Herbal medicine

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Perilla extract may be an ideal remedy for IBS, helping to reduce bloating, flatulence, abdominal pain, altered intestinal mobility, and transit time. November 2014

Herbal medicine for skin conditions. Medical herbalist, Lyn Blythe, looks at how herbal medicine can be helpful in the management of eczema, psoriasis, acne and rosacea. November 2012

Long Facebook post about 11-year-old Daniel who is gradually overcoming very severe allergies and eczema with the help of sublingual immunotherapy and Chinese herbs. 11/11

EU directive to ban majority of the high street herbal remedies

Quick run-down on health benefits of 14 of the most common herbs from Suite 101. 2009

Wheatgrass – nature’s finest medicine: what is contained in this complete food supplement and how it can help those with allergies and intolerances – Sarah Merson 2007

Honey help: how the properties in honey make it an excellent topical dressing for wounds, and the research on its anti-inflammatory properties that could benefit allergics – Michelle Berriedale-Johnson 2007

Succulent seaweed: what it is about the Arctic wrack seaweed that entices the local animal population to the shore to consume it – Frances Dale talks to Simon Ranger 2006



Herbal Medicine

The root of Angelica acutiloba, widely used in traditional herbal medicineto treat allergic diseases - reduced allergic reactions by inhibiting the release of histamine and other pro-inflammatory substances. December 2011

Echinacea reduces frequency and duration of cold – November 2012

Herbal remedies offer hope as the new antibiotics

Tansy may be a treatment for herpes

Green tea may be successful against ano-genital warts

Chinese herbs can complement proven allergy treatments

Mint tea an effective pain killer

St John’s Wort works as well as drugs for depression – with far fewer side-effects

Alkaloids found in Cat's Claw are anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, immuno-stimulating, and act as antioxidants
(12/07) JS


Articles on herbal medicine


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