• Herbal Medicine Herbs Plants Good
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    Herbal medicine is the extraction of herbs or plants which have a medicinal value in treating illnesses and diseases (Brody 1). A herb is known as a plant that does not have a woody stem and usually dies back at the end of each growing season. It is also known as a 'natural' drug because they are derived from nature. This is unlike pharmaceutical drugs, which are synthesized from chemicals. Herbal medicine dates back a very long time. More than 4, 000 years ago, the Chinese emperor Q ien Nong p...
  • Herbs Headaches Stress
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    Your studying for your final exams when all of a sudden you feel it coming on. A headache. It's definitely your worst one yet, and to make matters worse, you " ve only just started studying an hour ago. It's probably from going over all those problems in the small print of your text book. The test is tomorrow and the pain in your head is so unbearable that the only way known to make it go away is to go to bed. But, in the back of your mind, you know that you haven't finished studying yet and if ...
  • Herbs And Drug Interactions Drugs Hardy
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    Interactions between dietary supplements and drugs will become a more serious concern as supplement makers adopt better manufacturing practices. Some of these interactions are positive to the patients health, while others are not. Mary Hardy, M. D. , is a member of the Integrative Medicine Department of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. According to Dr. Hardy, Once these substances are properly labeled, properly documented, and properly used by consumers, we can expect that their most...
  • Herbal Medicine Alternative Web Herbs
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    Alternative medicine has been around for centuries, although it has just started to become very popular in countries such as The United States. Many people now are following the trend without knowing anything about alternative medicine. People should be aware of the benefits as well as the precautions involved in taking these natural remedies. The most common form of alternative medicine nowadays is herbal medicines. These natural remedies can be found in millions of American homes today. Herba...
  • Herbal Information Herbs Herb Body
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    Herbs Herbal History The history of herbs date back thousands of years to the times of when doctors didn t have many tools of medicine to cure the ill with. They would use plants, berries, roots, and event the barks of some trees to cure an ailment. In those times there wasn t much background research on herbal remedies and so sometimes a cure from a doctor could increase the sickness or even be fatal. Europe and the Mediterranean have been using herbs to cure and help for 4000 years and there a...
  • Herbal Extracts And Hormones
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    Herbal Extracts and Hormones Herbs are found everywhere, and hormones are a natural product of everyone's body. The production of hormones increases and decreases with the age and development of the individual. Due to the nature of hormones and the ongoing research still being done, this article will investigate only two hormones that are in common use by the everyday person. Herbs, on the other hand, can be found from California to China and as far as consumers are concerned, they are now mains...
  • Herbs Reduce High
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    For more than two thousand years, traditional Chinese medicine has relied on plants and herbs to cure minor and severe ailments and keep the body healthy. There are thousands of herbs from which to choose. Some have become rather well known, but most spend far less time in the limelight. Herbal remedies have proven effective in helping the body maintain good health during pregnancy and in healing serious illnesses such as cancer and heart disease when they do occur. There are many medicinal ben...
  • Tooth Ache Oregon Grape
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    I have been plagued by many a toothache in my time. Although there is no replacement for dental work and proper dental hygiene, once you have a toothache, there are several herbal methods for treating it without pharmaceuticals. Herbs for a toothache are best taken in tincture form, because the alcohol content is disinfecting and astringent, which helps with the infection and to reduce inflammation. I suggest taking a teaspoon of the tincture (undiluted) and holding it in your mouth, gently swis...
  • Medical Practices In The Early Middle Ages
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    "Medical Practices in the Early Middle Ages" The Article "Medical Practices in the Early Middle Ages" is placed in the chapter directly before the reading on health and medical practices in the Carolingian times. This is a good place because it expresses the high use of medicinal herbs. The article goes a step further then the chapter by giving examples of remedies from three different medical manuscripts from Anglo-Saxon England. From the first manuscript, Anglo-Saxon Herbal, they give cures fo...