Herbs You Can Use Daily

Long before conventional medicines were manufactured, people relied heavily on traditional herbs. It’s quite amazing how various civilizations discovered the accurate usage of so many herbs based solely on their keen observation and connection with nature. With time and increasing scientific research, more and more benefits of various herbs are coming to light and their demand is increasing rapidly.

Here are the top five herbs that can help you stay in the best of health and are considered safe for everyday use:

1.     Calendula

Calendula has been used for ages for inflammatory conditions. Due to its potent anti-inflammatory properties, the herb has found to be highly useful for rashes, minor wounds, skin irritation, along with a range of other inflammatory conditions.[1] Calendula can be used topically as well as orally by adding a few drops of  tincture in tea. Regardless of how you use it, calendula is a must-have for every household’s day-to-day needs.

You can get your hands on organic Calendula tincture and capsules at HerbEra online shop.

 

2.     Cranberry

Cranberry is a tried and tested natural ingredient for urinary tract infections. This benefit of cranberries is also recognized in medical science and the fruit is widely used in modern medications for treating UTIs. According to research, a daily dosage of cranberry juice can prevent the reoccurrence of UTI by 50%.[2]  Studies also found cranberry useful in preventing stomach inflammation.[3]

Since fresh cranberries are only avaialble for a limited time during the year, we have prepared pure cranberry tincture to help our clients benefit from the incredible infection-fighting properties of cranberries.

 

3.     Thyme

Thyme, scientifically known as thymus Vulgaris, is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, and manganese. The herb is also packed with flavonoids and has high antioxidant properties.[4] Due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties, thyme helps greatly with cold, cough, and congestion.[5] Thyme can be consumed regularly in food for its health benefits.

Our thyme tincture and capsules also offer the same benefits as you get from fresh thyme.

 

4.     Turmeric

Turmeric is a popular herb in South Asia, commonly used as a flavorful spice in the kitchen. However, this herb is just as beneficial for health as it is important for enhacing the flavor and color of food. Turmeric has potent anti-inflammatory properties and can be used topically, daily, by people suffering from joint pain and inflammation.[6] People who use this yellow-hued spice in their food benefit from its anti-oxidant properties too. Additionally, turmeric offers relief for a plethora of day-to-day ailments such as digestive disorders, wound healing, and pain.[7] It’s also a powerful natural antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant. Curcumin, the major bioactive compound of turmeric that gives the spice its incredible benefits, is also known to have anti-stress and anti-anxiety effects.[8] According to research, this happens because turmeric (curcumin to be specific) gives a boost to dopamine and serotonin levels in the body.[9]

You can also use turmeric tincture in your food or take turmeric capsules as supplements.

 

5.     Asian Ginseng

Asian ginseng is a popular plant steeped deep into the history of Chinese medicine. This herb is explicitly known for its energy-boosting properties, making it perfect for all those days when we are feeling a little down.[10] Additionally, research also found ginseng to have immune-boosting properties.[11] Some research studies also claim that ginseng can improve brain functions.[12]It can also help improve blood cholesterol levels.

All in all, ginseng can help improve the overall well-being of a person and ensures a healthy body. Ginseng can be consumed in the form of tea made from ginseng root or in the form of ginseng tincture.

 

The Final Word

The best thing about herbs is that they follow the preventative healthcare procedure, instead of just offering relief after a disease has been contracted or a health condition has developed. You can incorporate many herbs in your day-to-day life to stay healthy, avoid certain health issues, as well as to deal with a range of health problems. The herbs that are discussed above are some of the best ones to get started.

 

References:

[1]http://nopr.niscair.res.in/handle/123456789/3072

[2]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3370320/

[3]https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29315597/

[4]https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29785774/

[5]https://biomedpharmajournal.org/vol12no4/the-potential-gastrointestinal-health-benefits-of-thymus-vulgaris-essential-oil-a-review/

[6]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27533649

[7]https://journals.lww.com/nutritiontodayonline/fulltext/2020/01000/turmeric__potential_health_benefits.9.aspx

[8]https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/drinks-for-stress-anxiety

[9]https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00213-008-1300-y

[10]https://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/1015/p1539.html

[11]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3659612/

[12]https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21396670/#&gid=article-figures&pid=fig-3-uid-3

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