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Top 5 Holistic Healing Herbs To Feel Better Right Now

By Harrison Payton

February 17, 2021


Improve Your Integrated Health With A Natural Path To Wellness

If you’ve been struggling to keep your natural health and wellness routine balanced in the last year, you are most definitely not alone. With increased time at home, less exercise, and potentially less nutritious food options, it’s been difficult for even the most devout of us who are focused on holistic healing and integrated health practices

While the current situation continues, the fact of the matter is that we simply cannot ignore our body’s needs for proper nutrition. It’s a must that we get back on track or continue to maintain our natural wellness. Today, we’ll be going over our top 5 holistic healing herbs that will not only support your body’s healing processes, but also leave you feeling a better sense of overall wellness. Let’s go over which herbs and foods you should consider incorporating into your lifestyle below.

Choose Plant-Based Medicine By Trying These 5 Herbs

Before we begin this list we want to take a moment to advise you to speak with your doctor before beginning to use any herbal supplements. Just like traditional medicines, natural herbs can have powerful effects on your body, so it’s extremely important you confirm it’s safe with your care provider before you begin an herbal medicine routine. 

Butterbur

For those that regularly suffer from headaches, you know just how debilitating it can be when trying to go through day-to-day activities or being productive at work. With so many Americans spending more time looking at screens, the risk of headaches and migraines has increased in the last year. For headaches, we recommend Butterbur. It has been shown that it reduces the frequency of migraines for people who consumed it for 3 to 4 months. 

Saint John’s Wort

Although this herb has somewhat of a peculiar name, it has powerful benefits that can help your emotional state. Used as an antidepressant, research has shown that it has a mild to moderate effect on reducing feelings of depression over a 3 month period. The study used relatively large doses. It has the potential to negatively interact with other medications, so it’s particularly important to consult your doctor before beginning use of this herb. 

Echinacea

An photograph of an echinacea flower.
An Echinacea flower.

Widely considered to be one of the most successful and popular herbs in the world, Echinacea contains powerful phytochemicals. These phytochemicals can help reduce the risk of viral infections and the occurrence of tumors. It also boasts anti-inflammatory properties and contains a good dose of antioxidants. Given this combination of natural wellness-promoting features, it’s no mystery why echinacea has become such a powerhouse in the world of herbalism. 

Gingko

Known as one of the oldest homeopathic plants, Gingko has played an immeasurable role in bettering humans throughout our history. It contains strong antioxidants, which benefit your body in many ways including lowering the risk of cancer. Gingko has even shown evidence that it may improve circulation, heart health, and reduce stress, anxiety, and psychiatric disorder symptoms

Garlic

While arguably a food more than herbal medicine, garlic’s wellness benefits have landed it a spot on our list. Besides tasting delicious in almost any meal, garlic has anticancer, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Garlic is also heart-healthy, so it makes an excellent ingredient to add to your dinner meal. 

Bonus: Cannabidiol (CBD)

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a potent terpene extract from the hemp plant. It belongs to the cannabinoid family of chemical compounds. It has been shown through a variety of studies that it may reduce inflammation, improve mood, and lower anxiety levels by affecting your endocannabinoid system. We highly recommend incorporating a daily dose of CBD into your life, to help potentially promote homeostasis and gut health, if not for the reasons listed above. It’s easy to consume and comes in Gummies, Tinctures, and even Softgels. If you are concerned about THC, broad-spectrum CBD is THC-free.

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