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!

Eating Peppers Could Hold the Key to Parkinson’s Prevention

This one came as a huge surprise to me. Not the fact that eating peppers is good for us, but the reason why eating peppers could help prevent the onset of Parkinson’s disease. The key is nicotine.

Crazy, right? For years, we’ve been told how terrible nicotine is for us, but it might actually […]

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Civil War Era Medicinals Found Potentially Effective Against Infection

Scientists at Emory University took on the study of some medicinal plants cited in a Civil War era medical guide to see if they actually are effective in treating some infections. The guide, Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural; Being Also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States, by […]

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Broccoli’s Cancer-Fighting Potential Revealed

You may not think of broccoli as a medicinal herb, but read on to find out why it should definitely be included in this category. Recently, there has been a multitude of scientific research into the cancer-fighting potential of broccoli. It seems that a vegetable we have been encouraged to eat all our lives […]

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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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Tomatoes Lower Risk of Breast Cancer

Tomatoes are one of the vegetables (aka fruits?) that I grew up eating. My family served tomatoes in one form or another at nearly every meal. They are delicious and so very versatile. So it was a delight to discover that they may also provide some protection from breast cancer too.

As women reach […]

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Turmeric: Be Careful Where it Comes From

Recent news reports say that one of the world’s largest producers of turmeric adds a lead-laced compound to it before selling it. This producer on Bangladesh adds lead chromate to the powder.

Turmeric itself is extremely healthful and has many beneficial effects as part of the diet. But people in Bangladesh have been consuming it, […]

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Horse Chestnut: Possible Treatment for Lymphedema

A few years ago, I was contacted by someone taking part in clinical trials for the use of horse chestnut to treat their lymphedema. I did not update my mother’s research with that information then because this site only publishes information that can be substantiated with research studies or other publications. I’m very careful not […]

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