The People's Perspective on Medicine
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) in bloom
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Valerian

stinging nettle on a cutting board
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Stinging Nettle

St. John's Wort flower
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St. John’s Wort

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Slippery Elm

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Siberian Ginseng

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Senna

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Scullcap

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Saw Palmetto

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Red Clover

Bowl of psyllium husks, an excellent source of dietary fiber
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Psyllium

Psyllium is a soluble fiber that has a many uses including for both constipation and diarrhea. Research suggests it can lower cholesterol and blood sugar.

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Pau d’Arco

Passion Flower in bloom
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Passion Flower

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Oregon Grape

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Milk Thistle

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Ma Huang

Dried licorice root fragments
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Licorice

lemon balm plant (Melissa officinalis)
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Lemon Balm

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Kava

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Juniper

Horse-chestnuts on conker tree branch - Aesculus hippocastanum fruits.
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Horse Chestnut

Horse chestnut has been used in folk medicine to treat a range of conditions from varicose veins and hemorrhoids to arthritis and coughs.