People have been using herbs to fight disease and promote wellness
since prehistoric times. In recent years, science has gotten into the
act and amassed quite a respectable body of evidence to support what
healers the world over have been saying for centuries – herbal remedies
work. Experiencing the heartbreak of psoriasis? A little dandelion root
can clear it up. Grandpa’s sciatica acting up again? St. John’s Wort
ought to put the spring back in his step. Got a bad case of poison ivy?
Stop the itch with echinacea. Ginger tames the morning sickness beast –
lavender and peppermint leaf also work well. Use licorice, chamomile,
and wild yam root to pacify an irritable bowel.