Herbal supplements in the US: A brief introduction

Herbal supplements provide many benefits to your lifestyle.Herbal remedies have been used by people throughout the world over the years. Also called phytomedicine, natural medicinals have a much longer history of being used than conventional medicine, and is largely valued for its ability to help promote and maintain current health.

More than 80 percent of the world’s human population uses some from of plant-based medicine, and many of those individuals reside in developed nations like the United States. If you are interested in delving into the world of natural medicine, here are a few natural products that are readily available:

Witch Hazel
Witch hazel is one of the most widely used natural products on the market today. Used mainly as an astringent, witch hazel helps reduce red spots on the skin by reducing inflammation and soothing rashes and irritation. It is commonly used to fight acne breakouts, keep diaper rash at bay, and soothe external hemorrhoids. Many hemorrhoid supplements, such as Hem Relief, use witch hazel as an active ingredient.

Selenium is a great herbal supplement for maintaining prostate health. Selenium can help maintain cells health against bombardments from free radical damage, and can also help promote thyroid function. Selenium is most often used in oral supplement form. Products such as Women’s Hormone Balance contain selenium to increase the effectiveness of vitamin E.

Chances are, you’ve already enjoyed this herbal medicinal in a few of your favorite dishes with its dried leaves steeped in water as a tea. Mint is a great digestive aid due to its concentrations of menthol, and is used to counteract bad breath, diarrhea and excess gas.

Made easily available at local drug stores, natural products such as these are available through dedicated professionals at Western Herbal and Nutrition.

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