There are herbal natural remedy options all around us.
In fact, nature gives us just about everything that we need to overcome most of our most common medical issues!
Herbs, plants and essential oils contain a range of
that are particularly beneficial for the treatment of our Most common ailments.
Want to improve your health naturally or feel better without relying on pharmaceutical products?
Here are some of the more popular herbal remedies for medical issues that we deal with.
Flu and cold season is always around, and you’re probably wondering how to reduce the likelihood of you or your family getting sick, or how to get better faster if you are sick?
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Our digestive and elimination systems are very important to our overall health. Sometimes though, our systems get a little sluggish or out of whack.
There is a range of herbal natural remedies that can be used to improve digestion and deal with some of the most common gastrointestinal problems.
Herbs with a bitter taste tend to be the best to speed up and normalize digestion. Bitter herbs help to reduce gas, bloating and indigestion.
Fennel and licorice root are known for their ability to reduce flatulence and help with stomach acid. To reduce gas, chew half a teaspoon of fennel. The relief will be almost instantaneous. Alternatively, make yourself a cup of fennel seed or licorice root tea.
Peppermint tea is one of the best remedies for indigestion and upset stomach. Peppermint oil relaxes the muscles in the walls of the intestine.
Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color. This herbal natural remedy has been used in India for thousands of years as a potent medicinal herb. Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, and is widely used for flatulence and Inflammatory Bowel Disease, among many other benefits.
Ginger is great for dealing with nausea, vomiting and upset stomachs. Make yourself a cup of ginger tea. This herbal natural remedy will soothe the stomach and aid in digestion.
Lemons and the herb lemon balm are also quite beneficial for overcoming nausea and aiding digestion. Many women suffering from morning sickness in the first trimester of their pregnancy find major relief in a glass of lemonade (lemon juice, water and honey).Back To The Top
A headache will quickly decrease your ability to function normally. Painkillers will work to an extent, unless you’re already 'immune' to their influence.
Herbs like feverfew have been studied extensively, and clinical research confirms their effectiveness for overcoming tension headaches, migraines, and the nausea and vomiting that sometimes comes with it. Just like in the case of poor digestion, make yourself a cup of tea and relax. The pain should soon subside.
Butterbur grows wild in Europe. The root and leaves of butterbur are known to be anti-spasmodic, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and a diuretic. It relieves indigestion as well as the pain of headaches and migraines. Butterbur can be made into a tea or is sold in capsule form.
Butterbur is in the ragweed family, so be aware if you have allergies. Also not recommended if pregnant.
Black Cohosh can be extremely effective in treating headaches associated with depression.
Be aware, black cohosh contains estrogen, so is better suited for women, and check with a healthcare professional before use.
Some women suffer from severe PMS and menstrual pains that render them completely incapable of participating in activities several days each month.
Getting your hormones in balance goes a long way towards relieving symptoms of PMS.
Chasteberry is one of the most powerful herbal remedies for PMS issues. The herb doesn't contain hormone-like substances but it has the power to naturally stimulate gland secretions and restore the female hormonal balance.
The insufficient production of progesterone is one of the main causes of PMS. Clinical research suggests that chasteberry can improve the ratio of progesterone to estrogen, reducing bloating, cramps, depression, breast tenderness and the mood swings that are common for PMS.
Chasteberry is also being studied for helping women that have trouble getting pregnant, due to insufficient levels of progesterone.
Maca, of the radish family, has a long history of boosting hormone production and libido in both women and men. It is available in powdered form or in capsules. Maca is high in minerals and fatty acids, which both help our hormonal balance.
Red Raspberry Leaf is a well known fertility herb. It can also reduce PMS symptoms like cramping. It is high in nutrients and calcium. Available as a tea or in capsule form.
Dong Quai has been used for thousands of years in Chinese, Japanese and Korean medicine. It is still a very popular herb for most female issues. Dong quai has been called the ‘female ginseng’, as it will help with painful menstruation as well as childbirth and fatigue.Back To The Top
Lemon Balm is one of the best herbal remedies for insomnia. Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) belongs to the mint family. Scientific studies show that it acts as a mild sedative. Lemon balm can also be used to reduce anxiety and nervousness because of its calming properties.
Valerian is used extensively in the U.S. for it’s sedative and calming abilities agains insomnia, nervousness and restlessness. It reduces the time you wake up during the night. Available as a tea, capsules, or tincture.
Kava Kava is popular in the South Seas, and the national drink of Fiji. It is a sedative herb and will relax the mind and body. It is known to enhance the dreaming state. Used in tea or as a tincture.
St. John’s Wort has been used since ancient Greek times for it’s ability to relieve chronic insomnia and mild depression due to chemical imbalances in the brain. Allow a couple of weeks of use for the full effect. Available as a tea, tablets, capsules or tincture.
California Poppy is a popular sedative and sleep aid, and said to be safe enough to use with children. It is used for easing anxiety and improving the quality of sleep. Clinical tests have proven it’s ability as a sedative and anti-anxiety relief.
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You may be surprised that essential oils for pain relief can work as well or better than over-the-counter or prescription drugs.
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