Multiple sclerosis herbal remedies have been described as being effective in the management of certain symptoms of the disease. When treating MS, herbal remedies should be seen as treatments that can be used effectively with conventional medicine under the supervision of a qualified medical professional.

For patients with multiple sclerosis, herbal remedies can be a welcome source of relief. They can provide relief from the symptoms of MS. Herbal remedies can also provide relief from the side effects of the conventional medications that patients take to treat their MS. In either case, taking herbal remedies together with conventional medicine can be dangerous if it is not done properly. Hence, it is important that patients seek the opinion of a medical expert before adding herbal remedies to their MS treatment regimens.


Treating Multiple Sclerosis: Herbal Remedies in Action


There are a variety of herbal remedies that can be used by MS patients. They come from different origins, including Chinese medicine, ayurvedic medicine, and the traditional medical practices of other cultures. Some examples include green tea, which many people drink as a matter of course, and ginkgo biloba. Both of these herbal remedies have a beneficial effect on the immune systems of MS patients. They have also been described as anti-oxidants, which is to say that they promote healing and help keep aging processes at bay.

When one wants to use herbal remedies that are associated with Chinese medicine, it makes sense to first get diagnosed by a practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine. Chinese herbal remedies are given to patients on the basis of the categories into which their symptoms and other characteristics fit. An individual with no understanding of this intricate medical system and its philosophy could easily pick up a remedy and end up deriving no benefit from it for the simple reason that his symptoms did not belong in the category of illness for which the medication was intended.

MS patients who opt to use herbal remedies do so for a number of possible reasons. One of them, already mentioned above in connection to ginkgo biloba and green tea, is to support their immune systems. Doing so has an impact on the development of MS: It allows the nervous system to increase in strength and minimizes inflammation. Another reason why patients opt for MS herbal remedies is to compensate for the insufficiency of the digestive system and other organ systems. Thus, these remedies improve the function of the liver, gall bladder, kidneys and other organs.