Australian scientists have found significant improvements in the treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) symptoms in overweight women by combining lifestyle interventions such as diet and exercise with a novel herbal formulation.
National Institute of Medical Herbalists posted this report:
beetroot supplementation has been reported to reduce blood pressure, attenuate inflammation, avert oxidative stress, preserve endothelial
Comfrey - Symphytum officinale
Comfrey has been used for centuries for its ability to assist in healing. It contains a substance called Allantoin which penetrates the skin, promoting cell renewal. Comfrey is especially good to use on slow to heal areas such as tendons and on areas where there has been previous injury.
Calendula is used for its wound healing properties and for its anti-microbial and anti fungal qualities.
This soft, moisturising Calendula salve has many uses:
• to assist in the healing of cuts and grazes to the skin (after initial cleansing diluted Calendula tincture is good for this);
• to soothe irritated, rough skin;
• to soften and soothe cracked dry skin;
Lovely Spring herb and yoghurt soup (by Anna Jones' - Guardian)
Artemesia annua, sweet wormwood cures 18 critically ill patients of Malaria in a Congo clinic
Garlic is a warm pungent herb. It’s warm, dispersing energy can help to relieve productive coughs (where this is lots of phlegm).
Chamomile significantly lowered Generalized Anxiety Disorder symptoms than placebo, with significant reductions in body weight and mean arterial blood pressure.
Medicinally, its qualities are; antiseptic, anti-spasmodic, anti-fungal and carminative, (carminative means wind reducing). It has a long history of being used for respiratory disorders. It is used particularly for dry, irritating types of coughs.
Foods high in flavonoids such as berries and apples can help to prevent weight gain according to the following article
Ginger - Zingiber Officinale– a warming, stimulating and pungent herb – just what we need to off-set the cold and damp of winter. Good to add to soups, stews and casseroles.
A slice or two of fresh ginger in hot water has a warming affect, helpful to take at the onset of a cold, it induces sweating and helps bring down a fever (this is known as a diaphoretic action).