Many people have a renewed interest in herbal remedies because of the well-known side effects of synthetic drugs, ranging from the unpleasant to the lethal. Even many over the counter medications can be hazardous. Natural herbal remedies are available for many of these everyday problems.
Herbs can also play a vital preventative medicine role in maintaining good health. Herbs can provide many exciting alternative approaches to health care. The five main benefits of herbs:
1. Cleansing- herbs help cleanse and purify the body without side effects.
2. Normalizing Body Functions- herbs regulate and tone the glands to function normally.
3. Extremely Nutritional- Herbs are high in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that nourish and build the body.
4. Raises the Energy Level of the Body- herbs allow the body to have extra energy to maintain good health.
5. Stimulating the body’s immune system- herbs help to promote the body’s naturally occurring, beneficial bacteria.
Following is a list of a few herbs and their benefits: •Alfalfa- Very beneficial as a blood purifier, contains natural fluoride and helps rebuild decayed teeth. Assists the body in eliminating uric acid to help in arthritis, cholesterol accumulation, chemical imbalances, cleans blood in toxemia and strengthens the body.
*Aloe Vera- One of the greatest healing herbs known. Works wonderfully for cleaning the colon, stomach and skin. Excellent for piles and hemorrhoids, eliminates toxins and cholesterol, relieves pain in skin problems, and helps heal throat problems, hiatus hernia and intestinal problems. Also helps the body heal scar tissue, scalds and radiation burns. Effective for acid stomach, chronic constipation, gastritis and ulcers.
•Black Cohosh- An excellent herb to regulate menstrual flow and menstrual cramps. Contains natural estrogen and women who take synthetic estrogen have been able to switch to Black Cohosh with no withdrawal symptoms or side effects and best of all it has no cancer causing agents like synthetic estrogen. Equalizes blood circulation, calms the nervous system, supports kidney and liver, balances hormones and provides relief for asthma and rheumatism.
•.Blue Vervain- Supports the nervous system and is especially helpful in cases of palsy and nervous exhaustion. It is also useful for insomnia, earaches, diarrhea, dysentery, headaches and coughs. It increases circulation and is a tonic herb, antispasmodic, and expectorant. Enhances the body’s ability to heal diseases of the liver and spleen and works well for suppressed menstruation and colds.