An Introduction To Herbal Remedies

6 November 2011, 01:00 | Posted under by Tatiana

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Human life cycle consists of birth, death and illness. The first two occur only once in our lifetime and we have very little control over it. On the other hand we are taken ill several times in our life span. The entire medical science is dedicated to treat these phase of life. The Amazon rain forests are full of plants that provide the therapeutic herbs. Medicinal herbs are extensively used in Ayurvedic treatment. The reason for the popularity of this forms of treatment lies in use of natural herbs which are easily accepted by our body and have lesser side effects compare to drug treatment.
Large numbers of herbal remedies are available today. Traditionally whole plants were used as herbs. Over the years it has changed to herbal extracts. Herbal extracts are 2 to 100 times concentrated herbs. It could be beneficial in some cases where the active ingredients are very dilute in the herbs. On the other hand, in an extracts, some ingredients which supplements the active ones may be missing. You can take herbal medicines as diet pills as well as to treat complexities due to menopause. Here we will take a look at some of its application.
It is believed that some herbal medicine can reduce appetite and thus help in weight loss. Herbal tea some times is marketed as a weight loss product. There are several herbal teas available in the market. You can just take herbal tea as one of your favorite drink. The herb Tongkat Ali is widely used as libido enhancer. In addition to Tongkat Ali, there are several herbal medicines available as libido enhancer. Some of the common *** herbs are Catuba, Clavo, Maca, muira Puama, etc. However, one should be cautious white taking these medicines. Libido enhancer medicines are known to stimulate heart and therefore heart patients or persons with high blood pressure should be cautious while taking these.
Some herbal supplements are known to help bone metabolism and beneficial in seram lipids in perimenopausal women. These in turn reduce the risk of osteoporesis and reduce the chance of heart disease during post menopause.
Another arena where herbal treatment is widely used is in beauty therapy. Several herbal products to prevent skin ageing are available today. These products can be bought from online stores as well as offline stores. But buying online has some benefits. The online stores offer discount at most times of the year. Moreover, you can buy from the comforts of you home without budging a bit. This saves your time, energy and money.
But do not take the herbal extract without consulting a doctor. Now how to access the contact details of the qualified practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine in your area. Well, you can seek for them at National Institute of Ayurvedic Medicine (NIAM) at
In the United States of America, all the 50 states do not give license to practice Ayurveda. But there are institutes in the country where you can go for educational programs in the field. To name a few of the institutes are California College of Ayurveda, Grass Valley, California, the Ayurveda Institute of America in Foster City, California. These schools also give a certificate after you finish the course.