March 11, 2019


Acne is a common and chronic skin disease. it is an inflammatory condition of the sebaceous glands and hair follicles. 


Acne is characterized by the presence of comedones or blackheads, pimples, small superficial sebaceous cysts, and scars. There are over half a dozen forms of acne, the most common being is blackheads. The areas chiefly affected are the forehead, temples, cheeks, chin, chest, and back.

All forms of acne have their origin in wrong eating habits, such as irregular hours of eating, excessive consumption of starch, sugar, fried and fatty foods.

Chronic constipation is another cause of acne, If the bowls do not move properly, the waste matter is not eliminated as quickly as it should be and the bloodstream becomes surcharged with toxic matter.


VITAMINS: Two vitamins namely, niacin and vitamin A have been used successfully to treat acne.

ZINC: Another effective remedy in the area of nutrition that seems to offer new promise of help for acne is zinc.

ORANGE PEEL: Orange peel has been found very effective in the local treatment of acne. Pounded well with water on a piece of stone, the peel should be applied to the affected areas.

LEMON: Lemon has also proved beneficial in reducing pimples and acne. Its juice should be applied regularly to obtain relief.

GARLIC: Garlic has been used successfully in the treatment of acne. Pimples disappear without scars when rubbed with raw garlic several times a day. Even extremely persistent forms of acne, suffered by some adults, have been healed with this herb. The external use of garlic helps to clear the skin of spots, pimples and boils. The process is further helped by eating three cloves of garlic once daily for a month to purify the blood stream, so as to secure a long term clearance of the skin.

CORIANDER AND MINT JUICE: A teaspoon of coriander juice, mixed with a pinch of turmeric powder, is another effective home remedy for pimples and blackheads. The mixture should be applied to the face after thoroughly washing it every night before going to bed. Mint juice can be used in a similar manner as coriander juice.

FENUGREEK: Fenugreek is another useful remedy for acne. A paste made of the leaves of this vegetable, applied over the face every night before going to the bed and washed with warm water in the morning, prevents pimples and blackheads.

CUCUMBER: Grated cucumber applied over the face,eyes and neck for fifteen to twenty minutes has been found effective. it is the best tonic for the skin of the face.Its regular use prevents pimples and blackheads.


To begin with, the patient should take on;y an 'all-fruit' diet for a week, taking three meals a day, of fresh juicy fruits, such as apples, pears, grapes, grapefruit, pineapples, and peaches. Only unsweetened lemon or plain water, either hot or cold, should be drunk and nothing else. After the one week, all fruit diet, the patient can gradually adopt a well balanced diet with emphasis on raw foods, especially fresh fruit and vegetables, sprouted seeds, raw nuts, and wholegram cereals, particularly millet and brown rice.

Further short periods of the all fruit diet for three days or so may be necessary at a monthly interval til the skin's condition improves.

Meat, sugar, strong tea or coffee, condiments, pickles, soft drinks, candies, ice cream, refined and proceeded foods should be avoided as far as possible.

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