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Tuesday, 10 February 2009 10:41
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Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is sometimes referred to as herbalism or botanical medicine. It is also known as traditional or alternative medicine. It is the use of herbs of medicinal value to treat people with ailments and to maintain a happy, healthy lifestyle.

Herbal supplements have increased in popularity quite rapidly over the past 30 years. These supplements can be found in the form of tablets, capsules, teas, liquids, and oils.

Herbs in traditional medicine have been used for centuries for their medicinal and therapeutic values. Plants or parts of plants – stems, leaves, flowers, seeds, bark, roots, and berries - are used as active ingredients in herbal medicine and produce a chemical reaction in the body that can affect the way you think, feel and react to something.

Scientists began studying and extracting active ingredients from plants and making their own versions of the compounds found in those plants leaving us with the conventional medicines doctors prescribe us today.

Using Herbal Medicine:

Herbal medicine can cure many health issues. These are simple, natural herbs that can help balance and treat many of the issues you may be experiencing. For example:

St. John’s Wort:

This herbal remedy can help improve your mood. St. John’s Wort can be used for many emotional disorders such as anxiety and depression.

You can learn to enjoy life again without the side effects that come with antidepressant pills and other medications.


Licorice is widely accepted home remedy for bronchitis, sore throats, and coughs. Licorice will help to soothe the inflamed mucous membranes in the nose and throat.

Meadow Sweet:

Meadow Sweet is an anti-inflammatory and painkiller for disorders such as arthritis. Meadow Sweet is also useful in treating stomach ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome, and acid indigestion.

Benefits of Using Herbal Medicine:

There are many other ailments that traditional herbal medicine is used for such as weight loss, respiratory problems, rehabilitation after an accident or injury or for bodybuilders to help provide energy to muscle cells or to improve coordination in the muscles and balance homo-cysteine levels.

Many medical doctors, herbalists, naturopaths, and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners may use herbs in the treatment of illnesses. If you are looking for a lifestyle change using herbal remedies these professionals can help you integrate them into your everyday life.

The more you learn about herbal remedies the more amazed you will be at all the great things they can be used for.

When you make herbal medicine a regular part of your routine and lifestyle, you will notice quite a difference in how you feel and how your body responds to things.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 May 2013 11:38
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