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Top 10 herbs that work

Updated on October 6, 2008

these herbs have good evidence to work

The top 1o herbs that work

1. Echinacea: helps to prevent the common cold and combat cold symptoms.

2. Garlic: lowers cholesterol, reduces viscosity of blood (and heart attack and stroke risks), fights bacteria, may help control high blood pressure and offer protection against colon cancer.

3. Grape seed extract: a good antioxidant and helps reduce heart disease and cancer risks.

4. Kava-kava, may help relieve anxiety.(not approved in UK, see comment by Bard of Ely below)

5. St. John's wort: good for mild depression.

6. Ginkgo biloba: helps to maintain memory and concentration.

7. Cayenne: good for neuralgia, e.g., the tingling pain associated with shingles and post-mastectomy.

8. Ginseng: tunes up energy level, and possible libido.

9. Aloe: only when fresh, helps heal cuts and burns.

10. Saw palmetto: helps to relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate.


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    • BrainFire profile image


      10 years ago from The Island

      Hi Benson...Keep Smiling... :)

      I take all of these. I've been taking them since 1992 every day. (Kava Kava & St. Johnswort Off and On periodically). This is what saved my life, and I'm the real living proof. Natural is the real way of life...otherwise I wouldn't be alive right now.

      Pau'D arco is also a good one for immune support. Please see my hubs on this, they have a wealth of info, and certainly reinforce yours too! :)

      Welcome, and it's a pleasure to meet you :)

    • quicksand profile image


      10 years ago

      Hi Benson, Aloe Vera is said to be an antioxidant too, is it not? Some say it is the panacea for all illnesses ... any truth in this?

    • countrywomen profile image


      10 years ago from Washington, USA

      My dad was a great believer in Naturopathy. Good compilation.

    • Princessa profile image

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      10 years ago from France

      Thanks for the answer Benson, I had always wondered which was better.

    • Benson Yeung profile imageAUTHOR

      Benson Yeung 

      10 years ago from Hong Kong


      it's the same, but you can eat less volume and mass with garlic supplements.

    • Princessa profile image

      Wendy Iturrizaga 

      10 years ago from France

      Is it the same eating lots of garlic and having garlic supplements?

    • Benson Yeung profile imageAUTHOR

      Benson Yeung 

      10 years ago from Hong Kong

      Dear Bard of Ely,

      thanks for the comment. I have edited my hub, see above.

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      Steve Andrews 

      10 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Good list but kava kava is now banned in the UK!


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