Battling Acne? This might help

Updated: Jan 7, 2018


If you or somebody you know suffer from mild Acne maybe you could try a daily tea to help...

Siberian motherwort appears in the ancient Chinese “Book of Songs,” or Shih Ching, circa 1000-500 BCE under the moniker t’uei, but it is unknown when the plant was first brought to the New World. In Thailand it is used as an ethnomedicine for an emmenagogue, diuretic, and a vasodilator, and is recorded to contain high concentrations of the diterpenes leosibiricine, leosibirine, and isoleosibirine.

It is an herbaceous plant native to Asia, including southern Siberia, China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam. It grows wild in the coastal regions of Brazil as well as Chiapas, the southern-most state of Mexico, and has become naturalized in various other parts of the world such as North America.

The seeds, fruits, and leaves of Siberian Motherwort all are considered to be of medicinal value in various cultures, its leaves are collected while the plant is in bloom and often mixed with other herbal blends, while its roots and leaves when fresh can also be taken as a tea.

In traditional Chinese medicine, the herb is used during puberty to treat the hormonal disorder which can acne, by regulating the hormonal balance. When mixed with other herbs it can be used for loss of potency in men, postpartum bleeding, painful menstruation in women, and as a diuretic.


A traditional Chinese Medicine tea for Acne may include:

  • Motherwort / Leonurus

  • Japanese Honeysuckle

  • Wind shelter / Ledebouriella

  • Rehmannia Radix

  • Kochia (di fu zi)

  • Forsythia (lian qiao)


Taken once a day for 5 days as one course of treatment of Acne, as always, make sure to consult with a licensed health care provider before taking Siberian Motherwort or any other herbal remedy or supplement.


This recipe is intended only for information, please consult a specialist in Chinese Herbal Medicine before using any herbal remedies

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