Love, joy and happiness are primary issues of life. Isn’t it what we all want? But depression and sadness are just as fundamental to the human experience as the more positive states of mind.The best way to enhance your mental functioning is the safest, healthiest and the longest acting method – using natural whole foods and herbs! Here are 25 herbs for your healthy body, mind and spirit!
Research suggests that taking cinnamon extract daily successfully reduces blood sugar by about 10%. It helps in reducing heart related risks and is particularly useful for people with Type II diabetes.
Turmeric, a spice used in curry, can relieve your pain. Turmeric contains curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory. Research suggests that curcumin prevents colon cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Often under-appreciated because of its relative commonality as a food, ginger is another powerful healing herb that has been used to prevent and heal diseases of all kinds. Ginger can prevent stomach upset from many sources, including pregnancy, motion sickness, and chemotherapy. It is also an effective painkiller to treat arthritis, joint pain and muscle soreness.
Fennel helps with bloating, gas and other digestion issues. It is also useful in quelling heartburn.
Ashwagandha is known to inhibit anxiety and improve energy. It strengthens the immunity system, lowers inflammation and heart diseases.
Saffron is widely used across the world for its flavor, aroma and medicinal properties. It improves vision, reduces cancer risk, boosts memory, fights stomach ailments and improves heart health.
Cumin is a good source of calcium iron and magnesium. It has powerful germ fighting properties that prevent stomach ulcers and keeps blood sugar levels in check.
Research shows that ginseng decreases blood sugar levels in people with Type 2 diabetes. It also boosts immunity. Asian ginseng boosts immunity, improves mental health and reduces stress. This ancient root has been used for more than 5,000 years for memory, energy and to combat depression.
Thyme is packed with vitamin C and is also a good source of vitamin A. Thyme essential oil is often used for aromatic and therapeutic purposes due to its intensity of an active substance called carvacrol.
Mint can work wonders for your stomach. It is known to calm stomach cramps and help beat acidity and flatulence. Mint also has a unique property that soothes and calms itchy and infected skin.