since summer is on its way.( I hope). this week is about herbs that helps with sunburns.
Course everyone knows about Aloe, the gel from the inside of this plants leaves reduces inflammation, soothes burn pain, fights bacteria, and speeds healing.
Calendula, is anti-inflammatory, astringent, antiseptic, cooling, and wound healing.
Comfrey, both the leaves and root of this plant contain allantoin, which speeds healing of burned skin.
Lavender, the essential oil of this flower relieves pain ad enhances the healing of burns.
Gotu kola, a compounds in this plant stimulates collagen synthesis to help repair skin. it also reduces scarring from burns.
Tea, both green and black teas re rich in antioxidants and cooling to sunburns. the suns ultraviolet ray produce free radicals in the skin. Tea's antioxidants can mop up these free radicals to helps prevent damage to tissues.
Hopefully these herbs will help this year if you have any kinds of burns.
see ya next week.