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