Nettle For Acne?

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There’re many herbs that can help with the treatment of acne…

Each one works in a truly unique way.

Did you know, that Nettle is a powerful herb that helps control the symptoms of acne effectively?


Nettle is an acclaimed anti-inflammatory herb, having a long history as a treatment for skin conditions such as eczema and other rashes - which is one of the reasons it’s a recommended herb for acne as well.

Rich in iron and vitamin A, this nutritious green powerhouse is traditionally used for stemming haemorrhages and as a diuretic.

Its high mineral status means it’s also considered a “blood builder” and as a nutritive herb, it’s great for providing extra nourishment - especially for those who don’t eat enough greens!

By boiling nettle, it breaks down the irritating hairs on the leaves, making it safe to consume. 

Like Vitex, nettle isn’t recommended for pregnancy due to its hormonal effects. However, it’s quite safe otherwise - provided you avoid the fresh leaves on bare skin.

Nettle is one of the nutrient-rich ingredients in our potent acne-clearing formulas - combined with high potency B vitamins (including Vitamin B5) and key minerals it can help to reduce acne and provide a broad range of whole food nutrition. 

If you’re not a huge fan of ingesting Nettle, the much easier solution would be to take our SkinB5 Extra Strength Acne Control Vitamins & SkinB5 Clear Skin Superfood Booster, containing all the vitamins, minerals & nutrients required for optimal skin health.

To learn more about our SkinB5 Extra Strength Acne Control Vitamins & SkinB5 Clear Skin Superfood Booster, click this button.


Braun, L., & Cohen, M. (2005). Herbs & natural supplements (1st ed., pp. 437-440). Sydney: Elsevier Mosby. Mills, S., & Bone, K. (2006). Principals and Practice of Phytotherapy (1st ed.). China: Churchill Livingstone.

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