Don’t you think we are an over-medicated nation? We spend so much money on prescription drugs every year. These drugs are definitely saving lives, but sometimes these drugs are not fixing the root cause of the health issue. That’s where nature comes into the picture. Here is a list of 12 healing herbs and supplements that doctors now prescribe to their patients!
1.Heart Disease – Aged Garlic Extract
2.Heart Disease – Red yeast rice
3.Arthritis – Fish oil
4.Arthritis – Turmeric
Turmeric is naturally anti-inflammatory. It contains anti-oxidants that help keep bones and joints healthy. Turmeric also detoxifies the body to remove free radicals that contribute to arthritis pain.
5.Headaches – Butterbur
6.Diabetes – Magnesium
Magnesium plays an important role in keeping your metabolism running efficiently. Higher magnesium intake reduces risk of impaired glucose and insulin metabolism and slows progression from pre-diabetes to diabetes.
7.Depression – Ashwaganda
Ashwaganda, with its calming, relaxing, and sedative effects helps treat and relieve anxiety without having to use a prescribed medication. It has anti-anxiety, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-arthritic properties that may be effective in reducing stress caused by physical and emotional fatigue.
8.Depression – Rhodiola
This herb helps in fighting depression and improving brain function. Rhodiola increases the sensitivity of your neurons, including two neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. These two neurotransmitters are known for increasing focus, memory, pleasure, and improving mood.
9.Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Fish oil
You can ease certain types of chronic pain by consuming foods or supplements that are high in omega-3 essential fatty acids. Omega-3s, commonly called “fish oil” because of their primary source, reduce the pain caused by inflammatory bowel disease and menstrual cramps.
10.Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Probiotics
11.Cold and Flu – Honey
Honey contains antioxidant, antibacterial, and antimicrobial properties that fight against the virus, bacteria, and fungus to treat the cold and its underlying symptoms. It helps to soothe a sore or scratchy throat naturally and relieves irritation.
12.Cold and Flu – Ginger
Ginger contains a compound called gingerol that is responsible for its healing and medicinal properties. Ginger also has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties that help to heal the pain, irritation and the discomfort caused by flu.