Natural and Herbal Remedies Guide

Natural and Herbal Remedies Guide

The use of natural and herbal remedies is on the rise. People often use natural and herbal remedies for long-term (chronic) conditions that haven't been successfully treated with Western medicine. People also use these remedies to improve their quality of life.

Many of these remedies deal with the whole person (holistic) rather than treating a specific disease or symptom. Sometimes, they heal aches and pains that over-the-counter and prescription drugs can't. Headaches, joint pain, and premenstrual syndrome are some examples.

Be careful - mixing natural substances with over-the-counter and prescription medication may produce some powerful and unexpected results. Before you start taking anything new, talk to a doctor or health care professional.

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The great thing about natural herbal remedies is that they are 100% natural and less likely to cause side effects compared with modern drugs. Plus, herbal remedies can help with all kinds of common ailments and have been tried and tested for centuries.

What are some of the most common natural and herbal remedies and what are they used for?


Aloe 

Burns, cold sores, dry skin, pain, sunburn.

Arnica 

Bruises and swelling. Use Arnica cream or gel for bruises or take Arnica homeopathic pills to prevent or reduce swelling and bruising.

Echinacea 

Common cold, infections, healing wounds.

Flax Seed 

Cancer prevention, constipation, high cholesterol, menopause, periodontal disease, premenstrual syndrome (PMS).

Garlic 

Cancer prevention and treatment, cardiovascular disease, circulatory disorders, high cholesterol, hypertension, skin infections.

Ginkgo Biloba 

Improved blood flow, memory loss, headaches, depression.

Ginseng 

Hypertension, diabetes, depression.

Lavender 

Headaches, stress, cuts, burns, sunburn, insect bites, and stings, insomnia (not safe for use in pregnancy).

Melatonin 

Alzheimer's, cancer treatment, depression, HIV/AIDS, insomnia.

Rescue Remedy 

A homeopathic treatment for shock, anxiety or insomnia.

St. John's Wort 

Depression, fatigue, insomnia, pain, PMS, healing wounds.

Tea-tree oil or ointment 

Antifungal and antiseptic for burns, cuts, acne, boils, insect bites.

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