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Treating Old Age with Herbal Remedies III

When you start to reach into your 50’s, you may start to notice the old joints aren’t working like they used to or various ailments start to emerge. Any number of medical concerns may arise, including weak digestion, circulatory problems, and failing memory. For some, the answer to relief comes not in a bottle of pills prescribed by a doctor, but with the multitude of herbal remedies geared towards slowing down the aging process and treating the symptoms that typically accompany old age.

Rehmannia

You probably have never heard of rehmannia, but it is a Chinese tonic herb that has a reputation for delivering a mild stimulant that makes certain bodily functions stronger. The herb is used to lower high blood pressure and fat levels in the blood. It is also effective in battling a weak liver and slow metabolism. Chew 5 grams of the root for 1 to 3 times per day. You may also create a decoction by adding 5 grams of the root to 250 milliliters of water. Take this remedy 1 to 3 times per day.

Oats

When nervousness has completely exhausted your body and stress is getting you down, eat 25 grams of oats each day. An excellent source of oats is hot cereal for a morning breakfast. Alternatively, you may also take ½ teaspoon of an oat tincture two times per day.

White Willow

When inflammation and pain attack the body, herbal remedies can easily put a stronghold on symptoms that come with gout, arthritis, and stiff joints. White willow is known to ease the above symptoms and especially pack a powerful punch when combined with other herbs. In the end, a great deal of patients has experienced changes in their moderate to mild cases of arthritis. While you may take white willow tablets, you may also create a decoction adding 10 grams of the root to 750 milliliters of water. Take the remedy in three doses over the course of 1 to 2 days. If you are looking for other herbs to add to white willow to treat inflamed joints and arthritic conditions, seek out devil’s claw and celery.

Joint Pain and Stiffness

To treat a joint pain, stiffness, inflamed joints, and the residual effects of arthritis, consider the following natural remedies:

·    Devil’s claw tablets
·    Lemon and water in the morning
·    Meadowsweet and celery infusions and tinctures
·    St John’s wort infused oil
·    Comfrey infused oil
·    Lavender essential oil
·    Celery seeds made into a decoction
·    Celery tablets

Warning for Elderly Patients taking Herbal Remedies

If you are more than 70 years old, you should take ¼ of the recommended doses for remedies not geared towards elderly individuals. If you are taking conventional means of medication, it is important to alert your doctor if you decide to include natural treatments into your regimen of care. Do not take any remedy for more than three months straight.