Vitamins For Dummies
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Although no herbal medicine is safe under every condition for every person, herbal remedies are becoming increasingly popular because they’re considered safer than pharmaceutical drugs. Take a look at some of the natural substitutes you can use for prescription and over-the-counter medications:

Medication Substitute
Allergy medication Quercitin, vitamin C, nettle
Antibiotic Vitamin C, echinacea, goldenseal, bropilus
Antidepressant St. John’s wort, vitamin B-6, 5-HTP, tyrosine
Anxiety reliever B-vitamin complex, calcium, magnesium, kava, California poppy
Arthritis relief Glucosamine, Chondroitin sulfate, turmeric, ginger, evening primrose oil, omega-3 fatty acids
High cholesterol Niacin, vitamin C, garlic, shiitake, fenugreek
Daytime cold medication Vitamin C, vitamin A, zinc lozenges, echinacea, elder
Indigestion Acidophilus, gentian root, artichoke leaf digestive enzymes
Sleep aid Melatonin, magnesium, 5-HTP, valerian, California poppy

*See your doctor or other health practitioner about persistent, serious conditions.

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Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., is an holistic health expert whose many books include Herbal Remedies For Dummies??. Elson Haas, M.D., is the author of Staying Healthy with the Seasons and The Detox Diet.

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