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Alternative Medicine

Acne: Evening Primrose Oil;

Aging; Anti: Astragalus (Astragalus Mambranaceus);

Alcohol (to minimise the effects to the body): Vitamin C, Vitamin C, the amino acid "Cysteine" & "L-glutamine", the Chinese herb "Kudzu"

Allergies relating to Food: Bee pollen; Vitamin C, B6, E, Calcium taken with Zinc; Evening Primrose Oil;

Alzheimer's disease, to treat: Ginko Biloba:

Anaemia: Apricots, Desiccated Liver;

Angina: Hawthorn;

Antibiotics; (when taking): Acidophilus capsules, "Live" yoghurt;

Antidepressants; nutritional: See Antidepressants; nutritional:

Aphrodisiac: Damiana;

Appetite; to decrease: Avocado, Bran, Celery stalks, Fennel; Guar gum, Hydroxycitric acid (HCA - as in Citrimax tablets, freshly-squeezed Lemon juice

Appetite; to increase: Alfalfa sprouts, Angelica, Aniseed, Apples, Bee pollen; Caraway, Carrot juice, Cayenne pepper, Celery leaves, Centaury, Chicken, Cider vinegar, Exercise; Grapefruit, Liver, Mushrooms, Oranges, Strawberries, Sweetcorn, Tomatoes

Arthritis: Blackcurrants and their leaves; Borage;

Cod liver oil; Collagen type 11; Coriander seeds; Ginseng; Evening Primrose Oil; Green-lipped mussel capsules;

Asthma: Bee pollen; Borage; Coldsfoot,Evening Primrose Oil;

Bile; to promote secretion: Barberry;

Bleeding, Internal: Buckwheat;

Blood clotting; to stop: Evening Primrose Oil,

Blood Pressure; to reduce: Borage; Buckwheat; Celery; Evening Primrose; Exercise; Hawthorn; Oat bran; Omega-3;

Blood Purifier: Elder;

Blood sugar level; to reduce: Fenugreek;

Blood Sugar levels; to stabilise: Kohlrabi;

Breath; to improve bad: Cider Vinegar;

Bruising: Arnica

Burns: Aloe Vera,

Candida albicans - see Thrush

Carcinogen; anti: Brewer's Yeast; Broccoli; Kelp;

Cholesterol (LDL); Lowering: Aubergines; Bran; Fibre,

Dietary; Exercise; Evening Primrose Oil; Dietary Fibre; Garlic; Glucomannan, Green tea; Okra; Olive leaf extract; Omega-3; Onions; Panganic acid; Soy beans

Coeliac disease: Gluten-free diet;

Colds: Elder; Colsfoot

Colon cancer, to prevent: Fibre, Dietary;

Constipation: Alder; Almonds; Chickweed; Fibre, Dietary; Kombucha; Linseed;

Cough: Take 1-4 teaspoonfuls of Acacia/Gum Arabic per cup of water; Almonds; Coldsfoot

Cuts: Aloe Vera,

Cystitis: Buchu; Corn on the cob 'silks';

Diabetes: Fenugreek; Fibre, Dietary; Glucomannan, Unrefined flour; Wheat Germ;

Diarrhoea: Take 1-4 teaspoonfuls of Acacia/Gum Arabic per cup of water; "Tea" made with Agrimony; "Dried Amaranth flowers"; Buckwheat;

Digestion Aid: Angelica; Aniseed; Cardamom, Cider Vinegar; Papaya; Pineapple;

Diverticulosis: Fibre, Dietary;

Dysentery: Take 1-4 teaspoonfuls of Acacia/Gum Arabic per cup of water; "Dried Amaranth flowers"; Buckwheat;

Eczema: Evening Primrose Oil;

Energy, to increase: Creatine; Exercise; Kombucha;

Enteritis (inflammation of the intestine): "Tea" made with Agrimony;

Flatulence: Aniseed; Fennel;

Fatigue; to relieve: Bee pollen; Ginseng; Cola;

Fever; to reduce temperature: Arnica, Elder;

Flatulence, to relieve: Caraway, Cardamom, Celery, Chickweed,

Fleas, to repel: Centaury;

Frigidity: to dispel: Histidine;

Gallstones, to prevent: Fibre, Dietary; Linseed Oil;

Gout: Angelica root; Blackcurrants and their leaves; Devil' Claw;

Haemorrhoides: Buckwheat; Fibre, Dietary; Figs;

Heart Protection: Evening Primrose oil; Omega-3; Zinc with baby Aspirin

Hair Tonic: Arnica; Kombucha; Wucalyptus;

Heartburn: a few raw Almonds; a glass of cold Milk;

Heart Toner: Celery, Dietary Fibre; Hawthorn;

Herpes: Lysine;

Hot Flushes; to alleviate: Bee pollen; Dong Quai;

Hypertension - see Blood Pressure, lowering:

Hypoglycaemia: Avocado; Chromium;

Immune System; to fortify: Astragalus (Astragalus Mambranaceus);rnrnIndigestion: Chamomile;

Inflammation, to reduce: Feverfew;

Insomnia: Chamomile; Cinnamon seeds; Exercise; Hawthorn; Lemon Balm,

Impotence: Ginseng;rnrnIrritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS): Aloe Vera; Fibre, Dietary;

Kidney, cleansing: Kombucha;

Kidney stones: Corn on the cob 'silks';

Laxative: Agar-Agar; Barberry;

Lice, to repel: Centaury;

Liver, cleansing: Kombucha; Pangamic acid;

Liver disorders: "Tea" made with Agrimony; Barberry;

Liver, protection against alcohol: Cysteine;

Low Blood Sugar - see HypoglycaemiarnrnLung infections: Elder;

Memory, to improve: Ginko Biloba; Ginseng;

Menstruation; to bring on: Aniseed; Caraway, Lemon Balm;

Menstrual bleeding; excessive: Amaranth flowers;

Menstrual Pain: Bee pollen; Borage; Cinnamon seeds; Lemon Balm; Oregano;

Menstrual - to help pre-menstrual tension: Dong Quai; Evening Primrose Oil;

Metabolic Rate; to speed-up: Aniseed;

Migrane: Blue flag, Borage; Celery, Evening Primrose Oil;

Milk Production; to stimulate in Nursing Mothers: Aniseed; Cumin seeds; Fenugreek;

Morning Sickness: Ginger Powder;

Mouth Irritation: Barberry;

Muscle Building: HMB,

Nails; to strengthen: Kombucha;

Obesity: Fibre, Dietary;

Prostate; to alleviate an enlarged: Bee pollen;

Rheumatic joints: a poultice made with Alder; Blackcurrants and their leaves;

Scabies: Angelica,rnrnSexual potency; to increase: Bee pollen; Exercise;

Skin; to soften: Blackcurrant;

Slimming Aid: Chickweed; Chromium; Exercise; Fennel; Glucomannan; HMB; Ma Huang;

Sore Throat: Take 1-4 teaspoonfuls of Acacia/Gum Arabic per cup of water; Blackcurrant syrup;

Stress: Chamomile; Desiccated Liver; Exercise; Jasmin tea; Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5)

Stomach problems: Elm;

Sunburn: Aloe Vera

Throat infections; Elm;

Thrush: Acidophilus capsules; Caprylic Acid; "Live" yoghurt;

Thyroid, underactive: Avoid raw brassica's (See Brassica); Kombucha;

Ulcers: Angelica; Elm; Dietary Fibre; Okra;

Urinary problems: Buchu;

Vaginal dryness: Dong Quai;

Vaginal infections: Blue flag;

Varicose veins: Buckwheat,

Water Retention (oedema): Alfalfa; Blackberry root; Blue flag; Celery,

Weight, to lose - see Slimming:

Well Being: Brewer's Yeast;

Worms; intestinal: Blue Flag; Hops;

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