Herbal Remedies for Common Conditions - dummies

Herbal Remedies for Common Conditions

By Christopher Hobbs

Part of Herbal Remedies For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you’re looking for an alternative to over-the-counter or prescription drugs for some common conditions that eventually affect everyone, try these herbal remedies to ease symptoms and maintain a healthier you:

Symptom or Condition Herbal Remedy
Allergies (hay fever) Nettle herb, eyebright, cayenne, garlic, horseradish
Arthritis pain Meadowsweet, ginger, cayenne, black cohosh, yucca, devil’s
Bladder infections (cystitis) Cranberry juice, marshmallow root, pipsissewa, uva-ursi,
echinacea, usnea
Burns, scrapes, rashes, bites Calendula cream, chamomile cream, St. John’s wort oil
Colds Cayenne, garlic, ginger, osha, sage, yerba mansa, elder flowers
and berries
Congestion, sinus Cayenne, horseradish, eyebright, eucalyptus, ma huang
Coughs Sage leaf, loquat leaf, licorice root, wild cherry bark,
marshmallow root
Fatigue American ginseng, red ginseng, rosemary, rehmannia, licorice,
Gas, intestinal Peppermint, chamomile, cumin seed, caraway seed, fennel
Headaches Feverfew, wood betony, willow bark, meadowsweet
Infections of the skin Echinacea, tea tree oil
Insomnia Valerian, California poppy, chamomile, linden flower, kava
Memory (poor) Ginkgo, rosemary, gotu kola
Nervous tension Eleuthero (Siberian ginseng), valerian, California poppy,
passion flower, hops
Sore throat Sage leaf, echinacea, licorice, marshmallow
Stomachache Ginger, peppermint, chamomile, gentian, centaury
Stress Eleuthero (Siberian ginseng), California poppy, ligustrum,
ashwaganda, schisandra