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Old 11-22-2010, 11:01 PM   #1
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Default Acne Help!

My cousin told me if I eat a salad of tomato leaves every day it will get rid of my acne, anyone ever hear of this?
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Old 11-22-2010, 11:08 PM   #2
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Sorry, never heard of that one. Welcome to the board.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:37 AM   #3
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I dont think you can eat tomato leaves... I think they will make you very sick from alkaline

DONT EAT THE LEAVES OR STEMS

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Plant toxicity
The leaves, stems, and green unripe fruit of the tomato plant contain small amounts of the poisonous alkaloid tomatine.[30] Tomato leaves in the form of a tea have been linked to at least one death,[31] but the levels of tomatine are generally too small to be dangerous.[30][32], so foods such as fried green tomatoes are safe to eat. Ripe tomatoes do not contain any detectable tomatine.[30]
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:59 AM   #4
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My cousin told me if I eat a salad of tomato leaves every day it will get rid of my acne, anyone ever hear of this?
Sounds like your cousin is trying to get rid of you IMO.
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:54 AM   #5
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try using a little tea tree oil ..... dip q-tip into bottle.. but never double dip into the bottle. Use a new q-tip each time.

tea tree oil (wal-mart, pharmacy, herb section brown bottle, bottom shelf) is an anti-fungal/anti-bacterial.

Listerine mouth wash would work but is made from thymol though it has the same properties as tea tree oil, it is greatly diluted with alcohol which drys the skin.

please do your own research

"tea tree oil for acne"

http://altmedicine.about.com/od/teat...reeoilacne.htm

tea tree oil can be mixed with just about anything to dilute. Cooking oil, witch hazel, water, lotion. Make bars of soap and include it.

I use TTO for yeast infections, in the dogs ears, when the boys got ringworm from wrestling, dandruff... and so much more.
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:21 AM   #6
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Personally I favor benzoyl peroxide, not natural but cheap, and you can just spot it on.
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:12 PM   #7
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DD uses oil of oregano with a Q tip. Works well.
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:19 PM   #8
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My cousin told me if I eat a salad of tomato leaves every day it will get rid of my acne, anyone ever hear of this?
Not a good plan. Tomoto's are in the nightshade family, and the plant is posinous. It might get rid of the acne, but more than likely take you with it.
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:21 PM   #9
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Potatoes are also nightshade.

I recommend squeezing them so the white stuff flyes all ower and thats it
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:41 AM   #11
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Personally I favor benzoyl peroxide, not natural but cheap, and you can just spot it on.

The Equate benzoyl peroxide from Walmart at $1.87 works better than other other brand we have tried for our family.

We are prone to spots. Even me, and I thought I would grow out of that.

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It's only $1 at Dollar General.
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