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Cleavers Herbal Remedies

Cleavers is a mild diuretic and blood and lymphatic cleanser that is indicated for psoriasis and other skin conditions. It has a particular affinity for the lymphatic system and may be used for swollen glands, tonsillitis, and as a lymph tonic. Cleavers can be an effective herbal diuretic to clear bladder infections, cleanse the urinary tract, and help prevent small kidney stones from forming. In Chinese medicine cleavers are used to disperse stagnancy and inflammation and for urinary problem

Herbal Remedies for Edema

An herbal treatment program can include venous tonics and aquaretics.

Herbal Remedies for Acute Swollen Lymph Glands

Herbal lymphatic cleansers and stimulants and immune stimulants are often helpful.

Herbal Remedies for Gravel

Herbs to dissolve urinary gravel and stones, herbs to help propel the gravel out of the tract, herbs to relax the ureter to allow calculi and stones to pass from the bladder, and aquaretics to increase urine output may be useful.

Herbal Remedies for Psoriasis

Herbal remedies include topical anti-inflammatories, liver cleansers, liver cooling herbs, liver regulators, heat-clearing herbs for the lower part of the body, blood purifiers, and immune tonics . A healthy diet, moderate exercise and avoiding stress can all be helpful. Oatmeal baths can help soothe irritated skin and loosen scales.

Herbal Remedies for Infected Tonsils

Natural medicine usually holds the theory that the condition is precipitated by food allergies, which can lead to hypersensitivity and heat in various parts of the body. Because of this, it may be beneficial to avoid dairy products, wheat, and eggs--which are all common allergens--for 3-4 weeks to see if there is an improvement in symptoms. Herbal support includes immune stimulants, anti-inflammatories for the mucous membranes, and antibacterial herbs.

Herbal Remedies for Bladder Infections

An herbal treatment program can include urinary tract acidifiers, urinary tract antiseptics, anti-inflammatories, mucous-membrane soothing herbs, and urinary tract tonics. Avoid spicy foods, cold drinks, caffeinated beverages, and sexual intercourse until the infection clears. Alternate hot and cold sitz baths can help bring blood to the area and dissipate the infection.

Yellow Dock - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Yellow dock () is a small, leafy plant that grows wild throughout the world. It belongs to the buckwheat or Polygonaceae family. It has yellowish-brown roots, which accounts for its common name. The l....

Staphylococcal Infections - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Staphylococcal (staph) infections are communicable infections caused by staph organisms and often characterized by the formation of abscesses. They are the leading cause of primary infections originas....

Mumps - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Mumps is a relatively mild short-term viral infection of the salivary glands that usually occurs during childhood. Typically, mumps is characterized by a painful swelling of both cheek areas, althougs....

Juniper - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Juniper () is an evergreen shrub found on mountains and heaths throughout Europe, Southwest Asia, and North America. The tree grows to a height of 6-25 ft (2-8 m) and has stiff, pointed needles that e....

Tonsillitis - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Tonsillitis is an infection and swelling of the tonsils, which are oval-shaped masses of lymph gland tissue located on both sides of the back of the throat.The tonsils normally help to prevent infects....

Dermatitis - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Dermatitis is a general term used to describe inflammation of the skin.Most types of dermatitis are characterized by a pink or red rash that itches.Contact dermatitis is an allergic reaction to sometn....

Mononucleosis - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Infectious mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, which in teenagers and young adults may result in acute symptoms that last for several weeks. Fatigue and low energy can linger for severs....

Nettle - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Nettle is a member of the Urticaceae family, which includes as many as 500 species worldwide. Many species are tropical. The stinging nettle () grows wild in nitrogen-rich soil on the edges of fieldss....

Detoxification - Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Detoxification is one of the more widely used treatments and concepts in alternative medicine. It is based on the principle that illnesses can be caused by the accumulation of toxic substances (toxins....


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