Herbal Remedies For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Chronic fatigueA severe condition characterized by tiredness and fatigue and not relieved by rest is called chronic fatigue syndrome. Herbal remedies are much sought after to manage the symptoms which are similar to a flu but are present for a period of longer than 6 months. They include headaches, muscle pain, irritability, sore throat and joint pain. The Epstein-Barr virus and human herpes virus-6  are thought to be responsible but the exact cause is unknown. Factors that cause the inflammation of the nervous system can also be a reason. Diagnosis of this condition is not easy and a brain MRI is a helpful tool. A balanced diet and a good sleep pattern supported by the use of herbs can make the management of chronic fatigue syndrome easier. The herbs that are recommended for use are listed in the blog below.

 

 


Natural Treatment Options For Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


 


1. Basil

Basil

This herb is rich in a mineral called magnesium which gets more concentrated when basil is dried. The important benefit of increasing magnesium intake is that it helps to reduce signs of fatigue and acts as a relaxant. A natural source of the mineral is the best as supplements normally cause loose stools and bloating and may also interfere with the absorption of drugs taken for blood pressure. Basil can be used more often in cooking for individuals suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome. It is one of the best supplements for fatigue

 


2. Echinacea

Echinacea

The regular use of this herb in the form of a herbal tea can improve immunity and well being in the sufferers of chronic fatigue syndrome. The dose advised by herbalists to be used is 200 mg, two times a day. Taking any more may cause unpleasant side effects like diarrhea and stomach cramps which is best avoided.

 


3. Astragalus

Astragalus

 It is a powerhouse of antioxidants which makes it a very powerful immune booster and it also helps to increase levels of energy. The leaves and the flowers are both used for herbal therapy and can be made into a paste. This should be sufficiently diluted with water and consumed regularly. Alternatively, over the counter supplements are also available which can be used everyday.

 


4. Ginseng 

Ginseng

This is an Asian herb and the health benefits of ginseng is that it can increase energy levels and improve the flow of oxygen and essential nutrients to the brain. If the brain is well nourished chances are that a person is more alert. Up to 300 mg of ginseng in the form of capsules or tablets can be taken twice a day. Liquid extracts are also available and can be used alternatively. Since this herb is a blood thinner, those who are already using drugs for this function should use ginseng with care.

 

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a growing concern but can thankfully be managed by using the above mentioned herbs. A healthy diet and stress management techniques like yoga and meditation are also very helpful to fight this condition.

 

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