The Everything Guide to Herbal Remedies: An easy-to-use reference for natural health care

The Everything Guide to Herbal Remedies: An easy-to-use reference for natural health care

Martha Schindler Connors, Larry Altshuler

Language: English

Pages: 228


Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Beat the blues with St. John’s Wort.
Improve your memory with ginseng.
Calm down with chamomile.

People have used herbs and other plants for thousands of years to improve health and vitality. This practical guide reveals the timeless healing power of the best herbs and natural remedies available today. You learn how to strengthen immunity, ease hormonal mood swings, and treat such common ailments and conditions as:

• Aches and pains
• Allergies
• Psychological and emotional issues
• Digestion problemsWith this guide, you have the information you need to enjoy a happier, healthier life!

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percent of women at some point in their lives. Severe mastaglia, which occurs more than five days a month and can be quite debilitating, affects about 10 percent of women. Breast pain can be cyclic (changing with the menstrual cycle) and noncyclic (constant or intermittent pain that’s not tied to your period). Cyclic pain, which is the most common, typically affects both breasts and involves dull pain, swelling, tenderness, and lumpiness in the entire breast. Noncyclic breast pain is more common

function—all symptoms of inflammation—it’s is generally lumped in with the rest. Tendinitis Tendinitis (or tendonitis) is an inflammation in the tendon, which is the fibrous, cord-like material that joins muscle to bone. It’s caused by repetitive strain or injury—think tennis elbow and swimmer’s shoulder—but it’s not reserved for athletes: Painting or shoveling also can trigger it, as can using incorrect posture or neglecting to stretch before activity. Tendinitis produces pain just outside

medications •  Stimulants Herbs: The Natural Alternative While pharmaceutical interventions are certainly useful—and in some cases, essential—in treating psychological and emotional problems, many can be replaced or augmented with herbal remedies. Many psychological and emotional problems respond well to herbal treatments—and some conventional doctors and mental health professionals are incorporating herbal remedies into their practices—but serious mental disorders require immediate medical

government figures, nearly 58 percent of the nation’s 61.6 million smokers—35.5 million people—meet the criteria for nicotine dependence. Conventional medicine typically treats addictions with a combination of counseling and medications. Alcoholics are given drugs to help them reduce their dependence on alcohol, and people with addictions to drugs like heroin are given methadone, a synthetic opioid that helps ease them off their drug habit. Researchers are investigating an experimental drug

usitatissimum) • Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) • Olive (Olea europaea) Dry Skin • Borage (Borago officinalis) • Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) • Evening primrose (Oenothera biennis) • Flax (Linum usitatissimum) • Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) • Olive (Olea europaea) Ear Infection • Garlic (Allium sativum) • Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis) • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) • Saint John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) • Witch hazel (Hamamelis virginiana) Eczema See Inflammatory Skin

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