Best 10 Herbs to Treat Asthma

This article discusses the best 10 herbs that can be used to naturally treat asthma.  Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and constricts the airways.  The result is shortness of breath, coughing, wheezing and chest tightness. Before quick relief inhalers and allergy medications, herbs were used to treat asthma. The advantage of herbs is […]

Top 10 Anti-Inflammatory Herbs

This is an informative and balanced article on the top 10 anti-inflammatory herbs.  These herbs have been shown to help with conditions like inflammation and infection. The author notes that similar to traditional medication there can be side-effects and for each herb lists its benefits, risks and health concerns (if any.)  There is also a […]

Herbal Medicine for Families

Virginia makes a good point that while a lot of people know something about herbs, they don’t really know anything about herbal medicine. People tend to take a single herb for a chronic medical problem like black cohash for arthritis. However, taking a single herb for a condition is often not the right approach. Instead,  long […]

Two Excellent Books About Herbal Alternatives to Traditional Antibiotics

There are an increasing number of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Essentially bacteria are rapidly mutating so that particular antibiotics are no longer effective against them. Certain medicinal herbs have antibiotic properties that bacteria are not resistant to.   These two books discuss the roots of antibiotic resistance, the value of herbs as an alternative, and how to […]