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Natural Treatment for Acne and Fungal Infections

August 16, 2019


  • Reply OZSA87 June 16, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    What is the most efficient way to extract nutrients from green tea ? I know most people just pour hot water (60-90C) over the filter/leaves and take it out after 1-3 minute but I always keep it in for more time, also I boil the water with the tea filter in it and it usually comes out pretty bitter (which is not a problem for me), if I leave it 1-3 minutes it tastes pretty empty (I use no sugar or sweeteners by the way). Is it more healthy if you leave the filter in for more time (like 5-10 minutes) and therefor making it more bitter or everything that's good in green tea, comes out in 1-3 minutes anyway ?

  • Reply Bissen June 16, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    AcneEinstein has looooong been a green tea advocate to fight acne. He has a very solid site.

  • Reply Northern Star June 16, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Is organic green tea from China safe to drink? Most things from China apparently are seriously polluted. I'm asking because I can't find green tea from other countries.

  • Reply jmarylastone June 16, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    hot?? cold?? brewed?? powdered?? – I don't trust the internet health nut "bloggers" to give me the answers

  • Reply Matthew Davis June 16, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Well, I think I'm going to start drinking green tea.

  • Reply Damian Silvera June 16, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    What's good for alopecia?

  • Reply QualityGains June 16, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Green-Tea-On-A-Daily-Basis-Squad checking in. 🙂

  • Reply Pickle Beaker! June 16, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Green tea and garlic…is there anything they can't cure?

  • Reply Bob Kent June 16, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    Are the benefits lost if the tea is decaffeinated?

  • Reply Rebecca Jane June 16, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    thank you very much for this! perfect timing! I just stopped taking birth control pills and my acne came back so now I will try this for my acne 😀

  • Reply GSatiFan June 16, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    If green tea is good then is organic matcha better because it's ground green leaves right?

  • Reply Wak Job June 16, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    I became an over brusher as a scared kid. The result is receded gumline and super sensitive teeth.

  • Reply Shannon Elyssa June 16, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    I totally second that green tea is an effective treatment for acne!!  Nixing store-bought tonics & astringent for a homemade concoction of green tea, & sea salt; has definitely helped to clear up my complexion

  • Reply Eelke Aptroot June 16, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    I recently tried a green tea footbath agains some wounds on my toes, worked fine.

  • Reply macho tony June 16, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Is there caffeine-free green tea?

  • Reply Arturro June 16, 2017 at 2:40 pm


  • Reply Andrew Kavanagh June 16, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    I am a big fan, I have been vegan for about three or four years now, my girlfriend, her mum and sister have done the same out of my sharing content you provide.
    What I want to know, is, what do you eat on a weekly basis, I know many foods you suggest very often for high anti oxidants, etc etc
    Could you do a video on what you recommend eating please or if he already has link me it 🙂

  • Reply Ariel Yankovich June 16, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    But doesn't green tea lower testosterone?

  • Reply Markos Avgoustakis June 16, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    would a green tea extract have the same beneft?

  • Reply Will Bourner V June 16, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    My face was pretty bad, but my chest and back were awful, so bad it was painful to even lie down. Now my skin is smooth and clear and its all thanks to plants

  • Reply Lara June 16, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    So drinking green tea is fine? Or is it better as a lotion?

  • Reply Arnella June 16, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    so drinking green tea can help cure my acne to some degree? or does it have to be put on my face?

  • Reply Michael Endo June 16, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    How would one prepare a green tea facial ointment for Impetigo?

  • Reply crystalsunshine June 16, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Every upload I'm so thankful that I found this channel. Thank you Dr. Greger!

  • Reply velvet wolf June 16, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    would this work for scalp ringworm (black dot tinea capitis)

  • Reply AtlantisArch June 16, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    green tee bath for my athlete's foot, I would never have tried that !! TY so much

  • Reply Melora Beecroft June 16, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Green tea is amazing. Perricone was onto this years ago.

  • Reply Melora Beecroft June 16, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    My friends acne went away after he switched from coffee to green tea.

  • Reply Doug bananaboy June 16, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Thank you

  • Reply SuperAtheist June 16, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Anyone else still waiting for the videos on fasting?


  • Reply Claudia Dieziger June 16, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Does anybody know if white tea has the same effect? Prefer the taste f white tea.

  • Reply Who AreYou June 16, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    Hahaha. I love Dr. Greger, and this video is awesome just to hear him say "ewwww" – brilliant! 😀 But you can keep the green tea. I hate it – ewwww. I think I'd rather the garlic and lime mouthwash personally. Although that's only cos I'm not dating at the minute LOL

  • Reply Cynthia Keeman June 16, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    Please teabag me!

  • Reply Nassem W June 16, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    What about green tea with sugar?

  • Reply Rose June 17, 2017 at 12:30 am

    Have you made any resources discussing dandruff?

  • Reply gdcat777 June 17, 2017 at 1:02 am

    Any idea what might prevent or eliminate rosacea? I was recently diagnosed with ocular rosacea and prescribed doxycycline.

  • Reply JustOneAsbesto June 17, 2017 at 1:03 am

    I thought I posted this question before… I don't know why it would have gotten deleted…

    Was there no data in the literature about black tea's usefulness in similar applications?

  • Reply Rob Davidson June 17, 2017 at 1:28 am

    getting rid of dairy didn't clear my acne

  • Reply Салиенко Стас June 17, 2017 at 2:25 am

    What is meant by "green tea"? What kinds of tea are included in the concept of green tea?

  • Reply Peter Hall June 17, 2017 at 2:49 am

    which is the best Green Tea?

  • Reply Mary Freeman June 17, 2017 at 6:01 am

    What about aspergillis in cystic fibrosis patients? Any help on this would be greatly received as the medical profession don't give anything . Thanks dr gregor

  • Reply Simon Smith June 17, 2017 at 6:45 am

    Pitty green tea contains caffeine 🙁

  • Reply Brooks Butler June 17, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Anyone know where I can find a good 2% green tea moisturizer?

  • Reply Bassam N June 17, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Long ago we used black tea to rinse the eyes when there is redness or an infection, it was very effective, green tea is the way to go though.

  • Reply Spartan Elf June 17, 2017 at 11:04 am

    I'm gonna clean my house using some green tea

  • Reply Organ Farm June 17, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Do one on fragile skin please.

  • Reply Ellipsis June 17, 2017 at 5:16 pm

    I'm off to get some green tea!

  • Reply Vahid Tahmasbi June 17, 2017 at 7:32 pm


  • Reply Stuart Kaufman June 17, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    But to drink it one must be able to sleep with caffeine in their system. Even decaffeinated tea has too much for me.

  • Reply Chris Jayden June 18, 2017 at 3:07 am

    Hey Dr. Greger (or anyone else who can help answer the question),

    This video addresses scientific articles talking about green tea ointment as a treatment for acne; however, can drinking green tea instead of using a topical ointment produce the same/similar results? Just wondering if I should bother going out of my way to buy green tea ointments as opposed to drinking tea on a regular basis.


    P.S. citations are more than welcome~

  • Reply Jim Frost June 18, 2017 at 3:48 am


  • Reply Apaul Juice June 18, 2017 at 9:59 am

    Green tea makes me feel nauseous 🙁

  • Reply Sarin June 18, 2017 at 11:06 am

    Good timing. I stupidly! decided to pop a small white head on my brow
    for it to swell up quite badly (to the point my eye started to feel it).
    I ate 600g of strawberries shortly after and within 5 minutes it went down, maybe 90-85%.. it was so fast I could almost feel it happening.
    Now if only fresh strawberries didn't cost so much )-:

  • Reply Matthew Lake June 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    I've been a vegetarian/vegan for over 10 years now and eating super healthy for 14. My moderate acne disappeared when I first started the diet a long time ago… recently though it came back and nothing worked. It was going on for months… and I realised that the amount of copper I get in my diet was huge, but zinc, very little. I started taking 50 mg Zinc Picolinate and it helped almost immediately.. 3 weeks later, not one spot. My acne disappeared again. Another clue that I was zinc deficient was very dry and infalmed zinc on my toes, and I had 3 viral infections earlier in the year (highly unusual for me). So, I recommend people definitely try Zinc if they have acne.

  • Reply DCD June 19, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Green tea is a joke compared to cinnamon and black seed oil.

  • Reply WaterspoutsOfTheDeep June 19, 2017 at 6:40 am

    So you get rid of your bad breath but you get stained yellow teeth instead lmao.

  • Reply Podi June 19, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    I know after all the videos about green tea I should already be having it quite often, but I'll take this as a prompt to make myself a can again.

  • Reply Rob Davidson June 20, 2017 at 12:13 am

    thanks for the tips guys will attempt what I haven't

  • Reply Mitch June 20, 2017 at 12:20 am

    can anyone help with recommendations on how to do this in practice? what should i use and how often etc?

  • Reply Ammar Alsamak June 20, 2017 at 2:29 am

    can you make a video comparing green tea vs white tea!
    Thank you!

  • Reply Urban Assault Vegan June 20, 2017 at 1:04 pm

    Good stuff Dr. Greger… as usual.

  • Reply Anogoya Dagaati June 20, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    If you are in a hurry, we should essentially drain the rivers and oceans and brew green tea instead!

  • Reply iridium56 June 21, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I cut dairy and sugar and oil. Acne much better. Best foot fungus remedy is tea tree oil and taking your shoes off once in a while.

  • Reply Believe. June 23, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Good to see this. I just bought some organic Chinese green tea a couple days ago.

  • Reply SoulLiving June 23, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Thank you😭😭

  • Reply Nadine Dettmer June 24, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    So should I drink the green tea twice a day or does a great tee toner helps as well? And how exactly should I prepare it?

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  • Reply StarlightCosplay June 26, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Recommendations for the treatment of PCOS? Food, vitamins, etc.? (I'm already vegan, just looking for further treatment)

  • Reply David Zhao June 27, 2017 at 7:50 am

    everything this dr. post is LEGENDARY!

  • Reply Rob Davidson June 27, 2017 at 10:34 pm

    I have zinc I find eating sweet potatoes helpful clears it better because vit A a good for skin in foods but not in vitamins

  • Reply Thomas Johnson July 3, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    So how do I get rid of the acne like they did in the last two pictures in the video? Where do I get green tea? And does it have to be organic? Also do I drink it , bathe in it? Apply it to my ski . Has anyone tried those and can anyone explain?

  • Reply small footprint July 3, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    No dairy or meat consumption for years, yet suddenly, a while back, I started getting terrible break outs. Biopsy showed nothing so I was told it was probably something I was in contact with. Wow. I've tried every thing. Cleaned up my diet, stopped using make up…yuk. Use only healthy cleaning products. I thought it was caused by gluten and am gluten free for maybe a year now, but still don't know. Anyone? I'll try the green tea topically for a while and see if there is some improvement but don't really want to drink it. It's taken me so much to get off caffeine. Decaffeinated is still high in caffeine.

  • Reply johnosandra July 19, 2017 at 1:12 pm


  • Reply Xue Li July 27, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    The real cause of acne is certain type of bacteria on your face due to genetics, but some people are fortunate enough for not having that, for people who don't have those bacteria even if you rub shit on their faces they wouldn't grow any acne.

  • Reply Joseph1NJ July 28, 2017 at 1:13 am

    I tried green tea tree oil on an ugly thick nail… didn't work.

  • Reply Red August 5, 2017 at 7:39 am

    Eww. Lol

  • Reply AetherDreamSeeker September 7, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Good thing I love green tea. <3

  • Reply meow0meow7 December 5, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    So would green tea help yeast infections?

  • Reply Jennifer Chandy February 1, 2018 at 1:24 am

    Marry me

  • Reply musaire February 10, 2018 at 4:13 pm


  • Reply Kat C February 12, 2018 at 5:19 pm

    How can I enjoy all the benefits of green tea if I can not have caffiene? I hear decaf tea is unhealthy due to chemicals used to take the caffeine out.

  • Reply Tejas Mallela March 26, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    I'm not using the following as any scientific proof, but certainly anecdotal evidence for myself. I started drinking hibiscus tea after watching Dr. Greger's channel, for its exceptionally high antioxidant value. But green tea has been particularly effective in getting rid of persistent acne I used to get on my forehead. And whenever I stop drinking it, they start to reemerge again after a week or two. Good enough evidence for me!

  • Reply Emma T May 30, 2018 at 9:10 am

    30mg zinc a day helps acne.

  • Reply The Curious Sapien May 31, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Who is up for a Green Tea enema? You? …You? 🧐☺️

  • Reply Frans Lintunen June 2, 2018 at 10:06 am

    100% vegan for 2 years. Green tea, hell even matcha on a daily basis. Also loving a drink made out of chaga. Eating a clove of garlic every night before bed. Tried eliminating gluten.. I really don't think there is anything I can do besides wait it out. I am 20 already tho.

  • Reply Emma SpAce June 23, 2018 at 5:16 am

    I drink green tea and then I use the bags on my face and it really helps with breakouts. I don't drink milk by the way, I'm vegan. Tea tree face wash helps too.

  • Reply Bonnie Mullen July 13, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Once again your brilliant , thank you Dr. Gregers love you😘👍🙋🌹☕️

  • Reply dave Davidh July 29, 2018 at 8:30 am

    Having suffered from Acne all my life I would recommend a light sponging of the face of apple cider vinegar 50/50 with water at night before bed it kills germs and cleans and cools the skin and it is so cheap. It worked for me.

  • Reply Ima Purnomo September 5, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Wow, i was plaqued by acne since KFC open their 1st store in Indonesia. My grandma used to tell me to wash my face w/ leftover tea. We drink tea by the buckets & mostly black tea but green tea in the morning w/ breakfast. The tea face wash actually helped clear my acne problems & cut the oil on my face.

  • Reply Jenny Moldovan September 7, 2018 at 2:52 am

    Dr.greger is so full of memes if only more people watched his videos 😂

  • Reply Lloyd Christmas September 16, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    More amazing things with green tea. Wow.

  • Reply Maureen K October 30, 2018 at 1:26 am

    Amazing as usual.

  • Reply Mike Rousi November 23, 2018 at 1:16 am

    Green tea is not an ideal drink for men cause it reduces the production of testosterone ( or you can just google it ).A cup problably wont have too much of an impact,but i wouldnt want to take it to often.I was kinda sad when i found about it too ;/

  • Reply ShadowsandCityLights December 22, 2018 at 4:59 am

    Tea Tree oil is good for almost all skin problems.

  • Reply silversobe January 4, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Amazing benefits of Green tea for oral & Skin health. Wish the government would give plant based medicine all the funds it needs.

  • Reply Abhinav Ayu January 12, 2019 at 6:02 am

    Thanks for sharing it .

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  • Reply Jo Drew February 11, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Brilliant information!

  • Reply GreatGood April 15, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Thanks for this

  • Reply Nexatronic May 24, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    I wonder if greentea is a good after shave alternative.

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