What did the Mayans use for an enlarged prostate? How did Native Americans relieve bronchial congestion? Herbalism, or herbal medicine, has been overlooked during the twentieth century by many physicians and hospitals. But, new research, especially by the Mayo Clinic and other research facilities, show that some herbs hold their own as scientifically-sound remedies for many ills.
With that said, some — such as the plants in the nightshade family — might be avoided, especially for individuals who suffer from arthritis. And, some people might experience adverse affects from some herbs, just as they would from other manufactured medicines. Finally, mixing herbs and medications might not be a wise idea, so check with your doctor before you attempt to treat anything with herbs. Continue reading