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Can herbs help treat multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Adding healthy herbs and supplements to any diet can improve overall motor and cognitive functioning, but for those with multiple sclerosis (MS), these natural additives can be especially helpful. Many doctors suggest naturally occurring herbs and minerals to help people counteract common MS symptoms. Although they should not replace prescribed medications, taking herbs like ginger, chamomile and dandelion can help you manage your MS symptoms by reducing inflammation and strengthening the immune system.

The list of herbs and supplements available to people with MS is extensive, but remember to moderate your consumption of these plants and vitamins until you are certain of how your body will react to them. They can never act as replacements for regularly prescribed medication but can be added to help alleviate tension, fatigue and other conditions that are caused by or exacerbate symptoms.

Check with your doctor before you make any changes to your diet, and remember to stop eating something if it makes you feel ill. However, if your doctor gives you the green light, herbs can be a great alternative remedy to helping you reduce inflammation in your body and ultimately manage your symptoms.

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