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Top Herbal Remedies

Updated on March 4, 2010

Top Herbal Remedies

Herbs can be used to create thousands of top herbal remedies!
Herbs can be used to create thousands of top herbal remedies!

Introduction to the Top Herbal Remedies!

There are literally thousands of natural uses for herbs, which you can often find even just by walking down an overgrown path.  With all these uses of herbs, it is really hard to learn about all their uses, but there are some fantastic simple herbal remedies which you can learn to keep your health in check!

In our top herbal remedies guide we will give you some great uses of everyday herbs, and which ailments they will help you through.  Don't worry though, I will be keeping things simple, with herbs which can be found if not in your back garden, then in the closest high street store, or market.

As time progresses I will probably add to this list of the top herbal remedies, for now however I am going to start with some basics!

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is a brilliant herbal remedy for burns.
Aloe Vera is a brilliant herbal remedy for burns.

Aloe Vera Herbal Remedies

Aloe Vera is one of the most commonly used herbal treatments for minor burns. Aloe Vera is one of the most commonly used herbal remedies that you can buy on the market, and can be taken in tablet form, or gel form. These are easily purchased from any local health store, and most major supermarkets will also stock Aloe Vera herbal remedies.

As well as buying the Aloe Vera from local stores it is also incredibly easy to grow your own. The Aloe Vera plant requires watering around only once per week, and will usually be fine sat on a window sill.

To treat a minor burn with Aloe Vera you simply need to take Aloe Vera tablets regularly, or apply an Aloe Vera gel directly to the burn. If you are treating directly from the plant, you simply need to break off a thick leaf and slice it open. There are two liquids which the leaf expels. There is greenish yellow sap which should be avoided, the inner leaf however gives a transparant liquid which can effectively be used to help treat burns and minor wounds.

For serious burns and you will need to seek medical attention, you can still however take Aloe Vera in tablet form to help the healing of medical treatments.

Aloe Vera can also be helped to heal minor cuts and rashes, as well as burns. The properties of Aloe Vera make it extremely suitable for soothing

Herbal Treatment Chamomile

Chamomile is one of the best herbal remedies, treating everything from the common cold to hemorrhoids.
Chamomile is one of the best herbal remedies, treating everything from the common cold to hemorrhoids.

Chamomile Herbal Remedies

Chamomile is one of the worlds most versatile herbal remedies. The flower can be taken in a number of ways, but is most commonly used as a herbal infusion in tea. Chamomile has been a well regarded herbal remedy for centuries, being used to help with everything from sleep deprivation, the common cold, diarrhea, eczema, inflammations, and even hemorrhoids.

Chamomile comes in capsule, creme and herbal infusion form, all of which are relatively effective herbal remedies, for a variety of ailments. All these herbal remedies can be purchased cheaply, and of course you can always grow your own Chamomile plants!

if you want to grow your own chamomile you must pick the flowers and allow them to dry out of direct sunshine. Once they have dried they can be steeped in just boiled water, before being strained to leave a perfect chamomile tea!

Chamomile infused tea is something that many people drink on a regular basis, since it's healing properties are fantastic, and can help prevent many problems, as well as heal them in the first place!


Ginkgo

Ginkgo herbal remedies are brilliant for those suffering from memory loss!
Ginkgo herbal remedies are brilliant for those suffering from memory loss!

Ginkgo Herbal Remedies

Ginkgo is an old herbal remedy which has found new popularity for memory disorders, as well as diseases such as Alzheimer's. It is actually known as Ginkgo Biloba, and is the last remaining species from the Ginkgo family, the rest of which are now only known in fossils.

Ginkgo has a variety of uses, but is most commonly used to restore memory, and help to prevent dementia. On top of these mental benefits, ginkgo is also well known for its ability to restore peoples libido.

The survival of the Ginkgo biloba has however been a blessing to humanity, providing us with some fantastic herbal remedies which can be grown in the back garden. The ginkgo tree is a fairly hardy specimin, and the leaves can be collected and dried, or even just chewed on to receive some of the benefits.

For real results with Ginkgo however, you really do need to use Ginkgo extract tablets, which will deliver the required dosage each and every day!

Top Herbal Remedy Cranberries

Cranberries are a great herbal remedy.
Cranberries are a great herbal remedy.

Cranberries Herbal Remedy

Cranberries are well known for their high nutritional value, and surprisingly high antioxidant capacity. This makes them a great way to not only fight infection, but maintain a healthy body.

Unfortunately cranberries have a rather sharp taste, which many find unpleasent, this means that most cranberry prodcts are heavily sweatened, and will often contain large amounts of sugar.

Unsweetened cranberries can however easily be bought, or grown in your own garden, providing a healthy option, and a great preventative against problems such as urinary tract infection, low immune systems, and cardiocascular problems.

Cranberries can be purchased cheaply from most stores, and can also be growing in your home hanging baskets, providing you with the cranberry fruit right outside your door. These cranberries can be eaten straight from the bush, sweetened, or formed in to a delicious cranberry jelly.

However you like your cranberries, there is no excuse for not taking advantage of this brilliant herbal remedy which has great health benefits and preventative properties for everything from heart disease to cancer.

Lavender

Lavender is involved in a huge number of relaxing herbal remedies.
Lavender is involved in a huge number of relaxing herbal remedies.

Lavendar Herbal Remedy

Lavender is a very common garden shrub, and one which has some great properties for relaxation. While lavender can help you relax, it is also an extremely useful antiseptic and anti inflammatory herbal remedy. Lavender can be used in several ways, and easily grown in your back garden.

The lavender shrub will grow quite happily on it's own in most climates, with its beautiful flowers and distinguished leaves. Many gardeners grow lavender not just for medicinal purposes, but in potpourris, flower arrangements, and even moth deterrents for closets.

When it comes to lavender herbal remedies, lavender is often made in to balms and salves to prevent infection, and help healing.

On top of these healing properties, lavander herbal remedies, in the forms of herbal infusions, and bath oils, are often used for relaxion and to aid with sleep. A herbal infusion can be as simple as two or three flowers steeped in boiling water. You can also Find Lavender Bags which can keep moths away from your clothes, or be tucked under your pillow to help you sleep!


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      TheKatsMeow 5 years ago from Canada

      excellent hub! I love herbal remedies and really enjoyed learning more about a few of them!

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      Mamelody 8 years ago

      very informative hub you got here.. you should be a pharmacist lol..

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      Faye Constantino 8 years ago from Florida

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      Stuart 8 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      There are lots of herbal remedies that have proven to be very effective for many things. I really appreciate the information Thanks!! I am also working on a natural remedy article that has to do with stress relief and it will consist of lots of remedies that help to reduce stress and anxiety. GREAT ARTICLE. Perhaps my article will be finished in a few days.

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