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The Natural Medicine Channel details aromatherapy, herbal remedies and home remedies. In addition, the channel offers a vast amount of information on alternative medicine and traditional Chinese medicine.

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What Does Science Say About the Health Benefits of Cordyceps?

Cordyceps is a parasitic fungus that grows on insects. It's been used in Chinese medicine for centuries and is said to fix a host of health issues. But is it too good to be true?

Oil Diffusers Make Your House Smell Great, but Are They Safe?

Burning some essential oils around your home may make it smell really nice. But could there be some side effects you should be worried about?

9 Refreshing Uses for Peppermint Oil

There are so many uses for this essential oil, including soothing irritable bowel syndrome, relieving headaches, even keeping head lice away.

Why People Are Downing Chlorophyll, the Plant Pigment

Chlorophyll doesn't just make grass green. It has properties that help people too. And some folks are taking chlorophyll supplements to get more of it. Is this a good thing?

What Is the Difference Between a D.O. and an M.D.?

Surely you know M.D. is the abbreviation for medical doctor. But what about D.O.? What does that designation even mean? And do these doctors have the same medical training?

Himalayan Salt Lamps: Health Benefits or Hype?

That hunk of glowing salt sure is pretty, but can it improve the health of my home?

Is Colloidal Silver Helpful or Harmful?

A lot of people swear by its health benefits. But what do the experts say?

How to Safely Use a Neti Pot

With roots in ancient Indian Ayurvedic tradition, saline irrigation can clear up clogged nasal passageways and alleviate some allergy symptoms when done correctly.

Does Kombucha Really Have Health Benefits?

Kombucha is having a moment as a probiotic that can help with all kinds of diseases. But what does the science say?

CBD Oil: What's Behind the Hype?

CBD is an extract of the cannabis plant. It won't get you high, but it's being touted as a remedy for a whole range of health problems.

Popular Chinese 'Healing Potion' Is Mostly Cockroaches

The world's largest cockroach farm turns out 6 billion bugs a year.

A Former Naturopath Blows the Whistle on the Industry

Britt Marie Hermes started out at a naturopath. Now, she writes a blog criticizing their practices, which has landed her in a lawsuit. At a time when naturopaths are fighting for more state licensing and insurance coverage, she shares her story.

Kratom: The Answer to Opioid Abuse or Part of the Problem?

Many opioid addicts swear kratom helped them get off heroin or other drugs. But the FDA disagrees and just announced it is looking into whether it will put the herbal supplement onto its Schedule I drug list.

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.

Do Epsom salt soaks really relieve pain?

Did your grandma ever tell you to toss away the painkillers and just take a nice long Epsom salt bath? Is this just an old wives' tale, or do these salts really have healing powers?

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.

5 Home Remedies for Dehydration

Water is essential to healthy living. Learn the home remedies that will keep you from becoming dehydrated.

Reiki: Hype or help?

Many healthcare professionals and others are beginning to incorporate Reiki in their treatment of illnesses ranging from asthma to cancer to depression. Learn how you might benefit from Reiki.

10 Natural Remedies for Depression

Some natural remedies used to treat depression have shown they may be just as effective as -- or at least a good complement to -- traditional treatment.

40 Amazing Uses for Aloe Vera

If you've only used aloe vera gel to soothe a sunburn, you're missing a lot. Behold one of the most multitasking plants on the planet, with a myriad uses for health, beauty and medicine.

7 Natural Hangover Cures that Work

From someone who has tested them all and found hangover relief. Learn more about these 7 natural hangover cures that work.

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.