Herbal Medicine

The treatment of ills using natural remedies containing herbs, plants, oils, roots, barks, flowers, and fruits. Sometimes known as Herbalism or Botanical Medicine.

Herbal Medicine

What is jamal gota?

It is the medicine of loose motion if you will it you will start to have loose motion

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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... Says it's for "charley horse cramps in thighs and calves at night."

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Botany or Plant Biology
Herbal Medicine

What is Kasni The Plant of Life?

its a plant that if you eat it you will never die. a way to make an artificial one with the same invincibility effect is to drink a gallon of bleach and live forever. true story.

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Medication and Drugs
Herbal Medicine
Aspirin
Painkillers
Anti-Inflammatories

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

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Vitamins and Supplements
Herbal Medicine

Can you take ceramides as a supplement?

Life Extension Foundation (lef.com) sells a supplement made with wheat oil.

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Humor & Amusement
Botany or Plant Biology
Herbal Medicine

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.

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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.

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Breast Enlargement
Vitamins and Supplements
Domestic Dogs
Herbal Medicine

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 general well-being. Linoleic acid is thought to help the body make use of insulin, regulate weight, and prevent cancer and heart disease. GLA is thought to reduce swelling or irritation. Because of the high GLA content of evening primrose, it is recommended to help treat inflammatory ailments like asthma or arthritis. Research also indicates that evening primrose could benefit sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome, but little is understood about chronic fatigue syndrome and further studies are needed.

Evening primrose oil is also used to treat the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome, menopause, and the soreness of the breasts that often accompanies menstruation. GLA is often recommended to help ease the discomforts of PMS, and evening primrose has high levels of GLA. However, systematic testing of these applications is lacking. Many of the benefits of evening primrose have yet to be thoroughly studied.

Evening primrose oil can be taken both internally and externally. It has been known to improve acne, eczema, psoriasis, and other skin problems. Evening primrose oil is also used in many lotions and creams since it has emollient properties that hydrate and soften the skin.

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Pregnancy Health and Safety (Prenatal Care)
Nutrition
Herbal Medicine

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.

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Can you use tea tree oil on kids?

Tea tree oil is one of the few essential oils that are mild enough to be used without dilution.

That said, it is still a good idea to dilute it with a carrier oil for young children and to always do a "patch test" just in case.

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Is it safe to use expired herbal medicines?

no it's not. As time goes on, herbs undergo a process called fermentation and can develop a poisonous alcohol named "carne". It just depends how expired they are.

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Herbal Medicine

What types of flowers are used in medicine?

rose

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Cold and Flu
Alcoholic Beverages
Herbal Medicine

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 a hot toddy when ill with a cold to treat a cough and to rest better. These are usually made with a half ounce to one ounce of whiskey in a cup of hot water, sometimes with lemon or other ingredients (such as herbs) added for flavor or other properties of those added herbal ingredients.

Remember: All things in moderation.

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Cold and Flu
Herbal Medicine
Alternative Treatments for Conditions or Diseases

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 pieces small enough to swallow whole.

Swallow like a pill without chewing.

Eat a piece of bread first if you get indigestion easily.

It fits in your pocket and lasts forever before going bad!

Take with Vitamin-C and Vitamin-D for added protection!

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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

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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 other toxic substances.

A special solution, named Nopalea, does a lot to improve a person's health. The list of benefits may go on and on, but the two main ways that this substance improves health are the following: First, the Betalains in Nopalea made from the Nopal Cactus actually help the body to neutralize the body's inner toxins. This promotes optimal health for the cells, and works hand in hand with the body's immune system and overall well-being. Second, the Betalains in Nopalea help the body to reduce inflammation. This will allow your body to function in the way it needs to in order to allow you to perform all the daily tasks needed for success in your life without any interference from unnecessary pain and discomfort.

The benefits derived from the Nopal Cactus can be enjoyed by you every day, without the possible negative side effects that come from expensive prescribed or over-the-counter medicines. Drinking this simple solution as part of your daily diet can greatly improve your life, providing you extra protection from toxins, reducing inflammation, and adding nutrients and energy to your whole system. Surely the benefits are long-lasting. And the greatest part: It's all-natural!"

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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.

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Intestinal Health
Herbal Medicine

Side effects of dried cassia roots and leaves?

dried cassia roots and leaves side effects

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Medication and Drugs
Herbal Medicine

What does a vaporizer do?

Used to help increase the humidity level in the air during dry seasons. helps to relieve and prevent symptoms from the cold and flu.

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Herbal Medicine

Can you get tea tree oil in supermarkets?

A number of supermarkets have tea tree oil in the pharmacy or natural products areas. Check with the pharmacist if there is one on staff.

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Acne
Skin Care
Herbal Medicine

What are the household uses of witch hazel?

Cosmetically, witch hazel is used as a facial astringent to reduce pore size, make-up remover, and for bags under the eyes. Products for men include herbal shaving cream and aftershave.

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Medication and Drugs
Herbal Medicine
Xanax
Benzodiazepines

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 an herbal tea that has shown some evidence of being effective for treating anxiety.
  • Nervine herbs are especially helpful in situations with anxiety as mentioned above. There are additional alternative treatment plans in Chinese medicine that actually treat the root of the cause of anxiety. To a modern Westerner, the Chinese concept of Organs might seem unusual as the Chinese Medical concept of Organs lack emphasis on a physical structure. Although many terms used when speaking of Organs are similar to Western concepts, they do not refer to the specific tissue, but rather to semi-abstract concepts of interrelated functions.
  • If anxiety is attributed to chronic irrational fear, Chinese medical practitioners will often prescribe a Kidney Yang tonic. If the anxiety is due to chronic stress, herbs to soothe the Liver are utilized. Answer-Valerian Root works really well, I take it sometimes and it helps a lot. It's not as strong as xanax but for me it works better for stress and helps me to sleep.

I would add that Passionflower extract is reputed to help with anxiety. It can also be used (along with valerian root and/or melatonin) as a gentle and effective sleep aid, when initiating sleep is difficult because of anxiety.

Additionally, L-theanine can sometimes "take the edge off" of anxiety, especially when anxiety is contributed to by excessive caffeine intake.

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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.

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Medication and Drugs
Alternative Medicine
Massage Therapy
Herbal Medicine

Can you apply tea tree oil to an open wound?

Tea tree oil is best NOt to be used on an open wound! Could make you immune to the benefits of the oil, or could irritate/cause bad reaction.

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Factoring and Multiples
Conditions and Diseases
Herbal Medicine

What are ten examples of medicinal plants and their common uses?

Aloe Vera - Aloe is a common plant. Aloe vera gel is used to treat burns
Basil - A common garden herb. Used to treat stomach cramps, constipation and flatulence.
Calendula (AKA pot marigold) - Is anti-septic and is used to treat wounds as well as added to a lotion to treat chapped skin.
Dill - found in most herb gardens.A decoction of dill is used to treat stomach upsets, insomnia,and flatulence.
Echinacea - (AKA purple cone flower) Used as an immune system support.
Feverfew - a small daisy like plant that is used in the treatment of migraines.
Ginger - used to treat motion sickness
Hops - used to treat anxiety and insomnia
Irish moss - a form of seaweed - is used in treatment of coughs and ulcers. It is currently being studied as a treatment for influenza B and mumps because it is anti-viral.
Joe Pye Weed - (AKA gravel root) used to treat kidney stones.

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