The Code of Laws of Merovingians, Lex Salica, announced a fine of 62 pence for every person who will use contraceptive grasses. The Church identified the action of plants with diabolical interference in the affairs of laypeople; the official use of plants was banned, even for medicinal purposes. Those were the tough times for herbology adherents.
Naturopathy is a set of treatment methods, alternative to the ones practiced in traditional medicine and based on the postulate of inherent ability of man for self-healing.
The main difference of naturopatihc medicine from the official one consists in the way how health issues are considered. Conventional medicine implies treating the disease, not the patient; therefore, its mission is extremely narrow-focused. Thus, traditional medicine doesn’t consider the body as an integrated system that has a huge internal capacity to maintain health. The position of naturopathy is fundamentally different: it claims that solving all the health problems can be solved in a natural way.
Hormones affect all the processes in your body, so they may have a direct impact on the formation of acne as well. According to statistics, less than 10% of people are lucky to not know what acne is, so an overwhelming majority has to deal with the issue during various life periods. However, if acne in adolescence is a natural phenomenon, in a more mature age the presence of pimples indicates a violation of hormonal levels, which in turn may lead to serious health problems. So let’s consider the basic causes of hormonal acne.
According to botany specialists, our planet is a home to several hundred thousand species of plants, only a few tens of thousands of which have been studied and described by scientists, herbology experts and ethnoscience adherents. The archaeologists claim that over the life of humanity, people have massively used plants for food, clothing manufacturing , treatment of diseases and cosmetics production.
Treatment and prevention of diseases using medicinal plants and natural products is a gigantic industry finding itself on the crest of a wave and estimated at about 90 billion dollars. It is believed that at least half of all diseases can be successfully treated by means of plant origin, and herbal remedies are prescribed in treatment of a broad variety of health issues of various nature. The treatment is achieved due to glycosides, essential oils, alkaloids and tannins that herbs contain; having a pronounced impact on the human body, herbal remedies may be designed for ingestion and external application.
Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine where treatment is based on the two essential principles. The first one implies that a disease can be cured using the medications that produce effects resembling the disease itself (similia similibus curantur). Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, believed that an overdose of certain drugs leads to symptoms of the same disease being treated, therefore he laid the foundation of homeopathy basing on the law of similars.
The nervous system is impacted by excitations and inhibitions on a constant basis. The more abrupt violations of ‘excitations-inhibitions’ relationship you experience, the more likely you will be taken ill with some kind of disease. Fortunately, the planet takes care by its inhabitants by giving birth to plants that provide a calming effect, eliminating the phenomenon of excessive excitation of the nervous system. Mentioned below described the natural remedies for anxiety boasting a considerable sedative action, also applied in case of nervousness, insomnia and the initial stages of hypertension.
Despite the widely spread myth, depression is not a disease, but a symptom in an overwhelming majority of cases; the symptom that is ultimately caused by the problem with the neurotransmitters. In turn, the neurotransmitters issue is also caused by something, something that has to be identified. There is a specific list of issues needed to be reconsidered in depression treatment, and since this list is not infinite, the 99% of non-major depression cases can be treated with no medicaments.
Homeopathic remedies have proved their unsurpassed effectiveness in treatment of numerous diseases; otherwise it wouldn’t have survived a day in the rigid medicine realm. The interest in alternative medicine is partially conditioned by a permanently growing number of patients suffering from side effects caused by synthetic drugs. Not many know that during 2006, the worldwide sales of homeopathic medicines have increased by 40%, which is twice as high as conventional drugs (allopathic) medicine in terms of growth.
Hayfever is a widespread name of pollen allergy, the main symptom of which is allergic rhinitis. The term ‘hayfever’, appeared in 1829 and today it is no longer relevant, because the disease has nothing to do with hay or fever conditions. Hayfever is primarily accompanied by rhinitis – inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the nasal cavity. In cases where the inflammatory response is caused by allergies, rhinitis is assigned an allergic type, while allergenic substances are considered to be allergens.
If allergic rhinitis is provoked by pollen, then such form of disease is inevitably characterised by seasonality. The cause for rhinitis occurring throughout the year is nothing but house dust in nine cases out of ten.
Taking advantage of using herbal remedies for menopause is one of the most efficient methods to level the climacteric syndrome and undesired manifestations. Herbal treatment of severe menopause symptoms with the help of herbal medicine is not aiming at substituting the missing hormones, but at promoting the comfortable adaptation to their reduction. However, we are not going to discuss phytoestrogens, oftentimes prescribed during menopause as extremely powerful medications.
A good half of smoking cessation methods is based on the use of manifold substitutes – nicotine patches, gums, electronic cigarettes and etc. You broke up with a cigarette through exchanging it for one of these substitutes; unequal exchange, of course, but smokers believe it is better than nothing. All of the above alternatives have one thing in common: they still contain nicotine that bolsters up the addiction; and this is where herbal cigarettes stand out from the crowd. Such cigarettes are nicotine-free, which means that their substitution effect has more psychological rather than a biochemical nature.