HERBS AND WHAT THEY CAN DO

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by suzetal, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. suzetal

    suzetal New Member

    I just found these so I thought I would share.
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    Sue

    Gotu Kola is used to promote relaxation, improve memory and blood flow, reduce inflammation, and increase liver function. It has been directly linked to significant improvements in concentration skills. Gotu kola also has a historic reputation for aiding a variety of serious illnesses.

    Hops have pronounced sedative effects, producing a calm, soothing feeling. As one of the traditional agents employed in folk medicine throughout the Western world, Hops’ tonic and muscle-relaxing properties are especially effective in reducing physical cravings.

    Skullcap is a powerful medicinal herb used in the treatment of a wide range of nervous conditions including insomnia, hysteria, anxiety, delirium tremens, and withdrawal from barbiturates and tranquilizers. High in minerals required for a healthy nervous system, Skullcap is a reliable central nervous system tonic and sedative. It relaxes all states of nervous tension, nourishing and strengthening the nervous system at the same time. Also used effectively for treating nervous headache and restlessness.

    Oat, also called Wild Oat, was historically prescribed as a traditional botanical medicine for the treatment of disorders of the liver, kidney and joints. The herb was also used as a tonic to help control the nerves, depression and as a natural strength enhancer for both and women. Recognized as a natural anti-depressant, Oat’s calming effect can help relieve tension, fatigue, and anxiety. It also has effective antioxidant properties.

    Peppermint stimulates circulation and helps to calm nerves. Its purification properties work to refresh, restore, and rejuvenate both mind and body. Highly valued for its healing properties, Peppermint also clears the lungs and respiratory passages, making breathing easier.

    Ginger Root has been used in China and other countries for thousands of years as a tonic. Ginger Root is a proven homeopathic remedy for upset stomach, indigestion, cramps, and chills. Ginger Root also provides essential vitamins and nutrients, such as protein, calcium, phosphorous, iron, sodium, potassium, and magnesium.

    Gentian is used to aid in digestion. It improves circulation, helps prevent heartburn, and stimulates the body’s production of gastric juices, bile, and saliva. Gentian can help normalize the functioning of the thyroid and may be useful in the treatment of ulcers.

    Myrrh has been recognized throughout the ages for its excellent antiseptic and astringent properties, making it effective in the treatment of mouth sores, coughs, sore gums, and asthma.

    Safflower was first used in Chinese herbal medicine to treat stomach tumors, relieve abdominal pain, and to cleanse and heal wounds and sores. Research indicates that Safflower helps to soothe coughs and bronchial conditions, while stimulating immune function.

    Eucalyptus is often used for asthma and other respiratory ailments. Its primary uses are as an antiseptic, expectorant, and stimulant. The oil derived from Eucalyptus has many healing properties and is useful in treating lung disease, colds, and sore throat.

    Slippery Elm, noted primarily for its soothing properties, is one of the best agents for combating coughs. Slippery El m h as a lubricating action that protects and softens all the membrane linings in the body. It is also an immune system booster. An effective purifier, Slippery Elm gathers up dissolved toxic waste in your body, including your bowels, and helps discharge it accordingly.

    Licorice Root has been utilized for centuries as a tonic and as a relief for colds, coughs, and sore throats. It is used to remove buildup of toxic metabolic substances in the body, because it increases the liver's ability to filter out these wastes. Licorice Root can also help symptoms of depression and fatigue.

    Alfalfa is rich in vitamins, minerals, and chlorophyll. It is an excellent source of balanced nutritional content. Alfalfa has been found to reduce heart disease, prevent fluid retention, and relieve high blood pressure. It acts as a tonic and stimulant and is very useful for respiratory disorders and discomforts.

    Passion Flower relieves tension, anxiety, and insomnia, due to its calming effect on the central nervous system. Studies conducted since the 1930’s indicate that Passion Flower is a non-addictive herb that promotes relaxation. It is also mildly effective in treating nervous stomachs and indigestion.

    Sarsaparilla is used for problems involving the blood, skin, circulation, and intestines. With its distinctive tonic properties, Sarsaparilla increases energy levels and can help to remove harmful toxins from the blood and body. It can also aid in relieving low mood and debility.

    Bayberry helps to increase circulation and prevent bacterial infections. It can also be used as a tonic and stimulant to support the body's defense against a range of ailments such as coughs, colds, flu, fevers, headache, and sore throat.

    Echinacea Powder is a popular herb used primarily to reduce the symptoms and duration of colds and flu-like illnesses. It helps the body resist cravings and boosts the immune system.


    [This Message was Edited on 03/11/2007]
  2. Shalala

    Shalala New Member

    Great info
  3. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    Herbs:

    I printed out and added your info to my 'study book'.

    Thank you for posting the info. Very helpful.

    nyrofan