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10 Must Have Healing Herbs


Healing Herbs are getting more attention as a proven natural remedy for viable treatments for many ailments. Unlike drugs, which just use the active ingredient, herbs are still in a whole, natural state and usually don’t have side effects. With public demand and new research studies show that for many conditions, herbs work well and are less expensive than drugs.

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Here, then, are 10  common herbs that have been proven to treat over 15 different ailments. Stick to the dosages specified here, in the studios or on the label. Be sure to check with your doctor before you take any new herbs, even though herbs are natural, they can still be contraindicated.






1.   Burns:     Aloe Vera is the wonder herb for minor burns.  If you are fortunate to have a mature plant, cut a nice leaf slice it open to expose the oozy gel and apply to the burn, you will feel the relief immediately. If you do not own a plant use 100 percent pure gel from the bottle and apply to the burn.








2.  Menopause:   Black cohosh for a study published in the journal Menopause found that black cohosh may prevent bone degradation and stimulate vaginal lubrication. Previous Meta analyses have indicated that the herb, which is an option for women who can’t take estrogen, worked better than a tranquilizer or estrogen for hot flashes and other symptoms of menopause.





3. Arthritis and joint injuries:  Boswellia In a study published in Arthritis Research and Therapy, researchers gave people with osteoarthritis of the knee an extract of boswellia (5-Loxin). After three months, the herb group showed significantly greater relief than a placebo group. Turmeric or Curcumin, the yellow pigment in turmeric, is an anti-inflammatory. In combination with boswellia, ashwagandha and ginger, it may treat osteoarthritis, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. And a study published in the journal Phytotherapy Research in March found curcumin to be comparable in efficacy to a prescription anti-inflammatory in treating rheumatoid arthritis



4. Mood- Boosting: Turmeric or Curcumin, It is also proven mood- boosting herb effective to banish the winter blues, states “Dr. Oz”.











5. Bloodsugar:  Ginseng for immune enhancement and diabetes Ginseng revs up the immune system. A University of Alberta study found that subjects taking daily doses of ginseng got fewer colds and less severe symptoms than a placebo group. Ginseng also reduces blood sugar levels. A study in Toronto, Canada, found that Korean red ginseng improved glucose and insulin regulation in well-controlled type II diabetes.

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6. Digestive-Tract Infections: Goldenseal, an herbal antibiotic, is effective only in the digestive tract, not for colds or flu. At the University of Illinois in Chicago, researchers tested goldenseal against H. pylori, the bacteria that cause ulcers, and the herb inhibited bacterial growth. For gastrointestinal infections (e.g., ulcers, food poisoning, infectious diarrhea).







7. Liver Health:   Milk thistle for Silymarin in milk thistle seeds has a remarkable ability to protect the liver. This herb has been shown to help treat hepatitis and alcoholic cirrhosis. “In our analysis,” Blumenthal says, “a clear majority of studies support milk thistle for liver conditions.” Because most drugs are metabolized through the liver, herbalists recommend the herb for anyone taking liver-taxing medication.




8. Nausea And Vomiting:  Ginger A Danish study showed that new sailors prone to motion sickness had less vomiting, thanks to ginger, than a placebo group. (Take a 1-gram capsule of powdered ginger root about an hour before embarking, and another every two hours or as needed.) Meanwhile, research published in Obstetrics and Gynecology found that 88 percent of nausea-plagued pregnant women got relief taking 1 gram a day of ginger powder for no longer than four days.






9. Heart Health: Tea, particularly green tea, has rocketed to prominence as an herbal medicine. It’s high in antioxidants, which help prevent heart disease. In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers tracked the consumption of green tea by 40,530 adults over an 11-year period. Women who drank five or more cups a day reduced their risk of dying from cardiovascular disease by 31 percent and from stroke by 42 percent, compared to those who drank less than one cup per day.

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10. Alzheimer’ and Antidepressant-Induced Sex Problems:  Ginkgo  In a landmark 1997 study from the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers gave 202 people with Alzheimer’s either a placebo or 120 milligrams a day of ginkgo extract. A year later, the ginkgo group retained more mental function. From upstairs to downstairs: In a University of California at San Francisco study, investigators gave 209 milligrams of ginkgo a day to people suffering from antidepressant-induced sex problems  The herb helped 91 percent of the women and 76 percent of the men to return to normal sexual function.

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