Herbs That Promote Well-Being.
Hi there in this post I aim to provide accessible, empowering and inspiring high-level health strategies focusing on some important health giving herbs .
It’s my belief that conventional medicine, doesn’t always address our health concerns and we need to start turning towards natural solutions and earth-based medical systems that have long and established histories for health giving solutions and support.
In this blog, I mostly focus on herbal medicine, food as medicine and daily habits, so read on and take your health into your own hands.
My favorite health giving herbs that will be discussed are a wide-ranging group of herbs that are very safe, as well as super nutritious tonic herbs that are full of life.
Giving energy and life building nutrients, tonic herbs help to build vitality and they provide protection. These herbs work on many different levels. They help to support the organs, they often times help to support the immune system and as well as, helping to build the deep energy or what’s called the Jing in the Chinese medical system.
This is a perfect example of plants that can help us to really take our health into our own hands.
They’re also readily available. The benefits are grounded in solid science and traditional wisdom, and they promote deep health.
I believe that, through having a relationship to health giving herbs like these, we can begin to return to a more holistic and earth-based view of health read on to learn more about how to promote your overall health using these everyday powerful plants.
Nutrient efficiencies are very common and can lead to all kinds of health problems. So many herbalists have turned to the tonic herbs to provide a power-packed, nutritious solution. You can think of herbal medicines in this category as laying the foundation for all of the other herbs that are more specific.
These plants can be used more regularly and more casually, and they help to support the body’s overall functioning. The nutritive herbs are so powerful because they deeply support us, they work efficiently and they really help to build up weakness in the body through nutritional support.
They help to support the immune system and they often provide a level of preventive care. There are so many plants in this category. I absolutely love these nutritive herbs, but I thought today I would just stick to two herbs that are super accessible plants that you can start with right away, so you can use both of these herbs in a number of ways, but really one of the easiest ways to use them, is just to include them in your food.
You can also buy them as dried herbs, though, and you can blend them together. You could make a nutritive tea or you could find the fresh herbs too.
So the first herb is Nettles which are hugely nutritious and super safe.
This is truly a plant that can be used as food. You can harvest nettle mostly in the spring, but you can also buy dried nettles and take it as a capsule or use it as a tea. I actually like to make a pesto out of the fresh spring Nettle.
Nettles are incredibly high in calcium and it’s the kind of calcium that’s readily and more easily absorbed by the body in comparison to other foods that have a type of calcium that the body finds more difficult to absorb.
They’re, also high in silica, potassium and magnesium. Nettles are diuretic so make sure that you stay really hydrated when you’re using them regularly as a tea or capsule or in your food.
Our second health giving herbs are Calendula which you will find in many gardens. These flowers are super high in something called carotenoids, which is anti-inflammatory and very soothing on the gut lining, use the dried petals or you can even use the fresh flower in salads. If you’re purchasing, the dried herb make sure that you choose a herb that’s, still a bright orange color over time.
The color starts to become more dull, and this is an indication that the potency of the plant is gone as well.
I hope that gives you some ideas about how to include more nutritious herbs in your life.