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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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?

By Alia Hoyt

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.

By Patrick J. Kiger

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.

By John Donovan

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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?

By Laurie L. Dove

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.

By Laurie L. Dove

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.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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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.

By Alia Hoyt & Jessica Root, Planet Green

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.

By Care2.com Contributor

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.

By Team Planet Green

Chamomile is particularly effective in treating stomach and intestinal cramps. It is often used to relieve irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, and stomach flu. Learn how to make herbal chamomile tea and how it can help soothe and calm.

By Jennifer Brett, N.D.

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By taking sweat-inducing herbs such as angelica, elderberry, rosemary, or yarrow, you can rid the body of the toxins contributing to a fever and help it break. Learn more about herbal remedies for fevers.

By Gayle A. Alleman

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

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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.

By HowStuffWorks.com Contributors

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

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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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.

By Rosalind Jackson

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.

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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

By the Editors of Publications International, Ltd.

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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.

By Andrew Aguecheek

Wood, metal, or glass slivers need to be removed and the wound should be rinsed with herbs with antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, such as chamomile or Oregon grape. Learn more about herbal remedies for removing and treating splinters.

By Gayle A. Alleman

Sprains, bruises and muscle soreness can be helped by eating vitamin C-rich foods to make strong blood vessels or by using an herbal compress to heal a sprain or sore muscle. Learn how to treat muscle issues with herbal remedies.

By Gayle A. Alleman

Varicose veins can be caused by a number of factors. While uncomfortable, they can be treated by herbal remedies including herbal compresses and herbal food supplements. Learn more about herbal treatments for varicose veins.

By Gayle A. Alleman

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Herbal remedies involving cayenne pepper, cabbage juice and other herbs and vegetables can help soothe and heal gastric and duodenal ulcers. Learn how to treat gastric and duodenal ulcers naturally with herbal remedies.

By Gayle A. Alleman

Urinary tract infections can be painful but can be helped or even prevented with herbal remedies that kill bacteria and stimulate the immune system. Learn more about herbal and cranberry treatments to rid the body of UTIs.

By Gayle A. Alleman