Other Proposed Natural Treatments
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Betaine Hydrochloride
- Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Digestive Enzymes
- Food Allergen Avoidance
- Green Tea (Topical)
- Methylsulfonylmethane (Topical)
- Milk Thistle (Topical)
- Niacinamide (Topical)
- Red Clover
- Rose Hips
- Vitamin B-Complex
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D
- Vitamin E
- Yellow Dock
Treatment of rosacea involves avoiding stimuli that worsen the disease, as well as using medications similar to those used for acne. Laser treatment can remove unsightly blood vessels and reduce flushing.
Proposed Natural Treatments for Rosacea
Some alternative practitioners believe that rosacea is caused by poor digestion and recommend use of betaine hydrochloride or apple cider vinegar to increase stomach acid. In addition, they may recommend digestive enzymes . However, there is no meaningful scientific evidence to indicate that use of these treatments will reduce symptoms of rosacea.
Other natural treatments sometimes recommended for rosacea, but that also lack scientific support, include aloe , aromatherapy , burdock , chamomile , Chinese herbal medicine , food allergen avoidance , red clover , rose hips , selenium , vitamin B-complex , vitamins C , D , and E , yellow dock , and zinc .
For rosacea symptoms that affect the eye, see the article on Blepharitis .
Herbs and Supplements to Use Only With Caution
Various herbs and supplements might interact adversely with drugs used to treat rosacea. For more information, see the individual drug article in the Drug Interactions section of this database.
- Reviewer: EBSCO CAM Review Board
- Review Date: 07/2012 -
- Update Date: 07/25/2012 -