Internal Bulgarian Home Remedies for Acne
Take 1 jar of 5 l and start filling it with 1 row of the elder berries (Sambucus Ebelus), 1 row of granulated sugar and then repeating the filling process in the same consecutive steps until reaching the top.It is important for the very last layer to consists of sugar, and be at least 5 cm thick. It is recommended to use freshly picked elderberries for having better results.This will ensure the fruit will not turn sour. Put the jar in a place where it will get plenty of sun exposure. Close it with the jar lid, and leave it there until the fruits melt into syrup (usually 3-4 weeks), and then strain the liquid into clean bottles that can be sealed well. Store the bottles in your refrigerator so again to prevent from spoilage.
From this strained syrup, take 1 tbsp. every morning, afternoon, and evening 20 minutes before eating. Repeat the procedure for as long as needed, or when you finish the syrup.
In addition to the syrup, drink 1 cup of 75 g of the infusion shown below under remedy #2.
In the US you can find fresh elderberries in stores such as Wholefoods, Greenmarket stores, Garden of Eden, or pick them yourself from your local farms.
Take 15-20 Aloe Avera green leaves, carefully remove the thorns, and crush them well into a paste. Add 50 g of nettle roots, 50 g of burdock roots (ArctiumLappa), 600 g of organic honey and 600 g of red wine. Mix very well, and boil the mixture in a water bath (the container with the mixture is put inside a larger container with hot water) on a low heat for 1 hour. When lukewarm, strain the mixture into clean bottles, and store it in your refrigerator.
Similarly to remedy #1, take 1 tbsp. every morning, afternoon, and evening 20 minutes before eating. Repeat the procedure for as long as needed, or when you finish the liquid.
Ten minutes after you have taken the table spoon with the elderberry syrup (remedy#1) or the liquid (remedy#2), additionally drink 1 cup of 75 g of the following infusion:
Mix agrimony, white yarrow, st. John’s wort, broadleaf plantain (leaves), yellow yarrow, sweet woodruff (Asperulaodorata), leaves of wild strawberry, Greek nettle (leaves and flowers), currant (leaves), and lady’s mantle (Alchemilla vulgaris) – 50 g of each herb. To this mixture add
2 full tbsps. of bay leaves and 1 tea spoon of prickly juniper – berries (Juniperusoxycerdus). Add the whole mixture into a metal container, and boil it in 500 mL of water for about 10 minutes – make sure you cover the container with the lid. When the liquid cools down, strain it and store it in a cool place. When you drink, you can sweeten the liquid with honey and lemon to your taste.
Two hours after eating take 1 tbsp. of the following mixture:
500 g of organic honey, 20 g of green leaves from Rose Geranium (aka Pelargonium roseum or Pelargonium graveolens) and 20 sweet almonds nuts both finely crushed using a wooden mortar, 3 lemons that are cut, squeezed and then finely crushed together with the rinds using a meat grinder (remove the lemon seeds), 10 g of valerian tincture and 10 g of hawthorn (aka Crataegusmonogyna) tincture. Make sure all of the above ingredients are mixed very well before consumption.
Ten minutes after taking 1 tbsp. from the above recipe, additionally drink 1 cup (75g) of the following infusion:
Agrimony, pine tops, Iceland moss (akaCetrariaislandica), walnut leaves, fumitory (aka Fumariaofficinalis), star gentian (aka Gentiana cruciate), chicory (aka Cichoriumintybus) – leaves and stems, and hops flowers/cones (aka Humuluslupulus). Mix the herbs very well, and take two full tablespoons and boil them in 500 ml of water. Boil for 15 minutes, and when it cools down, strain the liquid and drink sweetened with honey and lemon to your taste.
Mix the followings herbs – 50g each:
Speedwell, strawberry leaves, nettle – roots and flowers, and horehound (Marrubiumvulgare). Take 2 tbsps. of the herbal mixture and put them in 500 ml of boiling water. Keep it on the heat for 10 minutes. When the liquid cools down, strain it and store it in a cool place. Drink 1 cup of 75 g 20 minutes before eating.
Mix the following herbs:
100 g nettle, 50 g burdock root (Lappa minor), 50 g heartsease root (Viola tricolor), 50 g of horse-heal(Elecampane Inulahelenium), 50 g of walnut leaves, 50 g of agrimony, 50 g of chamomile – flowers, and 50 g of pot marigold – flowers (Calendula officinalis).
If you have acne that is accompanied by stress and nervousness add four more herbs to the above mixture as follows:
Take 2 full tbsps.of the herbal mixture and boil it in 500 ml of water for 5 minutes. Then leave it to soak for 30 minutes. Drink 1 cup of 75 g of the liquid 30 minutes before eating or 1 hour after eating.
If you have acne that is accompanied by constipation prepare the following herbal mixture:
100 g nettle, 50 g burdock root (Lappa minor), 50 g heartsease root (Viola tricolor), 50 g of horse-heal(Elecampane Inulahelenium), 50 g of walnut leaves, 50 g of agrimony, 100 g of linseed, 100 g of St. John’s wort (Hypericumperforatum), 20 g of senna (Folia Sennae), 30 g of chamomile flowers, and 30 g of pot marigold – flowers (Calendula officinalis).
If you acne is accompanied by gynaecological problems add the following herb to the above herbal mixture:
100 g of white yarrow (Achilleamillefolium)
Again as the previous recipe take 2 full tbsps.of the herbal mixture and boil it in 500 ml of water for 5 minutes. Then leave it to soak for 30 minutes. Drink 1 cup of 75 g of the liquid 30 minutes before eating or 1 hour after eating.