SKIN CONDITIONS

Herbal Medicine is highly effective at treating certain skin conditions. A topical herbal cream can relieve eczema, psoriasis, and dry, itchy, red skin. Topicals are the best choice for newborn and pediatric skin disorders. Infants react quickly to the healing herbs and usually recover within a couple of weeks with twice daily topical application. Internal herbs are more effective at clearing acne, hives, and rosacea. They work by clearing heat and reducing inflammation.   Before turning to herbs, check your diet. Dairy, spicy foods, sweets, alcohol, soda, peanuts, and fatty foods can all trigger inflammatory reactions that manifest in skin issues. Although herbs might temporarily clear the condition, if you keep eating inflammatory foods, the skin issues will return. An elimination diet allows you to pinpoint foods that should be avoided.

SKIN CONDITIONS

Herbal Medicine is highly effective at treating certain skin conditions. Internal herbs work best for clearing acne, hives, and rosacea. They work by clearing heat and reducing inflammation. Whereas topical herbal creams are better for relieving eczema, psoriasis, and dry, itchy, red skin. Topicals are the best choice for newborn and pediatric skin disorders. Infants react quickly to the healing herbs and usually recover within a couple of weeks with twice daily topical application.

Before turning to herbs, check your diet. Dairy, spicy foods, sweets, alcohol, soda, peanuts, and fatty foods can all trigger inflammatory reactions that manifest in skin issues. While herbs might temporarily clear the condition, if you keep eating inflammatory foods, the skin issues will return. An elimination diet allows you to pinpoint the foods that should be avoided.

COMMON COLD / FLU AND ALLERGY SYMPTOMS

Herbal Medicine can also be used for common cold and flu symptoms. Along with this, chronic sinusitis and nasal congestion sufferers can find relief through herbs too. If used at the first tickle in the throat, the herbs can sometimes stop the illness in its tracks and prevent you from coming down with a full blown cold. If you do progress to full blown sickness, certain herbal formulas will greatly ameliorate the symptoms.   In my experience, tinctures are most effective for these purposes. Tinctures can clear nasal congestion, relieve sore throat, and stop cough within 20 minutes. The herbs might make you feel so much better that you think you shrugged off the illness. Until the herbs wear off and your hacking cough starts up again. Even if you feel okay, you’re still contagious so make sure to stay inside if you can.

PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

Peripheral Neuropathy is a very difficult disorder for Western Medicine to treat and the medications prescribed often have dangerous side effects. Whereas Herbal Medicine excels at alleviating neuropathic pain, burning, and numbness safely. The treatment involves soaking your hands or feet in a hot herbal bath for 20 to 30 minutes daily for 10 days. The herbs used for foot soaks are a special formula designed to improve circulation, reduce chronic inflammation, and regulate the immune system.

TRAUMATIC INJURY

One lesser known condition that botanical medicine treats well is traumatic injury. Most people quickly take pain meds when injured, but you should also use something to help you heal. Herbal patches or liniments rubbed at the site of the injury can promote healing. There are even herbal formulas strong enough to use with an open wound to stop the bleeding.   Internal herbs can increase circulation that will decrease inflammation, pain, and bruising. If you have an old injury that still flares up, it may mean that your injury didn’t receive the proper blood flow needed to allow full healing. In some cases, herbs that improve circulation can prevent those lingering old injuries from causing you any more pain.

STRESS AND ANXIETY

Stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues can successfully be managed with herbs depending on the underlying cause. Depression and anxiety prescription drugs are known to have serious side effects including memory loss, brain fog, headache, sexual dysfunction, and even a drastic worsening of symptoms. Going the natural route is a good alternative for those with mild to moderate symptoms. Herbal medicine should not be used in a vacuum. Exercise, therapy, meditation, a clean diet, and acupuncture can all help with the management of symptoms.

MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS

Menopause marks the end of menstruation, and this transition often causes hot flashes, night sweats, dryness, and lowered libido. These symptoms can be managed through natural herbs!

COMMON COLD OR FLU SYMPTOMS

Herbal Medicine can also be used for common cold and flu. If used at the first tickle in the throat, the herbs can sometimes stop the illness in its tracks and prevent you from coming down with full blown cold. If you do progress to full blown sickness, certain herbal formulas will greatly ameliorate the symptoms.

 

In my experience, tinctures are most effective for these purposes. Tinctures can clear nasal congestion, relieve sore throat, and stop cough within 20 minutes. The herbs might make you feel so much better that you think you shrugged off the illness. Until the herbs wear off and your hacking cough starts up again. Even if you feel okay, you’re still contagious so make sure to stay inside if you can.

PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

Peripheral Neuropathy is a very difficult disorder for Western Medicine to treat and the medications prescribed often have dangerous side effects. Whereas Herbal Medicine excels at alleviating neuropathic pain, burning, and numbness safely. The treatment involves soaking your hands or feet in a hot herbal bath for 20 to 30 minutes daily for 10 days. The herbs used for foot soaks are a special formula designed to improve circulation, reduce chronic inflammation, and regulate the immune system.

TRAUMATIC INJURY

One lesser known condition that botanical medicine treats well is traumatic injury. Most people quickly take pain meds when injured, but you should also use something to help you heal. Herbal patches or liniments rubbed at the site of the injury can promote healing. There are even herbal formulas strong enough to use with an open wound to stop the bleeding.   Internal herbs can increase circulation that will decrease inflammation, pain, and bruising. If you have an old injury that still flares up, it may mean that your injury didn’t receive the proper blood flow needed to allow full healing. In some cases, herbs that improve circulation can prevent those lingering old injuries from causing you any more pain.

STRESS AND ANXIETY

Stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues can successfully be managed with herbs depending on the underlying cause. Depression and anxiety prescription drugs are known to have serious side effects including memory loss, brain fog, headache, sexual dysfunction, and even a drastic worsening of symptoms. Going the natural route is a good alternative for those with mild to moderate symptoms. Herbal medicine should not be used in a vacuum. Exercise, therapy, meditation, a clean diet, and acupuncture can all help with the management of symptoms.

MENOPAUSAL SYMPTOMS

Menopause marks the end of menstruation, and this transition often causes hot flashes, night sweats, dryness, and lowered libido. These symptoms can be managed through natural herbs!

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