Lucerne and Acne Treatments
For most of us, lucerne, or alfalfa, is what the local farmer uses to feed his cows in winter. People more involved in organic gardening will look on it as the ideal green fertilizer.
Lucerne’s roots reach deep intot he ground in order to draw up nutrients – the soil is enriched as a result and poor soil receives long term benefits.
Is it really so surprising therefore that alfalfa is a powerhouse when it comes to beating acne? Start getting the benefits of this miracle plant today.
There are several different ways to incorporate alfalfa’s goodness. Start by sprouting the seeds – these are really a great, concentrated source of nutrients. Eat as is or add to salads for a boost.
Keep some of the sprouts aside and plant them in a patch of ground – it can be a very bad patch – they don’t need much nutrition as long as they are kept moist.
Heck, even just doing a little gardening will help your acne – it is good exercise and gets you out into the fresh air.
Give the lucern a little bit of time to grow and then you can start using the leaves for salads, herbal teas and washes.
Make yourself some tea and make extra to clean your face with – lucerne is an excellent astringent and also helps to clean toxins out of the system.
The older leaves are best used in teas and washes but don’t negate their value in the garden as a whole. They make an excellent addition to the compost heap.
The overall lifespan of a lucerne plant is around about a year – this, and being able to sprout them year round, means that you need never be without.
When the plant is about a meter or so, you can cut it right down and dig it back into the soil – roots and all. Leave the patch for at least two weeks before planting something else.
The lucerne really enriches the soil used in this way. What more could you want from an acne treatment? Good for you, good for your garden and good for the environment as well.