recommendations and using herbal medicines, noticeable improvement was achieved after two months.

Conclusion: Considering the significant improvement in the patient’s condition after appropriate diet and appropriate use of herbal medicines, it seems that traditional medicinal therapies have great results in the treatment of rosacea.

Keywords: Rosacea, Herbal Medicine, Genetics, Mite Demodex, Iranian Traditional Medicine

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2 Reader Comments

  1. anniegoose says:

    i hope this comment posts. i use evening primrose oil for the rosacea that i have. have also had success with calendula.

    the lavender oil works great on the inverse psoriasis.

  2. Comment via email.

    “I was diagnosed with Rosacea about 17 years ago. I had frequent flushing and now have broken blood vessels on my nose, cheeks and chin. Antibiotics and prescription creams really didn’t help. However, I have been taking lots of PROBIOTICS, good multivitamins, co q 10, fish oil, otc feminine support herbs for several years now. I put baking soda in my face in the morning. I splash it off and put Cetaphil lotion on my face. Then I use baby sunscreen of zinc and titanium dioxide on my face. I use no foundation or powder on my skin. I use lipstick as a rouge and on my lips. I do use a little eye makeup on my eyebrows. I can’t believe the compliments I have received on my skin. What did it? Who knows- I think the probiotics!!! Are there alternatives??? You betcha!!


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