Eczema / Blemishes
Nettle – Nettle leaves are a blood builder often used as a spring tonic and to treat anemia and poor circulation. They contain both iron and vitamin C, which aids iron absorption. It acts as a light laxative and diuretic (possibly due to its flavonoids and high potassium content). Both a tea and a poultice of cooked nettles are used to treat eczema and other skin conditions (combines well with figwort and burdock). Buy/view Nettle
Wormwood - An infusion of the leaves and flower tops, sweetened with honey, makes a tonic drink and can clear the blood of impurities and the skin of blemishes.
Watercress - Watercress is a valuable source of vitamins and a good detoxifying herbs. Its high content of vitamin C and minerals makes it a remedy that is particularly valuable for chronic illnesses. Herbalists recommend the herb for catarrh and bronchitis, and also for skin problems since it helps the body to eliminate wastes.
Bruise a handful of the stems and leaves in a saucepan and add 275ml of water or milk. Simmer over a low flame for 10 minutes to release the juices and put in a teaspoonful of honey. When dissolved, strain into bottles. Apply to the face and neck, after removing make-up, at bedtime and let dry on. It will remove blemishes and leave the complexion soft and white.