Not all health conditions need to be treated with prescription or over-the-counter medications. In fact, in some cases, herbal remedies and supplements can help relieve symptoms and improve health. While there is no “magic” supplement or “quick fix,” it is important to discuss any new treatment method (herbal or not) with your physician. This will ensure that no unwanted side effects or drug interactions will occur. To learn more about herbs and supplements, visit Consumerlab.com. Leslie Mendoza Temple, MD, Director of NorthShore’s Integrative Medicine program, offers the following herbal alternatives:
Do you use herbal remedies to help relieve common health concerns? What works for you?