Herbal Supplements Guide
Ashwagandha Root- a nutritive adaptogenic herb that helps the body to handle stress and giving support to the nervous system. It has been used in East Indian medicine for thousands of years to help strengthen the body and general health.
Astragalus Root- Native to northern and eastern China, it helps to strengthen the immune system and stimulation of white blood cells, while also supporting healthy digestion.
Bupleurum Root- An ancient Chinese herb, nicknamed “kindling of the barbarians,” used today for helping to cool the liver, support cholesterol levels, and maintain the circulatory system.
Elder Flower- Native to Europe and western ages, it has been used for centuries to help support respiratory health by giving a boost to circulation, encouraging sweating, and introducing healthy antioxidants to your body.
Eleuthero Root- An adaptogen that is known to give support for your endocrine and immune systems. It is native to northeast Asia, and gives your body a boost to support its recovery, endurance, memory, emotions, and nerves.
Ginger Root- Native to southeast asia, but now used worldwide. A popular herb for adding flavor and spice, ginger is also great for helping to relieve nausea associated with motion sickness and pregnancy. It also helps your body’s digestion, cholesterol levels, helps to warm digestive tissues, promote perspiration, and provides support for the detoxification of your body.
Ginkgo Leaf- Aids with brain function, memory and concentration by enhancing the oxygenation of the blood and helping to lift the mood. Ginkgo is one of the oldest surviving tree species on earth at an estimated 225 million years old. It is native to China, although it can be found across the globe today.
Goji Berry- Full of antioxidants and healthful nutrients, goji berry helps to build general health and boost the immune system. It is native to Asia and used in traditional Chinese medicine to help to clear vision, strengthen the kidneys and provide nourishment to the liver.
Gotu Kola Herb- an ayurvedic adaptogen that helps to strengthen the immune system. It is native to India and parts of Asia, and helps to improve the oxygen levels in the body, support a healthy memory, and give your connective tissues nutrients to help maintain their structure.
Hydrangea Root- Besides its beautiful flowers, hydrangea roots are used to help give your urinary system a boost by increasing urination, and help strengthen the immune system.
Lavender Flower- Native to the Mediterranean, but is now grown all over Europe and the United States. It has been used for thousands of years starting with the Egyptians. It helps to relax and soothe the nervous system, and help to calm and the digestive system by helping to reduce bloating and belching.
Lemon Balm Leaf- As a member of the mint family, lemon balm has a pleasant lemony smell, helps to calm overactive thyroid activity, helps to cool the body, and can help with sleep. It is native to central and southern Europe and the Mediterranean.
Licorice Root- Popular in ancient Chinese medicine, native to southern Europe and parts of asia, licorice root is an adaptogenic herb that helps with the adrenal and immune systems. It helps to sooth tissues and keep mucous membranes moist, adds nutrients to help strengthen digestion, balance female hormones, gives the liver a boost.
Passionflower Leaf- Beneficial as a calming herb. Helps to calm nerves, reducing stress and muscle spasms, and helping with sleeplessness. It is native to the southern United States, Mexico, and Central America.
Peppermint Leaf- Peppermint is a common flavor in food, candies, drinks, and more. It is also used for its medicinal properties that help support the digestive system. It helps to decrease gas and relieve nausea from motion sickness or pregnancy. It dates back thousands of years, and is native to Europe.
Rhodiola Root- An adaptogen also known as golden root. It is native to high alitudes in the east, including Europe, China, Russia, and Tibet. It helps to support the immune and cardiovascular systems, while also benefits mood, energy levels, and mental clarity.
Schisandra Berry- Native to Northern China and Eastern Russia. This berry, called the “five flavor berry” in Chinese, was given its name for its sweet, sour, bitter, warm, and salty flavors that coincide. It is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs in traditional Chinese medicine, and is thought to give support to all body organs, especially the kidneys and the skin. In China, it was believed to “calm the heart and quiet the spirit.” It has also been used in Russia with the purpose of reducing fatigue.
Spearmint Leaf- A hardy member of the mint family and native to Europe and Asia, it has been used for millennia from everything from boosting respiratory health and digestion, to freshening the breath. It can also be beneficial in cardiac health, hormone imbalance, circulation, and stress relief.
Tongkat Ali Root- Known to be a supporter of male testosterone, this herb helps to strengthen energy and vitality. It has a very bitter taste, and is native to Indonesia and Malaysia.
Wood Betony Herb- Found natively in Europe, western Asia, and Northern Africa. It has been used for a variety of ailments, but can be helpful for coughs, headaches, and more. It can also help support healthy blood pressure.
Yarrow Leaf/Flower- Yarrow is common in the northern hemisphere, and has been used for centuries as a general health builder. It can be beneficial for clearing the respiratory, urinary, and digestive systems, as well as be a stimulus for the immune system. It can also provide support to the female reproductive system. It also has many different common names including, soldiers, woundwort, and Staunchweed.