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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
195 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