Mother Earth Living

Herbal Remedies for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Treatment Guidelines

Always be careful with herbs, be sure to consult a specialist
By Lois Johnson, M.D.
July/August 1999
Add to My MSN


Content Tools

Related Content

Every Herb Has a Story: Herbs for Inflammation

When your muscles are aching and your bones aren't moving, spice up your life by adding a little mor...

The Path to Herbalism

The art of healing our bodies with herbs is a new fascination in Erin McIntosh's life. Learn more ab...

Natural Alternatives: Dry Eye Syndrome Treatment (Response)

One guest blogger responds to a post about dry eye syndrome with some natural, herbal remedies that ...

New New Drink

The depths of August are upon us, people, and the outlook is somnolent. The sun gets higher and hott...

Work with an experienced herbalist or herbally oriented health-care provider.

If self-treating, it’s always safest to start with low doses of herbs and increase gradually. If you experience any adverse effect, stop taking the herb immediately.

Unless otherwise specified, use the following doses.

Teas: 1 to 2 teaspoons of dried herbs per cup of water. If the herbs look leafy or flowery, put them in a teapot, add boiling water and steep for ten to fifteen minutes. If the herbs look woody or rooty, simmer for ten to fifteen minutes.

Capsules or other products: follow label instructions.

Lois Johnson, M.D., has a busy primary-care holistic practice in Sebastopol, California, where she integrates the best of Western medicine with herbalism, nutrition, and lifestyle counseling. She graduated from the University of Nevada Medical School in 1984 and is board certified in ­internal medicine.

Click here for the original article, Herbal Remedies for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.


 








Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe today and save 58%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.