Ailments and Illnesses

This page provides information about specific ailments and illnesses. We have also provided links to other sites showing documents from other sources about specific recommended herbs and supplements.

Acne is a disorder resulting from the action of hormones on the skin's oil glands (sebaceous glands), which leads to plugged pores and outbreaks of lesions commonly called pimples or zits.
Asthma is a lung disease that causes obstructions of the airways. It is an overreaction of the body's own immune system usually caused by exposure to an allergen, a substance that the body perceives as foreign and dangerous.

Acid reflux disease is a chronic condition in which stomach acid washes back up onto the esophagus, causing severe discomfort.
Adrenal gland disorders occur when the adrenal glands don’t work properly. Sometimes, the cause is a problem in another gland that helps to regulate the adrenal gland. In other cases, the adrenal gland itself may have the problem.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, ultimately fatal, disorder in which certain types of nerve cells in particular areas of the brain degenerate and die for unknown reasons.
An allergy is a specific immunologic reaction to a normally harmless substance, one that does not bother most people. People who have allergies often are sensitive to more than one substance. Types of allergens that cause allergic reactions include pollens, dust particles, mold spores, food, latex rubber, insect venom, or medicines.