Herbal remedies have been a part of various cultures for thousands of years. Science is starting to validate the curative capabilities of many herbal treatments recently. For many years, and even now, most herbal medicine does not receive the appropriate scientific support and healing credit.

Benefits of Herbal Treatments

For over 5,000 years people all over the world have treated ailments with herbs. There are benefits and disadvantages to herbal medicine, like its ineffectiveness in handling “serious” health issues such as a heart attack, but it is unprecedented that interests dominate over the disservices. Just to name a few, proper herbs have the following merits:

  • Long-lasting wellness
  • No side effects
  • Cost less than conventional medication

You read about the advantages, as well as, the downside of herbal healing methods here.

Herbal Medicine as Alternatives to Medication for Common Conditions

– Antibiotic – Goldenseal, Usnea
– Pain reliever – Meadowsweet, White willow
– Daytime cold medication – Goldenseal, Echinacea
– Anti-depressant – St. John’s Wort
– Sleep aid – Valerian, Kava
– Nighttime cold medicines – Loquat syrup
– Anxiety reliever – Kava, California poppy
– Stomachache/gas reliever – Chamomile, Black walnut

It is worth mentioning that according to the findings of many studies, stress increases or worsens the risk of health issues such as asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, obesity, diabetes, and heart disease and more. Experts recommend that sufferers of such conditions try the following herbs:

  • Schisandra
  • Siberian ginseng
  • Ligustrum
  • Ashwagandha
  • California poppy

Dosage Suggestions for Herbal Treatments

  • Standardized extracts – one tablet, two to three times daily
  • Teas – one cup, three to four times throughout the day
  • Tinctures – two to five drops, two to three times daily
  • Powdered herbs – two to four capsules, two to three times daily