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Exploring Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, and Herbal Treatment Options

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) affects millions globally, especially those with repetitive hand and wrist motions. This article offers an in-depth understanding of CTS, covering its causes, symptoms, and herbal remedies for effective management. Understanding Carpal Tunnel Syndrome CTS is a medical condition arising when the median nerve, traveling from the forearm into the hand, gets …

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Natural Relief for Migraines: Harnessing the Power of Herbs

Introduction Migraines are more than just headaches; they are debilitating neurological episodes characterized by severe throbbing pain, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. While modern medicine provides various treatments for migraines, some individuals seek alternative approaches to alleviate their symptoms and reduce the frequency of attacks. Herbal remedies, rooted in …

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Natural Relief for Gout: Harnessing Herbal Remedies

Introduction Gout is a painful and debilitating form of arthritis that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by sudden and severe attacks of joint pain, most commonly in the big toe. While modern medicine offers various treatments for gout, some individuals seek alternative approaches to alleviate symptoms and prevent future flare-ups. Herbal remedies, …

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Herbal Remedies for Epilepsy: Exploring Alternative Approaches

Introduction Epilepsy, a neurological disorder characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures, affects millions of individuals worldwide. While conventional medicine provides various treatments to control seizures, some seek alternative approaches to complement their therapy. Herbal remedies, with a centuries-long history of use in alleviating epilepsy symptoms and promoting overall well-being, are a notable avenue worth exploring. In …

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Natural Relief for Sinusitis: The Healing Power of Herbs

Introduction Sinusitis, a common condition, can bring about uncomfortable symptoms that affect your daily life. While modern medicine offers various treatments, some individuals seek alternative approaches for relief. Herbal remedies have been used for centuries to alleviate sinusitis symptoms and promote sinus health. In this article, we’ll explore the causes of sinusitis, delve into historical …

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Exploring Natural Relief for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Introduction: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) presents a formidable challenge to those it affects, significantly impacting their breathing and overall quality of life. While traditional medical treatments are pivotal in managing COPD, the realm of herbal medicine offers a rich source of potential remedies. In this article, we’ll delve into the domain of herbal treatments, …

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Leprosy and the Power of Herbs: Exploring Alternative Medicine for Treatment

Introduction: Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease, is a chronic and infectious condition caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium leprae. Although relatively rare in modern times, leprosy remains a significant health concern in some regions of the world. Historically, this disease has been shrouded in myths, fear, and stigma. Traditional treatments for leprosy have often involved …

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Exploring Alternative Herbal Approaches for Prostate Cancer: The Potential of Shell Ginger

Introduction: Prostate cancer is a significant health concern affecting millions of men worldwide. While conventional treatments like surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy remain the primary approaches, an increasing number of individuals are seeking alternative or complementary treatments. One such avenue gaining attention is the use of herbal remedies. In this article, we delve into the realm …

Urinary Infections

Herbs: Buchu (Barosma betulina), cornsilk (Zea mays), marshmallow (Althaea officinalis)

Remedy: Make an infusion with 5 g of each herb to 3 cups (750 ml) of water. Divide into 4 doses and drink throughout the day.

Option: Substitute juniper (Juniperus communis) or goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea) for buchu.


Herb: Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

Remedy: Make a decoction of the berries and drink 1 2/3–2 1/3 cups (450–600 ml) a day.
Tip: Cranberry juice may be substituted for bilberry decoction.

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Herbs: Garlic (Allium sativum), echinacea (Echinacea spp.)

Remedy: Take either or both herbs in capsule or tablet form.

Note: Take in addition to other remedies.
Caution: Do not take juniper or buchu during pregnancy.

Neuralgia

General Remedies
Herbs: St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum), lavender (Lavandula officinalis), clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)

Remedy: Apply neat St. John’s wort infused oil to painful areas, or add 20 drops each of clove and lavender essential oil to 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp (50 ml) of St. John’s wort infused oil and then apply every 2–3 hours as required.

Herb: Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)

Remedy: Make an infusion with 25 g of herb to 3 cups (750 ml) of water and bathe the affected area. Alternatively, dilute 20 drops of essential oil in 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp (50 ml) of carrier oil and gently massage into the painful area.

Caution: Do not use on children under 5.

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Head Pain
Herb: Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Remedy: Mix 1⁄2 tsp of powder with water to make a thick paste and apply to the head.

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Toothache
Herb: Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata)
Remedy: Chew a clove or rub 1–2 drops of neat essential oil onto the affected tooth 2–3 times a day for up to 3 days.