Monday, November 30, 2009

Willow Bark and Back Pain?

Willow bark from certain Salix spp. that contains salicin has been used to treat many different kinds of pain, including rheumatic pain, back pain, toothache, headache, and menstrual cramps. It is also used to relieve sore throat, fever, and headache associated with upper respiratory tract infections and influenza.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Saint John's Wort and Depression

References to the use of St. John's wort in healing can be found for the last 2000 years, dating back to the early Greeks. St. John's wort has been extensively investigated for mild to moderate depression.

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