For millennia, long before schools of medicine were established, humans have been treating illness with herbal preparations. Countless current drugs in use by medical practitioners today were derived from herbs. In many cases, these herbal preparations are as effective as expensive prescription drugs and tend to have fewer or no dangerous side effects.
Natural healing using herbs can treat all sorts of disorders of the body. Many other countries are much more advanced than the U.S. in using herbs as complementary therapy along with traditional medical treatment. Herbal therapy also may help mitigate the effects of a modern diet, which due to soil depletion from over-farming, lacks some of the healthy qualities that our ancestors enjoyed.
Here you will learn how to use herbs for health maintenance and disease prevention.You will learn which herbs most effectively treat a myriad of illnesses and disease.You will learn how to use the herbs, how to grow them yourself and how to make herbal preparations.You will read the most up to date research regarding herbal medicine and the efficacy of herbs as medicine.
Herbs that help you focus and concentrate include skullcap, ginkgo biloba, gotu kola, rooibos and chamomile. Find information on each, including actions, possible side effects, precautions and preparations.
Herbs such as cayenne, ginger and prickly ash can be used to help with circulation after having a mastectomy. By stimulating blood flow and the lymphatic system herbal remedies can improve healing and reduce pain and swelling.
Did you over exercise, lift too many heavy objects or make a sudden awkward move? If you are looking for herbs to help relax sore muscles and tendons, these can help provide relief by reducing swelling, inflammation and pain.
We all go through stressful times now and then, but did you know too much stress can have a negative effect on your health? Learn what herbs for stress management can help you when you are faced with tough challenges in your life.
Black cohosh and saw palmetto are used to treat female problems, with one being more popular than the other. Learn about these herbs, including their potential benefits, preparations, side effects and precautions.
What is comfrey root for? It is used topically for many conditions, including muscular and joint pains. Learn what else it is used for, what studies have to say about it and why it should not be taken internally.
If you suffer from premenstrual syndrome or amenorrhea, this may be the right herb for you. Learn about chasteberry tree extract, including what studies show, possible side effects, who should avoid it and how to prepare a cup of tea.
Helping in the prevention of colds, lowering cholesterol levels and decreasing high blood pressure are some of the benefits of garlic supplements. Learn other medicinal uses and what studies have to say about it.
The beautiful rose plant can have more to offer than just its look and pleasing scent. Learn what part of the plant can benefit the body and how you can make a cup of tea using fresh or dried herb to better your health.