Herbs Used Topically

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Latest Edit: Hector 2014-03-13 (EDT)

See Also Naturopathic Therapies
See Also Botanical Medicine (Herbalism)

Herbs are used topically as oils, lotions, creams and salves, poultices and compresses or by applying liquid tinctures directly on the skin. It is also becoming more popular to use herbs in cosmetic products. Herbs can be found in facial creams, hand lotions, deodorants, shampoos, and hair rinses.


Article Photosensitizing Herbs for Skin Diseaseas and Cancer, NDNR, 2011 May
  • Ensure that the herbs are of high quality and that they are free of chemicals.
  • Some of the therapeutic action of herbs can not be achieved by using herbs topically.

Check out further information on botanical medicine and therapeutic forms of herbs.