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Herbal Remedies for Various Conditions

Submitted by Nick on February 3, 2011

Herbal Remedies

There are several diseases and ailments that do not have any medical cure or treatment options. However, some of these diseases and conditions are managed to a great extent, with the help of home or herbal remedies. Various herbal remedies have become very popular around the world, as people avoid conventional medicine for minor ailments, because of their potential side effects. Given below are some of the common problems, for which herbal remedies are widely used:

Herbal remedies for acne

Unlike traditional acne treatment, herbal remedies for acne do not dry out the affected area. Fortunately, there are several types of herbal remedies that can be used for controlling and eventually treating acne completely.

There are many herbs that have anti-inflammatory properties, which is why they can help treat acne. Some of the most common herbal remedies for acne all over the body include tea tree oil, flax seed and flax seed oil, witch hazel, calendula, licorice root and German chamomile. Some people are also advised to prepare some amaranth tea and drink it on a regular basis, in order to get rid of acne.

Herbal remedies for anxiety

Excessive anxiety is generally caused by high amounts of stress.

The use of herbs and herbal oil is widely recommended in order to soothe the mind and relieve anxiety. Some of the most common herbal remedies for anxiety in adults include:

• Valerian tincture or capsules for better sleeping patterns
• Skullcap in the capsule or tincture form, to induce sleep and nourish the nervous system.
• Motherwort, to stabilize emotions and soothe the body.

• Fennel tea, as it relieves several gastrointestinal problems
• Catnip tea, which relieves anxiety because of its relaxing effect on the body

However, these herbs may not be suitable for children and therefore, it is best to consult a pediatrician for herbal remedies for anxiety in children.

Herbal remedies for depression

There are several factors that could cause a person to get depressed. This in turn to lead to several physical and mental problems, which is why, it should be treated as early as possible.

Medical experts usually advise people to take antidepressants for reducing the symptoms of depression. However there are many herbal remedies for depression treatment too, which include St. John’s Wort, Kava, Lemon Balm and Ginkgo.

Herbal remedies for gout

Gout is a very painful condition, which can be described as a type of arthritis. This disease is usually seen in those people who follow a regular diet that is high in uric acid. Hence, the first step in controlling gout is by making dietary changes, to reduce the intake of foods that are high in uric acid. In addition to that, people are usually also asked to either eat half a pound of black or wild cherries, or drink unsweetened cherry juice. There are certain herbal remedies for gout, which may also help in controlling the pain. Some of the most commonly recommended herbal remedies for gout include bilberry, devil’s claw, rosehips and nettle root.

Herbal remedies for stress

Nowadays, stress is very common, not just in adults, but also in children. One of the most common techniques for relieving of stress, adopted by most people is aromatherapy, in which the use of herbal essential oils is very common. Herbs that can control stress to a great extent include Ginkgo Biloba, chive, borage, Echinacea and chamomile.  Several people also claim to have seen reduction in stress with the help of ginseng, lemon balm and cat’s claw. Drinking warm herbal tea on a regular basis is also believed to reduce stress significantly. Many people use diluted herbal essential oils while taking a massage, to relieve stress and tension.

Herbal remedies for constipation

Constipation is a very common condition, which most people have suffered from, at some time or the other. In some people, it could occur once in a while, in reaction to dietary changes or the use of certain medication. However, in others this could be a chronic or a long lasting occurrence. In order to cure constipation, it is usually necessary to treat its underlying cause and make dietary changes. However, some of the commonly recommended herbal remedies for constipation include aloe gel, ginger tea, milk thistle, hibiscus, dandelion, buckthorn and cascara sagrada.

Herbal remedies for menopause

There are several emotional and physical changes that a woman’s body undergoes during menopause, which is an inevitable part of the aging process. However, there are many herbs that can help reduce the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause, such as hot flashes. Some of the most commonly recommended herbal remedies for menopause include valerian, sarsaparilla, ginseng, damiana, blue cohosh, aloe gel, nettle, red clover, dong quai, calendula and black cohosh.

Herbal remedies for arthritis

Arthritis is a very common condition that affects the joints of people, as they age. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this condition, but there are several ways in which it can be controlled. Patients are usually advised to make some immediate changes in their daily diets, when trying to treat this condition. There are certain herbs that have also been known to reduce inflammation in the tissue joints, thereby alleviating the pain. Some of the most commonly recommended herbal remedies for arthritis are yarrow, wild yam, nettle, licorice, feverfew, chamomile, goldenseal and elderberry.

People also use natural herbal remedies for weight loss and other such similar purposes. In fact, many people have used herbal remedies to cure some serious conditions and disorders too. Unfortunately, many of the herbal supplements that are available in stores today have not been approved by any recognized health body. Moreover, some of the products that claim to be 100% natural herbal remedies may also contain certain chemicals, which could have an adverse effect on the body. Therefore, people should always check with their doctors before taking any homemade herbal remedies or trying out their own herbal remedies recipes at home. Moreover, is it very important for all people to check for daily recommended doses for each herb, before taking it for any purpose.

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