There are certain herbs that have been shown to be effective in treating various skin diseases. Using herbs to treat medical conditions and skin abnormalities date back thousands of years. In fact, as recent as 2015, the results of several studies were released that offered a review of skin diseases and the herbs that can be used to treat them.

Some plants have been studied to determine how to treat ichthyosis, itching skin to skin cancer. During the past 20 years, over 30 plants have proven to be effective at helping specific skin diseases.

Garlic (Allium Sativum)

Studies on mice showed that garlic contains a chemo preventative that delayed the formation of papillomas on the skin when ingested. Skin papillomas are often the first sign of skin cancer in animals.

Garlic was shown to be effective at reducing the size and number of papillomas.


Aloe Vera

This is an herb that is often used to treat pigmentations, wrinkles and stretch marks. The gel of the Aloe Vera plant contains properties that are anti-fungal and anti-bacterial.

Onion (Allium Cepa)

Onion extract has been shown to be effective at treating scar tissue, including the texture, appearance and softness of scar tissue. When combined with garlic, onion extract can also be effective at treating fungal diseases.

Camellia Sinensis

Also known as green tea, this is a variant of the tea plant. Green tea is also beneficial in treating skin tumors and skin cancer.

Azadirachta Indica

Commonly referred to as neem, it is effective when it is applied to blisters and boils. The extracts of neem combined with green tea show potential for keeping acne at bay.

Natural treatments for skin diseases are the preferred method of treating their skin issues without worrying about side effects. Be sure to research any herbal remedy you are planning to include in your skin care regimen carefully to verify if it will be effective for your skin condition.