I believe that the western culture has strayed away from our natural roots. There is less attention placed on nutrition and healthy lifestyle.  This can be easily seen when treating ailments.  Often the answers from doctors lie in a quick fix from a pill.  These pills are synthetic compounds that replicate compounds that are often found in nature.   It’s time to take it back to the roots.  Natural remedies won’t cure you overnight, but if you stick with it, you will find that they have the capability to take care of any ailment you are dealing with.   Here is a helpful list to get you started of herbs for overall well being.  Herbs can be either made into tinctures, teas or used to cook with for medicinal benefits.

Improve Digestion

burdock, chamomile, cinnamon, dandelion root, fennel, ginger, marsh mallow root, peppermint, spearmint, yellow dock.

Aid with fading memory or memory loss

gingko,  gotu kola, rosemary, siberian ginseng.

Improve circulation

Cayenne, garlic, ginger, gingko, hawthorn, prickly ash.

 Improved imune system

Astragalus, boneset, calendula, echinacea, lemon balm, maitake mushroom, milk thistle, pau-d’arco, reishi mushroom, schisandra berries, shitake mushroom, siberian ginseng.

Lessen Joint pain

Black cohosh, boneset, cayenne, comfrey, crampbark, meadowsweet, turmeric, valerian, willow.

Enhance sleep and restfulness 

Hops, passionflower, skull cap, valerian, wild lettuce.

Lessen anxiety and depression

Chamomile, damiana, lavender, lemon balm, oats, rose, st johns wort, siberian ginseng.

Strengthen respiratory system

Calendula flowers, coltsfoot, elderberries, elecampane, garlic, horehound, licorice, lungwort, mullein, sage, thyme.

Improve eyesight

Bilberry, blueberry, gingko, lycium.

Help regulate blood pressure

Buckwheat, garlic, gingko, hawthorn.

Improve energy levels

Ginseng (any kind), guarana, yerba mate.

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