Herbal Remedies - Common Uses - Health Benefits - Side Effects
The Facts of Botanical Dietary Supplements
A botanical is a plant valued for its therapeutic properties, flavor, or scent.
10 Common Herb Mistakes - And How to Avoid Them
When it comes to the herbs you're taking, are you unwittingly making mistakes that could harm your health? Here's a rundown of the 10 most common herb mistakes.
Certain Chinese Herbal Medicines & Kidney Disease
There is a widespread misconception that anything found in nature (and is thus “natural”) and commercially available must be safe. In fact, this is not true. Many plants and animals form compounds that can be extremely hazardous to humans.
Noni Juice: A Miracle "Cure" from the South Pacific?
Too Good To Be True? Noni juice advocates say it can be used for several conditions and to achieve many goals: increasing energy, lessening allergy symptoms, improving asthma, losing weight, improving arthritis and diabetes, decreasing pain (including headache pain) and to lessen symptoms of cancer, fibromyalgia, ms and stroke.
What You Need to Know About Devil's Claw
Devil's claw isn't the title of the latest Stephen King novel, it's a herb that's used for health conditions causing inflammation and pain, such as back pain, neck pain, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and tendinitis.
What You Need to Know About White Willow Bark
White willow bark is the original aspirin. Although the use of willow bark dates back to the Greek physician Hippocrates (400 BC) who advised his patients to chew on willow bark to reduce fever and inflammation.
Healing Chinese Soup
Beyond comforting, Chinese soups have holistic value.
Medical Expenses - Can You Deduct Nonprescription Drugs or Supplements on Your Taxes?
What legally "is and isn't" tax deductible can often be confusing. What is the proper tax treatment of items such as, over-the-counter drugs, dietary supplements, herbal remedies, nicotine patches, contact lens solution, bandages, toothpaste and other medical supplies?
Profile: Herbal Medicine
Herbal medicine, also called botanical medicine or phytomedicine, refers to the use of any plant's seeds, berries, roots, leaves, bark, or flowers for medicinal purposes. Long practiced outside of conventional medicine, herbalism is becoming more mainstream as up-to-date analysis and research show their value in the treatment and prevention of disease.
Herbal Supplements Simplified
Herbal remedies in their many available forms may seem complicated, but the principle is a simple one, from AHHA.org.