Herbal alternatives to common ailments

Author: By Rani Alden Long
Posted: Monday, December 29, 2008
If you’re tired of going the pharmaceutical route for every ache, pain and ailment, there are alternatives. Here are some examples of herbal alternatives to common ailments. Just remember to consult your doctor before taking any herbal medication.
  • Ginger: For nausea, arthritis, motion sickness, bursitis, among other things.
  • Black currant oil: For skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, Premenstrual Syndrome.
  • Echinacea: Benefits the immune system and is good for treating cold and flu symptoms.
  • Garlic: Is considered by some to be a natural anti-biotic and can be quite effective in treating symptoms of the common cold, fungal and yeast infections, and high blood pressure.
  • Ginseng: Used to boost the immune system, lower blood glucose and control blood pressure.
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