Homeopathic acne treatment is an alternative option for many acne-ridden individuals whose medical, surgical and herbal treatments have been less than successful. We must emphasize that not all individuals are suited for homeopathic treatments for many reasons. It is then of utmost importance that a professional homeopathy practitioner supervises the treatment regimen lest adverse side effects counteract whatever gains may have been achieved with the alternative medicines.
But first, clarifications are in order. Homeopathy is different from herbal practice since the former also uses minerals and other natural substances to heal various illnesses while the latter is restricted to plant materials.
With that being said, the following substances are the most commonly used homeopathic acne treatment options. As much as possible, ask a professional homeopathy practitioner for advice as these natural substances have side effects when used inappropriately.
This is a preparation from the mineral stibnite found in quartz veins. Stibnite itself looks like a cluster of black opaque crystals with a metallic sheen. The stibnite crystals are heated in order to extract the antimony, which will then be mixed with lactose. The resulting mother tincture is effective against acne and must only be applied on the skin as ingestion of antimony even in very small doses can be fatal.
This is made from beech, poplar or silver birch, which is one of the homeopathic acne treatment options closely resembling herbal preparations. If you are using beech, which homeopathic purists recommend, the logs must be stripped of their bark. The barks are then cut into 3-inch length pieces, which are boiled until reddish in color. Store the resulting charcoal in an airtight container to preserve its efficacy. To use, just grind the charcoal into a fine powder and then triturate with lactose. The mother tincture is then applied to the pimples.
This acne remedy consists of two chemicals – calcarea carbonica and sulphur. Basically, oyster shells are combined with the flowers of sulphur, which are then heated and dissolved in hydrochloric acid. The resulting mother tincture is most suitable for small pimples suppurated with pus, as is the case with adolescent acne. Its administration must be coupled with eating warm food, wearing warm clothing and applying warm compresses for greater efficacy.
One of the most common homeopathic acne treatment options is kalium bromatum, which is simply potassium bromide prepared using a chemical method. Aside from acne, it is also used for the treatment of psoriasis, eczema and ovarian cysts, among others.
Despite its exotic name, nat mur is made from the basic ingredients of water and coarse salt. The coarse salt is boiled, filtered and evaporated to form sodium chloride which will then be triturated with lactose sugar. The resulting mother tincture can be used on severe acne.
In all of these homeopathic acne treatment options, you must be careful as even the most natural of substances can be fatal when used improperly. If you experience any side effects, you must immediately stop using the mother tincture.