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Any herbal remedies for eye infections?

Any herbal remedies for eye infections?

None: Eye infections are either viral, for which no remedy is available (except for herpes) or bacterial for which excellent antibiotics are used. No herbal remedies will be of use in either case. Very rarely infection is also caused by fungus and amoebas. Your ophthalmologist should always be consulted for eye infections. ...Read more

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Are Tulsi and Raspberry Leaf effective remedies to cure hyperthyroidism?

Are Tulsi and Raspberry Leaf effective remedies to cure hyperthyroidism?

No......: but let's even assume they are, the thyroid has to be closely regulated--neither too much nor too little. You'd still need bloodwork, monitoring, figuring out why hyperthyroid, etc. Modern medicine supplanted plants because it is simpler and reliable. ...Read more

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Are there any natural home remedies for acne scars?

Are there any natural home remedies for acne scars?

No: The stuff you'll read about on the internet is just made up. For real acne scars, you'll need a dermatologist or plastic surgeon with microsurgery, a filler, or a laser. For the dark pigmentation, best let it fade on its own over months or try hydroquinone. There's no treating the red post-acne spots other than time. ...Read more

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What are some homeopathic remedies for oily skin?

What are some homeopathic remedies for oily skin?

Plenty: Used correctly, homeopathic remedies are prescribed by understanding the entire person experiencing a problem -- not for one symptom (like "oily skin") alone. Your skin is the largest organ in your body, and reveals a lot about you. So does the way you respond and deal with it or problems you perceive in it. A trained homeopath can help you find a remedy that helps you on all levels, skin too! ...Read more

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Are all herbal remedies safe?

No: Are all medicines safe? Remember that nightshade is a herb, so too is oleander both are very poisonous. ...Read more

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Are there any natural, herbal remedies used on depression?

Are there any natural, herbal remedies used on depression?

Yes: Alternative treatments for depression include exercise, eating a healthy diet, therapy, herbal supplements ( i.e. 5 htp, same and st john's wort), journaling and light therapy. Vitamins can also be helpful such as a b complex, vitamin d and omega 3. For severe depression usually therapy and medication work best. ...Read more

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Can natural / homeopathic remedies cure vitiligo?

Can natural / homeopathic remedies cure vitiligo?

Yes -- have seen it: Yes, dr. Rajan sankaran, an internationally known homeopathic physician and teacher from mumbai, has shown cases where vitiligo improved through homeopathic treatment. It requires careful case-taking by an experienced homeopath -- it's not a "take this for that" situation. Since your note says you're from la, robert gramlich md (family physician & homeopath) may be able to help you. ...Read more

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Any home remedy for skin tags?

Any home remedy for skin tags?

How brave are you?: I have heard of people tying a thread around the base or using nail clippers (sterilized with alcohol first, of course). Better yet, just go see your local plastic surgeon or dermatologist and have him/her remove them for you. ...Read more

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Are there any natural or herbal remedies for pemphigus?

None I know: Trouble with herbal remedies is no studies to show if effective or not.Notice how every bottle says "not to be used to treat or diagnose a medical problem" or something to that effect.This scares us;if we endorse this and you don't improve we have basically made you worse! ...Read more

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Are there homeopathic remedies for rosacea?

Are there homeopathic remedies for rosacea?

Yes: There are many homeopathic remedies that can help rosacea. The problem is that only one of them is likely to really help you, and the trick is finding which one of the dozens of possible choices will be best for you. This generally requires the assistance of a good homeopath.No directory lists all good homeopaths but a good resource is http://nationalcenterforhomeopathy.Org/resources/practitioners. ...Read more

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Are there any inexpensive, natural remedies to treat rosacea?

Yes: Proper diet alone can do wonders. Avoid foods that make it worse (start a food diary). Avoid red wine. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for dry, acne prone face?

Are there any natural remedies for dry, acne prone face?

You want natural?: You might just need a salicylic acid wash. This comes from the willow tree. Acne can be managed nowadays; a good personal physician, perhaps with an interest in natural healing, can be your best friend here. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies to cure hives?

Hives: Hives, medical name is urticaria, is an allergy caused by the ingestion or breathing in of chemicals that you are allergic to. Hives come out very quickly, and may go away quickly when the allergen is gone. Stress may also cause hives to appear. The hive is caused by the release inside your body of histamine, the chemical that causes the swelling and itching. Hives cannot be cured but treated ...Read more

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Are natural health remedies an effective cure?

Are natural health remedies an effective cure?

Basically no, but...: In scientific medicine, we cure surgical diseases, infectious disease, and few others. Many of the herbal remedies are helpful, mostly with alleviation the symptoms of long-term disease. Anyone who believes that "natural is better" is welcome to visit an old graveyard and see how long most people used to live. But there's room for both & the whole herbal real is fascinating. ...Read more

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Any proven herbal remedies for the hyper child?

Any proven herbal remedies for the hyper child?

Probably: I have no training in herbs, but i can tell you that hyperactivity is extremely common and is most often due to sugar intake. Stop sugar in all its forms and look at how to initiate a proper diet made up of "god-made" food. There are no short cuts to a proper diet for it is the fuel for which we were designed and the brain of a child requires excellent nutrition. ...Read more

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Are there any natural remedies for acne?

Are there any natural remedies for acne?

Natural Acne Txs: Vit a topically and orally is a mainstay of acne treatment.(think retin a (tretinoin) and accutane). You can take high dose vit a, in drop form, (seroyal) up to 150, 000 iu per day. But be careful, it is easy to get toxic and it is tetratogenic! zinc gluconate, (alot safer) 30mg /day x 2 month was shown to improve acne in 24/32 pts vrs. 8/34 in placebo. Nicotinamide gel (b vit) is helpful too. ...Read more

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Healthy, natural remedies for eczema?

Healthy, natural remedies for eczema?

No evidence: The best non-pharmacologic thing you can do, if that is what is desired, is to keep those areas clean and moisturized. There is no scientific evidence for "natural remedies", many of which cost quite a bit of money despite the lack of evidence. It would be best to work with your local physician to find out what is acceptable to you, including topical steroids and immunomodulator creams. ...Read more

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Can herbal tea have bugs?

Can herbal tea have bugs?

Of course: Tea is made of dried plant leaves, shoots, roots, or fruits. Since it's a plant product, insects can get into it if it's not properly stored. ...Read more