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Answered by: Susan Eagles
Posted on: July 09, 2005
I’ve been reading the Q&A section on the Richters website and I’ve found quite a few interesting remedies for acne. My question can all of the herbs be taken together? I think I’m most interested in red clover and something by the name of "turmeric", for the skin. First of all, what is turmeric? Second of all, can it be used with red clover. Lastly, can I use the above products in addition to the vitamin E and Aloe vera?
Also, I’m not sure of your expertise on herbs in gynecology, but I’ve gotten a bacteria infection that’s excreted through the vagina. Do you know of any herbal supplements for bacteria infections in the body dealing with the female body?
Treating acne requires a multifactorial approach, based on the underlying causes. Acne can result from hormone imbalances, poor diet, weakness in the lymphatic system, poor bowel or kidney function, lack of exercise and stress. All of the underlying causes that apply to you must be addresses, or the treatment will not be lasting.
Herbs can address many of these imbalances, as we have noted in previous items on our website. Red clover flowers work on the lymphatic system. Turmeric, Curcuma longa, is a plant, the rhizome of which is used in Indian cooking and for medicinal purposes. It looks similar to ginger root, and is bright yellow-orange in colour. Turmeric supports the liver, and is anti-inflammatory.
Yes, turmeric can be used with red clover, vitamin E and aloe vera. Aloe vera is a laxative, and should be used internally for only short periods of time.
An infection of the vagina with a discharge can have many causes and must be examined by a medical doctor to rule out sexually transmitted disease.
For information on using natural methods for a bacterial infection of the vagina, please see our website at www.richters.com. Choose "Q&A" from the main menu, then enter "vagina" for the search. The items "Herbs for an Itchy Vagina" and "Vaginal Pain" give information on bacterial infection of the vagina.