Herbal and Natural Remedies
Herbal remedies are nothing new, not unique, and may have a variety of different names: herbal medicine, alternative medicine, folk remedies, homeopathic medicine, native medicine, natural medicine, and so on. These types remedies, at one time, were ALL that medicine and doctors had in their little black bag. In the days before Big Pharma became the all-consuming monster that it has become today, medicines were plant derivatives, teas, tinctures, distillations, balms, and poultices.
In many, many cases these herbal remedies were extremely effective. Now, of course, doctors, the AMA, the CDC, the FDA warn against using herbal and natural remedies. "Oooh, they're dangerous!" They cite that there are no scientific studies as to the effectiveness of such natural plant remedies.
That's when I want to ask them, "and how many pharmaceuticals have been released and prescribed to thousands, if not millions, knowing there are side effects. In fact, some of those side effects can be life altering, and in some cases, deadly. But that's okay, those drugs have "science" behind them.
Herbal Remedies Come Into Their Own
Common Herbal Remedies
Alfalfa: has been known to be effective in healing ailments such as gas pains, pain and stiffness from arthritis and ulcers. Alfalfa herb tea possesses no adverse components and is safe for all people including children.
Chamomile: Probably one of the most well-known uses of this herbal remedy is for insomnia. It has also been found to be useful in treating upset stomachs, colds, bronchitis, bladder troubles, and jaundice. Chamomile has also been effective for babies with colic. In addition, it can act as an insect repellent when used properly.
Dandelion: increases activity in the pancreas, liver, and spleen and contains insulin substitutes. Dandelion has a high vitamin and mineral content that is used for treating kidney and liver disorders, along with skin disease and loss of appetite.
Eucalyptus: is a major ingredient in many commercial medicines such as cough and sore throat medications. These plants also contain oils that are extremely potent antiseptics. Eucalyptus essential oil, properly diluted may be applied locally on wounds, sores, and burns. Eucalyptus can also be used as an insect repellent.
Ginseng: Used for more than 5000 years in the Chinese culture, ginseng strengthens the heart and nervous system. In addition, it builds up a general mental and physical vitality and may be effective for treating colds, coughs, gout, diabetes, headache, and backache.
Hawthorn: Also known as Hawthorn Berry is known to cause the dilation of the coronary vessels. An improvement has been shown in patients and is helpful in insomnia. It has been used to treat high blood pressure when taken over a period of time. NOTE: I use this daily for congestive heart failure and atrial fibrilation.
- CBD: CBD is just one of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, the other is THC. While THC is the cannabinoid that gives the high, a physhoactive response, CBD is considered a “non-psychoactive” as it only has .3% of THC. As a result CBD delivers many health benefits without the unwanted, and still illegal in many states, psychoactive side effects.
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