Why Herbal Medicinals?
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One of my favorites, Slight licorice flavor. Fennel is a carminative herb that helps to reduce gas, warm up the digestive tract, and speed up the digestive process. Fennel can aid in the reduction of halitosis and yes reduce odor of perspiration. Fennel can be purchased as a fresh herb or seed even powder. Take as a tea or capsule. As well as eaten raw or on salad.
A little bitter, Dandelion stimulates appetite and aids in digestion. While many people see dandelions as weeds, they are actually full of vitamins A, B, C, and D, as well as minerals such as iron, potassium, and zinc. In Chinese medicine, dandelion is used to treat all sorts of digestive ailments. Use as Tea or capsule.
If you’ve ever dined on a good Indian Garam Masala, you’ve eaten cardamom. This is a stomach and intestinal healing herb like few others. Part of the ginger family, it is also anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, and is great for soothing gas and heartburn. As stated use in cooking, tea or capsule.
Artichokes are useful in treating specific liver/gallbladder conditions with elevated blood fat values by promoting bile flow in the body, increasing fat digestion and protecting the intestinal mucosa. Bile acids stimulate intestinal peristalsis resulting in better digestion. Bile moves toxins that are ingested through food, water and the air from the liver on to the intestine for further elimination, making it a powerful detoxer.” You can also consume artichoke leaf extract to aid with digestion.
SIBERIAN GINSENG: Also known as eleuthero, Siberian Ginseng increases the body’s ability to handle stress, reduces fatigue and naturally supports healthy adrenal function and hormone levels. Siberian ginseng was shown to support stamina and fitness as well as reduce general fatigue. It is used in Russia as an adaptogen is a substance that helps the body better cope with stress, either mental or physical and increase longevity and vitality.
LICORICE ROOT: This fatigue-fighting herb helps rebuild damaged adrenals and reduces cravings for sweets and caffeine which cause a energy crash after an initial rush. The glycyrrhizin contained in licorice root enhances the body’s cortisol activity increasing energy and reducing fatigue.
is one of the most well-respected energy herbs in (Indian) medicine. It has been proven that the effect of Gota Kola on promoting healthy energy levels and stamina as well as reducing fatigue. Also known as the most spiritual of all herbs. Native to the Himalayas, it is used by monks to improve their meditation by balancing the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Elephants eating this herb giving this herb a reputation as a promoter of long life.
This common herb contains detoxifying, antibacterial and immune enhancing essential oils, and can help remove heavy metals from the body. Cilantro also aids digestion, fights nausea and stomach cramps, balances blood sugar levels, and is mildly laxative. Sprinkle it over your food, or add it to your juices for a detox drink an purchase in most grocers
Milk thistle acts like an antioxidant, and helps in nourishing and rejuvenating dead cells. Milk thistle, or more commonly known as "silymarin", is an herb native to the Mediterranean countries, but is also found in other parts of the world today. The seeds and leaves of this natural herb can be consumed on an empty stomach before meals for best results. It is known to draw out toxins from the body, thus aiding detoxification.
You can ingest toxins through medications. And true to this, studies have found that lamotrigine, a drug used to treat epilepsy and bipolar disorder, can cause liver damage. Ginger extract has been found to have antioxidant effects that reduced toxic build-up and liver damage caused due to the drug.
contains sulfur compounds which are responsible for its distinctive smell and for promoting liver health. They stimulate liver enzymes responsible for detoxification and have antioxidants called flavonoids which can both block and suppress the function of free radicals. Besides this garlic has the ability to reduce alcohol-related liver damage (alcoholic steatohepatitis), whether taken raw, as garlic oil, or as an aged black garlic extract.
Get ready ladies Natural aphrodisiacs have been used successfully for thousands of years, with avena sativa being no exception. Also referred to as ‘oat straw,’ avena sativa is a powerful natural aphrodisiac, Oats may also support bone health, which is important because osteoporosis is more common in women than it is in men. Avena sativa is rich in calcium, a nutrient that plays an important role – along with vitamin D and vitamin K – in bone density. Oat straw increases levels of luteinizing hormone a hormone that is crucial for stimulating cell growth. This may help initiate bone cell production, possibly supporting bone health.
BLACK COHOSH: The flower essence of black cohosh is prescribed for “knowing and trusting in one’s inner strength and resources.” The most commonly prescribed herb for menopause, black cohosh can be helpful to manage the hot flashes, fatigue and irritability that sometimes accompany menopause. It also has a mild mood-lifting effect. The root is the most active part of the black cohosh plant and can be consumed as a tincture, as a tea or capsule.
RED CLOVER: is the most concentrated source of phytoestrogens, or substances in the plant that look like the body’s own hormone, estrogen. This can be helpful when estrogen levels are low (such as during menopause), especially when used in combination with black cohosh. Red clover can help with the hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness that can occur when estrogen levels drop. It has a very pleasant taste and can be steeped in a tea. The best part of this plant is that many of us have it in our yard. If you don’t use pesticides or herbicides, you can pick and brew the plants right out of your lawn.
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Meadowsweet, commonly referred to as “nature’s aspirin,” is a great herb that can be made into a tea to help reduce pain and inflammation in the joints and other areas of the body. Meadowsweet "contains aspirin-like chemicals called salicylates, which work to ease aches and pains in the body. Many herbalists use meadowsweet specifically for arthritis and as a diuretic, which may help to remove uric acid from the system.
A favorite nervine herbs include lemon balm and milky oat. Lemon balm is a gentle herb promoting a sense of calm, and reducing nervous tension, neuromuscular spasms, and pain. The volatile oils that give lemon balm its lovely lemony aroma have a direct effect on the nervous system and trigger relaxation, The way that milky oat works on the nervous system, however, is a bit different. Milky oat, is rich in B vitamins and magnesium to nourish and strengthen the nerves, soothe anxious states,
Hawthorn is one of the best herbs that can be made into a tea for heart health, claiming that "hawthorn is the go-to herb for any heart-related condition, including helping to heal the heart following a heart attack and calming hypertension. Hawthorn extract is believed to increase the strength of heart muscle contractions, and has a mild cholesterol-lowering and arterial plaque-preventing effect.
Holy basil is a delicious tea herb related to the basil that we use in pesto and spaghetti sauce. It is commonly used to regulate blood sugar in folks with type 2 diabetes, as well as cholesterol levels. The saponins and flavonoids that are in holy basil leaves may also ease aches and pains due to inflammation, so there is a lot of benefit to drinking this yummy tea!
Green Tea, “The Metabolism Booster” Thank the compounds in green tea called catechins, flat belly crusaders that blast adipose tissue by triggering the release of fat from fat cells (particularly in the belly), and then speeding up the liver’s capacity for turning that fat into energy.
White Tea, Prevents new fat cells from forming White tea is dried naturally, often in sunlight, making it the least processed and richest source of antioxidants among teas (as much as three times as many polyphenols as green tea! Will block (the formation of fat cells)
TURMERIC: This brightly colored yellow spice may help your body burn fat. This warming spice, increases body heat, which, in turn, can boost metabolism. also helps to fight Alzheimer's disease to keeping hormones in check during "that time of the month." Try adding turmeric!
CINNAMON: to balance blood sugar, helping to curb cravings and keep you feeling full for longer. As well as help maintain blood pressure help prevent a spike in your glucose levels after a sugar- or carb-rich meal. The spice also has the same fat-burning, or thermogenic, properties as turmeric and cayenne.
Just one teaspoon added to one of your meals per day can help you burn up to three times more body fat, That's great news, especially since cumin is so universal
Ashwagandha, ginseng, and rhodiola have a long history of use in traditional Chinese Ashwagandha has been shown to calm the mind, reduce, inflammation lower blood pressure, and enhance the activity of immune cells known as natural killer cells that help you fight off infections and proven to enhance thyroid function, increasing serum concentrations in the spinal neck area. Its anti-inflammatory effects may also help relieve pain associated with rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.
Ashwagandha helps the body cope with stress by a boost of adrenalin It is used to balance stress hormones, relieve anxiety and increase energy in those suffering from adrenal fatigue.
As you know, chronic stress contributes to inflammation and can trigger many illnesses due to an imbalanced immune response and hormone dysfunction. Ginseng is superior in its ability to significantly reduce chronic stress by regulating the axis, effectively decreasing depression, and anxiety.
Too much cortisol (your primary stress hormone) can deplete your nutrient reserves, impair memory, and have devastating effects on your blood pressure, blood sugar, and metabolism. Rhodiola Rosea has been proven to reduce the secretion of cortisol during stressful situations.
Rhodiola can increase energy and enhance concentration in those with adrenal fatigue.