Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Calming Traditional Chinese Herbs 平安粉

 In ancient China, Chinese herbs like Mugwort (艾草), Hibiscus mutabilis (芙蓉), Leguminosae (抹草) & Lemon grass (香茅) use to be considered as sacred herb, to have magical healing and protecting properties. It use to be a custom for Chinese folks to hang these herbs at their front door believing it will bring the family peace and safety.

As the society modernise and the advancement of medicine knowledge, these herb are more than meets the eye.  Research shows that they are anti-microbial and anti-bacterial herbs. This means it will help limit bacterial or microbial growth on the skin. It can help ward off skin infections as well as lessen skin issues caused by bacterial infections , such as folliculitis and cellulites. These herbs are also fungicidal, which means it helps cure fungus infections on the skin. These herbs also act as an astringent, which constricts the skin. This helps to minimize pores, limit the secretions of oil and provide a temporary skin-firming treatment aiding whitening and beautification process of the skin as it helps in preventing the formation of pimples and acne along with acting as a useful muscles and a tissue toner.

These four kind of traditional Chinese herbs are still use till today especially to make into Calming handmade soap due to its ability to ward off problems like anxiety and headaches. Along with its health benefits, known for its soothing and calming effect which helps in relieving stress, tension, anxiety and promoting a good sleep. Which are most suitable for use on babies and children.