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Warming Herbs from Ayurveda

Ayurvedic Herbs

In Ayurveda, herbs are the foremost medicines. They are taken for acute illness, to prevent disease and to maintain balanced health. Still, to be sure, their use depends on precise self assessment. And these distinctions, while perhaps unfamiliar to us here, allow Ayurvedic consumers to individualize their personal herb choices.

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Herbal Remedies for Kissing Cold Sores Goodbye

herbs for cold sores

What's a sore more painful than a scrape or bruise, uglier and more embarrassing than a big pimple, and caused by a virus so contagious that it’s spread simply through kissing? A cold sore. This disgusting malady, seemingly put here just to ruin tonight’s party or this weekend’s big date, is in fact a viral disease. Fortunately, there are natural cold sore remedies that can help to get rid of these unsightly sores.

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Cold Remedies from Chinese Medicine

herbs cold season

How much more miserable could you be? Your nose is running. Your muscles ache. Your head is pounding. It’s the cold and flu season again, and the bug’s bitten you, but good. Don’t just lie there defenseless, there are natural cold remedies that can help. So, let the centuries-old healing power of Chinese herbal medicine put you back on your feet in no time.

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Herb Profile: Calendula - Pretty Powerful

Calendula

That Marigold on your windowsill can go in your salad, become a soup, soothe your sore throat or treat your eczema. Although a common garden plant, Marigold (Calendula officinalis) has a long history as food and medicine. The Egyptians employed Calendula as a rejuvenating herb, while the ancient Greeks utilized the golden petals to garnish and flavor food.

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Herbs for Fighting a Sinus Infection

sinus infection

If you’ve ever felt like there’s a boxing glove up inside your nose, you have probably had the pleasure of a bout of with a sinus infection. Fortunately, botanical medicines can help in several powerful ways. Some enhance the body's own natural defenses. Others make it more difficult for an infection to take hold and stay dug in. Many have powerful antiviral and antibacterial action. Herbs also have the benefit of concentrating their therapeutic properties in a certain system of the body.

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