New science shows that herbal remedies can relieve pain, prevent Alzheimer’s disease, and prevent cancer and heart disease. Here are the 10 best healing herbs, according to the latest medical research.
Your arsenal of home remedies is about to get much spicier. Although herbs have been used for hundreds of years to heal, scientists are finally beginning to corroborate the capacities of these plants to relieve arthritis pain, reduce blood sugar and cholesterol, and help with many other conditions. Moreover, they are discovering new and amazing powers in some herbs, such as the ability to kill cancer cells and help problem drinkers curb their alcohol consumption.
“The herbs and other natural remedies can be as effective as traditional treatments, often without the same negative side effects,” says Roberta Lee, MD, medical director of the Center for Continuing Health and Healing at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York city. So here are 10 superhealers you want to add to the natural section of your medicine cabinet – and even your favorite recipes! Folding one or two of them in your kitchen every day can bring great benefits. Read more