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Synonyms for alterative

tending to cure or restore to health

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Alteratives work in subtle ways, perhaps including stimulation of the liver, kidneys, or sweat glands, but most directly they work on the lymph system.
It's also worth working with alteratives for arthritis, skin disease, and autoimmune conditions.
For chronic conditions, combine it with some of the gentler alteratives such as burdock, cleavers, or violet to clear out stuck conditions.
Some of the best alterative herbs to clear the lymph system are red root, cleavers, mullein, calendula, burdock, stinging nettles, sassafras, and red clover, although the list could go on.
Stinging nettles (Urtica dioica) is probably the all-time favorite herb of many herbalists, and is a neat alterative because it gets you at both ends--both providing nutrition and assisting with elimination of waste products.