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7 Herbs for a Healthier Life

Updated on April 22, 2011
Green Tea
Green Tea
Lemon Balm
Lemon Balm

Health food stores are filled with thousands of pills, most of which never do much more for you than putting a dent in your wallet. Yet there are a handful of natural and potent options that can do wonders in life. Here are seven that may be worth a try.


Green Tea Extract

Advantages:

  1. Helps to fight obesity
  2. Reduces cholesterol
  3. Alleviates stomach problems
  4. Fights fatigue
  5. Rejuvenates dry skin cells
  6. Prevents tooth decay
  7. Fights rheumatoid arthritis

Ideal dosage: 200 milligrams, once in the morning and another in the afternoon.


Lemon Balm or Melissa

Advantages:

  1. Used as sedative in treatment of depression
  2. Helps lowering blood pressure
  3. Used in thyroid treatment
  4. Helpful in the treatment of flu
  5. Effective in stomach gas and cramp
  6. Used in the treatment of insomnia

Ideal dosage: 500 to 1,000 milligrams, taken twice daily.

Siberian Ginseng
Siberian Ginseng
Schisandra
Schisandra
Rhodiola Rosea
Rhodiola Rosea

Siberian Ginseng or Eleuthero

Advantages:

  1. Combats fatigue and exhaustion
  2. Cures impotence by boosting the levels of testosterone in men
  3. Alleviates stress and anxiety

Ideal dosage: 500 milligrams, twice daily, in eight week intervals (with two weeks in between).


Schisandra

Advantages:

  1. Improves alertness
  2. Reduces memory loss
  3. Helps in generating body fluids
  4. Controls excessive sweating
  5. Keeps kidney and heart healthy

Ideal dosage: 100 to 200 milligrams daily.


Rhodiola Rosea

Advantages:

  1. Reduces anxiety
  2. Enhances energy level and provides vitality
  3. Relieves depression
  4. Protects nervous system
  5. Used in the treatment of insomnia
  6. Used in the treatment of headaches and migraines

Ideal dosage: 200 to 600 milligrams daily.

Stinging Nettle
Stinging Nettle
Peruvian Maca
Peruvian Maca

Stinging Nettle

Advantages:

  1. Treats anemia successfully
  2. Controls respiratory problems
  3. Controls urinary disorders
  4. Helps fighting sinusitis and rhinitis
  5. Prevents hair loss (alopecia)
  6. Used in the treatment of eczema and other skin disorders

Ideal dosage: 300 to 700 milligrams, thrice daily, in extract form.


Peruvian Maca

Advantages

  1. Boosts sex drive
  2. Cures erectile dysfunction
  3. Cures indigestion
  4. Enhances energy and stamina
  5. Boosts the feeling of general well being

Ideal dosage: 450 milligrams, taken twice a day.


People are becoming more aware about the side effects of allopathic medications if taken for a long time. In curing acute health disorders allopathic drug usage cannot be avoided. But if we want to keep ourselves fit and healthy, paying attention to herbal remedies is the need of the hour. Who doesn’t know that prevention is better than cure!

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      andycool 5 years ago from the U.S.

      Thanks trusistah for stopping by and leaving your comment!

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      trusistah 5 years ago

      Nice website. I'm into natural medicine. I enjoy drinking herbal teas. I have one of the herbs(maca root) in my pantry now.

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      andycool 6 years ago from the U.S.

      Thanks sfrentz06 for reading the article and getting interested in herbal remedies.

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      sfrentz06 6 years ago from Sterling Heights, MI, USA

      Interesting hub. Thanks for sharing this.