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Dr. Randy Baker
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Medicinal Herbs (Overview)

Medicinal herbs is a term used to describe plants that either have or are believed to have medical properties.


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How can I use medicinal herbs?

How can I use medicinal herbs?

Many ways: You can use many different herbs to treat many different problems. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
201 doctors shared insights

Medicinal Herbs (Overview)

Medicinal herbs is a term used to describe plants that either have or are believed to have medical properties.


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What are some examples of edible medicinal herbs?

What are some examples of edible  medicinal herbs?

Medicinal herbs: Edible medicinal herbs are: mint, sage, rosemary, lavendar and chamomile. ...Read more

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What are the most popular medicinal herbs for a garden?

What are the most popular medicinal herbs for a garden?

Herbal medicine: It depends on how much room you have! from a-z. *arnica, bilberry, *chamomile, **dandelion, *echinacea, *fenugreek, *garlic, hops, kava, licorice, mugwort, nettle, oat, *peppermint, *rosemary, slippery elm, *thyme, uva ursi, valerian, willow, yarrow. (* most popular, **easiest to grow). ...Read more

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What are some medicinal herbs that are popular to grow at home?

What are some medicinal herbs that are popular to grow at home?

Windowsill herbs: Popular medicinal herbs to grow on your windowsill are: chamomille, lavendar, thyme, rosemary, sage and mint. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i were to purchase one book on medicinal herbs, what book should it be?

Can you tell me if i were to purchase one book on medicinal herbs, what book should it be?

Medicinal herbs: If you're new to medicinal herbs, rosemary gladstar's "medicinal herbs: a beginner's guide: 33 healing herbs to know, grow, and use" is very helpful. She not only tells about the plants, but also provides useful recipes. Great resource. http://tinyurl.com/ockv2x9 however, this is far from the only good book or good author. ...Read more

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How do I learn to use medicinal herbs?

Herbology: Many courses available , most traditional medicines use herbs ie chinese, ayurveda start at the library. ...Read more

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How can I learn to use medicinal herbs safely?

How can I learn to use medicinal herbs safely?

Books & schools: There are many excellent books on herbal medicine. One that i highly recommend is medical herbalism: the science principles and practices of herbal medicine by david hoffman. There are also many courses on herbal medicine, some in-person and many online. A guide to these courses is at http://www.Naturalhealers.Com/qa/herbal.Html. ...Read more

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Any medicinal herbs that can be used to fight flu and the cold?

Any medicinal herbs that can be used to fight flu and the cold?

Not proven: If you find one that truly works please let me know. Do you really think that in our money conscious society if one had an effective antiviral medication for influenza or the common cold it would not be making a fortune? Herb medicine is generally in the eye of the beholder without any proven value. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are medicinal herbs and health supplements a scam?

Can you tell me are medicinal herbs and health supplements a scam?

Blanket statement: I think you need to evaluate each herb and health supplement separately, plus each company that provides them. Medicinal herbs and dietary supplements are regulated as foods rather than as medicines, so you cannot assume the same research quality or quantity as pharmaceutical medications have supporting them. Calling all herbal and nutritional products a "scam, " though, is not appropriate. ...Read more

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What kind of herbal remedies are there for asthmatics?

What kind of herbal remedies are there for asthmatics?

Magnesium: You can try magnesium supplement. Typically up to 600mg twice daily is safe. Increase slowly to bowel tolerance, as has a laxative effect. Asthma is a red flag for food allergy/sensitivity, so get tested, or start with eliminating grains and dairy from diet, as these are the most common culprits. Eggs and soy are also common culprits. ...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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What herbal remedies are for anxiety?

What herbal remedies are for anxiety?

Talk to dr.first: Kava -- might relax you w/o the feelings of sedation, but in some studies was linked to liver problems. If you have liver problems, don't take it w/o discussing with your doctor first. Vit. B and Folic Acid are believed to affect production of neurotransmitters and thus help with anxiety. Valerian -- helps with sleep and is believed to help with anxiety. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal remedies for cystitis?

Are there any herbal remedies for cystitis?

Many: There are several remedies, most cause the urine to acidify and thus inhibiting bacterial growth, nothing repalces being examined and obtaining an accurate diagnosis and isolating the bacteria so you can obtain the correct antibiotic. Cranberrys and blueberrys help bacteria not "stick"to the bladder wall. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal remedies for colitis?

Are there any herbal remedies for colitis?

Colitis?: Olivia, you are pregnant and on meds. Has your bowel problem actually been diagnosed as colitis? You could have a thyroid hormone imbalance, for example, causing the same symptoms. Best to consult your doc. However, for many minor colon conditions, using probiotics especially those containing Saccharomyces Boulaardi, can help get things back in balance and possibly reduce symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some herbal remedies for sinusitus?

Multiple: Herbs to consider for sinuses: anis, fenugreek, marshmalow or red clove, cat's claw or gosdenseal. ...Read more

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Are there any herbal remedies for prostatitis?

Are there any herbal remedies for prostatitis?

No: There are no herbal medicines that have been show in scientific trials to be beneficial fo prostatities. That does not mean that some natural supplements wont help youy symptoms. Patricio gargollo, md pediatric urology, dallas texas. ...Read more

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What are herbal remedies for arthritis?

What are herbal remedies for arthritis?

None, really!: Omega 3 fatty acids can help. Other high potency anti-oxidants can help. But no nutritional support with herbs consistently works. See your doctor for real help. ...Read more

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Is there a herbal remedies for tachycardia?

Is there a herbal remedies for tachycardia?

Berberine may help: Berberine is an herb that has been used extensively in China for cardiac arrhythmias, and to have properties similar to a beta blocker in slowing the heart rate. ...Read more

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Why are physicians so wary of herbal remedies?

Evidence or Lack Of: As pediatrician, i worry about herbal remedies mostly because of lack of convincing research that they are effective and safe.If I have proof of safety, trying it will not hurt. Often it is assumed that "natural" products are safe. If so, then those mushrooms growing in the backyard will not poison me.Seriously, most pediatric herbal cures , when studied have so far been found not to work well. ...Read more

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