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8 Herbal Remedies

by Tiffany in Health & Healing

HERBS FOR WELLNESS
Some herbs are beneficial to almost everyone when taken regularly. They include the following:

1. GARLIC FOR CHOLESTEROL CONTROL AND CANCER PREVENTION.
2. GINKGO FOR MENTAL SHARPNESS
3. CRANBERRY FOR URINARY TRACT INFECTION
4. ECHINACEA FOR COLDS
5. GINGER FOR MOTION SICKNESS AND MORNING SICKNESS
6. MILK THISTLE FOR LIVER DISEASE
7. ST. JOHN’S WORT FOR DEPRESSION
8. VALERIAN FOR INSOMNIA

For more information about medicinal herbs see “10 Essential Herbs” in the April/May 2006 issue of Mother Earth News.

Friday, September 8th, 2006

9 Comments on 8 Herbal Remedies

  • Tsoniki

    Tiffany,

    When you say “taken regularly” what do you mean? Every day forever? We (my family) usually do take echinacea when we start to feel like we are getting a cold, but don’t take it every day. Are we doing it right? LOL

    :)

  • Kari

    I love the valerian for insomnia :)

  • Tsoniki, I think some of these could be taken regularly or daily like garlic but some others would best be used as needed, like the echinacea. I use echinacea in my family whenever we have been exposed to illness or if we are feeling run down and tired and therefore are more susceptible to illness. These are just some natural suggestions for healing your body. :)

  • I have heard that the best way to use echinacea is one week on, one week off. it is classified as a “medicinal” herb, as opposed to a nutritional or food herb. You need to give the body a rest from it.

  • I grew my own organic garlic this year, it was soooo simple! Just shove a clove in the ground in November, then pull out an entire bulb for your kitchen in July/August. I use several cloves every day in my cooking.

  • Gail

    Be careful of echinacea if you are pregnant or trying to conceive. I had taken it for a cold before I realized I was pregnant, and I ended up having what’s called a blighted ovum, which means the fetus dies after the 6th week but does not miscarry from your body until weeks later. In my case, 14 weeks. I did some research and they have linked echinacea to blighted ovums so I would consult your doctor.

  • St. John’s Wort is definately helpful.

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  • J. Walker

    Echinacea should be used with caution by people who are allergic to ragweed or to plants in the sunflower family. There are some claims that a combination of echinacea and goldenseal boots our immune system and have been found by laboratory experiments with animals which shows that the two herbs augment different but they complement the immune globulins.

    Before anyone takes echinacea + goldenseal combination, be sure to read all the precautions listed. Also on another note, echinacea should be avoided immediately before, during and after any organ transplantation if your doctor has prescribed a drug such as cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune) or tacrolimus (prograf), these drugs are prescribed to prevent transplant rejection.

    Some benefits of echinacea and some specific health conditions this herb is used for are acne and infected nails; CFS (chronic fatique syndrom; yeast infections; colds, cough, influenza and strep thoat; e. angustifolia (latin name Echinacea angustinfolia and Echinacea purpurea) is helpful with ear infections and e. purpurea is helpful and used for lyme disease and parasitic infection.

    As mentioned in the above comments, if ou are trying to get pregnant, it is probably best NOT to take echinacea. Any of the echinacea species contain a substance that can interfere with the release of unfertilized eggs into the fallopian tube and will decrease a women’s fertility.

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  • keith collins

    i have a comment  those who love the spouses or want them to be well
    i know i have for sister in the nurse  profession and there spous is the last one to have health issue address and usually die , that  is right they die
    i think you should have a spot to address hubby issue to woman they being the life line to life and happiness, 
    i seen alot of misconsidering wives who literally kill there husband with baked goods and salty food and candy and alike that they themslevs cant stop eating
    craving and appetites MEN cant  endure , 
    i know my mother is a carb ad chocalte addict and you go  down with the ship and she buries you eating popcorn and choclate wondering why your dead ,
    i know this  is like of bold but it is true  men cant eat like woman and get away with it,  kc