Herbal Home Remedies

December 18, 2011 by  
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Herbal Home Remedies

Article by Ashira Goddard

In every paper, magazine, and even on television the benefits of some ‘new’ remedy is talked about as though it is some break through is medical research. These natural remedies are no new. These so called modern miracle remedies are really a step back in time. These have been healing people for thousands of years. An example is garlic, nature’s gift, has been used medicinally for over 5,000 years. Gingseng, another relative new remedy, has been used for over 2,000 years when it brightened eyes and enlightened the mind.

There is a plethora of home remedies to choose from including herbal remedies to folk lore remedies. Here is a list of some of the less known herbs that can be used to treat some of the more common diseases and conditions.

IMMUNE SYSTEM/COLD

Astragalus has been used for more than 2,000 in TCM as an immune system booster. Every day one capsule will boost your immune system and fight off any of those spring time colds that linger on and on.

BLADDER INFECTIONS

Bearberry first used in Asia is nature’s cure for bladder infections. This is definitely a capsule to have in the cabinet of every woman.

PMS

Chasteberry is the answer for PMS and even for irregularities. This herb influences the pituitary gland to secrete the hormone prolactin which allows for a more normal menstrual cycle.

MOTION SICKNESS

Ginger surpasses nearly every modern day cure for motion sickness on the market. It settles the stomach and acts as a suppressant for queasiness of motion. Some studies say it works better than even “Dramamine”.

ANTIOXIDANT / LIVER / CIRROHOSIS / HEPATITIS

Milk Thistle is one of the best herbs that there are for liver health. In scientific studies it has been shown that the silymarin (active ingredient in Milk Thistle) will improve cirrhosis and hepatitis. As an antioxidant it is ten times stronger than Vitamin E.

ALLERGIES

Nettle is your answer to seasonal allergies and hay fever. Take one capsule a day to start ensuring that your symptoms get better rather than worse.

ARTHRITIS / RHEUMATISM / FATIGUE / INSOMNIA / HEADACHE

Oatstraw is one of the best overall herbs for the entire body. Whether to soak in for arthritis or rheumatism or internally for the calcium. It also helps internally with exhaustion and physical fatigue to tension headaches and insomnia. Remember though Oatstraw is a grain and contains gluten.

ANXIETY / STRESS

Skullcap is full of minerals that can help you deal with all sorts of stress, anxiety and exhaustion. It contains calcium, iron, potassium and magnesium.

ACNE / ECZEMA / PSORIASIS

Yellow Dock is the perfect herb for those with chronic acne, eczema, or psoriasis. It has thiamine, iron and vitamin C and has been used in Europe for centuries as a chronic skin problem remedy.

There are literally thousands of herbs and herbal supplements on the market today. Be sure that you go to a reputable health food store to buy your supplements and dried herbs to ensure the quality of the product you are getting. As always, discuss with your medical health care provider’s whatever natural supplements that you are using.

Ashira is a Novelist and Free Lance Writer. She has written hundreds of articles in numerous venues. Ashira is the author of the series entitled “Happy Bodies” and “The Witches’ Child” trilogy. As well, Ashira is a featured columnist with AskNow.com and 52 Perfect Days. http://www.ashira.ws










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