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Introduction To a Few Natural Herbs

Jun 11, 2008
Natural herbs have been used all throughout history for a number of things. One of the most important areas of focus when it comes to these particular plants has been directly related to the overall health of an individual. In the early years of medicine, individuals who practiced believed that herbs played a large role in the overall health of an individual.

It was believed that by ingesting these herbs, or applying them to a specific area of the body, one could experience relief from the complications of the body. Throughout this article, you will be introduced to natural herbs and the role that they play on the health.

In today's world, where over-the-counter and prescription medications are readily available in abundance, many individuals seek to care for their body in a more natural way. It is believed that herb based remedies are a bit more safe than medicinal treatments that are created using chemicals and compounds that are not natural.

However, there is still a relatively large debate occurring when it comes to the overall effectiveness and safety of these particular remedies. Still, herbs are basically viewed in a positive light and are pursued by those who wish to optimize their overall health.

In addition to the many health uses for herbs, individuals have found other ways to use these natural substances. Many have found that these items enhance the overall flavor and appeal of many different dishes. It is not uncommon to see herbs like garlic and parsley being sold in grocery stores.

Many other herbs are used in beauty products, like items that go on the hair, skin cleansers, and other types of products. As you can see, natural herbs play a large role in the health, in the diet, as well as the beauty and hygiene needs of people.

In this next section, I will introduce you to a few natural herbs, as well as their uses. It is important to know and understand that there are numerous herbs available. This is just a small sample of the ones that are available for use:

1. Chamomile - This particular herb is especially popular when it comes to relaxation. Many have found that this is a successful herb when it comes to treating sleep complications and high levels of anxiety. This herb can be brewed, used in cooking, or even in aromatherapy.

2. Dill - This herb has been used by a number of individuals who have gastrointestinal difficulties. Those that suffer from irritable bowel syndrome and similar conditions can experience relief when ingesting this particular herb.

3. Aloe Vera - Aloe Vera is a very diverse herb when it comes to medicine and the health of an individual. Many who experience skin complications such as dry skin, and acne have benefited in many different ways by using this herb. In addition to this, individuals who have dry hair and scalp conditions may choose to use this herb as a rinse. Inflammatory conditions have also been successfully treated by implementing the use of the Aloe Vera plant.

4. Arnica - Arnica has been used in many individuals who experience complications with healing, those that have sore muscles, and other types of pain. If you suffer from fibromyalgia, muscle strain and injury, and similar conditions, this herb may prove to be extremely beneficial.


There are many benefits associated with natural herbs. Many use these substances in order to optimize their health, while others use these substances in order to increase the effectiveness of their beauty regime. Then, there are many who simply use the many natural herbs in order to enhance the flavoring of the meals that they prepare.
About the Author
Gaetane Ross is a Certified Natural Health Consultant who has spent over 4 years focusing on Nutrition and Health. She also specializes in Alternative Medicine, Spiritual Healing and Healthy Lifestyle.

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