Astringent is a substance that causes the contraction of body tissues, typically used to protect the skin and to reduce bleeding from minor abrasions.
causes shrinkage of mucous membranes or exposed tissues. It may be internally applied astringent (to check discharge of blood serum or mucous secretions caused by sore throat or diarrhea) or externally applied astringent (on cuts, allergies, fungal infection, scars or insect bites). It also helps to heal stretch marks and other scars.
Astringent Herbs improve the blood circulation to skin tissues and cause them to tighten, control surface oil and lower the skin’s pH levels after cleansing.
All herbs should be administered under the care of a qualified healthcare practitioner.