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How to Make Sure your Insomnia Herbal Remedy is Safe

How to Make Sure your Insomnia Herbal Remedy is Safe

Many herbs can be effectively and inexpensively used to ease the nerves and promote relaxation and sleep. Some people may not know though that the use of some herbs can result in side effects or that some herbs are less effective and safe than others. Here are some useful tips to ensure that you are using a safe insomnia herbal remedy.

Conduct Your Own Research

The internet, health practitioners and local support groups are perfect resources for your search for a safe insomnia herbal remedy. Take note of popular herbs used for insomnia herbal remedy products and research for the answer to specific questions like:

· How exactly can this insomnia herbal remedy promote sleep and relaxation?

· What are it effects on vital body functions?

· Are there any negative side effects and are any of the side effects long term and potentially life threatening?

· Are there people using the herb who have experienced positive results?

· What do studies and experts say about this popular insomnia herbal remedy?

· Are there warnings in the internet against this insomnia herbal remedy? Have there been controversial cases linked to the herb?

· Does this herb have the least negative side effects?

Look for a Reputable Brand

Aside from getting yourself personally informed, you should also consider buying an insomnia herbal remedy from a reputable company who has been in the business for some time. A reputable insomnia herbal remedy brand will be able to provide you with valuable information about the remedy. They will not just tell you that their product can provide relief from insomnia. They will also tell you exactly how their product can promote positive results. You will easily find ingredient descriptions and ingredient effects in a good product site. You can simply cross check the information provided by looking for unbiased medical journals or studies in the internet. A reputable manufacturer or distributor will also provide you free access to additional information about insomnia and other sleep disorders to help you understand your condition better.

Don’t Experiment with Herbs

Some sources may provide you with home remedies for insomnia. Some of these remedies may actually be safe to use and may even work. Your home remedy herbal instructions however should contain specific amount instructions. Not all herbs can be safely used in any experimental amount. Even herbs taken as instructed may still cause side effects. Hops, chamomile and lavender for example are herbs for insomnia that can cause allergic reactions in some individuals.

Use Your Common Sense

Because herbs have not been extensively studied, common sense would tell us not to use herbs under specific conditions unless cleared by a physician for safe use. Pregnant women, breastfeeding women, young children, people taking strong medications, people with allergies and people with serious ailments should refrain from taking any insomnia herbal remedy. An insomnia herbal remedy’s properties could have negative side effects in people with special conditions.

Ask Your Doctor’s Opinion

If you are already using a remedy or have switched from one remedy to another and you are still not experiencing any positive effects or have a worse condition, then you should immediately see your doctor. You could already be suffering from chronic insomnia that could lead to a more serious condition. You could also be suffering from a serious underlying condition that could be causing your insomnia.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - October 6, 2011 at 11:31 pm

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My daughter, who just turned 13, stormed into my room one morning screaming, “Mom! Mom! Mom! I have pimples all over my face!!! Please, make them go away!!!” My husband and I looked at each other, first relieved that there wasn’t a fire in the house, but then his expression turned to more of a, “Honey, do something about it. This is definitely not my area, and you are the ‘skin care doctor’ in the house.” So, I calmly looked at my daughter’s pimple-filled face and said, “O.K., Alena, by the time you get home from school, I’ll have something to help with that.” Whew! Nothing like a little pressure. After she went to school, I popped a couple of St. John’s Wort capsules (an herb which is an excellent mood enhancer – Just a little herbal humor there for you.) and made a bee-line for my herbal lab.

I will be sharing my natural acne remedy with you so you can be loaded with ammunition when your teen storms into your room, but first let’s understand a little about acne before we begin to make the remedy. Acne is a skin disorder characterized by the presence of blackheads, whiteheads, or pimples blocking the pores of the skin. It is the most common of all skin problems. Acne is not the result of dirty skin. It occurs when increased production of the male sex hormone testosterone stimulates the skin to produce vastly greater quantities of sebum, or oil. Other factors that contribute to the development of acne include heredity, stress, oily skin, and overgrowth of the yeast Candida albicans. As in my daughter’s case, the form of acne known as acne vulgaris (Latin for “common acne”) is the most common during puberty, the stage of life in which the body creates the most testosterone.

Of course, you should always consult your doctor if you feel the acne condition, or any medical condition, is a serious matter. My personal belief is that the Good Lord has provided so many natural resources for us, so if I can find a remedy right from Mother Earth, I certainly will, and acne is one of those conditions for which I prefer to find a natural solution. I can share with you, however, that conventional medicine treatments for acne typically include antibiotics and large doses of vitamin A. Each has its drawbacks. Antibiotics are effective only if they are taken for long periods, and can lead to digestive disturbances, among other problems. Vitamin A supplements are generally safe when used as prescribed, but can cause liver damage in overdose and birth defects if there is an unexpected pregnancy. Isotretinoin (Accutane), a drug prescribed for severe acne, can cause miscarriage and multiple birth defects if taken during pregnancy, as well as problems affecting the liver, intestines, eyes, ears and skeletal system. Herbal treatments do not carry these risks. Some herbs for acne can address the internal issue while others we use topically.

Now, let’s get you whipping up your herbal acne remedy. There are many wonderful herbs which you can consider for the treatment of acne. For the purpose of skin treatments, I purchase many of the herbs in the form of essential oil. Essential oils are highly concentrated extracts of the plant, so just one drop is often equal to a full ounce of the plant itself. Other ingredients are in the form of an oil or gel, which I have noted accordingly. You can purchase all of these ingredients in your local nutrition store or online.

You will also need a 1 ounce bottle with a dropper. We will initially be mixing our serum in a small bowl (plastic bowl is just fine), you will also need a small spoon for stirring and a small sandwich bag, which I will explain later.

Here is a list of the ingredients we will be using in our natural remedy. Into your plastic bowl, put the following:

Aloe Vera Gel: This is the important base for our acne serum. You will need about 1 oz of gel. Find organic if you can without the addition of synthetic ingredients. Just 100% Aloe Vera Gel. Aloe is one of the miracle skin herbs which are used in many natural skin care solutions. Aloe gel is a mild anesthetic that relieves itching, swelling and pain. Aloe also helps repair damaged cells and prevents scarring. Moreover, Aloe contains enzymes, carboxypeptidase and bradykininase, that relieve pain, reduce inflammation, and decrease redness and swelling. Clinical studies have confirmed that skin conditions such as burns and cuts treated with aloe vera gel heal as much as three days faster than burns and cuts treated with unmedicated dressings or with chemical antiseptic gels.

Evening Primrose oil: To the 1 oz of aloe vera gel now in your small bowl, add one half (1/2) of a dropper of evening primrose oil. If you are using capsules, break open about 5 capsules with a clean needle and squeeze the oil into the bowl. Evening primrose is a wildflower that grows throughout North America, Europe and some parts of Asia. The reason we are using it in our serum is that the seeds of this plant, whose flowers open in the evening, contain oil that is rich in essential fatty acids and is touted among nutritionists for its healing powers. It is one of the most concentrated sources of gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid (of the omega 6 family) with anti-inflammatory properties. It is truly one of nature’s blessings.

Lavender Essential Oil: To the bowl add 5 small drops of the lavender essential oil. Lavender helps to heal skin conditions like acne through the action of two compounds found in the essential oil, linalool and linalyl aldehyde. Linalool increases the threshold of pain, meaning that a stronger stimulus is required before pain is felt. In addition to stopping the perception of pain, lavender also inhibits the hormonal reactions that create inflammation and pain. Lavender also protects the skin from bacterial and fungal infection.

Tea Tree Essential Oil: To the bowl add 5 small drops of the tea tree essential oil. Native to Australia, the tea tree reaches a height of twenty to twenty-five feet and produces layers of paper-like bark and bears pointed leaves and spikes of white flowers. For centuries before Europeans arrived, the natives used the leaves of this tree as an antiseptic. Tea tree soon became widely recognized as a powerful disinfectant. A clinical study of 124 acne patients found that tea tree oil gel was as effective as benzoylperoxide in the treatment of acne, and tea tree had fewer side effects than the prescription treatment.

Rosemary Essential Oil: To the bowl add 5 small drops of rosemary essential oil. Rosemary is an amazing herb. First of all, it is a natural preservative, so your acne serum will have a long shelf life. More importantly, rosemary stimulates and enhances circulation which enables small wounds to heal faster, it reduces inflammation which both makes acne blemishes less noticeable and speeds up the healing process. It also promotes a more even skin tone, enhances cellular respiration, and works as a mild anti-oxidant.

Now with your spoon, simply stir this mixture vigoriously until all the ingredients are well blended. Pour the mixture into a small sandwich bag. Cut one corner of the sandwich bag and squeeze the mixture into your dropper bottle.

In the morning and in the evening cleanse the face, and then with a cotton pad, wipe the skin gently with witch hazel:

Witch Hazel: Witch hazel is a natural astringent which also tones the skin.

After wiping with witch hazel, use the dropper of your bottle to dispense a small amount of your serum onto clean fingers. Apply the serum to the affected areas twice daily.

Natalie A. Decker, Founder and Proprietor of ViterbaNaturals.Com

As a student of Herbology and Aromatherapy, and as an Usui Reiki Master and Teacher for over 10 years, I have a love for everything natural and holistic.

I began to make herbal healing salves and providing Reiki Healing Sessions for friends and family several years back, and although I had no intention of turning my love into a business…such is life!

The name Viterba comes from the Italian phrase “vita del’ erba” which means “Life of the herb”. My parents were born in Italy and so my love for the language has carried over into the name of my company.

I look forward to having you as my lifetime client and I promise to continue to bring to you the finest natural and organic products available from around the globe.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - October 1, 2011 at 11:34 am

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Natural herbal remedy for arthritis pain relief

Natural herbal remedy for arthritis pain relief

Natural herbal remedy for arthritis pain relief

Effective help is available for people to proactively manage arthritis and enjoy life to the fullest. But the actual prevention of arthritis itself is yet another story.

Rheumatoid arthritis, the membranes or tissues lining the joints become inflamed. There is no known way to prevent any form of this disease, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and adult-onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. The exact causes of all these conditions are unknown.

It is very important for people who fear they are at risk of rheumatoid arthritis to realize that now there are no medicines to take life or to make changes that can completely prevent this crippling disease. However, to make changes to your weight and diet and exercise of moderate exercise, you may be able to slow or even halt the onset and progression.

There are many varieties of natural herbs and conventional medicines that have the same effect with natural herbal medicines. There may be a natural herbal remedy for arthritis that will help relieve your pain and other symptoms that are due for their arthritis. Always be careful with what you are taking together to avoid future problems.

Supplements for Arthritis:

There is no single natural herbal remedy for arthritis pain relief, but there are some different options that you can look.


1. A natural herbal remedy of ginger and willow bark extract will be able to relieve your pain. People who have problems with blood clotting and fluid retention should be under supervision of a doctor if they want to take natural herbal remedy.

2. Natural herbal medicine plays an important role in relieving pain and inflammation, however it should not be used for a long time that this herb can cause weakening of the bones and the immune system when used continuously. Along with the advantages it offers, it is advisable to refrain from using this herb or when used, should be occasionally.

3. You can also find many over the counter supplements that use information from a natural herbal remedy to get the right balance of vitamins and minerals that can help decrease your symptoms. Be sure to consult your doctor before taking substances like this.

Causes of Arthritis

Joint injuries caused by accidents or abuse increase the occurrence of some types of arthritis. You can also inherit certain genes that may increase the risk. More research is needed to discover how to reduce the appearance of the disease from these factors.

Some people have an inborn tendency to degenerative joint disease, because changes in the structure of proteins important building blocks of cartilage, which covers the surface of their joints. These seemingly small but significant abnormalities predispose their joints to wear and degeneration.

No food was definitely shown to cause or exacerbate arthritis in most individuals. A variety of diets and information exists about certain foods and arthritis, in particular the night shade plants, but none of that has been proven.

There are things you can do to reduce the risk for certain types of arthritis or to reduce disability, if you already have arthritis. Overweight and obese have a higher frequency of arthritis. Excess weight increases the risk for developing osteoarthritis in the knees and possibly in the hips and hands. Women are at particular risk. In men, excess weight increases the risk for developing gout. It is important to maintain the recommended weight, especially as you get older.

Because a healthy person reduces the risk of becoming overweight, good nutrition plays an important role in the prevention of osteoarthritis of the knee. In addition, moderate physical activity is essential for the maintenance of joint health.

You can treat Arthritis naturally! See how Shallaki or Boswellia has anti-inflammatory properties helps in joint inflammation relief, arthritis pain relief, natural treatment for arthritis. It gently cares for joints.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - September 19, 2011 at 5:00 am

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Urinary Tract Infection Remedy – How Effective is your UTI Remedy?

Urinary Tract Infection Remedy – How Effective is your UTI Remedy?

There is so much that has been said about goldenseal as an effective urinary tract infection remedy, but there is so little that we know about it. It is one of the most recommended natural treatments for UTI, and knowing what makes it effective can help us discern its potentials as alternative cure for UTI.

Goldenseal is also known for its botanical name of hydrastis canandensis. In case you encounter other recommendations for herbs that go by the following names, ground raspberry, indian dye, eye root,orange root, yellow root, yellow puccoon, and jaundice root, look no further. These are the other names by which goldenseal is known by.

However, you may still have to look further in case you decide to make it as your urinary tract infection remedy. Unknown to many, goldenseal was declared as an endangered species as early as 1991. It was proposed and accepted for listing as such in a 1997 Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

Goldenseal is described as a woodland herb with underground yellow roots and a perculiarly wrinkled leaf and hairy stems. It used to grow abundantly in Ohio Valley but soon dwindled into near non-existence when the valley suffered deforestation due to modern developments.In fact, in New York goldenseal supply has been depleted in the earlier part of this century.


The first American settlers learned of this medicinal plant from the native Cherokee Indians. One of the early European settlers was impressed with the versatility of the plant to treat several diseases, as insect repellent and even as stain and dye. The said settler decided to bring a sample back to Europe for cultivation.

At first it had no appeal to others particularly to home gardeners; but it later gained popularity as a powerful healing herb by 1798. The demand for the plant both in America and in Europe, transformed the plant into an important object of trade during that era. According to records, the demand for this herb reached 200,000 up to 300,000 pounds per year.

The overwhelming demand,and the deforestation of woodlands saw the abundance of this medicinal herb dwindle, until attempts to save it in 1991 seemed too late. It was only in 1997 that trade restrictions came to effect, albeit belated. Hence, if you are to consider this plant as your urinary tract infection remedy, make sure you are buying the real herb.

You might have some difficulty in discerning this because the dried roots are that part of the plant that posseses healing compounds. The compounds are berberine, canadine, and hydrastine.

The main healing compound of goldenseal as urinary tract infection remedy is the berberine. It has the most potent charateristics that can combat parasites, bacterial and viral infections, including fungal and yeast disorders. The combination of berberine with the two other ingredients made the plant a good preventive medication against diseases because of its ability to boost immunity through improvement of blood circulation.

There are available goldenseal extract supplements being sold as UTI medication, with a recommended dosage of two to four times a day to be taken for as long as you need to eradicate the symptoms of urinary tract infection. However, in case you have been taking this medication for quite some time, you should probably consider other options. Godenseal medications of long ago were in demand because it was highly effective despite of its lack of refinement as a capsule or tablet form.

Consult your doctor for other urinary tract infection remedies you would like to take as you alternative cure for UTI. They are the best source of information about the effectiveness of your intended medication.

Alvin Hopkinson is a leading researcher in the area of natural remedies and urinary tract infection treatment. Discover how you can get rid of your UTI for good using proven home remedies, all without using harmful medications or drugs. Visit his site now for more useful articles such as: Urinary Tract Infections Home Remedies

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Posted by Herbs For Me - September 8, 2011 at 5:00 pm

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Herbal Remedy For Insomnia – The Possible Causes of Chronic Insomnia

Herbal Remedy For Insomnia – The Possible Causes of Chronic Insomnia

Herbal Remedy For Insomnia

Chronic insomnia is a complex medical condition, often resulting based on data from a number of factors. Underlying mental or physical disorders can trigger chronic insomnia. Depression a multitude of commonly causes chronic insomnia. Other mental disorders like chronic anxiety and bipolar (manic) depression furthermore suggest chronic insomnia. It has been discovered that about 70% of everybody diagnosed with depression experience insomnia. Depressed everybody tend to suffer abnormal prices of stress hormones.

These abnormalities can impair sleep. It would be noted, though, the current emotional/mental subjects can be caused by insomnia, which is why it can be difficult to determine if the insomnia triggered the emotional/mental problem or the emotional/mental crisis triggered the insomnia.

Arthritis, allergies, heart failure, hypertension, kidney disease, sleep apnea, asthma, restless legs syndrome, narcolepsy, hyperthyroidism, Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD and Parkinson’s disease have also been found to be the underlying causes of chronic insomnia. However, physical and mental disorders are not the only things that may cause chronic insomnia. Behavioral factors such as addiction to caffeine, alcohol and other substances, disrupted sleep/wake cycles and chronic stress can cause chronic insomnia. Herbal Remedy For Insomnia


In women, hormone fluctuations can significantly impair sleep. It is known that progesterone aids in sleeping. During menstruation, progesterone levels go down, causing insomnia. During ovulation, progesterone levels go up, causing sleepiness. During the first and third trimester, pregnant women will experience abnormal drops and rises in progesterone levels, resulting to disrupted sleep patterns, which can eventually develop into chronic insomnia.

Women who are in the first phase of their menopause can also develop chronic insomnia because the the extreme fluctuations in hormone levels. The common symptoms of menopause are hot flashes, anxiety and sweating, and these frequently occur at night during sleep. Women who are in the menopausal stage may also be experiencing psychological distress, triggering insomnia. As we age, surges of growth hormone (a substance associated with sleep) become blunted. Levels of major stress hormone, cortisol, have been observed to increase in older people in some studies, but results are not yet conclusive.

Levels of melatonin, a hormone that is produced by the pineal gland and is linked with sleep, are found to not decrease as a person gets older. Children whose bedtime schedules are not being regulated by parents tend to develop mild or occasional insomnia. However, a child’s temperament has been found to be directly linked to serious sleep disturbances and insomnia. For instance, children who were intense, high-strung and easily upset were found to have sleep problems than children who do not have such temperament. However, the study did not test if the traits could have been triggered by problems in the home (e.g., parental depression or marital discord). Do your body a favour. Have a good sleep tonight! Download your Herbal Remedy For Insomnia eBook now!

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Menozac Empowering Women With a Natural Remedy for Overcoming the Effects of Menopause

Menozac Empowering Women With a Natural Remedy for Overcoming the Effects of Menopause

Menozac is a highly acclaimed natural treatment for some of the dreaded menopause symptoms which are experienced by over 70 percent of women. This natural remedy for menopause is composed of a phytoestrogenic herb mixture that is proven to safely treat hormonal imbalances within the body. Not only do phytoestrogenic herbs provide natural menopause relief but they are also accompanied with an established history of easing, and even eliminating, the uncomfortable menopause symptoms which plague the majority of women undergoing this transition within their lives.

The beauty of Menozac is that it incorporates a natural means for obtaining relief from menopause symptoms, such as:

Urinary Changes
Appetite Changes
Hot Flashes
Night Sweats
Mood Swings
Vaginal dryness

Since Menozac is composed of all-natural ingredients a woman does not need to worry about the unpleasant side effects of drugs- not to mention the high costs associated with pharmaceutical remedies. In addition, the organic nature of the phytoestrogenic herb mixture ensures optimal absorption and use by the body. In our current age, it is common knowledge that many people automatically resort to the use of drugs for obtaining relief for menopause. But considering the possibility of adverse side effects and the unnatural nature of chemical treatments one should seriously explore natural menopause remedies before subjecting their bodies to the risks which accompany pharmaceutical options.

It is a widely accepted fact that all of the menopause symptoms a woman experiences while transitioning into this menopausal stage of their life is the result of hormonal imbalances. In view of this, the only way to experience relief from menopause symptoms is to address this root cause which ushers in the appearance of hot flashes and all the other unpleasant changes. To accomplish this feat one can find menopause support through multiple venues but it is highly recommended that a woman indepthly explore alternative natural remedies before pursuing the chemical counterpart that is accompanied with risk and toxicity.

Fortunately, Menozac enables a woman suffering with menopausal symptoms to receive a natural remedy at an affordable price. With Menozac one can be sure that they are using a product that is composed of natural organic ingredients which have been historically proven to provide natural menopause relief. In addition, the Menozac reviews and personal testimonials continually return positive feedback. All these positive Menozac reviews, combined with the 90 day money back guarantee, ensure that the consumer experiences a risk-free purchase when they decide to buy Menozac. The effects of menopause can be overcome with a natural cure. Be sure to check out Menozac or another phytoestrogenic herb product alternative before pursuing chemical menopause treatments so that you preserve your health while enjoying the same support and results offered by drugs.

Menozac is a breakthrough remedy for menopause symptoms and integrates the proven botanical power of phytoestrogen herbs. The beauty of Menozac is that it provides natural menopause relief without the adverse side effects and expense which accompany their pharmaceutical counterparts.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - August 24, 2011 at 5:00 am

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Provillus: Natural Hair Loss Remedy for Men and Women

Provillus: Natural Hair Loss Remedy for Men and Women

Hair loss is s a wide spread phenomenon shared by many man and women alike. What better than a natural approach to treat hair loss amongst both men and women? Provillus is an all natural hair loss medication which is devoid of any harmful side effects.

The prime ingredients of Provillus such as Vitamin B-6, Biotin, and Magnesium are beneficial hair re-growth. Usual dosage of Provillus is 2 capsules in a day. In case, you have a stomach upset, consume Provillus with meals. The part is that Provillus can be procured without prescription. However, a medical consultation is recommended. The reason being, a dermatologist can better guide you pertaining to appropriate usage directions.

Although men and women both experience pattern baldness, the typical order of hair loss or appearance is not similar. Therefore, Provillus natural hair loss medication acts differently for men and women, aiding them to treat hair loss efficiently.


For men Provillus hair loss medication has a advanced formula that obstructs dihydrotestosterone (DHT), hormone which is accountable for hair fall in men. Provillus blend of nourishing nutrients averts hair loss and encourages re-growth of hair follicles. Use of Provillus supplies nutrients for development of thick healthy hair. In short, Provillus complements your natural bodily supply of these nutrients and enables the tiny hair follicles underneath your scalp gets exact nourishment for full-bodied ad beautiful hair.

Loss of hair amongst women can be even more troublesome as compared to men. Hair loss amongst women is usually considered as a part of the normal aging procedure. Societal notion luxurious, thick hair as a significant part in the beauty of a woman is a reflection of this fact. Amongst women Provillus hair loss medication revitalizes the hair follicles and kindles growth of new hair. Nutrients in Provillus give optimal nourishment for healthy and growing hair.

Online pharmacies are ideal to make a convenient and reasonable order and buy Provillus hair loss medication. An online order of Provillus hair loss medication can provide you the ease of getting it delivered at the convenience of your home. Discreet shopping is another benefit which can be availed by placing an order through online pharmacies.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - August 19, 2011 at 5:00 am

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Herbal Remedy To Treat Sport Injuries: Comfrey

Herbal Remedy To Treat Sport Injuries: Comfrey

If you find yourself prone to getting broken ribs, musclar aches and pains due to playing sports, then you can consider using a herbal remedy to treat sport injuries. This herb has been used forhealing fractures for many thousands of years and although it is a plant, it is often called the knit bone. Modern studies have found that the comfrey plant contains the substance allantoin, which is helpful for promoting healthy growth and development in bones, cartilage, and muscles.

The comfrey plant is also used in several folk medicine. During the Middle Ages, many women would take a bath in comfrey. These baths were often taken prior to marriage to help these women repair the hymen and restore their virginity. However, the use of comfrey for this purpose is not true and is not backed by scientific research.


Herbalists describe the comfrey as a herb that is cool, slightly sweet, and moist. Other than allantonin, it also contains vitamin B-12, proteins, pyrroclizidine, insulin, tannins, mucilage, and

steroidal saponins. The aerial parts of the plant are most commonly used to make herbal remedies. However, its leaves which contain rich sources of allantoin are also used often for external purposes.

The best time to harvest the flowering parts of the comfrey is during early summer. Conversely, harvesting the roots should be done in the spring and in the fall when the allantoin levels are higher.

You can make a herbal remedy using comfrey in various ways. The easiest would be to crush some comfrey herbs and then apply them topically to the injured part of your body. Herbalists believe that the allantoin can be absorbed through your skin and to promote the healing of bones, cartilage, and muscle. You can use this method for application in many situations, including for hairline fractures, broken ribs or broken toes.

Ointments can be used for application onto the injured parts of your body as well. This would be a very convenient choice especially if fresh comfrey herbs are not readily accessible for you.

You can also use the ointment for cases of arthritis and other muscular aches and pains. If you prefer, you can also use an infused herbal remedy oil made with the comfrey for arthritic pain and joints, bruises, sprains, and other traumatic injuries. For sports injuries, a regular cup of herbal infusion tea would also help.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - August 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm

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Natural Menopause Remedy

Natural Menopause Remedy

Also known as the natural option for those who do not want to undergo Hormonal Replacement Therapy or HRT, the herb known as Black Cohosh is making itself one of the best possible options for women entering their transitional years. The problems associated with menopause are quite numerous and quite irritating, to say the least. The uncomfortable hot flashes, mood swings, headaches, bouts with depression and all the other problems associated with menopause have always been treated with therapy that gets women to take in doses of medication that has estrogen to help replace the hormones that are fast disappearing from their systems due to age. While this may be very effective for some, there are women who want a more natural way of boosting their hormone levels to a degree that can help them comfortably cope with the changes they are going through, both physically and emotionally. With the use of Black Cohosh as a natural supplement to help with menopause, women are beginning to find comfort in a more natural way of fighting the problems that menopause brings.

What exactly is Black Cohosh? This herb, which also goes by a few other names like black snakeroot, bugwort, bugbane, rattleweed and rattletop, is known to be found in North America and is part of the plant family of the buttercup. The active ingredients from this plant is taken from the roots and rhizomes. These parts of the plant are then prepared by extracting the juices of the Black Cohosh for use in certain tablets and capsules.

The herb has been used by Native American Indians for a number of medicinal purposes like for the treatment of malaria, malaise, rheumatism and a whole lot of other diseases and ailments. It was used as a herbal remedy during the 19th century for menstrual problems. These medicinal properties of the herb has indeed been widely known in the past and its usage as a treatment for such menopausal problems like hot flashes is just another addition to the long list of ailments that it can treat and help with.

While there are numerous manufacturers that swear to the effectiveness of the herb known as Black Cohosh due to some of the preliminary findings on the herb in relation with menopausal treatments, there is still no substantial evidence or accredited findings that will help prove that it is indeed the solution to a woman’s menopausal woes. A lot of women trust the testimonies of those that have used Black Cohosh to treat the symptoms of menstruation. This kind of a reception from the numerous women who are going through the problems of menopause has also given rise to a lot more companies using the herb known as Black Cohosh in their menopausal treatments and despite there being no substantial proof to back their claims up, women will keep on patronizing these Black Cohosh products rather than undergo HRT.

Patricia McDougall B.Sc., Chartered Herbalist. Originally from Peru, Patricia is the Director of New Product Development for Amazon Botanicals a leading manufacturer of Amazon Herbs.

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Posted by Herbs For Me - August 10, 2011 at 5:00 am

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Asthma Causes and Symptoms and Effective Home Remedy Treatment for Asthma Cure

Asthma Causes and Symptoms and Effective Home Remedy Treatment for Asthma Cure

Asthma is a condition in which the airways temporarily narrow in response to a certain stimuli that usually do not affect the airways in normal lungs.  It is characterized by recurrent attacks of wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath that can range from mild to life-threatening.

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During such attacks, the small airways in the lungs suddenly become clogged with mucus and other secretions.  If not cleared, the blockage can lead to suffocation.

Studies have shown that the major underlying cause of asthma is a chronic inflammation and thickening of the bronchial tubes and nasal passages leading to dramatic muscle spasms, constriction of air passages and consequent breathing difficulties.

Asthma causes

Most asthma attacks are caused by allergies to inhaled substances such as pollen, dust, and animal dander. They include: Allergens (substances to which some people are allergic) such as pollens, foods, dust, mould, feathers, or animal dander (small scales from animal hair or feathers);Irritants in the air such as dirt, cigarette smoke, gases, and odors; Respiratory infections such as colds, flu, sore throats, and bronchitis; Too much effort such as running upstairs too fast or carrying heavy loads (although people with asthma can benefit from a reasonable amount of exercise);Emotional stress such as excessive fear or excitement; Weather such as very cold air, windy weather, or sudden changes in weather; Medication such as aspirin or related drugs and some drugs used to treat glaucoma and high blood pressure.

Asthma Symptoms

Symptoms are: daytime coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness; night-time coughing and wheezing. Symptoms may occur a number of times in a day or week in affected persons, and for some people become worse during physical activity or at night.

Some of the foods to avoid:

1.    All animal products such as eggs, cow’s milk, dairy products, meat (include beef, pork, mutton, chicken and fish)

2.    Soft drinks because of the harmful ingredients in them

3.    Sodium and monosodium glutamate. A diet high in sodium can increase the spastic constriction of your bronchial tubes that histamine causes.

4.    Vegetable oils such as corn oil, safflower and sunflower seed oils which are high in omega-6 fatty acids.  These promote inflammation and counteract the benefits of the anti-inflammatory foods that you consume

5.    Alcohol in its pure form can actually help asthmatic constriction to a certain degree.  BUT, the alcohol we drink is rarely pure, rather is usually an additive in beverages, such as beer, wine or distilled spirits.  The remnants of the hops, the malt, the grapes, the barley, sulfites in wines or the corn from which the liquor was made may bother and trigger an attack.

Home Remedies for Asthma

1.    Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 are very important nutrients to treat asthma decreasing the inflammation in the lungs.

2.    Vitamin C Is needed to fight infection, increase the amount of oxygen and reduce inflammation.

3.    Use ginkgo biloba, this herb contains ginkgolide B which is very helpful. Some studies indicate that ginkgo biloba reduces the frequency of asthma attacks.

4.    Mullein oil is used to fight respiratory congestion, is very important to make it as a tea for faster results.

5.    Pau d’arco is a natural antibiotic and reduces inflammation.

6.    In china a powerful mixture of herbs called Shuan Huang Lian is being used in hospitals to treat respiratory illness, very important to use this herb in asthma and acute bronchitis.

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