What are astringents?

If you’ve ever used a toner on your face or have had a glass of wine, you’ve experienced the effects of astringency. Astringent herbs cause constriction or tightening of the tissue. They have a binding action on mucus membranes, skin and other exposed tissues of the body.

Astringents are used as a barrier against infection or to treat lax tissue.

  • sore throat

  • vaginal infections

  • ulcers

  • UTIs

  • varicose veins

  • diarrhea


Herbal Examples: