Natural Remedies

Natural Remedies for Rosacea

Posted by Genie (Ne Ohio Usa) on 02/11/2017 4 posts

Hellooo out there! My first post. (maybe ref to Bill if possible) I'm new to the natural healing bandwagon as of 10 weeks ago. I'm very grateful! Will be posting more on that and other subjects later. Right now, I'm asking 2 questions re: borax protocol. I've been taking it internally, and full alkalizing regimen for 10 weeks for Demodex mites. Those nasty buggers had me eaten alive. Also using many of the basic tools for pain and other issues. Love ACV! I mean I really love it as a drink w/fizzies.

Happy to say borax is a great success for all issues it addresses, but still have areas of heavy mite infestation. I understand the eggs are not killed even by internal treatment so I'm still plowing through the cycles. 1st question is whether it could be alright to stay on borax continuously. Some places say 5 days on/2 off, which I do. Others say 4/3.

I knew this process would be long but of course I'm eager to get them flushed as my face is ravaged due to extreme allergic reactions to skin expelling them. I've had infections hardly avoidable in my case..but thrilled to find colloidal silver and that has kept me cleaned up. (yep I'll be chasing the make-your-own-plan in the future as I can't afford those prices and I am soooo done with traditional antibiotics.) The reason I want to stay on the borax is I can't help but think of all the breeding/hatching in those 2 days. 15 to 20 eggs per female just chills my bones after yanking out hundreds of bugs already. And for me I do have to pull and debride them out as the skin takes a long time and it's quite painful and gets infected meanwhile. I have dermatographia and I don't know if that plays into things with over-producing histamine. The skin does crack itself open in the process. (for me..not sure how it would be for others) Sorry this is repulsive to hear so imagine why I'm interested in NOT resting off borax.

Actually I have already stayed on borax more than 5/2 times, and have no problem. I just wanted to ask as I'm not sure WHY time off is needed and maybe it really isn't good to skip the time off. (I've read most, if not all Ted/borax posts but that point seems to elude me.) After I get past being a "Mite Motel" I'll be glad to do the proper rest periods.

I'll be staying on the borax as I have bought Bill's book on Candida. Thank you, Bill and Ted. And let me tell you right now I am blubbering/bawling as I say that. I am also the walking-half-dead. I'm assembling the components right now. (have bought all the EC books in fact--all wonderful--thanks again).

2nd question is whether I should be taking 1/8 or 1/4 spoon borax. I'm female but have been doing ¼ as I'm overweight and Ted said it was by weight. 64 yrs old, and right now 205 lbs. (But the good news is I've lost over 20 pounds in this 10 weeks due to the protocols! More on that later..) In Bill's book he says 1/8 and makes no caveat about male or female (hope I'm quoting that correctly I've read so much for so many hours I'm dizzy.) I thought I should clarify that in view of ongoing usage. If I should do ¼ now at what weight should I cut to 1/8?

I've had lots of what I call the "˜Happy Herxies" (die off) and sometimes it's been pretty bad. But I'm happy to suffer it --if that's what it takes. Allopathic medicine has also made me sick but with no payoff! I've had much improvement in many issues from the top of my head to the tip of my toes. I will tell about them all eventually as this post is already long. I have so much good to report it will take several posts! Like my babies used to say "it's a mackerel!" (miracle). Thank you all for filling up my bucket of strength. I fully expect a bucket of 'mackerels'.

Vitamin C and Lysine
Posted by Kat (Santa Cruz, Ca) on 01/12/2017

I found this remedy for Rosacea on Earth Clinic and it has worked well for me. L-Lysine 3000 MG per day in divided doses on an empty stomach. Along with each divided dose take 1000 MG of vitamin C. I like Sodium Ascorbate. It's buffered and supposedly is absorbed easily, but any buffered form of C should be fine. My red bumps started to clear within 3 days. My cheeks have remained red, but the bumps were 95% gone after 1 week. I am also aware of food trigers. Mine seems to be eggs if I eat them for several days in a row.

Manuka Honey
Posted by Michael (New Zealand) on 11/25/2016

I see that on this Site there are quite a few people who claim success in treating their Rosacea by using Manuka Honey. Wonderful that this simple treatment can free people of such embarrassment - they often have the redness in the very place where they don't want it I.e. nose, forehead or cheeks! News is out that purified, medical grade, KANUKA Honey may be even slightly more effective than other types of honey but most types of honey will probably be effective to some extent for this troublesome problem, especially if you happen to be a teenager! As an alternative to taking antibiotics, it should be tried out first in my humble opinion. Apparently there is a mite that gets into the skin, causing the Rosacea and the ingredients in the honey will deal with these pesky creatures quite effectively. Antibiotic resistance worldwide is becoming a huge problem anyway.

If you are a sufferer, then you really should check out the many postings on this Site under the heading "Rosacea". You may be surprised just how many folks have had success with Honey!!

Cheers, Michael

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Margie (Spokane) on 11/22/2016

Yes, organic ACV with the mother.

Test for Mineral Imbalances
Posted by Theskinclinician (Montreal, Canada) on 11/22/2016

I have been diagnosed with level 2 rosacea last summer and was devastated and in constant pain ( and itching)

As I am both a skin professional and naturopath, I did lots of research ( first on this site) and also using evidence based info and found a cure!!

I found that Rosacea is due to mineral imbalance in the body. To heal, one must either get a hair mineral analysis or jump straight to heavy metal detoxing ( internally) and helping with demodex mites ( who thrive from mineral imbalance...) on the outside with peroxide and borax.

I preferred using black castor oil as it helped with hyperpigmentation.

Good luck and would love to hear from you!!

Grapeseed, Olive Leaf
Posted by Michelle (Mmongolia) on 09/27/2016

Hello, I would also like to ask: - how long and how many pills per day were used to treat the problem? - which brands were used? - where GSD and OLE both supplements or topical applications? - who was the dermatologist? ( name, adress) - did it completely cure without recurrence? Thank you for any feedback, Michelle

DMSO, Green Tea, Aspirin
Posted by Zark (Emerald City) on 08/20/2016

EC: It may sound silly but I couldn't find a button to click for adding a new remedy

Remedy: DMSO, Green Tea, Aspirin

I found a well documented cure today and wish to share it. He used the following topically as a cure, of which DMSO was a major contributor: "The final formulations were the green tea with aspirin, alternating with a mixture of DMSO, Copper Salicylate, Methyl Salicylate and Caffeine"

Here is the full info on his protocol which is provided freely:

Rosacea and Mites Connection
Posted by Dave (New York) on 07/28/2016

There was certainly a demodex mite connection with my rosacea. I felt crawling on my face especially at night. Tried a cream with tea tree oil which reportedly kills the mites and it has worked. My skin is rosacea free for first time in ten years. This rosacea cream I bought also has east cape manuka oil in it.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sb (Sg) on 07/13/2016

Hi, did you use ACV with mother? I don't want to use the wrong one, in case it flares it up even more.

Raw Potato Juice
Posted by Sb (Sg) on 07/12/2016

RAW POTATO JUICE: Never have I written on any of such forums before, but this I have to share! My rocasea flares up without any reason, suddenly I wake up to a red face and its pathetic. Tried a whole lot of things from creams, to ice packs, coconut oil (which did give some relief but only temporary). Finally on a friend's suggestion - grated raw potato and started applying every morning and leaving it for an hour, the results have been miraculous. After my 1st application itself, my skin was much calmer and the redness almost less than half. Read about the other benefit of raw potato juice, and was shocked to see how this little vegetable has such magical curative properties.

Posted by Inasintz (California) on 05/05/2016 1 posts

Please, I need some help! Ok, so I'm 28/female and I ever since I was about, let's say 12, I always had a little bit of rosy cheeks, but NEVER inflamed no matter what I ate, maybe just a little extra red if the foods I ate were spicy, but nothing crazy. Well about 4 months ago, in the beginning of January, one morning I decided to make a smoothie, but this time I thought it would be a good idea to add a tablespoon of the spice turmeric. I drank it up, actually forced it down because it tasted so terrible, and later in the evening my right cheek was inflamed, so hot and red! I thought I was just having maybe an allergic reaction to the turmeric since that was the only thing I did different so I figured in time it would just get better. Well it did, so I thought, until one day I had a cup of coffee and after awhile my face, both cheeks this time, became completely inflamed, so red they were almost purple! I'm so sensitive to all spices now, coffee, tea, lemon even, I don't know what the turmeric did to me?:'( I'm thinking it's my liver, but I'm not sure. Please if you have any advice it would be very much appreciated.

Vitamin A
Posted by Daleh (Usa) on 04/26/2016

For what its worth, beta carotene consistently causes major flareups for me with aggravated pustules, redness, etc. Strict avoidance of beta carotene will cause a bad flare to dry in within 3-5 days. Doesn't go away completely, but is much better. I wish it were not so, but for me, carrots, sweet potatoes, and esp carrot juice all start a bad flare within 24 hours. :(

Grapeseed, Olive Leaf
Posted by Pat (Sarasota, Fl ) on 04/04/2016

I read where Ken had a rosacea cure using Grapeseed, and Olive Leaf. Anyway to find out how many Grapeseed pills he took each day and was the Olive Leaf something he put on or took internally, how much or how many. I would like to try this and would be so greatful to know how. Thank you, Pat

Olive Leaf
Posted by Om (Hope, Bc, Canada) on 03/19/2016

Lorenzo Gonzalez (Gran Canaria,, Spain)

H,i I have cured my rosacea with colloidal silver which I make myself. With a soaked cotton ball for 20 minutes to half an hour at a time. Now after more than three years it came back just ever so slightly and all I need to do is repeat this and this should do.

I do expose myself to the sun but for a reasonable time. Wish you good luck.

If you want to purchase a silver generator beware of one that emphasises the word "economic" but one with the word that describes a "young dog" is fine.

Namaste, Om

Olive Leaf
Posted by Lorenzo Gonzalez (Gran Canaria, Spain) on 03/18/2016

Hi, I have read what you have written about OLE and the ROSACEA and would like to know if you have any evidence that it can cure Rosacea or any testimonies of people who feel better after taking OLE for a period of time. That will be a good help for me, because I am suffering Rosacea. I am taking a product made from Olive Leaf Extract since October 2015 and the Rosacea has increased since could be by chance....but before that I had a little spot on my nose..very weak to be seen, ... and nothing more..and now I have a red nose with small bood vessels everywhere on my nose and a bit on my cheeks. I have read that OLE is a good VASODILATOR and this vasodilatadory property should be a CONTRAINDICATION for people suffering from Rosacea...What do you think??? that right??? because we have to avoid any kind of alcohol... does it act different??? OLEUROPEIN has so many medical properties ..that is why it was difficult for me not to take the product any more…i have become even a distributor of the product….but I don´t take it any more because I don´t know if it is good for mr or not......but the rosacea is still growing...I have tried to find in internet the connection between OLE an ROSACEA and I have found this page....where it is said that OLE can help to cure Rosacea.!!! ....I am totally Lost and don´t Know what to believe..the doctors I have asked here don´t know anything about OLE. Please tell me if you have any evidence to say that!!!! I have even asked in the NATIONAL ROSACEA SOCIETY and they don´t have any information that OLE can cure ROSACEA..... I appreciate your asnwer and help very much. Lorenzo Gonzalez, Gran Canaria ( Spain)

Olive Leaf
Posted by Carlos (Barcelona) on 03/18/2016

I can testify that olive leaf helps rosacea.I dont have full blown rosacea with pustules thank God but I do have redness in my nose and cheeks and enlarged pores. After reading about the antibacterial and fungal properties of olive leaf I went to the park and grabbed some leaves..its that easy and cheap here in Spain...I placed a few leaves with half glass of water in my blender, I filtered the result and I had an olive leaf tonic.I applied it to my face after my bentonite clay daily cleansing. I just let it sit and forgot about it. Hours later I looked in the mirror and I could not see my pores. I had to come close to the mirror and the redness was greatly reduced too. Now I'm trying it internally because rosacea is said to be related to the gut health and OLE is said to be great for intestinal health. After chewing 6 leaves I can tell the skin in my face is smoother and I also felt circulation in my feet right after eating them. I suffer cold feet and light impotence I have bad circulation. I'veread OLE helps with circulation as well so its an added benefit to have warm feet.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Natnmargie (Washington, United States) on 03/10/2016

Having Rosacea is a difficult disease to deal with and having tried just about everything for it, I finally found something that works for me.

I diluted ACV 50/50 with water and applied it to my face with a cotton pad, left it on for a couple of minutes, then wiped it off with a clean, wet with water cotton pad. It burned a little, and then within 30 minutes my face looked better than ever before. I then wash my face with a gentle cleanser and put on some moisturizer. I now put this on morning and night, and my skin looks better than in my entire life. The burning on my face stopped within a couple of days, and now it just feels good.

I am also using this on my eyelids for blepharitis and am having great results.

As a side affect. I have blackheads on my nose, and they are diminishing greatly since using the ACV on my face.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Cat (Tauranga, New Zealand) on 03/05/2016

Yesterday morning I was anticipating the long awaited important day/evening and to my horror, when I looked in the mirror, my nose was bright red!!! It's currently summer here so I put it down to being hot and bothered but I hadn't seen it like this in a couple of years.

I knew make up would run in the heat of the day and was pretty despondent as my red nose used to stand out like Rudolf - you can imagine my aversion to cameras!! I knew EC would provide the answers but I had no idea I would actually find a remedy that worked instantly (albeit praying I would) - I didn't have Colloidal Silver which was popular but I do have plenty of DE so I made up a paste - about 1 tsp and probably similar amount of water - and applied with a cotton pad to my nose and immediate area. I left to dry for about 10 minutes then carefully washed off with cool water. Within 1 minute, my nose had gone from bright red to about 50% of what it was. I was amazed and so pleased.

A couple of minutes later, the 50% had diminished even further and I can honestly say, I would have had no more than 10% of the redness that I did 15 minutes prior!!! I was SOOO relieved and couldn't believe it!!! The skin on my nose was way smoother as well. I would definitely recommend DE as worth trying - I'm sticking with it as well as going back to my daily intake of Blackstrap Molasses, which also helps immensely.

Grapeseed, Olive Leaf
Posted by Rose (Los Angeles) on 02/20/2016

Thanks I got GSE and olive leaf, started it tonight. What are you using topically?

SIBO Connection
Posted by Dee (Usa) on 02/06/2016

I have tried every remedy for Rosacea on this site and most of the others from the acne site as well. It wasn't until I had a tooth infection that required me to go on amoxicillan and Metronidazole, (aka flagyl) that my skin became clear, and has stayed clear. I am now convinced that Rosacea is a symptom of some type of overgrowth in the gut. While I was fairly non- symptomatic, I now realize that my chronic diarrhea may have been more than just an inconvenient symptom of a serious SIBO infection or some other dysbiosis.

Grapeseed, Olive Leaf
Posted by Ken (Durango, Colorado ) on 02/04/2016

Cure for Rosacea: I read the remedies here and had very good luck stopping outbreaks with apple cider vinegar but it did not prevent outbreaks. Then a dermatologist put me on grapeseed pills as an anti inflammatory and olive leaf extract as an anti viral and I am finally free of Rosacea!!

Black Walnut Hull Tincture, Wormwood and Cloves
Posted by Anye (Toronto) on 02/03/2016


Um, I think there might be some confusion here. Leishmania is a parasite transmitted by sandflies, that causes huge ulcers and possible multiple organ infestation. The ecto (skin) parasite that is associated with rosacea is demodex. If you google "medical study rosacea demodex" you will see this is proven by certain studies to be causative for rosacea. Demodex is a far less dangerous skin parasite. I am using the cloves, wormwood and black walnut tincture for demodex too thought -- and I think it's helping! Thank you :)

Posted by Rob (Cape Hatteras, Nc) on 12/28/2015

I mixed about a 1/3 of a cup of Borax with water to a paste consistenancy. Let it stay on my face for several minutes. Then rise. It works wonders. I did it once a day for about a week and now I am doing it every other day. Amazing results for me:)

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by N!kk! (San Diego) on 12/22/2015

Diatomaceous earth really should be dry to work. When you wet it, it is much less effective. Apply it at night with a giant poofy face powder applicator brush or poof to dry skin. If you can, don't apply lotion for the hour or two before bed, then apply DE. be sure to rub into your scalp as well and be careful to apply only a light layer as it can irritate your eyes if it gets into them during or immediately after application or later is rubbed into them.

EC: And do be careful not to inhale diatomaceous earth as it can irritate the lungs.

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Billy (Herts) on 12/14/2015

Hydrogen peroxide 6% used as a skin cleanser is a very effective way to rid yourself of Demodex folliculorum (Rosacea), using a thumb sized piece of soaked cotton wool... be diligent and rub it into the skin for 4 weeks 2x a day. Be careful around facial hair as it will bleach the hair. I wasn't concerned about the bleaching of my hair I just wanted to be rid of it I use it 1x or 2x a month whenever I feel an itching or see a red spot. I've been free from Rosacea for 18 months now :) I eat and drink whatever I like... its a no brainer people ...just do it

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by K.R. (Hawaii) on 12/13/2015

Many people are allergic to Tea Tree oil. I am one of them. I used it regularly for years. Eventually, one day I had a cut and I put tea tree oil on got inflamed and infected, pustules, blisters. I just kept putting more on thinking it would help as it always had before. Eventually, I went to my dermatologist for help.

When I told her what I was using, she informed me of allergies to tea tree oil. I stopped using it and within days my cut healed.

My skin develops a rash and blisters if I use anything with any amount of tea tree oil.

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Mags (Fair Lawn Nj ) on 12/06/2015

Do you use the tea tree oil alone? Or do you mix it with something else

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