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The treatment of ills using natural remedies containing herbs, plants, oils, roots, barks, flowers, and fruits. Sometimes known as Herbalism or Botanical Medicine.
Asked in Herbal Medicine
What is rhus toxicodendron 4x hpus?
From what I understand Rhus Toxicodendron is an older term for Toxicodendron Radicans; commonly known as poison ivy! I have a homeopathic remedy here, with one of the ingredients being this "Rhus Toxicodendron 6X HPUS... Why? What possible benefits could eating poison ivy have? I'm not really sure but I suppose since it's an extract the poisonous portion has been removed. At any rate I can't find much documentation on its purported medicinal properties, just that the plant sucks... I guess I'll eat it......
Herbal equivalent of aspirin?
Willow (salix alba) there are many herbs in ayurveda which works like aspirin for different popurse likeGinger Root For Muscle Pain,Epsom Salt Bath For Leg Pain,Cherries For Pain Relief, Buttermilk For Pre Menopause ...
What is the use of sweet neem leaves?
immunomodulatory, anti-inflammatory, antihyperglycaemic, antiulcer, antimalarial, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, antioxidant, antimutagenic and anticarcinogenic properties. This review summarises the wide range of pharmacological activities of neem leaf. The sweet neem leaves come from Murraya coneige (Curry plant) and are used in culnary preparations like Sambhar. ...
Asked in Cat Health, Cat Maintenance, Herbal Medicine
Can slippery elm be used on cats?
Yes, slippery elm can be used on cats - internally, as a treatment for diarrhoea, irritable/inflammatory bowel problems, etc. It is very effective and safe. Google for Dr Richard Pitcairn's recipe for slippery elm for cats and dogs. ...
What are the benefits of Evening Primrose Oil?
The oil of evening primrose is very rich in polysaturated comega-6 fatty acids, which are necessary fatty acids that body needs to complete numerous functions including insulin absorption, regulating the heart, and regulating mood. The body does not manufacture these fatty acids on its own, so they have to be taken as food or food supplements. Aside from the omega-6 fatty acids, evening primrose oil has linoleic acid and gamma-linolenic acid ("GLA"). Both of these acids are very important and very beneficial to...
Does malunggay has side effect to a pregnant woman?
Malunggay, known as a "miracle tree" by scientists and health care workers is loaded with vitamins and minerals that can be an effective remedy against many kinds of ailments. It helps increase breast milk - aside from the suggestion it should be consumed with a meal - I have found no negative information regarding pregnancy. ...
Is Jagermeister a good way to cure a cold?
It won't help cure the cold but it can help in small amounts with a cough and help you rest. Most night time cough medicines contain alcohol for cough suppression, to relax achy muscles, and as a sleep aid. However, alcohol is a diuretic and, unless used in portions of one ounce or less or no more frequently than every 4 - 6 hours, alcohol could do more damage than good when you are ill with an infectious disease. Many people drink...
How do garlic and onions kill flu and cold viruses?
Garlic & Onions have Allicin and Sulfur Compounds in them that is an antimicrobial, fungicidal and antiviral as well as being a natural Antibiotic. The strong smell in both these plants is where their strengths lie. Once cooked the plants no longer have germ killing properties, it has to be RAW! But garlic is your real key, it is stronger than onions. You don't even have to chew it! Just slice or break it open (the inside of the cloves have to be exposed) into...
Asked in Drug Interactions, Herbal Medicine
Is cloud nine herbal incense good?
Dependent upon the maker. I know the guy who makes the incense for kloud9incense.com and his stuff is fire $10 for a gram of the 30x and you'll be high as hell. No joke it's the best incense I've ever smoked better than regs for the same price. I believe if you email him he'll send you a free sample ...
Asked in Deserts, Herbal Medicine
What is nopal cactus good for?
The Nopal cactus has many dietary and nutrition values. "One of the many substances you can use to treat inflammation comes from the Nopal Cactus, a plant native to Mexico. This plant is actually considered a "super fruit" to the natives, because of its many inherent benefits to human health. Not only does it help with inflammation, but also to reduce the risk of blood clot, high levels of cholesterol, and works as a protector for the liver and cells in danger of...
Asked in Herbal Medicine, Emotions
Does St. John's Wort produce anxiety?
St. John's Wort is useful for mild to moderate depression. Though not common, some people have said they experience anxiety. If that happens, it could be that you need to reduce the amount you are taking, and if you still experience anxiety stop taking it. ...
What is the herbal equivalent to Xanax?
There is no herbal medicine that is an exact equivalent to Xanax or the Benzodiazepines, the family of drugs to which Xanax belongs. However, there have been some herbal medicines which are used to treat anxiety, the main use for which Xanax is prescribed. These include: Valerian root is used as a sedative. There is more scientific evidence supporting Valerian's use for insomnia than for anxiety. Kava kava is effective against anxiety and doesn't cause dependency, unlike benzodiazepines. Holy Basil or Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum) is...
Asked in Skin Care, Makeup, Herbal Medicine
Should you wash your face before you apply tea tree oil?
Yes, you always start out with cleansing the face before putting on any serum, moisturizer and such products. ...
Is chamomile tea good during pregnancy?
Chamomile tea is often suggested in the treatment of insomnia, anxiety and digestive problems. Chamomile is gentle enough that it is frequently used to treat children and as an evening beverage for pregnant women. Used normally (not as the only beverage taken) it is perfectly healthy for most people. The exception being people with allergies to the plant or other plants in the same family. ...