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ALLERGIES

Seasonal allergies are experienced by roughly 8% of Americans every year. The dreaded itchy eyes, throat, nose and sneezing make communing with nature and the great outdoors mildly unpleasant for some while severely difficult for others. Thankfully, nature has a way of redeeming itself. Through the use of nature's herbs, an allergy sufferer can find great relief. If you are among the millions of Americans who face the misery of seasonal allergies every year, it may be time to give these amazing herbs a try.

Here are the top 3 herbs we recommend for dealing with seasonal allergies:

  1. Stinging Nettle - Commonly referred to as Nettles, the Stinging Nettle is a notable herb that alleviate occasional sensitivities associated with seasonal allergies. The stinging plant is named for the stinging sensation experienced when its fine hairs come into contact with the skin. By breaking down the herb into powder form, the "sting" is eliminated and we are left with an awesome natural anti-inflammatory that soothes lungs and nasal passages as well as stiff joints and muscles that can be taken as a tea, tincture, capsule or topical cream.

  2. Mullein - As a natural expectorant Mullein aids in the release of phlem and congestion in the body while simultaneously soothing irritates tissue. For this reason Mullein is frequently suggested for individuals coping with any sort of lung issues. It is a favorite among seasonal allergy, asthma, sinusitis and congestion sufferers. It is also extremely useful for individuals with enduring issues like whooping cough and bronchitis.

  3. Fenugreek - Fenugreek has been utilized in both Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine for centuries. It has many health benefits including aiding in digestion. Many natural health practitioners believe that when there is congestion in the digestive track, there is also a tendency for congestion in the sinus passageways. Using fenugreek to calm upset digestion can also open up the upper respiratory system, helping with easier breathing and alleviating allergy symptoms. Fenugreek was used in ancient Egypt to help with a variety of respiratory issues including bronchial congestion and coughs. It is an effective expectorant, has soothing anti-inflammatory properties, and can reduce fevers.

ARTHRITIS

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 23% - or over 54 million adults suffer from arthritis. 

This means about 24 million adults are limited in their activities from arthritis, and more than 1 in 4 adults with arthritis report severe joint pain.  The medicinal properties of herbs have their own vocabulary, and terms most important to the treatment of arthritis include the following:

Analgesics, also called anodynes, relieve pain. These can be used internally or externally, depending on the herb.

 * Anti-inflammatory herbs inhibit the effect of chemicals that cause pain and inflammation in the body at injured areas.

* Antispasmodic herbs prevent or ease cramps and muscle spasms.

* Nervines calm and soothe the nerves, reducing tension and anxiety.

* Rubefacient herbs draw inflammation and congestion from deeper areas, increasing circulation and promoting warmth.

* Tonic herbs restore and strengthen the entire system, producing and restoring normal tone. They are usually well tolerated and safe to take daily for long periods. Most tonics have general positive effects on the entire body.

Some of the best herbs for combatting the joint pain associated with arthritis include:

  1. Arnica (Arnica montana) - a small alpine plant with yellow blossoms. The flower heads, made into tea, tincture, or massage oil, are anti-inflammatory and relieve the pain of bruises, sprains, arthritis, and inflammation. Arnica is used externally.

  2. Boswellia (Boswellia serrata) - a large tree native to India, is a potent anti-inflammatory that effectively shrinks inflamed tissue by improving circulation and increasing synovial fluid viscosity. Boswellia may help alleviate pain and improve range of motion within a week of daily use, and may slow the progression of cartilage damage. A bitter herb, boswellia is usually taken in capsules.

  3. Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) - a contact rubefacient, which means that it increases circulation to sore joints and painful areas when applied topically. Capsaicin also acts as a nerve block, reducing pain. Cayenne is an important stimulant or catalyst herb that can be added in small amounts to blends, improving their effectiveness, or added to food or given in capsules.

  4. Tumeric

  5. Thunder God Vine

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