Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is the oldest and most widely used form of medicine around the world. There is evidence that herbal medicine was used over 30,000 years ago by Neanderthals.  Recorded uses of herbal medicine dates back over 5000 years in various ancient cultures in Egypt, India and China. Herbal medicine remains the most commonly used form of medicine around the world.  Most modern drugs originally were extracted or inspired from phytochemicals obtained from plants.

- September 19, 2017

Antiulcers – Herbs for Ulcers

Peptic ulcers affect the upper gastrointestinal tract. They include gastric and duodenal ulcers found in the stomach and small intestine respectively. Ulcers typically cause burning pain roughly in the centre of the chest that can be associated with nausea and stabbing Read More

- August 30, 2017

Carminatives – Herbs to relieve cramping, bloating and gas

Carminatives are herbs that help promote digestion and relieve bloating and flatulence. The word carminative comes from the Latin meaning to “comb out”.  The ancient Greeks stated carminatives “help to relax the gross humours from whence the wind arises, combing Read More

- August 13, 2017

Antidiarrheals – Herbs for Diarrhea

Diarrhea produces frequent watery stools, often accompanied by cramping pains, urgency, and in serious cases,  blood in the stool.  Infectious diarrhea is the most prevalent cause of diarrhea worldwide but food sensitivities, inflammation, and medications are also common causes.  Oral rehydration Read More

- August 2, 2017

Astringent herbs – The use of tannins in medicine

Astringent herbs have long been used treat damaged and inflamed tissues.  The term astringent is derived from latin word “adstringere” which means to “to bind together”.  Compounds called tannins are responsible for the astringent effect.  Tannins bind to proteins forming cross-linking that tightens Read More

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