Like kale and blueberries before it, cranberry juice is the superfood of our times. However, it has been eaten in Europe for years. Centuries ago an American boat crashed off the shores of Terschelling Island in Holland. The cranberries spilt into the sand, found the perfect habitat to grow and spread.
Shea butter, sourced from the African subcontinent, is one of the most beloved natural moisturisers for keeping the skin moist and supple. If you’re somebody who shuns commercial moisturisers due to the red and blotchy acne they cause, then you’ve probably heard of shea butter.
Human civilisation has evolved a lot since 4000 years ago. You don’t have to worry about disease, you don’t have to worry about the river Nile being invaded by frogs. You don’t get to battle enemy empires with swords anymore (unfortunately).
Countless acne patients have noticed that shaving causes acne, so there must be something behind it.
At first you would be tempted to dismiss the theory instantly. It sounds like a classic old wives tale, something along the lines of greasy food causing acne or your facial expression getting stuck if the wind changes.
Dandelion root is one of the more popular herbal remedies for acne, and it’s pretty easy to understand the appeal.
It’s the root of a widespread plant found in rural areas all across the world. Dandelion root could be in your garden or a field nearby at this very moment. If you live in a village, then you might be walking past the cure for acne every day, if the theories are correct.