Herbal Remedies

Herbal remedies are a safe and effective alternative for treatment of a range of conditions. It's estimated that nearly 80 percent of the world's population use herbs for some aspect of primary health care; explore our library of botanicals, herbs and remedies.

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Peppermint: Herbal Remedies

Peppermint can be used as a tasty herbal remedy to relieve hyperacidity and gastroenteritis. Peppermint also is used topically. Learn how to use peppermint in tea and other forms to relieve skin and stomach issues.


Why the Victorians Thought Green Tea Caused Hallucinations

Is there any kernel of truth to the late-1800s belief that a cup of the green stuff could cause the brain to go all trippy?

Rejoice! Quebecol, Found in Maple Syrup, May Have Anti-inflammatory Properties

One day doctors may say, "Take two pancakes and call me in the morning." The maple syrup molecule quebecol and its derivatives may have anti-inflammatory applications.

Using Echinacea to Treat Colds

The symptoms of the common cold are familiar to everyone. While there is no cure for a cold, there are a number of self-help remedies to ease recovery and alleviate discomfort.

Using Saw Palmetto to Treat an Enlarged Prostate

Saw palmetto, a natural supplement, can shrink prostate tissue and reduce symptoms. Learn more about using saw palmetto to treat an enlarged prostate.

40 Amazing Uses for Aloe Vera!

Behold one of the most multi-tasking, health-promoting plants on the planet: Aloe Vera.

Ginger Better than Drugs for Pain?

New research in the Journal of Pain reports that ginger is an effective natural anti-inflammatory that helps reduce pain and inflammation. Both raw ginger and heated ginger were used in the study with similar effectiveness.

How to Attack Viruses with Herbs, Spices and Food

This time of year traditionally offers many things for me to look forward to—voting booths, Superbowl parties, Fall foliage, a break from hot temperatures, a colorful and delicious pallet of root vegetables, warm casseroles and stews, spooky costumes, and plenty of holiday cheer and gratitude. Learn more about attacking viruses with herbs, spices and foods.

How to Use Herbs for Health Purposes

Would you like to know how to use herbs for health purposes? Learn about how to use herbs for health purposes in this article.

How to Use Herbs for Weight Loss

If you're having a hard time losing weight, you might want to learn how to use herbs for weight loss. Learn about how to use herbs for weight loss in this article.

Using Valerian to Treat Insomnia

Using valerian to treat insomnia is a more natural approach to sleep disorders. Learn about using valerian to treat insomnia.