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26 alternative medicine options

Alternative medicine has been around since, well, before it was called alternative medicine. I suppose they probably know what they’re talking about. I’m not saying that it’s always the best option, but these alternative health care remedies tend to work. The main aspect in alternative medicine are herbs. Below is a list of 26 natural remedies and what each can do to help the body.

1. Chamomile- Chamomile relieves stomach issues, fights infection and calms nerves.
2. Aloe Vera- Aloe Vera extract can be ingested to help digestive system issues and also helps boost the immune system. Aloe can also be used topically to help sooth dry skin and help heal cuts and sores.
3. Garlic- Garlic might produce a famously pungent odor that can make you stink, but it also helps reduce cholesterol and the risk of developing blood clots.
4. Feverfew- Feverfew is a good for preventing the severity and occurrence of migraines. If you can get your hands on fresh feverfew it’s better than dried feverfew. Dried feverfew is used in capsule and tablet form and fresh feverfew is used to make feverfew tea.
5. Comfrey- Comfrey is not to be used for internal use. It promotes new cell growth and helps heal wounds. If you get ahold of some of he leaves of he plant, press them into the wound.
6. Dandelion- Dandelion is best used as an anti-inflammatory.
7. Raspberry Leaf- Raspberry leaf is a great herb for pregnancy. It not only helps prevent morning sickness, but decreases the chances of a miscarriage.
8. Alfalfa Seeds- Alfalfa seeds are well-known as blood cleansers, but they are also great stimulating appretite.
9. Bosweillia- Bosweillia is an Indian herb and an excellent pain reliever. It works to open blood vessels and reduce inflammation.
10. Astragalus- Astragalus is an ancient Chinese remedy used to treat night sweats and diarrhea.
11. Camellia Sinensis- Camellia sinensis is a the common tea plant from which green tea derives. Green tea is a great antioxidant and works to improve cardiovascular health.
12. Artichoke Leaves- Artichoke leaf extract reduces cholesterol levels and chances for developing cardiovascular diseases.
13. Fenugreek- Fenugreek leaves, when mashed, work as an acne treatment.
14. Squill- Squill is an Indian herb used to treat corns. A roasted bulb bandaged over the corn each night will drastically reduce the pain and severity of the corn.
15. Turmeric- Turmeric root is used to rid dry cough.
16. Goldenseal- Goldenseal is used to detoxify. It’s most effective when taken with echinacea.
17. Echinacea- Echinacea is an immune system booster. It also fights against bacteria and viruses.
18. Oil of oregano- Oil of oregano helps with cold sores.
19. Long pepper- Long pepper is one of the most effective remedies for the flu. If taken at the onset of a disease, it can help decrease the risk of influenza spreading to the lungs or larynx.
20. Bael Fruit- Bael fruit is used as a laxative. It cleans out the intestines causing accumulated fecal matter to exit quickly and thoroughly.
21. Wormwood- Wormwood is used to rid the body of intestinal worms. It’s an herb either used as a powder or an oil .
22. Marigold- Marigold flowers are used to treat stomach issues, menstrual cramps and conjunctivitis. It also works as an anti-inflammatory supplement.
23. Ginkgo Biloba- Ginkgo biloba is used to help with respiratory issues like asthma. It’s also been shown to stimulate the brain and increase sexual energy.
24. Saw Palmetto- Saw palmetto is a small tree that can improve prostate health. It has also been shown to shrink enlarged prostates and relieve urinary problems.
25. Bitter Orange Extract- Bitter orange extract has been used for years as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti fungal medication. It’s recently begun to be used in weight loss supplements because it increases the body’s ability to burn calories.
26. Tea Tree Oil- Tea tree oil is known to promote skin health. It also has great anti fungal and antibacterial attributes.

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