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Exploring the Herbal Cure for Arthritis

Arthritis is something that plagues most people at one time or another. Unfortunately, some of the people that are afflicted by it suffer from it so much that they are unable to carry out daily activities such as walking or taking a shower on their own. While there are over 100 specific forms of arthritis, the most common forms are osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to being the two most common forms of the disease, they are largely responsible for most of the cases that prevent individuals from living their lives to the fullest. As a result of the effects of the disease, many people have found themselves trying one medication after another. While some over the counter medications and prescription medications are effective to a point, they also come with a multitude of side effects. Therefore, many people have made the decision to turn to herbal supplements as a means of treating the disease without the risk of such significant side effects. Below are the three effective herbal ingredients that are used in supplements to treat the various forms of arthritis.

Capsaicin

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Capsicum

Capsaicin comes in the form of a topical ointment or in herbal supplements. It often relieves arthritis pain by reducing the inflammation that is associated with it in addition to increasing circulation to affected areas. It provides relief by blocking the pain signals from nerve endings that cause a person to experience pain. Several studies have been done surrounding the effectiveness of capsaicin and it has been found that approximately 80% of patients that have participated in such studies did in fact find relief when using it.

 

Reishi Gano

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Reishi Gano

This is a popular, edible mushroom (Ganoderma Lucidum). It has been used for centuries in Asian medicine and it has been found to be quite effective against the pain of arthritis. It is so effective that it is also used for several other diseases that cause patients to experience pain. It reduces or eliminates pain in several different ways. Perhaps the most important is that it is capable of blocking the signals from pain receptors so that an individual who is taking the supplement never feels the pain to begin with or feels it in a far less severe state. However, the supplement also acts as an anti-inflammatory, reducing the inflammation that is so common in arthritis. It is also thought to boost the immune system, helping patients to be better able to fight off the effects of arthritis and other diseases on their own.

Tongkat Ali

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Tongkat Ali

This supplement is derived from a root of a plant that grows in Malaysia. It produces the hormone within the body that is known to boost energy, thereby helping arthritis patients to combat fatigue. Because fatigue is such a common symptom with arthritis, the use of the supplement is effective in helping them to feel more energetic and thereby helping them be better able to carry out daily activities. Moreover, the supplement is believed to increase bone density and muscle mass, two vitally important factors in combating arthritis and protecting patients who are already suffering from the disease against bone fracture, which may occur along with arthritis. Use of the supplement also increases blood flow to the body, helping to alleviate pain and increase healing properties to areas that are affected by the disease.

By using these three plants or herbs, people who are suffering from arthritis may be able to find the relief that they have been looking for. This is especially true of individuals who have already tried several other types of treatment programs with little or no success.

R.D.K holdings S.A

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VIDEO: Natural Menopause Treatments

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Not a fan of hormones replacement therapy when it comes to managing menopause symptoms? Well, here are a few alternative treatments.

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Chinese Contribution Into the World of Herbal Medicine

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Chinese have contributed to the world of herbal medicine more than any other culture.

Although many cultures have traditionally used seeds and plant parts in their remedies, China has alleviated ailments using herbs since around 5,000 BC. Having amassed this knowledge for thousands of years, the Chinese have mastered the art of cultivating herbs for medicinal purposes and other cultures look to them for insight into how a diagnosis can be treated through the use of herbs.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is heavily relied on throughout the world by everyone from the common consumer to specialists in every field of medicine. The Chinese developed their system of medicine and herbal remedies which focuses on restoring a balance of energy, body and spirit to maintain health rather than treating a particular disease or medical condition. Herbs are used to restore the balance by nourishing the body.

Instead of treating one symptom, as is commonly done in the Western world of modern medicine Chinese herbal medicine practitioners attempt to get the body back into a natural state of balance so that healing can occur and any imbalances are eliminated. They use a variety of herbs, in different combinations for greater efficiency, compared to individual herbs. These combinations are called herbal formulas.

In China, there are over 3,200 kinds of herbs, 300 minerals and animal extracts, and over 400 formulas used. One herbal formulation may consist of 4 to 12 different ingredients, being taken in the form of teas, powders, pills, tinctures, or syrups.

This information may seem astonishing to the minds of Westerners, who see herbal medicine as a new development in healing. From a practical perspective, however, a fairly complete pharmacy stocks about 450 different individual herbs.

From this collection of herbs, a clinical herbalist employs more than 250 standard formulas, each of which can be modified to fit a patient’s individual pattern of disharmony. The herbalist or practitioner combines herbs based on the diagnosis, using a traditional herbal formula as a foundation and adding other herbs specific to the individual’s complaint and constitution.

Although Western medicine has had an influence over Chinese medicine in the modern world, Traditional Chinese Medicine retains its strong influence as a powerful way to combine herbal treatment and technology.

The Chinese strongly believe that your mind and body must be in sync to avoid illness, which is why they have mental health tied into herbal remedies. Western medicine separates the two into different categories, treating the mind separate from the body. However, Chinese herbal remedies are now being used to treat mental disorders, such as depression in the Western World.

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Guide to Essential Oils

360px-CistusEssOilThe fragrant essential oils used in aromatherapy fall into five groups: floral, green, spicy, citrus and woody/balsamic. They sound good enough to eat, but you must;

Never take them internally. Keep them out of the reach of children and take special care with them if you’re pregnant. These warnings are given because it’s hard to imagine how a few drops of scented oil could cause any damage. They can if they’re applied to the skin undiluted. Also some are photo-toxic (react badly with sunlight, causing skin irritation). If they come into contact with the eyes bathe with sweet almond oil, rather than water, and seek the advice of a doctor.

The essential oils which should not be used by pregnant women are:

Angelica, Basil, Cedarwood, Citronella, Fennel, Juniper, Laurel, Marjoram, Myrrh, Rosemary, Sage, Tarragon, Thyme, Yarrow.

The following are known to be photo-toxic. Do not go out in the sun for at least six hours after the application of any of these:

Angelica, Bergamot, Citronella, Ginger, Lemon, Lime, Mandarin, Orange. Take care also with Basil and Laurel. They can also irritate the skin when it’s exposed to the sun.

Lavender

Lavender oil is extremely useful and versatile. Choose Lavender oil made from English Lavender if possible, as plants grown in southern Britain have been found to yield the most fragrant oil.

As already noted, Lavender facilitates the healing of burns, and it has antiseptic properties. The oil can be used in the treatment of sores, bites and itches. It’s one of the safest oils and its action is very gentle.

Add Lavender oil to the bath, lie back and feel the tension leave tired muscles. Lavender combats fatigue, lifts the spirits and invigorates. A few drops of diluted oil can relieve a tired headache when rubbed into the temples; in fact Lavender will relieve any muscular aches (spasms even) and pains in the joints when massaged in.

It can also help to induce sleep when sprayed, in diluted form, on a pillow. Or you may buy small pillows which are stuffed with Lavender. They can be heated up and used to support the neck, or the back, thus relaxing the muscles, relieving any pain and aiding sleep.

Insects dislike Lavender oil, and it can be useful for killing the parasites which live on animals.

Lavender oil mixes with many essential oils. It belongs to the ‘floral’ group, and combines particularly well with other members of this group, such as Geranium, Jasmine, Mimosa, Neroli, Rose, Violet, and Ylang-Ylang.

Bergamot

There is a plant called Bergamot (monada didyma), which belongs to the mint family, and a tree called the Bergamot Orange (citrus bergamia). Most of the essential oil of Bergamot used in aromatherapy comes from the tree, though it is possible to get Bergamot Mint essential oil.

Bergamot oil can be used to stabilize mood, treat depression and alleviate anxiety. It’s reputed to help those who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorders. It can aid sleep, and is said to chase bad dreams away.

Bergamot belongs to the citrus group. It mixes well with Jasmine,
Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Lemongrass, and Rosemary.

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus oil is extracted from the twigs and foliage of the Blue Gum tree. It has powerful antiseptic properties which airborne germs cannot easily survive. Used in an inhalation, or in the bath, Eucalyptus oil acts as an efficient decongestant, giving relief from the symptoms of coughs, colds, sinusitis and fever. When used in massage therapy it soothes aching muscles and sprains. It also aids the healing of abrasions.

Eucalyptus belongs to the green group of oils, and mixes well with many other oils including Angelica, Bay, Chamomile, Frankincense, Peppermint, Tea Tree and Sandalwood.

Neroli

Neroli has been used traditionally to dispel sadness from the hearts and minds of grieving widows. It can soothe those who are suffering from emotional upset and anxiety, even going so far as to reduce the severity of panic attacks. It helps to control fears and drives away stress and feelings of exhaustion. Neroli promotes restful sleep. This mild oil belongs to the floral group and mixes well with Lavender, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, Melissa and Peppermint.

Melissa

The name Melissa is derived from the Greek word for bee. Bees are attracted to the plant for its high yield of nectar. Melissa is also known as Lemon Balm, or simply Balm.

The balsamic oil of Melissa has been used to dress wounds because it forms a barrier against infection. If you plan to use it this way be aware that it may irritate sensitive skin. Do a spot test on the skin before you proceed.

Melissa has a calming effect. It can lessen the severity of panic attacks and may bring some comfort to those battling with addiction to nicotine or alcohol, as it’s said to quell the cravings for these substances.

Melissa belongs to the balsamic group and it combines well with Cedarwood, Frankincense, Sandalwood, Neroli and Chamomile.

Frankincense

Frankincense has been offered to the gods in religious ceremonies throughout history and is still used in rituals today.

In aromatherapy, a steamy inhalation of Frankincense is said to be helpful to those suffering from bronchitis or a sore throat. Frankincense can also ease the troubled mind by soothing frayed nerves and enabling one to relax. It’s said to drive away feelings of paranoia and restore confidence. Those who fear the onset of bad dreams may also be helped by Frankincense, as it is said to banish nightmares.

Frankincense belongs to the balsamic group and it mixes well with Patchouli, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Neroli, Melissa and Lavender.

Juniper

Juniper is a member of the pine family and is adapted to diverse climates and soil conditions, from swampy land to dry mountain slopes. The Juniper tree does not mind the cold; in fact it seems to thrive in it, as Juniper trees have grown to a height of 36 feet in Scandinavian countries. Its aromatic berries are highly prized by cooks and distillers of gin, and the wood has been praised for its stubborn resistance to rot. Juniper berries are quite expensive because they take 2-3 years to ripen.

You may not, therefore, feel inclined to throw your Juniper berries into the flames, but you could do this if you wished to fumigate a room. The smoke from Juniper branches has also been used for fumigation; the branches were burned in public places and hospitals during epidemics of smallpox, cholera and the plague.

When Juniper berries are boiled up, especially with Eucalyptus, the vapor will clear a head cold and a foggy mind. Juniper is also said to help us to forget unpleasant experiences and bring back our joie de vivre.

No harm will come to those who inhale Juniper’s vapor or smoke, however great care should be exercised when using it internally, especially by those who have renal disease. Incidentally, if Juniper’s extract is ingested it will render the urine a rather alarming shade of violet!

Juniper belongs to the spicy group of oils, and it combines well with Tea Tree, Laurel, Ginger, Eucalyptus, Frankincense and Myrrh.

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Aromatherapy as an Aspect of Holistic Healing

Essential oils are extracted from the plant inhabitants of diverse regions of the world for use in aromatherapy. The art was invented by our talented Egyptian ancestors who used it in their religious rituals, for healing, and for the enhancement of beauty and sensuality. However the term ‘aromatherapy’ wasn’t coined until much later in the day (eighty years ago) in France, when a chemist called Gattefossé burnt his hand while at work in his perfumery and instinctively plunged it into a vat of Lavender oil. He observed that his injury healed remarkably quickly, and no doubt there was great excitement in the perfumery when the chemist realized that Lavender oil has powerful healing properties.

Plants whose fragrances hang heavy in the air on dusky Arabian nights, infuse Chinese teas with their delicate scents and lend their bouquets to sophisticated French perfumes are frequently used in aromatherapy. Take Jasmine, for example. It takes about eight million pristine white flowers, all picked before sunrise (Jasmine flowers at night) to produce one kilogram of the exquisitely scented deep red oil.

No wonder then that Jasmine oil is rather expensive.

Don’t let this fact put you off taking up aromatherapy though. The oils are potent and only a few tiny drops are used in preparations. If you store them properly they will last for a long time. They’re worth saving up for and you might well find yourself saving money in the long run because they can be used for making beauty treatments, bathing products, household cleaners, air fresheners and insect repellents.

AromatherapyThe olfactory sense (sense of smell) enables direct contact between the brain and the outside world because of the presence of nerve receptors in the nasal passages. When an aroma reaches our nostrils, the nerve receptors convey messages to the brain’s limbic area. Memories are stored in the limbic area.

Have you ever walked into a shop and breathed in a smell that instantly ignited a vivid childhood memory? This happened because you detected the same aroma as you smelt in a shop when you were a child. This phenomenon can be explained by the connections between the nerve receptors in our noses and the limbic system’s store of memories. A French novelist called Marcel Proust wrote in depth about the ability of sensory input to evoke powerful memories in a novel called ‘À la Recherche du Temps Perdu’. Proust’s observations are often referred to in the ‘memory’ section of psychology text books, and the term ‘Proustian memory’ is now often used to describe this phenomenon.

The essential oils used in aromatherapy have healing properties and they can help to alleviate the stress that we accumulate in the course of our daily lives. Stress may reduce the body’s ability to resist disease therefore it seems fair to say that while aromatherapy cannot cure diseases, it makes a valuable contribution to the prevention of disease. The oils can soothe tattered nerves, calm anxiety, invigorate, and instill a meditative frame of mind by causing us to relax. The art of choosing your oils and designing a mix to suit a particular situation is therapeutic in itself.

The oils are diluted, either with water or carrier oil. They can be heated in an oil burner, so that the fragrance diffuses in the air, used in steam inhalations, added to a warm, relaxing bath, or applied to the body by massage.

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Herbalism and Modern Medicine

If you do decide to go out foraging in the wild there are numerous guides which can assist you with the identification of plants and many herbals which contain information about their constituents and uses. If, after reading the various guides, you still don’t entirely trust yourself to choose the right herbs you could consult a qualified herbalist. There are many whose services are listed in telephone directories and on the WWW. Look for the word ‘phytotherapist’ if you seek a practitioner who has scientific knowledge of plant remedies.

Incidentally the College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy, which “exists to protect the public interest” (their words) is currently campaigning for the British people’s right to access the herbal medicines they require. The CPP is currently participating in a consultation with the UK government and calling for the statutory regulation of herbal medicines. This government is considering bringing in voluntary regulation which, according to the CPP, will take away the British people’s right to use a full range of herbs and preparations by making some of them illegal, (such as Atropa belladonna and Ephedra sinica) , including the majority of traditional Chinese and Indian remedies.

HerbalismSome people might object to scientific interventions in the field of herbalism because they’ve become disillusioned with medical science, wish to avoid their doctor like the plague and simply go back to nature. Their distrust is understandable, in view of the warnings about the damaging effects of processed foods and pharmaceuticals so often reported in the media nowadays. The objectors might argue that people got by before medical doctors arrived on the scene by consulting the village wise woman. This is true up to a point, however let’s remove our rose-colored spectacles for a moment and remind ourselves of how many people died of serious illnesses, blood loss and infections in the good old days. How many people, for example, would have died from diabetes mellitus if scientists hadn’t learned about insulin and its relationship with carbohydrates?

A good herbalist will always ask the patient if they’ve sought the advice of a MD for their complaint. If the answer is no, then they will seek to establish why not. Is it, for example, because the patient fears the diagnosis? If this is the case then the herbalist can listen to the patient’s concerns, reassure him/her and prescribe a gentle herb to alleviate anxiety. If the patient has already sought the advice of a doctor, then the wise herbalist will ask what action the doctor has taken. This is an extremely important question because some herbs can interact dangerously with some prescription drugs. It’s not by accident that some plants are referred to as ‘power plants’.

The vast majority of herbs, though, are gentle in their actions. Use them carefully to prevent disease, detoxify the body and bolster immunity. Stock your medicine cabinet with herbs that can treat your ailments and soothe you. Grow them in your garden, or in pots, and tend them lovingly. They will reward you by producing wonderful fragrances and saving you money. Add them to a nutritious diet, cutting out processed foods whenever possible. Go out into the countryside, or the garden, whenever you can.

If you follow this advice you’ll find little real need to visit your doctor for prescriptions. If you do have a condition which persists and is bothering you, seek the advice of your doctor. Think of him as your ally. Don’t be embarrassed about telling him that you prefer herbal remedies to pharmaceuticals. Doctors do not so easily dismiss the remedies as old wives tales these days; in fact many have supplemented their orthodox medical training by taking courses in philosophy and natural healing techniques, thus becoming licensed holistic M.D.s. Others have become N.Ds (doctors of naturopathic medicine) and they are licensed to practice in a number of US states.

Your doctor should be supportive of your efforts to keep healthy by natural means. Doctors are aware of the unwanted effects of prescription medications and don’t wish to give them to their patients unnecessarily. There is a class of illnesses called ‘iatrogenic’ which any doctor worth his salt will avoid giving to his patients. Iatrogenic is derived from the Greek ‘iatros’, meaning ‘brought forth by a healer’. Illnesses caused by harmful interactions between prescription drugs fall into this category, as do those caused by adverse reactions to prescription drugs (allergic reactions). Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is also classed as an iatrogenic disorder, because it’s linked to their over-prescription.

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Herbalism: A Holistic Approach to Health

Holistic-healthHerbalism can be defined as the use of plants for the detoxification of the body, support of the immune system and prevention of disease, and for the treatment of ailments, chronic illnesses and injuries. The idea is to use herbs to restore balance in body, mind and spirit and maintain a naturally healthy human system; the achievement of holistic health in other words.

The earth is an ecosystem whose components exist in equilibrium, and the human system is a microcosm of this complex organic arrangement. From this point of view we can look at ourselves as cells in the body of an earth which breathes the same air as we do, has the same minerals at its core and whose vascular system is the rivers and their tributaries which carry water, just as our arteries and veins carry blood. From this point of view it naturally follows that the earth supplies all of the nutrients and medicines necessary for its inhabitants to live healthily. Plants deliver a vast proportion of the goods.

The roots of the holistic approach to health possibly lie in folk medicine. Folk medicine refers in part to the use of indigenous plants by a native, rural population for the maintenance of health and curing of ailments. The people of the mountainous regions of Vermont, for example, have often chewed gum from the spruce tree to cure a sore throat. It seems safe to say that the spruce tree would not be available to help the inhabitants of a desert region to cure a sore throat, but there will be an indigenous plant somewhere in the area that can do the same job, and the local people will know which one it is. The plants used in diverse regions of the world are different, but folk medicine is the same everywhere, insofar as the tradition is passed down unmodified over generations by word of mouth. Those who pioneered these traditions originally learned about the plants by observing which ones animals chose to cure their own ailments.

Today we can follow in the footsteps of our ancestors by looking for herbs in our own locality. The very act of getting outdoors and acquainting yourself with the natural world is in itself beneficial to health. Fresh air and the fragrance of flowers, the sound of birdsong and the breeze rustling the leaves, the hum produced by industrious insects going about their business on a miniature scale, the sound of running water-not forgetting moments of utter silence-are all simple sensory delights which have a calming and therapeutic effect on the human psyche and are available to everyone.

Holistic healing recognizes this and seeks the integration of the human being with its natural environment. If you haven’t got time to go out exploring the fields and woods then you can grow herbs in your own garden. If you don’t have a garden, or suffer from any condition which restricts your ability to move around, you can grow them in pots.

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Herbal Remedies For Hot Flashes

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Menopause or perimenopause is a time of great changes in a woman body. Many changes are produced in her body due to alterations in hormone levels. Hot flash is the most common symptom and almost every woman suffers from it in her menopause age or just before it.
Increased heat flushes are felt in face and legs. Especially hot flashes at night are very common. Finding a long-lasting cure for this condition is very necessary. Many synthetic methods are available in market but their associated adverse effects are much greater than the cure they provide.
Herbal treatment is the best option for treating hot flashes. From many centuries, women have been seeking help from natural compounds to get relieve from this condition.
At menopausal age, levels of many essential female hormone decline. Women receive hormone therapy to correct these levels. However, hormone replacement therapy doesn’t suit all. Its use is controversial. Nature is full of many herbs that contain female hormone naturally and in very ideal amount. Using these herbs can help to alleviate hot flashes and other menopause symptoms. Some renowned plants for the treatment of hot flashes are:

Flaxseed

Flaxseed is also renowned as linseed. Its oil and whole seed, both are effectual for treating hot flashes. Women have been using flaxseed from early times to cure hot flash symptoms. It is not proven scientifically yet, but it produces great effectiveness.

Evening primrose oil

Using evening primrose oil during menopause can treat hot flashes. Some women complained that this herb is associated with adverse effects like nausea and diarrhea. It is better to take doctor’s advice before using primrose oil. It may produce unfavorable effects when used with blood thinning drugs and other medicines.

Soy Products

Estrogen is a main female hormone. Soy products have isoflavones that have chemical similar to estrogen. Many women use soy foods to reduce hot flashes than soy supplements because they are more effective. Presence of estrogen like hormone makes it highly effective for treating menopausal symptoms.

Black Cohosh

Black cohosh is another herb that is used to treat symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. It is a short term treatment. It produces good results but may lead to stomach upset.

There are other herbs also that can treat more than one symptom of menopause. These herbs are available easy and do not have severe adverse effects that are present with the use of synthetic drugs. These herbs have been helping women since ancient time and they can still help.

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Naturopathy – A Better Treatment Option

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Naturopathy is a natural treatment that doesn’t require surgery and synthetic drugs. Many people are going for naturopathic medicines for the treatment of different diseases. They are seeking this form of therapy because it is not restricted to heal a single body part like in modern medicine; this therapy produces its response overall. It can provide with better healthy life.

Naturopathy is a way to live healthy life

Naturopathy just not heals body. It is a treatment of mind and spirit as well. It makes mind strong which in turn gives power to body to heal faster and to fight infections. It balances mind and body that provides protection to body and also improves mental state.

Naturopathy has been known for thousands of years. Before evolution in modern science, people had been relying totally on nature’s healing power. Still, in many parts of the world, naturopathy is the sole treatment. Herbs and spiritual rituals are combined together effectively for the treatment of various diseases.

It is known and proven by modern science also that body has power to heal itself. Day to day, many infections and diseases come to invade human body but they are tackled and defeated without any medical treatment. Naturally, different antibodies are produced that treat and heal body every day. Sometimes these daily attacks are strong that we need external help to encounter these diseases. Herbs are the natural way to boost immune responses. In naturopathy, herbs are used for the same purpose.

Naturopathy is more than just herbs

Naturopathy is a treatment of life – not of a disease only. If you seek help from naturopathic medicines, you will not rely entirely on herbs for treatment; you will need to make your body strong as well. In naturopathy, you are asked to improve your life with your mental and spiritual power. Much emphasis is given to your lifestyle. Use of healthy diet and exercise is encouraged to get better results.

Herbs indeed help to alter any adverse condition but living healthy is also necessary to make body permanently strong. When healthy living is practiced with herbs, illness will not return after time to time. You continue to live healthy.

Naturopathic treatments are all natural. They do not produce any adverse effects like synthetic drugs. Naturopathy is a non-toxic therapy and doesn’t harm body in any way. This treatment is evolving. In coming years, this whole body treatment will become more popular and advance because of all the benefits it holds.

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Dandelion – A Nature’s Gift

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Dandelion is a common weed that is known to possess many health benefits. This plant gets its name because of the resemblance between lion’s tooth and its leave. Dandelion is capable of inducing numerous health associated positive effects.

Dandelion is not only common in humans – animals also know what this plant can do. Honey bee makes honey with it. Different animals use this plant for various purposes. Some use it to increase milk production. Human use this plant for taste and also for the treatment of wide range of ailments. Its leaves are used in salad, soups, and sandwiches and in making of medicines.

Essential Elements of Dandelion

As alternative medicine, roots and leaves of dandelion are commonly used. A very strong milky white juice is found in root of Dandelion. This juice has many medicinal properties. Infant Dandelion plant produces more health benefits than adult plant.

Medical Properties of Dandelion

Medicinal properties of Dandelion have been known from ages. Other medical effects of this plant are given below:

Liver

Firstly, Dandelion had been used in tenth century as a treatment of liver cancer. It is used for treating chronic liver problems. People have reported that soup of young roots of this weed provides great effectiveness in alleviating liver symptoms.

Urinary Tract

Dandelion is highly known for the treatment f urinary tract diseases, mainly kidney disorders. For the treatment of urinary diseases, Dandelion tea is used. In boiling water, one ounce of Dandelion juice is added with honey to cure urinary symptoms.

Digestive Tract

Dandelion is known to have laxative properties. It improves digestion. In upset stomach, it is also effective. It can treat gallstones successfully.

Skin Problems

In many topical diseases, Dandelion holds much importance. It can treat eczema. If juice of stalk of this weed is applied directly to warts, it can also cure them.

The major benefit of using Dandelion is that its higher doses are non-poisonous. Mainly, it is combined with other agents to produce better results. Quantity of Dandelion to be used is entirely dependent on the purpose of its usage like in piles three wine glasses of its mixture are consumed in a day whereas in liver and kidney disorders, only one teaspoon is required. Dandelion is a helpful plant in many diseases and one best alternative medicine. However, every person is different and has special requirement. Talk to your doctor before using Dandelion to know if you really need it.

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