Many of the natural remedies are familiar, as they are used today as homeopathic remedies such as pain relief – thyme and laxatives – dill, balsam apple, onions, parsley asthma – sesame, honey and milk, frankincense digestive aids – garlic, sandalwood, juniper, mint breathe freshener – mint, caraway chest pains – juniper, mustard seeds, aloe headaches – aloe, poppy seeds wound dressing – honey, a natural antibiotic anesthetic – poppy seeds (also used for insomnia) burns and skin diseases – aloe epilepsy – camphor vomiting – mustard seeds to induce it, mint to stop it.
About two thirds of patients recover with corticosteroid therapy: the usual corticosteroid administered is prednisolone in Europe and prednisone in the USA; these differ by only one functional group and have the same clinical effect. The corticosteroid is initially administered in high dosage, typically 50 mg per day tapering down to zero over a six-month to one-year period. [ citation needed ] If the corticosteroid treatment is halted too quickly the disease may return. Other medications [ vague ] must be taken to counteract side effects of the steroid.