Herbs that can be used as an astringent 

What are Astringents?

Herbs with astringent action constrict or shrink body tissues and mucous membranes. It works by drawing out water from the target tissue/membrane and reducing fluid emission. They are usually found in skincare formulations that claim to tighten the skin's appearance, shrink pores, reduce inflammation and acne breakouts, and remove excess skin oil.
Astringents are employed for rapid wound healing and various digestive tract disorders. They prove to be immensely fruitful for leaky guts due to their drying property. They are used to treat persistent diarrhea and inflammation of the intestines.

 

What are the benefits of astringents?

Astringents are prominently used to:

  • Tighten skin pores
  • Kill bacterial colonies
  • Remove excess oil
  • Improve the symptoms of diarrhea 
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Stops bleeding

3 Herbs Recommended as astringents

Yarrow

Yarrow

Yarrow is an exceptional bitter tonic with remarkable astringent properties. It imparts blood-staunching action to heal wounds and improves diarrhea, dysentery, the common cold, and other gut-related irregularities. Use Yarrow Tincture or tea to promote gut health and reduce the disorders that arise due to excessive secretions in the respiratory and digestive tract. 

Wild Rose

Wild Rose

Wild Rose paves the road for fresh beginnings with its amazing therapeutic benefits. It encompasses astringent properties making it perfect for skin-related disorders, such as bacterial acne breakouts, visible pores, and inflammation. It is brimmed with Vitamin C and a good load of antioxidants that scavenge the free radicals and kill the bacterial colonies. Use Wild Rose Tincture at least 3 times daily for good gut and skin health.

Goldenrod

Goldenrod

Goldenrod is hands down one of the best astringents in town. It is available as a topical salve, tincture, and in dried form to let you prepare your own formulation (tea, syrup, decoction, vinegar infusion). Its astringent and antiseptic qualities are well-known for maintaining the integrity of the urinary tract by tightening and toning it. When applied topically, it minimizes pores and promotes the wound healing process.

Other Medicinal Plants that act as an astringent