Herbal Remedies for Common Complaints

Herbal medicine has been around, probably, since the dawn of time, as it relates to human beings. It is the natural way of treating many of the common complaints we suffer from, even now, in the 21C. Sourcing your herbal remedy from a trusted manufacturer remains an important factor when it comes to the safety and efficacy of treatments. In this article, we will be listing some herbal remedies for common ailments. I would like to acknowledge the use of Thorsons Concise Encyclopaedia of Natural Health, as a source for some of the information contained within this article.

Drinking Too Much Alcohol

Starting with an ‘A’ and another substance that has been with humankind from the very beginning, alcohol. Imbibing alcohol has been a part of a rich tradition in the history of human beings. Of course, too much of a good thing can be problematic for our health, and the wellbeing of ourselves and our relationships. Here are some herbal helpers to be aware of.

Evening Primrose Oil for its Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA): can assist with liver damage and mood swings. GLA is a rare anti-inflammatory omega-6 fatty acid.

Skullcap, Motherwort, and Lavender can assist those who are having a break from alcohol by reducing withdrawal symptoms.

Eating a healthy diet, high in fresh vegetables and fruit, is always advisable. Zinc via chicken, fish or meat, or a supplement, can, also, be helpful for those drinking too much alcohol. Vitamin B and C are a must for drinkers.

Allergies or Hay Fever

Feverfew has anti-inflammatory properties, which can assist in reducing the symptoms of allergic reactions.

Wild Cherry Bark is another botanical with anti-inflammatory properties and has been traditionally used to treat coughs and respiratory issues.

Fenugreek is a multitasking medicinal herb, which has traditionally been employed to aid with digestion, reducing stomach inflammation.

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Natural Solutions for Modern Ailments

There is no denying that complementary medicines and alternative therapies are both popular and cause for, sometimes, emotive debate within our community. The pharmaceutically backed system of allopathic medicine in Australia is regularly championed by outspoken critics of any alternative form of healthcare. The clamour in the media is that things like herbal medicine, acupuncture, homeopathics and such do not work, and that scientific evidence backs these accusations up. Flying in the face of this is La Trobe University’s decision to accept funding from a large vitamin supplement manufacturer to create a new centre to research complementary medicines. Will we soon be seeing more natural solutions for modern ailments being scientifically assessed in a more objective framework?

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How Ageing Affects Memory Function

To being with, here is a brief explanation of how our memory function works within our brains. There are three main regions of the brain involved in what they term explicit memory, the hippocampus, the neocortex and the amygdala. Episodic memories are formed within the hippocampus, and later, information contained within these autobiographical memories can be transferred as general knowledge into our neocortex. This is how we learn from experiences. The amygdala is responsible for attaching feelings to memories, fear is the most important emotion attached to memories from a survival and evolutionary perspective.

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Understanding Allergies: New Research & Findings

Allergies are one of the most interesting and, seemingly, complex human health conditions plaguing people in the 21C. Hay fever or Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis, to give it its proper name, affects between 10% to 30% of the global population, according to World Health Organization (WHO) figures. The same statistical source reports up to 40% of the world’s population being sensitised to foreign proteins in the environment, which means these people produce lgG antibodies and experience an allergic reaction. These figures indicate billions of people are suffering from allergies on the Earth at this time in our history. Why is it so and what can we do to alleviate the suffering?

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Hostility, Depression & Heart Disease

© David S. Sobel MD

Newly released results of two important studies add to the accumulation of evidence that chronic hostility and chronic depression are major risk factors in heart disease. For many patients, it may be as important to learn and practice skills for managing these emotional states as it is to quit smoking, manage cholesterol, and exercise.

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Sleep for Weight Loss

Why Sleep Is the No. 1 Most Important Thing for a Better Body

Even with the very best diet and fitness routine, if sleep is off, you're wrecked. Here's why.

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No More Varicose Veins


Memory Mate is a therapeutic formula to aid and improve your memory function. Furthermore it can help with the relief of headaches and improves your peripheral circulation. It can also improve the health of your veins.

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Hawthorn Hero in our Heart Mate

Herbal Remedy, Hawthorn Extract, Can Help The Heart, Review Finds

Jan. 23, 2012 - Adding another twist to the ongoing debate over the value of an herbal treatment for patients with heart failure, a new review of existing research suggests that hawthorn extract "significantly" improves symptoms.

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