Rosemary (rosemarinus officinalis) is an aromatic herb that has a gentle stimulating effect on both nervous system and circulatory system, which makes it an effective natural remedy for fatigue. It has the ability to uplift the spirits of people suffering from depression. It also has the ability to soothe digestive complaints. Rosemary is also believed [...]
At some point, everyone will experience fatigue. For the most part, the cause is usually apparent: from staying up late at night watching a television show, to not getting a good night’s sleep thanks to the triple cheese and bacon burger you threw down at mid-night.
Today, more people are going to their physicians complaining of chronic ongoing fatigue. In fact, the majority of complaints in some practices are fatigue related. Fatigue is quickly becoming an epidemic amongst modern Americans.
Physicians usually find the cause of a patient’s fatigue, and in most cases it is not the result of a disorder. The main culprits are usually working too hard, not getting adequate sleep, and not listening to the needs of our bodies. In today’s society, the average person goes through a day that consists of rushing to work (usually without breakfast), picking up groceries, getting the kids from school, preparing supper, and cleaning the house. People are no longer taking the time to relax and cultivate the self-renewing time that we all need.
The most important step in treating fatigue is staying away from the drug medications on the market today. The best thing you can do is to sit back and take a long look at what’s going on in your life and be open to making the necessary changes needed. Start by not taking work home, take time to relax, and spend more lazy days on the hammock with a good book. Do not be afraid to take a nap; take a long walk in the woods with your significant other or a friend, or take a nice warm bath before turning in for the night.
However, there are times when fatigue has nothing to do with your fast-paced lifestyle. For instance, fatigue can be a result of a medical problem such as thyroid disease, anemia, medication side effect, sleep apnea, or depression. If you’re consistently feeling fatigued even though you took some time to get rested and rejuvenate, then it is time to consult a physician to rule out any underlying problems.
If your fatigue is not a result of underlying problem, you should still be alarmed, because it is a warning that your body is stressed. Fatigue leaves you susceptible to diseases of all kinds. If you do not take fatigue seriously, it could leave you more inclined to get chronic fatigue syndrome, which is a disease where debilitating, and chronic fatigue is the main symptom. If you’re currently experiencing chronic muscle and joint pain, swollen lymph nodes, memory problems, sore throat along with fatigue that does not subside even after rest, or it gets worse after exercise, you may have chronic fatigue syndrome already.
Peppermint (mentha x piperita) is an herb that is really pleasant to the taste and it makes a delicious and refreshing tea. It is a mildly stimulating herb that has the ability to ease anxiety, tension, and gastrointestinal problems that may arise as a result of fatigue due to stress. People suffering with fatigue should [...]
Codonopsis (codonopsis pilosula) is an herb that is a truly gentle energy tonic that is used to soothe the digestive tract. It is a great addition to any herbal program used to fight fatigue naturally. Dosage information: 3 cups of tea per day (simmer 1/3 to 1/2 ounce of the dried herb in 3 cups [...]
Astragalus (astragalus membranaceus) is another all popular energy tonic that has the ability to strengthen the immune system as well as improve the function of the lung and digestive system, which makes it a highly effective treatment for fatigue. At times, you can find astragalus in bulk in the health food stores; this root is [...]
Reishi (ganoderma lucidum) is probably one of the most essential herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is so beneficial that it can take a whole book to mention the many conditions that it can treat. Since this particular section is about how to effectively treat fatigue naturally, we will stay on topic. Reishi has a [...]
Schisandra (schisandra chinensis) is a mild adaptogen, or tonic herb, which is known to have a positive effect on the lungs as well as kidneys. According to practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, this is an herb that aids in the maintenance and strengthening of tissues. Schisandra is an excellent alternative treatment for fatigue because it [...]
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a well known alternative treatment for fatigue because it increases energy and is known as an adrenal tonic. In addition, it has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties. Many tea blends contain licorice because it gives them a pleasant taste. It can also be taken in tincture form. Typical dosage: 1 to 3 [...]
The properties of Chinese ginseng (Panax ginseng) resemble those of Siberian ginseng. It has been used in Traditional Chinese medicine for a long time. Chinese ginseng is not recommended for long-term use by most people because it can be too strong or simulative depending on the type and quality of the product. The dried root [...]
Siberian ginseng (eleutherococcus senticosus) is a safe and long-term fatigue fighter that has been around for a long time. Scientific studies have shown that Siberian ginseng has the propensity to improve energy in a variety of activities under stressful conditions. It also has the ability to reduce the occurrence of diseases, such as infections caused [...]