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Herbs for Your Health


Published: 02/05/2011


 In our dynamic and competitive every-day routines we rarely find the time to stop and really contemplate on our lifestyle. We get sick, but we, to some extent, let it go by as if it never happened. Why is that? Is it because medicine is expensive? Moreover, are pills actually helping you? In an effort to combat illnesses and increase the quality of our lives, more and more people are turning to unconventional medicine and most specifically – herbs.

With the noxious emissions from modern transportation and cigarette smoke all around us, it would seem unlikely that you would not encounter problems with your blood vessels throughout your life. A natural solution for cardiovascular diseases exists and it is a quite simple one – garlic.  It is a scientifically tested enhancer of protective high-density lipoproteins. it helps lower high blood pressure and most of all it is known to aid gastric cancer prevention. Yes, it also has an unmistakable aroma, but when we draw the line its pros are way ahead of its cons.

As of 2000, no less than 171 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes – that’s almost 3% of the human population. Along with the difficult physical routines and diet restrictions prescribed by doctors, it’s worth trying the herb Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre) – your best chance of reducing diabetes symptoms as it stimulates your pancreas to produce more insulin. It has been used for centuries in India, and in some cases it is documented that Gymnema aids the prevention of the condition so much that patients discontinue the use of conventional diabetes drugs.

Another world-wide growing condition is depression. A roadside flower known as St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum) may be a final solution. Even though it does not treat severe depression, it works wonders for the symptoms a regular stressed-out from work person has. Multiple researches have been done and it’s proven that the herb works as well as drugs such as Prozac, but with half the side effects. Even though it sounds great, you should always consult your doctor for the right usage of this miracle-worker, as it is harmful when used with some drugs.

There are literally thousands of herbs that can help you with your day-to-day problems: Valerian for insomnia, Indian herb Bacopa monnieri for memory loss, feverfew for migraines, Lemon balm for herpes, Siberian ginseng for fatigue, and even the Middle Eastern herb khella for asthma. It only takes the desire to free yourself from the conventional drugs all those advertisements feed you and go back to where it all began – nature.

All things considered, you can be sure that the worst thing herbs can do is help you through your illness, without wrecking your body.