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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Dong Quai: Herbal Remedies

Also known as angelica, dong quai is used to treat menstrual pain and scanty menstruation. It can be dried and made into a tincture or powdered and encapsulated. Learn more about how to prepare and use dong quai.

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  • Graviola: What You Need to Know
    Graviola: What You Need to Know

    Not only the fruit but also other parts of the graviola plant -- the leaves, stem, bark, roots, and seeds -- have a long history of medicinal use in the Americas. See more »

  • Horny Goat Weed
    Horny Goat Weed

    When you hear a name like "horny goat weed," it's not hard to guess an herbal supplement's claim to fame. But proponents claim horny goat weed can treat a lot more than sexual dysfunction. See more »

  • St. John's Wort Overview
    St. John's Wort Overview

    St. John's wort and its effectiveness have been under consistent scrutiny. Many people have heard of the drug, but aren't sure what it is -- find out what's in it, what it's used for and what its side effects are. See more »

  • Using Chamomile to Treat Upset Stomach
    Using Chamomile to Treat Upset Stomach

    Using chamomile to treat an upset stomach is a more natural remedy than over-the-counter products. Learn about using chamomile to treat an upset stomach. See more »

  • Using Ginger to Treat Upset Stomach
    Using Ginger to Treat Upset Stomach

    Using ginger for an upset stomach is a more natural treatment than over-the-counter medicine. Learn about using ginger for an upset stomach. See more »

  • Using Mint to Treat Upset Stomach
    Using Mint to Treat Upset Stomach

    Using mint for upset stomach is a natural way to soothe discomfort. Learn about using mint for upset stomach and other benefits of mint. See more »

  • Alfalfa: Herbal Remedies
    Alfalfa: Herbal Remedies

    You're probably only familiar with the sprouts of this tall, bushy, leafy plant, but the entire alfalfa plant is valuable. Find out how the alfalfa plant leaves and tiny blossoms are used for herbal remedies. See more »

  • Aloe Vera: Herbal Remedies
    Aloe Vera: Herbal Remedies

    Aloe vera is known around the world for its healing properties. Find out how this herbal remedy can treat skin ailments and burns, and learn how to make your own soothing aloe vera body rub. See more »

  • Bilberry: Herbal Remedies
    Bilberry: Herbal Remedies

    The bilberry plant produces delicious, antioxidant-rich berries that are used in a variety of herbal remedies. Learn how the bilberry plant is used to treat diabetes symptoms, improve blood circulation and remedy eye conditions. See more »

  • Black Cohosh: Herbal Remedies
    Black Cohosh: Herbal Remedies

    Black cohosh has been used traditionally by Native Americans in a variety of herbal remedies. Learn how black cohosh can be used to treat muscle pain, arthritis, upset stomach and gynecologic conditions. See more »

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