Nature is a healing force that holds the power to nurture both our physical and psychological well-being.
Here are the health benefits of some of our favorite herbs.
Arrow root powder
Arrow root contains a good amount of potassium, iron, and B vitamins, which is great for metabolism, circulation, and heart health.
Ashwagandha root powder
Ashwagandha is an ancient medicinal herb with multiple health benefits. It can reduce anxiety and stress, help fight depression, boost fertility, and testosterone in men it can even boost brain function.
Catnip is most commonly used to treat nervousness and anxiety. It may be used to treat conditions or symptoms related to gastrointestinal problems such as indigestion, cramping, and gas.
Chamomile is commonly used for many human ailments such as hay fever, inflammation, muscle spasms, menstrual disorders, insomnia, ulcers, wounds, gastrointestinal disorders, rheumatic pain, and hemorrhoids.
Chickweed is especially rich in minerals such as magnesium, iron, copper, and phosphorus, and antioxidants such as saponins, and improves the skin’s health when applied as a herbal ointment or consumed as a tea.
Dandelion herbs are rich in vitamins A, C, and D. It contains high amounts of zinc, iron, and magnesium. It has been long used in herbal medicine. Dandelion has a wide range of medicinal and healing benefits, It is good for digestion, reduces water weight, Lowers blood sugar levels, treats urinary tract infections, and contains anti-cancerous properties.
Echinacea is used to support the treatment of a range of illnesses including, Cough and colds, bronchitis, upper respiratory infections, gingivitis, influenza, canker sores, yeast infections, ear infections, vaginitis, and some inflammatory conditions.
Feverfew is a medicinal plant traditionally used for the treatment of fevers, migraine headaches, rheumatoid arthritis, stomach aches, toothaches, insect bites, infertility, and problems with menstruation and labour during childbirth.
Gingko leaves contain powerful antioxidant properties that can help fight inflammation, Improves circulation and heart health, Reduces symptoms of psychiatric disorders and dementia, improve brain function and Well-Being, can reduce anxiety, can treat depression, can support the vision and eye health, can treat headaches and migraines, can improve asthma and COPD symptoms, reduce PMS symptoms, and treats sexual dysfunction.
Flax / Linseed
Some call it one of the most powerful plant foods on the planet. Although flaxseed contains all sorts of healthy components, it owes its primary healthy reputation its content on Omega-3 essential fatty acids, lignans, and fiber. There’s some evidence it may reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes.
Irish moss is one of the best plant sources of omega-3 fatty acids. These fats are critical for a healthy heart. Getting enough omega-3 fatty acids is connected to a lower risk of heart disease, blood clots, high cholesterol and, high blood pressure.
Compounds in lavender may stimulate activity in certain areas of the brain and influence the transmission of impulse between brain cells in ways that boost mood and produce calming effects, induce sleep, soothe menstrual cramping, and improve skin health.
Marigold flower (Calendula)
Marigold has been used to treat a variety of ailments affecting the skin as well as infections and fungus. Research suggests that marigolds may be effective in treating diaper rash, wounds, vaginal yeast infections, and other skin conditions. Marigold has been used as a pain reducer and inflammation reducer. It has been used as an aid in treating cancer – specifically for treatment-related side effects from radiation.
Moringa, a nutrient-packed superfood, has been used for centuries in Eastern cultures to alleviate headaches, ease constipation, stimulate the immune system, promote weight loss, increase libido. Modern research suggests moringa can help lower cholesterol, balance blood sugar, and ease other health concerns.
Mullein is a plant. The flower is used to make medicine for cough, whooping cough, tuberculosis, bronchitis, hoarseness, pneumonia, earaches, colds, chills, flu, swine flu, fever, allergies, tonsillitis, and sore throat.
Stinging nettle has been used for hundreds of years to treat painful muscles and joints, eczema, arthritis, gout, and anemia. Today, many people use it to treat urinary problems during the early stages of an enlarged prostate, urinary tract infections, and hay fever.
Passionflower is promoted as a dietary supplement for anxiety and sleep problems, as well as for pain, heart rhythm problems, menopausal symptoms, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is applied to the skin for burns, and to treat hemorrhoids.
Peppermint is a popular traditional remedy for a number of conditions. Research shows it may be effective in alleviating flatulence(gas), menstrual pain, diarrhea, nausea, depression-related anxiety, muscle and nerve pain, symptoms of the common cold, and indigestion.
Raspberry leaves contain vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to human health, the immune system, and the cellular process. Raspberry leaves contain vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, and B vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and potassium, In addition, raspberry leaves contain antioxidants.
Red clover flower
Red clover is widely used in traditional medicine as a remedy for menopause symptoms, asthma, whooping cough, arthritis, and even cancer.
Dried rose petals
Roses have been used for centuries in beauty and healing for their natural fragrance and nourishing properties. Dry rose petal contains Vitamin C, restore natural skin radiance, soothe irritated skin, promotes collagen production, high in antioxidants, seals moisture into cells, helps prevent dark circles, and has a natural soothing aroma.
Sage contains vitamins A and C, along with several other antioxidants which help reduce the risk of serious health conditions, In addition, it is rich in vitamin K, which aids the body in clotting blood.
St Johns Wort
St Johns Wort is most commonly used for depression and mood disorders.
The bright yellow-orange spice has been used for its medical, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties for thousands of years. Studies suggest Tumeric may, ease arthritis symptoms, prevent Alzheimer’s, may prevent cancer, maintains ulcerative colitis remission, boosts the immune system, lower cholesterol and, help treat uveitis.
This herb is often referred to as “nature’s valium,” and people have used it since the Middle Ages to treat sleep disorders such as insomnia. Research suggests valerian root may help improve sleep quality, reduce anxiety, improve symptoms of OCD, and reduce hyperactive behaviour in children.
Siberian ginseng was traditionally used to prevent colds and flu and to increase energy, longevity, and vitality. It is widely used in Russia as an “adaptogen.” Adaptogen is a substance that is supposed to help the body better cope with either mental or physical stress.
“Mother Earth’s medicine chest is full of healing herbs of incomparable worth.” – Robin Rose Bennet