An herb or compound that contracts skin tissue, blood vessels, and other tissues, preventing the secretion of body fluids such as blood or mucus.

Astringents are typically used locally, as a topical application, to treat external wounds or to prevent bleeding from the throat or nose.

Astringent Herbs:

  • Cinnamon (Cinnamomum Zeylanicum)
  • Jasmine (Jasminum sambac)
  • Sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum)
  • Yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

This video shows you how to make your own herbal astringent.

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