The following list does not cover every accessible herbal or supplementary choice for healing the symptoms of MS. Instead, the register boasts a short summary of the significant data about each of the most common herbs and supplements used by persons with MS.
Current use of agrimony is founded on centuries of its use in treating many kinds of health difficulties. Although different medicinal properties are attributed to the many distinct varieties of agrimony, latest research has discovered antiviral, antioxidative,
anti-inflammatory, and metabolism-boosting properties of the herb. Human study on this herb as a remedy for MS is effectively nonexistent, whereas some undertaking animal model studies are inquiring into the herb’s properties as they concern MS symptoms.
Bee Pollen or Venom
Venom of honeybees is a clear liquid and treatment of bee stings with the venom of bees is called apitherapy (the venom is furthermore known as apitoxin). Unlike numerous of the other herbs and supplements utilized to heal MS and its symptoms, bee venom has been expressly studied for its effects on MS in several clinical tests. These human tests were typically small and there are still not enough information to know for certain whether venom-derived treatments may be helpful for treating MS. Trials displaying benefits are unreliable. Other ones show that bee venom treatment is ineffective, insufficiently studied, or downright unsafe.
Bee pollen, on the other hand, is progressively utilized as a dietary supplement. Although its properties are still under inquiry, it seems to have antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Others claim it is helpful in increasing immune scheme for well-being and fighting chronic infections. Study is restricted and dangerous allergic reactions to bee pollen are likely. Persons with supposed allergies to bee stings or bee pollen should avoid all treatment options utilizing extracts or products from honeybees. (As always, consult your treatment physician before taking any herbs or other supplements.)
Cramp bark, or viburnum opulus, is plant bark that is utilized to treat cramps and spasms. Although human research on this herb is in its infancy, it seems to have antioxidants and anti-cancer effects that may inhibit the development of tumors or lesions.
Elderflower is known by many names, including european elder, sambucus nigra, and elderberry. The berries and blossoms of the elder tree have traditionally been used for skin treatment, diseases, colds, fevers, agony, and inflammation. The uncooked or unripe edible kernels are toxic and inappropriate use of the vegetation can cause diarrhea and vomiting. Limited study supports the use of the elderflower in healing the flu, as well as for chronic inflammatory conditions. Animal investigations also propose a function of elderflower extracts in regulating immune response in the central nervous system. More human studies are needed in order to test the promise of elderflower in treating MS symptoms, however.
Licorice root and its extracts have long been utilized to heal viral infection, stomach ulcers, and related throat issues. Very limited study proposes that licorice may reduce inflammation. It may furthermore have some neuro-protective properties as well. Study is still insufficient to make a recommendation for the use of licorice to treat MS symptoms.
Often utilized to heal constipation and for skin care, mineral oil is routinely discovered in cosmetics and laxatives. The use of mineral oil for laxative reasons should not be utilized for long-term relief. It is possible to overdose on inorganic oil, its inorganics and vitamins can construct up to toxic grades in the body. Mineral oils can make other gastrointestinal difficulties worse in some persons.
Myrrh has historically been treasured for its aroma and use in ceremonially devout observances. As a supplement, it has been utilized for centuries for its medicinal properties. It was believed to have antiseptic adeptness as well as the power to battle diabetes, circulation difficulties, and rheumatism. It, furthermore, appears to have helpful anti-inflammatory properties. It has not been studied to expressly treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis, however.
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By Landi Bezuidenhout