Herbs – the variety we need!
Herbs for overall wellness is a great way to restoring and maintaining health. Full of vitamins and minerals, they are the variety we need. Getting enough variety in our diets can be difficult when we’re accustomed to the same meals day after day. But because each herb has it’s own vitamin and mineral content, there’s usually no need for vitamin and mineral supplementation. Staying healthy can actually be pretty simple. With the right diet – meaning simply what we consume everyday, we can feel good and live the life we want.
Top Herbs for Overall Wellness
Adaptogen Herbs –
ASTRAGALUS– Astragalus has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for thousands of years. It is an anti-inflammatory, diuretic, and hypotensive herb, and has been used to fight and treat kidney disease. It is one of the most powerful immune-building plants on the planet and is also vital for cardiovascular health. This adaptogen herb helps overcome stress while fighting disease at the same time and has also been studied for the amazing power it has to fight off tumors and alleviate the symptoms of chemotherapy. Astragalus is one of the most essential herbs to add to any overall wellness regimen. Astragalus can be found in our Immune Health Herbs
ASHWAGANDHA – Ashwagandha has been used for more than 2,500 years and is the most commonly used and extensively researched adaptogen herb. Among the many benefits of Ashwagandha, are the ability to improve thyroid function, reduce anxiety and depression, and reduce brain cell degeneration and improve memory. Also known as “Indian Ginseng” Ashwagandha has been traditionally used to strengthen the immune system after illness, enhance stamina and endurance, and stabilize blood sugar. Ashwagandha is such an important herb as it serves many purposes and benefits many body systems including the immune, neurological, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Ashwagandha is used in conjunction with other essential herbs in our Everyday Herbs supplement for overall wellness.
ELEUTHERO – Also known as Siberian Ginseng, Eleuthero has been used medically for at least 2,000 years. It is used primarily to enhance endurance and mental alertness, regulate blood sugar, and stimulate immune function and fight viruses. Eleuthero’s adaptogenic properties increase resistance to physical, chemical, and emotional stress. All of these benefits are important to the health of our liver, so Eleuthero is one of the main components in our Liver Support.
Herbs that support your vitamin and mineral content
DANDELION – Despite being considered an annoying weed by many, dandelion is considered a great survival food because of its protein, vitamin (vitamins A, K, and C), and mineral content. Europeans, Chinese, and Arabians have been using dandelion for hundreds of years to treat fevers, diarrhea, fluid retention, liver conditions, skin ailments, digestive issues, and anemia. Dandelion promotes circulation, strengthens the arteries, restores gastric juices, and reduces cholesterol levels. It is rich in antioxidants, supports liver and kidney health, fights bacteria, and is high in fiber. Dandelion contains magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins A, B-Complex, and C. Dandelion can be found in our Kidney Support and in our Digestive Support.
DEVIL’S CLAW – Devil’s claw has been used for it’s benefits for arthritis relief and as a pain reducer. Studies have shown that Devil’s Claw helped reduce chronic paid before and after surgeries. In addition, it has shown to prevent inflammation and bone loss in studies of osteoporosis. Other benefits include being rich in antioxidants, fights inflammation, and supports kidney health. Devil’s Claw contains calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, protein, selenium, zinc, and vitamins A and C. Devil’s Claw can be found in our Bone & Joint Support.
GARLIC – There are over 6,000 medical reviews on the benefits of garlic. Not only does garlic make food taste savory and delicious, it’s good for you! Being linked to reducing or even helping prevent four of the major causes of death worldwide – cancer, heart disease, stroke, and infections, it is quite impressive. Garlic contains calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, sulfer, vitamins A, B-Complex, and C. Garlic Garlic is another ‘must-have’ in a daily overall wellness regimen and can be found with other important cardiovascular benefitting herbs in our Heart Support
Herbs are the purest form of vitamins and minerals and the easiest assimilated at the cellular level.
Remember this when you’re taking herbs and think you need to supplement with a certain vitamin or mineral. Herbs are immediately recognized as food to the cell, so their vitamin and mineral content alone may be enough for restoring and maintaining overall health.