Fatigue is the most common presenting complaint in doctor's offices, and can be part of scores of serious medical conditions, as much as from overwork or lack of sleep. Underlying causes need to be identified, and natural medicine recognizes many less obvious contributing factors. These include chronic intestinal dysbiosis, liver overload, adrenal exhaustion, hidden infections (yeast, viral or parasitic) and food allergies. Typical short-term solutions such as caffeine, tobacco, sugar and other stimulants are ultimately debilitating for the hormonal and nervous system. That is why home remedies for fatigue syndrome are the best long term option to compliment your treatment. There are many home remedies chronic fatigue syndrome in this page, please find them below.
Herbal medicines should be directed toward the underlying causes, but for simple fatigue, tonic and adaptogenic herbs can be relied upon. These have the ability to increase vitality and well-being, balancing and improving the function of the body's major control systems—immune, hormonal, cardiovascular and nervous. Thus they are particularly suitable for the effects of prolonged stress, both physical and psychological. This class of botanical medicines can help compensate for and overcome the effects of overwork, depression, prolonged illness and convalescence after illness. In this list of home remedies for fatigue syndrome you will find the whole spectrum of benefits.
Optimal effects occur when tonics are taken long term (i.e. one to six months). They are best taken in chronic illness, rather than acutely and are typically used in a cycle of 3 weeks on and one week off. See also Immune Weakness - Liver Conditions - Stress.
Home Remedies Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Home Remedies Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #1: Alfalfa**—Medicago sativa • Improves appetite, digestion; produces mental clarity and well-being. • Increases stamina and strength, augments ability to respond to stress. • For convalescence after long illness, extreme stress. Reduces toxicity. • High in phytoestrogens, stimulates the body's hormone production. • Note that alfalfa sprouts and especially seeds are potentially toxic.
Home Remedies Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #2: Astragalus*** —Milk Vetch/Astragalus membranaceous • For general weakness, fatigue, loss of appetite, shortness of breath. • Adaptogenic herb that stimulates immune function, improves stamina. • Anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial effects; good for flu, cold. • Strengthens people with cancer, after radiation or chemotherapy.
Home Remedies Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #3: Cordyceps**—Cordyceps sinensis • Builds strength, endurance, stamina and immunity. Reduces fatigue, promotes lung and kidney function. Increases blood flow to brain, heart. • Increases male potency, female vitality. Improves appetite and sleep.
Home Remedies Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #4: Ginseng***—Panax Ginseng • Strengthens adrenals, improves vitality and ability to handles stress. • Improves physical and mental performance, stamina; enhances mood. • Increases visual and motor coordination, increases work capacity. • Antioxidant, inhibits formation of free radicals, stimulates immunity.
Home Remedies Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #5: Gotu Kola***—Centella asiatica • Improves brain function, memory. Anti-stress, anti-anxiety, relaxant. • Strengthens body's connective tissue and blood vessels, heals wounds. • Tonic and rejuvenator, improves fertility, has anti-inflammatory effects.
Home Remedies Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #6: Licorice**—Glycyrrhiza glabra • Provides steroid-like factors for the the body's own production of adren- aline, cortisol; thus boosts adrenal function and adaptation to stress. • Antiviral and immune-enhancing herb, valuable for weakened states.
Home Remedies Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #7: Maitake**—Grifola frondosa • Immune-stimulating effects; increases activity of immune cells (killer cells, etc.), as well as immune-modulating chemicals (interleukin 2). • D-fraction has shown positive results in Epstein-Barr and chronic fatigue; inhibits virus production, protects cells from attack by toxins.
Home Remedies Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #8: Oats***—Avena sativa • Exhaustion from work, study, illness, drugs, alcohol, sexual excess. • Nutritive effect on the brain, rather than temporary stimulatory effect. • Greatly sharpens mental acuity, focus, memory before an exam etc.. • Eases heart palpitations, effective for insomnia due to overfatigue.
Home Remedies Chronic Fa Syndrome Schisandra***—Schisandra chinensis • Improves adrenal and nervous system capacity. Counteracts effects of stimulants, coffee. Improves liver function and protects it from toxins. • Increases work and efficiency level, improves mood, memory and sleep. • Re-regulates immune system, helps skin problems, aphrodisiac effects.
Home Remedies Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #10: Siberian Ginseng***—Eleutherococcus senticosus • Adaptogenic herb, excellent for exhaustion, fatigue, immune weakness. • For effects of long stress (physical, emotional, mental) or after illness. • Increases mental alertness, work output and athletic performance. • Enhances adrenals, increases immunity and protects against toxins.
Home Remedies Chronic Fatigue Syndrome #11: St. John's Wort*—Hypericum perforatum • Inhibits viral activity and replication of herpes virus and Epstein-Barr. • Relieves depression that is a cause or effect of fatigue; improves sleep.
Home Remedies Chronic Fat Syndrome #12: Yerba Mate*—Ilex paraguariensis • Stimulates like caffeine, but without causing nervousness; calms, bal- ances the nervous system. Improves sleep and mood, reduces allergy. • Antioxidant, increases oxygen to the heart and brain.