Health Topics

Guidance on Natural Remedies

Reliable information about a range of natural remedies you can buy over the counter:

  • Vitamins.

  • Minerals.

  • Herbal remedies.

  • Homeopathic remedies.

  • Essential oils.

  • And more


Information on this site is for educational and personal use only, and is not intended in any way as prescription or diagnosis. It is not a substitute for medical advice. If you have a medical condition, or take prescription medication, do not neglect good quality medical support.

The terms ‘treat’ and ‘treatment’, or similar, do not promise or imply cure.

Information given about products or their ingredients refers to research-based evidence; some sources of evidence are on the Links pages. It would be impossible to fit the information in these references onto each page.
Reference to ‘traditional use’ reflects well-documented common use, by ordinary people, over many years, often in more than one country. ‘Traditional use’ does not imply any research evidence or safety level, it is included for information only, and is not a recommendation.
No manufacturer or supplier has any financial interest in this website, or my business, nor do I have any financial interest in them. Although I sell Viridian products, they are also widely available elsewhere. Always read instructions on any product. Do not neglect medical guidance or treatment.

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Natural Health Answers Health Topics aims to give accurate, up-to-date and safe information about a range of natural remedies you can buy over-the-counter. They are dividied into areas of health such as vision, female, children's. They are not intended to be comprehensive. Please read Terms and Conditions before using this service.

information about vitamins and herbs

You will find reliable, independent information about vitamins,

minerals, homeopathic and herbal remedies,

and other products that I believe to be helpful.

information about supplementsNaturally, there are many on the market.

I recommend you buy at your local independent health store, where you can get advice about the safety or suitability of products.

If you buy online, be very careful. Often there is no information at all, maybe not even an ingredient list. Sometimes there are hidden costs eg. delivery. Sometimes you end up getting spam or computer malware from some sites.

advice on choosing natural remedies
If a product is not listed in my pages, this does not reflect on its quality.

It simply means I have no direct experience. And I cannot list everything - there is not enough room!

If the information you seek is not among the health topics, please use the Natural Health Answers REPORT. If you are interested in a product that is not listed, I can also check out the ingredients for you, as part of a REPORT.

Pregnancy Childbirth and Breastfeeding

This section contains lots about natural childbirth, medical procedures, babies, and supplements during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Naturally it is not a substitute for the guidance of your doctor/midwife.


Topical, sometimes amusing, sometimes includes a recipe.


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