The Medicinal Herb Info site was created to help educate visitors about the often forgotten wisdom of the old ways of treating illnesses. Many of today's drugs and medicines were originally derived from natural ingredients, combinations of plants and other items found in nature.

We are not suggesting that you ignore the help of trained medical professionals, simply that you have additional options available for treating illnesses. Often the most effective treatment involves a responsible blend of both modern and traditional treatments.

We wish you peace and health!

Herbs That Fight Viruses

As our world is dealing with the onslaught of COVID-19, let’s talk about some herbs that have natural antiviral properties. And the good news is, many of them may already be in your herb garden or cabinet.

These are the usual suspects and not only do they fight against viruses, but most of them […]

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Steaming to Relieve Congestion

One very effective herbal way to help relieve congestion in the sinuses and in the lungs is to do an herbal steam. This is done by bringing a pot of water to a rolling boil, then removing it from the heat. Add either a handful of crushed, fresh aromatic herbs or 2-4 drops of […]

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New Research Suggests Elderberries May Lessen Impact of COVID-19

According to recent research studies, another promising herb to help treat coronavirus is elderberry. An article in Elsevier states “…elderberry extracts, have evidence for shortening the duration of influenza by about two to four days and reducing the severity of the infection.”

That’s pretty promising news for anyone already infected with the virus. There […]

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Research Shows Promise of Licorice Root Compound to Fight Coronavirus

The current spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 is disturbing. We all want to know how to protect ourselves and our loved ones from this dangerous new virus. Well, it turns out that a well-known herbal medicinal may actually be a key in the search for a treatment and potential vaccine. Licorice root contains a […]

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Safely Infuse Oil, Honey or Vinegar With Herbs for Gifts

It’s the gift-giving season and we all look for great gift ideas for those we care about. So it’s important to make sure that the gifts we give them don’t make them sick. Infusing oil, honey, or vinegar with herbs is an inexpensive and fun way to pamper our loved-ones that enjoy cooking, but […]

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CBD Oil: Considerations if You Plan to Try it for Chronic Pain

As a chronic pain sufferer myself, the recent hype about CBD as a treatment for pain, anxiety and insomnia have gotten my attention.

CBD short for cannabidiol, is derived from cannabis or marijuana. The interesting thing about CBD is that it contains no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the component that is psychoactive. So use […]

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Herbs That are More Effective in Treating Lyme Than Antibiotics

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Lyme disease is in the news a lot lately. It’s a malady that causes a myriad of terrible symptoms, is carried by infected ticks and a bite can infect a person. The effects are devastating and in some cases, this condition resists standard antibiotic treatments. In these people, the pain, neurological problems and other symptoms […]

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An Herb That Enhances TB Treatment

Once again, an herbal remedy that’s been used for centuries comes to the aid of researchers that are looking for a way to more effectively treat a drug-resistant disease. Tuberculosis has increasingly become resistant to treatments over the years, making it even more difficult to treat. Researchers have now found that the ancient remedy artemisinin […]

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Turns Out, Not All Cinnamon is the Same

Several days ago, I reported on the recent research using cinnamon. What I learned since then is very important and makes a lot of difference as to whether or not cinnamon would really be helpful in helping to burn fat, or to help in any number of other health-related ways. It seems that there are […]

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Ethnobotanist Talks About The Riches of the Rainforest

I don’t know if you are a follower of the T.E.D. Talks, but here’s one that deals with the medicinal herbs in of the rainforest as well as the current plight of the Amazon indigenous peoples. Ethnobotanist, Mark Plotkin tells of the richness of the plant life, cultures and peoples of the Amazon rain forests […]

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