Herbs & Supplements A-Z List
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Aloe Vera Benefits, Uses and Information
The aloe plant and its derivative products have played a role in medicine and health care dating as far back as the 4th century B.C. when ancient Greek doctors obtained aloe from the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean. In the 10th century A.D., aloe was recommended to the British king Alfred the ...
American Ginseng Benefits and Information
Ginseng is an adaptogen. Adaptogens help the body fight the effects of just about any kind of stress, be it viral, bacterial, emotional, or physical. The effects of stress may be as simple as headaches or colds, but they can also be more serious such as accelerated aging, memory loss, heart disease,...
Arnica Uses, Benefits and Information
Arnica is also commonly called leopard's bane. The arnica plant has a bright yellow, daisy-like flower that blooms around July. Preparations made from the flowering heads have been used in homeopathic medicine for hundreds of years. It is popular in Germany and over 100 drug preparations are made fr...
Ashwagandha Root and Herb Information
Ashwagandha is a plant which has long been used medicinally. It is used in traditional Indian and African medicine as an anti-inflammatory, for fever relief, and against infectious disease. Many believe ashwagandha to be effective in stimulating the immune system. It also appears to inhibit swelling...
Astragalus Benefits and Information
Traditional Chinese medicine has used astragalus for a remedy for weakness, edema, respiratory infections, diabetes, night sweats, diarrhea, heart disease, and high blood pressure. Medical journals suggest the herb may stimulate the immune system and the body's ability to resist and combat various d...
Ayurvedic Herbs and Herbal Medicine
China is known for its Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), with its herbal medicines and acupuncture. Ayurveda is to India what TCM is to China. Both countries, even today, use their traditional medicines hand in hand with western (allopathic) medicine in hospitals, clinics, private practices, citie...