Alternative Medicine

Do home remedies work?

For centuries, when faced with minor sickness or illness people have turned to so-called ‘home remedies’ as their first port of call before going to a doctor or some other primary care provider. In fact, according to a...

Historic home remedies

A lot happens at home that we are forced to always be on our toes. From mild illnesses to accidents, all we can do is have the remedies right at our fingertips. In-depth research is sure to reveal all the underlying...

What is Herbal Medicine

Herbal medicine is the use of plants and plant extracts to treat physical and mental disorders. The natural chemical properties of certain herbs have been found to contain medicinal value. Herbal medicine is different...

Traditional Medicine

The phrase Traditional medicine (Folk or indigenous medicine) refers to the medical learning methods which developed over centuries within several societies before the period of modern medicine. Traditional medicines...

Side Effects of Herbal Remedies

Alternative medicines are commonly used to treat various diseases because many people consider them to be natural and safe. A good example of alternative medicine is herbal medicine. It is a practise that uses plants...

Osteopathy

There are many alternative medicines employed nowadays, such as yoga, herbalism, and traditional Chinese medicine. These alternative medicines are widely used and are preferred by many people as substitutes for...

Macrobiotic Diet

A macrobiotic diet is a dietary regimen that involves avoidance of “toxins” obtained by eating oily foods, meats and dairy products. It requires whole grain consumption and discourages the use of eggs, dairy products...

Hydrotherapy

Hydrotherapy is the internal and external way of using water to preserve health and prevent diseases. As Father Sebastian Kneipp declared, water can “dissolve, remove and strengthen”. Water dissolves matter carrying...

Herbal Philosophy

Herbalism is a folk medicine or a traditional medicinal practise using plants and plant extracts. Herbalism is also known as herbal medicine and herbology. Sometimes the range of herbal medicine is extended to include...

Herbal Medicine Today

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), about 4 billion people, or 80% of the world’s population, depend on herbal medicine. Herbal medicine is part of the traditional medicines of native people and the common...

Ayurveda: The ‘Science of Life

Ayurveda is a traditional Indian medicine entwined with religion and mythology. In Sanskrit, the term Ayurveda consists of two words: “ayus”, which means life and “veda” which means ‘science’. Hence, it was also...