Nature has provided us with tons of ways to maintain our health and prolong our lifespan. From many herbs to spices and food add-ons, nature has found a way to implement itself into the things that are essential for our survival – food and water.
And of course if that doesn’t work out, we can always turn to natural supplements if you can’t get the recommended dose just by consuming herbs.
You can also prepare natural herbal teas, but these following 6 herbs should be taken in supplement form in order to achieve the best results:
Turmeric is famous for its amazing anti-inflammatory properties that have been confirmed by many experts to relieve the pain in cases of osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. It is extremely recommended for patients suffering from inflammatory issues like tendonitis especially since the inflammation of this issue leads to heart diseases, and turmeric supports the cardiovascular system.
You can take turmeric as a food supplement by using a pinch per serving or in other words, 4 grams in supplement form per day.
Note: Due to the ability of turmeric to cleanse the blood, use it sparingly throughout the day.
Ginger is perhaps one of the most popular natural remedies out there. It is most commonly used for treating post-chemotherapy nausea and morning sickness. It is also proven to be more effective than Dramamine when it comes to treating motion sickness.
In order to combat motion sickness, take 500mg of powdered ginger supplement just 30 minutes before you head to your trip and every 4 hours while travelling.
Note: If you’re prone to heartburn, make sure you take ginger in food and do not take more than 2 grams per day if you’re pregnant.
Many people aren’t aware of the extremely beneficial bulb Garlic however they never fail to recognize its specific aroma and taste. Little did they know garlic is extremely recommended when it comes to maintaining a good hearth health!
Atherosclerosis patients who had been consuming garlic for quite some time had their plague lowered in their arteries dramatically. Garlic also lowers bad cholesterol, blood pressure and decreases the risk of a stroke.
200 to 300 mg of standardized garlic powder is recommended on a daily basis, three times a day.
Note: Garlic thins out the blood so avoid taking it with warfarin and aspirin. And also if you have a surgery scheduled, be sure to avoid taking it at least 2 weeks before the day of surgery.
Peppermint is extremely efficient when it comes to relieving stomach pain and calming an upset stomach. It also is very effective in treating irritable bowel syndrome when taken as peppermint oil in the form of enteric capsules.
Since the capsules are coated, they go straight pass the stomach and directly in the intestines where their strong antispasmodic activity helps prevents diarrhea and constipation.
In order to calm an upset stomach, drink a cup of peppermint tea. If you however want to deal with IBS, take a 022 mm capsule of peppermint oil, 2-3 times a day with water, before every meal.
Note: If you suffer from acid reflux or heartburn, avoid peppermint herb, because it can only worsen the condition.
Thymol and Carvacrol are the two compounds of which the oregano oil consists of. It has been proven that thanks to these two compounds, the oil can treat all sorts of infections.
The director of botanical and regulatory affairs at the Herb Pharm – David Bunting, claims that oregano is helpful for traveler’s giardiasis and diarrhea and is mostly used for respiratory infections in the upper part. It also treats short term health issues like colds, coughs and fevers, however if the condition isn’t getting any better, immediately consult with a doctor to prescribe you antibiotics.
The most therapeutic form of oregano u can use is the essential oil but be careful since it can burn the mouth if it is improperly taken. You can use products like Oregano Spirits from Herb Pharm. It is a mixture of liquid oregano and oregano extract.
The daily dose can vary according to your symptoms and weight. From 20 drops two times a day, to 30 drops 4 times a day, the remedy must be taken with 4 diluted ounces of water.
Note: Again, be careful since it can burn the mouth if taken improperly.
This herb is included in many traditional medicines and it is considered a herb that can boost your brain memory and concentration and believe it or not, many studies have confirmed this. A study done with healthy British adults showed that the participants who took Spanish sage oil, scored better results in the word-recall test than the ones who didn’t take these capsules.
The herb is known to have a strong antiseptic property which is why it provides the best relief for sore throat. So if you are suffering from a sore throat it is best to drink sage tea, or you can try out a diluted liquid sage gargle method. Just add 10-20 drops of liquid sage in a cup of warm water and gargle.
However if you’re suffering from Alzheimer’s, it is advised to take 30 drops of the liquid diluted in water, 2 or 3 times a day depending on your weight and size and whether or not you’d like to boost its sharpness.
Note: There are no serious consequences of taking sage mixed or added to foods. But avoid taking excessive amounts since it can lead to seizures.