You might be surprised at all the things that homeopathic herbal remedies are used for today. Although not evaluated by the FDA, herbal remedies have grown in popularity over the last several years and many people use them for a variety of ailments. Not only are herbal remedies popular for colds, insomnia, sunburn, and cuts and scrapes, but many people use them to help them manage much more serious conditions. While you should certainly speak with your doctor or healthcare provider before you stop taking any prescribed medication or change your method of treatment, I thought it would be interesting to mention some of the conditions for which people are using herbal remedies.
Millions of people suffer from varying degrees of arthritis and while many of them strictly follow a traditional method of treating the condition, others have experimented with alternative ways to manage the pain and discomfort of arthritis. While there are many, many herbs individuals use for arthritis, some of the most popular include frankincense, willow, and black cohosh. Many uses include making tea but there are many herbs that are applied topically as well. When you are looking for homeopathic herbal remedies for arthritis, look for herbs that have anti-inflammatory properties because much of the pain of arthritis is due to swelling. In addition, herbs like peppermint that heat up when applied topically can offer a soothing sensation as well.
Other people use herbs to help them manage high blood pressure, allergies, and anxiety disorders. There are herbs that help promote sleep and well being and others whose chief use may be to soothe a sore throat. Some people take herbs to help improve their sexual performance or their sex drive. It’s actually fun to read about various herbs and their healing properties and choose which ones to try. Homeopathic herbal remedies may not offer a magical cure but many of them do have healing properties.