What herbal remedy or home remedy do you know about?

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  1. Bellamie profile image61
    Bellamieposted 12 years ago

    Gout~~lots of cherry products.

    1. Shahid Bukhari profile image62
      Shahid Bukhariposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Its indeed a very irritating, and painful condition of the hands or Feet ... 
      Out in these parts ... 20 or 30 Onion Seeds, called "Kalonji" are taken thrice a day, for a month, these do help. But the best is to consult a qualified physician.

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        Home Girlposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Stop eating meat - go cold turkey (no pun intended)! Just grains and vegetables.

        1. cascoly profile image59
          cascolyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          consult a REAL doctor - i've had gout for more than 15 yrs and it is possible to control and prevent it with real medicines like colchcine and allopurinol.

          SOME forms of gout are related to diet, but others are not - only a uric acid test can help your doctor decide which form of gout you have.   the vegetarian diet is something you may decide to follow for other reasons, but it won't necessarily do ANYTHING for your gout

    2. noenhulk profile image59
      noenhulkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Blood cannot circulate properly in your joints so you have to bring blood to relieve your gout. You need hot and cold application. You need to live a natural health life. No meats, fresh air, exercise, and fruits and vegetables tp your daily life.

    3. cindi h profile image60
      cindi hposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      seriously--Duct tape for warts  especially plantars warts on the feet. Maybe 1 to 2 weeks of application and they are gone!!

    4. fitmom profile image75
      fitmomposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Digestive enzymes can help gout.

    5. cloverleaffarm profile image69
      cloverleaffarmposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      As a medical herbalist, I use herbs for healing almost everything that comes along. I lowered my cholesterol with just herbal teas! I wrote a hub on that.
      Herbs are an amazing gift from the Earth, and can be used to treat everything from Abscesses to warts, and everything in between.
      They can detox your body, heal your body, and with aromatherapy can lift the spirit and ease the mind.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image62
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    Gophers~~a big stick.

    1. Bellamie profile image61
      Bellamieposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Lolol!!  That's really funny!  Thanks for the laugh, paradigmsearch!!

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    klarawieckposted 12 years ago

    'Vinca Rosea' which in Cuba and Florida is called Vicaria and it's just a wild species of the Vinca flower and is completely white - it's great for the pink eye and all sorts of eye infections and pains. I grow it in my backyard and it's very refreshing on the eyes. Wonderful to have around!

    1. Bellamie profile image61
      Bellamieposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Can it be grown in any climate/region?

  4. Zubair Ahmed profile image74
    Zubair Ahmedposted 12 years ago

    Try Gingko for cold extremities - it works

    1. cascoly profile image59
      cascolyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      yep - with most cold remedies it takes 7 days to cure the cold, but ginkgo will make it go away in just a week!

  5. New Way Herbs profile image60
    New Way Herbsposted 12 years ago

    Butcher's Broom may ease the swelling and pain of arthritis and rheumatism, and works well for people who are on their feet all day

  6. New Way Herbs profile image60
    New Way Herbsposted 12 years ago

    Scientists are investigating Butcher's Broom tincture for the treatment of orthostatic hypotension (a drop in blood pressure after standing or lying down).

  7. New Way Herbs profile image60
    New Way Herbsposted 12 years ago

    Gotu kola has a reputation for alleviating fatigue, nervous disorders, epilepsy and depression, treating memory loss and even prolonging life!

  8. New Way Herbs profile image60
    New Way Herbsposted 12 years ago

    In clinical studies Gotu Kola was shown to increase the powers of concentration in mentally retarded children, increasing IQ, general ability, with improved behavioral patterns and expression, communication and co-operation.

    1. cascoly profile image59
      cascolyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      sources please - were these peer reviewed studies published in a scientific journal?  how were iQs determined?  were the tests double blind?  without knowing those answerrs, the results are no more effective than facilitated communication was for autism

      1. New Way Herbs profile image60
        New Way Herbsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Numerous research projects explored the properties of gotu kola and undertook various trials, with wound healing, duodenal ulcers, to enhance memory skills, tumours, etc. In India, scientific documentation of clinical tests, by Dr.M.V.R. Appa Ras and his associates, showed increased mental activity of children in the trials. Fifteen, mentally retarded children were given a 500mg tablet of powdered gotu kola daily. After trials of three months, the children showed increased powers of attention and concentration, considerably above that of the fifteen children in the placebo group. Results also showed significant increase in IQ (4.6%), general ability, with improved behavioural patterns and expression, communication and co-operation. Biochemical studies revealed, gotu kola benefited the replacement rate of biogenic amines: the chemicals in our brains which act as neuro-transmitters, involved in learning and memory process.

        http://books.google.com/books?id=RRXOI- … mp;f=false

      2. New Way Herbs profile image60
        New Way Herbsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Preliminary results in one clinical trial with mentally retarded children was shown to increase scores on intelligence tests (Bagchi, 1989).

        1. cascoly profile image59
          cascolyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          thanks - i've checked out the sites you mentioned - intersting that nothing seems to have been published since 1989 - none of the other google searches turned up anything citing any later paper.  and while several articles quote the mayo clinic

            http://www.mayoclinic.com itself has no results when searching for gotu kola, while they do have a number of articles on alternative medicine

  9. vellos profile image60
    vellosposted 12 years ago

    Passion flower leaves have an anti-anxiety effect.

  10. tgopfrich profile image71
    tgopfrichposted 12 years ago

    Fenugreek for milk production
    Gingko Biloba doesn't help memory *=(heard that somewhere)
    tea tree oil in your bath to help get rid of psoriasis
    hops can help with colic in babies (through breast milk)

  11. LittleFairy profile image60
    LittleFairyposted 12 years ago

    -Ginger powder mixed with water to form a paste which is applied to the forehead for frontal headache.
    -honey for sore throat
    -garlic paste for boils
    -cloves for infected tooth

  12. bee05 profile image61
    bee05posted 12 years ago

    Honey for coughing
    Plain Yogurt for yeast infection
    Cranberry juice for bladder infection
    I know there are too many to list.

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      Home Girlposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Don't forget the prune juice.... big_smile
      Great remedy!

  13. snafu0312 profile image59
    snafu0312posted 12 years ago

    Moringana or malunggay. These are its benefits:
    - helps strengthens the immune system.

    - helps restores skin condition, controls blood pressure, relieves headaches and migraines.

    - helps strengthen the eye muscles.

    - helpS heal inflammation of the joints and tendons.

    - prevents intestinal worms.

    - helps increase semen count.

    - helps normalize blood sugar level therefore preventing diabetes.

    - it has anti-cancer compounds (phytochemicals) that help stop the growth of cancer cells.

    - helps relax and promotes good night sleep.

    - used to treat fever and asthma.

    - help heals ulcers.

    - it is high in calcium (four times the calcium in milk), therefore lactating mothers are advised to consume malunggay leaves to produce more milk for their babies.

    - contains three times the potassium in bananas.

    - contain four times the vitamin A in carrots.

    - An ounce of malunggay has the same Vitamin C content as seven oranges.

    - contain two times the protein in milk.

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    Lukkasposted 12 years ago

    Actually there are many really helping organic remedies based on herbs (Solomons Seal, Fenugreek, Ashwagandha or Winter Cherry, Turmeric). Nature Medic Arthritis cream has been created 30 years ago and it cures wide range of arthritis, sports injuries, muscle or ligament damage. Now we are back to more natural treatment and understanding that you could stop damaging your body and finally cure with herbs.

  15. CyclingFitness profile image90
    CyclingFitnessposted 12 years ago

    Coffee is my home remedy for tiredness!

  16. vocalcoach profile image93
    vocalcoachposted 12 years ago

    Fresh ginger, sliced and boiled makes a great tea for soothing nausea or upset stomach. Works instantly!

    1. classicalgeek profile image82
      classicalgeekposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Ginger is good for menstrual cramps, too.

  17. deblevey726 profile image60
    deblevey726posted 12 years ago

    Vinegar for acne, applied topically to blemishes and ingested in small amounts with plenty of cold water.  It also aids weight loss by curbing your appetite and jump starting your metabolism.  It should be taken daily. Just a tablespoon in as much water as you need to make it palatable. A tablespoon in an 8 oz cup of water will suffice as a skin toner. Just apply with a clean cotton ball, allow to air dry, then rinse. Otherwise you'll smell like vinegar!

    1. deblevey726 profile image60
      deblevey726posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Apple cider vinegar works best, the kind that is not distilled, available at health food stores. You know it's natural because it contains 'mother' which is basically all the little bits & pieces of apple left in the vinegar after processing. This gives natural apple cider vinegar a cloudy appearance and sediment at the bottom of the container

  18. recommend1 profile image59
    recommend1posted 12 years ago

    The simplest and most beneficial remedy is to drink lots of water, most of us drink less than one quarter of the amount we should.  It is the best remedy for most headaches, general apathy and tiredness and helps recovery from most illnesses and also helps the body to more quickly expel the toxins that are modern medicine when they have done their primary job.

    1. earnestshub profile image82
      earnestshubposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I must agree. Thankfully my Chinese son was taught to drink water by his mother who does not get colds or flu, never gets sick at all in fact and uses water to cure everything. She is her own evidence. smile

      1. recommend1 profile image59
        recommend1posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        So - drink more water with that whiskey !!!   big_smile

  19. profile image51
    Chittal-Deeptiposted 12 years ago

    Fresh Potato slices for the black circles around the eyes/ tired eyes.... Just cut the potato slices as thin as possible and place it on the eye area for 15-20 min; twice a day.. Works perfectly.... I saw the results in 5 days.

  20. artist101 profile image47
    artist101posted 11 years ago

    Gout is a form of arthritis and occurs most often in people who consume rich foods and alcohol. It is a formation of uric acid deposits in the joints. So, by reducing the consumption of offending food, and supplementing with correct vitamins, and supplements would bring relief. (not judging, I enjoy my chocolate cake) Inositol helps to lower uric acid levels, as does magnesium. Inositol 500mg to 4 grams daily in powder form. Magnesium 250-500mg daily. Above that, and you may experience loose stools. As magnesium is a natural laxative. I hope this helps. Let me know.


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