Articles: herbal medicine

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  1. A New Look at Daisy (Bellis Perennis)

    by Anne McIntyre

    The perennial daisy is such a common ‘weed’ that its value as a medicinal plant has largely been overlooked. Its fresh green leaves can be eaten in salads, along with other wild fo...

  2. Adaptogen - Eleutherococcus Senticosus Maxim Shrub

    by Dr Moira Williams

    Medically trained Dr Moira Williams, with a keen interest in herbal plants and their effects on health problems, focuses on the most renowned and most widely researched adaptogen, ...

  3. Adaptogens: Mother Nature’s Natural Stress-Busting Solution

    by Katie Pande

    You’re probably most familiar with the reactions that happen as part of your immediate ‘fight or flight’ stress response. Your heart starts beating faster, you feel on edge, and you...

  4. Applied Phytomedicine Treatment for Herpes Zoster (Shingles)

    by Claudia Louch

    Herpes zoster is an acute neurodermic viral infection of the dorsal root ganglia of the spinal cord or the extramedullary cranial nerve ganglia.  It is caused by the reactivation o...

  5. Case Study re: Herbal Medicine for Liver Disorder

    by Patricia Ferguson

    The author describes her patient, his symptoms, the result of blood tests and X-rays, and the theoretical background for the treatment regime she recommended. Having suffered ‘bi...

  6. Cat's Claw: Healing Vine of Peru

    by Klaus Ferlow

    A botanical plant, a massive woody vine known in Spanish as una de gato in English as Cat's Claw, its latin name is Uncarica Tomentosa, is being called by many Miracle Herb from the...

  7. Chamomilla recutita - German Chamomile: Western and Ayurvedic Perspectives

    by Anne McIntyre

    Delicately fragrant chamomile, with its familiar daisy-like flowers, has long been popular as a bedtime tisane to induce sleep; its sedative and mood enhancing properties as well as...

  8. Chinese Herbal Medicine for Common Childhood Ailments

    by Rob Helmer

    This article focuses on the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine to treat illnesses suffered by children. According to the author, with regard to children's health, Chinese med...

  9. Coleus forskohlii / Plectranthus barbatus: A Unique Healer

    by Anne McIntyre

    The author writes that although she has practised as a Medical Herbalist for some 25 years, she had only recently come across Coleus. Coleus is an Ayurvedic herb, a small perennial...

  10. Could Turmeric Be The Ultimate ‘Super-Spice’

    by Sebastian Pole

    Most of us know of turmeric as the bright yellow spice used in curry. But recent studies on turmeric’s incredible health benefits now prove it does much more than just flavour our f...

  11. Cuba's Green Revolution - Natural Medicine Advances

    by Geoff D\'Arcy

    The author writes with the authority of a tourist who has been a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist for more than 20 years and who recently visited, among other places, a state m...

  12. Devil's Claw

    by James Leith

    As concerns grow about the increasing and often unsustainable exploitation of medicinal plants worldwide, a project in Namibia is successfully demonstrating how environmentally sus...

  13. Devil's Claw - The Herbal solution to the North-South Divide?

    by Liz Wickham

    Research studies with Devil's Claw (Harpagophytum procumbens) have shown it to be beneficial for arthritic conditions and a viable alternative to NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflamm...

  14. Devil's Claw - Your Best Friend For Arthritic Pain

    by Klaus Ferlow

    Arthritis is an ever-increasing public health problem, predicted to affect 20% of the US population by the year 2020; in Canada it is predicted that 85% of the population over 70, a...

  15. Devil's Claw: Therapeutic Uses

    by Laura Stannard

    Devil's claw is a perennial plant, common in the southern and eastern parts of Africa, particularly the former Transvaal.

  16. Escharotics: Herbal Surgery for Tumours

    by Lev G Fedyniak

    Botanic surgery is only one of numerous options in the treatment of cancer. What's more, no procedure should be undertaken as a sole treatment but as part of an approach. Supportiv...

  17. Galium Aparine - Cleavers for Spring Cleansing

    by Anne McIntyre

    One of the first wild herbs to appear in hedgerows in spring is cleavers. Also known as goosegrass as geese enjoy eating it, this common ‘weed’ is native to Europe and recognized b...

  18. Ginger - The Most Valuable Herb

    by G Ravishankar

    Allopathic medical practitioners prescribe medicines for one disease, but it leads to another disease by way of side effects. The drugs contains different kinds of chemical compone...

  19. Ginkgo Biloba - The Longevity Herb

    by Klaus Ferlow

    Ginkgo has been called the Elixir of Youth - modern medicine from an ancient tree.

  20. Healing Spices

    by Kirsten Hartvig

    In a world that is awash with taste-alike processed foods and synthetic flavourings, the many reasons for using real spices have all but disappeared, together with the cultures for ...

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