Here is the third and final guide to the many herbal remedies that can be purchased freely from most heath food store, supermarkets or herbalists in order to treat yourself for many common problems and illnesses.
Influenza – although there isn’t a cure as such for the flu there are remedies that can go a long way to helping with the many symptoms that flu can bring. Some of the most popular herbal remedies include anise tea, this is a great help for congestion and helps greatly with the release of mucus. Catnip is well known for its ability to reduce fevers; it can also help to calm the digestive system and also relax. Elderberry tea is said to shorten the length of the flu and also aids to fight off any problems that might cause secondary infection.
Insomnia – insomnia is the inability to sleep or to stay asleep and get a good nights rest, stress is usually the main factor in the majority of sleep problems, but sometimes they can be deep seated and this is termed as having insomnia. While Doctors are reluctant to give you anything to combat this on a long term basis, there are safer herbal remedies that can help you to get a good night`s sleep. Chamomile tea is well known for its sedative properties along with hops, lemon balm and kava.
Menopause – the menopause can bring an alarming amount of symptoms which vary greatly from woman to woman. The symptoms can be very stressful, embarrassing and painful, there are several remedies which can help with various symptoms of menopause these include black cohash for irregular bleeding and muscle pain, damina to help relieve the hot flashes which are commonly associated with menopause and valerian to help combat the signs of insomnia and to aid relaxation and stop irritability.
Sinusitis – this is a particularly uncomfortable condition which is caused by inflammation and infection of the sinus passages. There are herbal remedies which help to relive the discomfort caused by this condition, the most common herbal remedies which help relieve congestion associated with this condition are anise tea, which helps to break up the congestion caused by sinusitis, cats claw which helps to fight of any infection present, elderberry, horehound and thyme.
Vomiting and nausea – vomiting can be caused by a wide range of conditions from stomach viruses to morning sickness or merely being affected by nerves. Agrimony, ginger, fennel and peppermint are all useful in stopping or alleviating symptoms of nausea.
Warts – warts are classed as a virus and along with being unsightly when on the hands they can also be uncomfortable. Herbal remedies which are known to be especially helpful when it comes to treating warts include aloe gel which has antibacterial and antiviral properties, black walnut and comfrey. Certain types of warts also respond very well to certain essential oils.