Herbals supplements on the whole have been proven safer and in many cases more effective than their prescription counterparts. It is with this in mind that everyone should have a healthy knowledge of natural supplements and herbal remedies in general. It is advised that if you are on any serious prescription medication, that you do research, and possibly consult with an herbalist before attempting to substitute any herbal remedies for your current prescription medications. However if taken in accordance to the directions given, natural supplements and herbal remedies can be very effective in treating most medical conditions.
When buying herbal supplements it is paramount to know exactly what herbal supplements you are buying. If one buys Goldenseal, they are getting a potential infection fighter. Although the other side of that coin is that Goldenseal causes insulin production and thus it can be harmful to diabetics and hypoglycemics. There are those with these conditions that still choose to take Goldenseal however they mix it with licorice to limit the effect of the insulin production.
A helpful herb that you should consider if you plan to buy herbal supplements is Lobelia. This is a nice little herb that can help the user get to sleep fast. It is also taken as a relaxation inducer and anxiety remover. It comes in different forms so it is possible to either rub it on your skin or simply take it in pill form. Lobelia should not be taken in large doses. If taken in large doses it can cause vomiting resulting in dehydration.
If you are going to buy herbal supplements, you should know that hey can effect users differently. What works for one person may not necessarily work for their friends. A great deal of people have amazing results from buying herbal supplements and taking them. However others may not achieve the same results. This is in large part due to many people deciding to buy herbal supplements and then they do not follow through with taking them as directed. It is very important when taking herbal supplements to give them time to work and remember to take them as often as the label directs.
Cayenne is an amazing herb to consider if you are going to buy herbal supplements. You can obtain it in a pill or pepper form. In the event of an emergency, it can stop bleeding. This includes external as well as internal bleeding. With external wounds you sprinkle the powder form onto the wound and it will stop the bleeding quickly, nd it also keeps it from burning and forming a blister. As for internal bleeding, one can simply mix it with water and drink it to stop the bleeding. Last, but not least it can be used to treat allergic reactions to stings and insect bites.
Apple cider vinegar should also be kept on hand to treat severe burns. You can either pour it directly on the burns or soak cloths in it and place them on the effected areas. Plain black tea is also a burn remedy (including sun burn).
Pain relief remedies are also an excellent inclusion in your herbal medicine chest. The most effective herbal remedy for pain relief for most people is White Willow. White Willow relieves pain, reduces inflammation (for example in arthritis), and reduces fevers. It is actually the original source of aspirin and many anti-inflammatory drugs. White Willow acts to alleviate pain by reducing inflammation without the side effects and risks of the pharmaceutical versions. Just having White Willow listed on the label of an herbal supplement will not be enough for pain relief purposes. Purchase one hundred percent White Willow in gel capsules for your herbal medicine chest.
Before you buy herbal supplements, make sure you read the list of what the herbal supplement can potentially treat. Many people make the mistake of buying the wrong herbal supplement, and then when it does not treat their illness, they then blame herbal supplements as a whole. In fact most people who buy herbal supplements, that is the correct herbal supplements for their particular ailments, are indeed quite happy with their decision to use herbal remedies over traditional medicine.