3 Herbs for Healthy Skin

In Chinese medicine theory, white peony root tastes sweet and sour, its nature is a bit cold, and it has the effect of nourishing the blood. (Image:  pixabay  /  CC0 1.0)
In Chinese medicine theory, white peony root tastes sweet and sour, its nature is a bit cold, and it has the effect of nourishing the blood. (Image: pixabay / CC0 1.0)

Since ancient times, the Chinese have formulated many secret recipes for beautifying the skin and nourishing the hair.

It is said that beauty obsessed some of the imperial concubines, who regularly took recipes to remain young and beautiful even when they were in their 50s.

Here is a prescription for nourishing qi and blood, and for abolishing freckles: “Take 5 grams of white peony root, 5 grams of large-head Atractylodes, 5 grams of China root, and 2.5 grams of licorice. Heat in water and drink it when it is warm.” This is suitable to use for rough skin, chloasma (brown spots), and pigmentation.

The Chinese believe that the skin is closely related to abdominal function. Therefore, the prescription that reconciles qi, the blood, and five internal organs can also be good for a fair and healthy skin.

Since ancient times, the Chinese have formulated many secret recipes for beautifying the skin and nourishing the hair. (Image: tarkan36, Pixabay, CC0)

Since ancient times, the Chinese have formulated many secret recipes for beautifying the skin and nourishing the hair. (Image: tarkan36, Pixabay, CC0)

The above herbs were used as traditional Chinese medicine to moisturize skin. Accompanied by licorice, they can also help you stay young.

In Chinese medicine theory, white peony root tastes sweet and sour, its nature is a bit cold, and it has the effect of nourishing the blood.

Large-head Atractylodes tastes sweet and bitter, its nature is warm, and it has an anti-aging effect.

China root tastes sweet, its nature is calm, and it can make the skin fair.

Licorice tastes sweet, its nature is calm, and it has the effect of a deodorant.

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