Herbs are awesome, there’s no denying this. They make our food taste amazing, maintain our health, and even heal a body that’s out of balance. So why has society forgotten about the importance of herbs and herbalism… why aren’t we using herbs to treat illnesses?
A good question, that begs a brilliant answer.
I don’t want to sound like there’s some big conspiracy that the drug companies try to suppress this information to keep us sick so we must buy their drugs that make them billions of dollars, but this is what’s going on so put on your tinfoil hat.
Or better yet, read everything you can about herbs and their magical properties, become pro-active in growing your own herbs (or find a good, reliable source to buy them from), and take control of your own health and well-being.
Using herbs and herbal tinctures really are part of the solution to our sick society. Avoiding manufactured and synthetic foods is just as important. Oh, and so is getting off your duff and going for a walk, run or bike ride more often.
(Walking or running is more fun with a cool exercise/running waist belt, like this one.)
Ok, so just taking herbs doesn’t fix everything, but it’s a vital part of the puzzle; part one of three of the formula, if you will. This is how entire nations can be healed. Can it be this simple? Yes— why not?!
Now, check this article below for more info about our forgotten herbs. What can you take from this?
Herbs are amazing, and completely underrated.
We’ve all been told to eat our basil and parsley with dinner, but how many of you are taking your turkey tail mushrooms, turmeric, astragalus root, cordyceps or rhodiola?
These unpronounceable herbals are more than just seasonings or added flavor to your turkey loaf, these substances are DNA-changing, immune boosting, anti-inflammatory, cholesterol and blood pressure lowering, anxiety alleviating, stress adapting, brain bolstering, memory enhancing, cancer fighting, disease preventing super plants.
There’s A Lot Going Against Us
With all the processed foods, inflammation, toxicity, sedentary lifestyles, stressful jobs, constant work, lack of play, and over-medication, of course our bodies are rebelling. And our illnesses are just your body’s way of saying, “STOP! I need a break from all this shit!”.
It was Thomas Edison who said, “The doctor of the future will no longer treat the human frame with drugs, but rather will cure and prevent disease with nutrition.” What a genius! He’s probably rolling in his grave at the thought of Pop Tarts, Doritos, and Meat Lover’s Pizza.
Health is a symptom of your body working. Illness is a symptom of unbalance. How many of us eat a diet of solely organic, local vegetables and fruits, exercise and move our bodies on a regular and weekly basis, sleep 7-9 hours per night, while taking time out to socialize with friends and family, meditating, and making room to play and do what we love? If this person exists, they’re a dreamy unicorn, with undeniably good skin, and I want some of their magic.
While it may be extremely difficult to live the perfect unicorn lifestyle, there are tricks or hacks we can use to make us more prepared for our modern life, and some of these hacks include herbs. Tinctures made from plants are a great way to propel your body back into balance. Herbs have been shown to:
Reduce inflammation, promote blood flow, reduce tumor and cancer growth, lower blood sugar, reduce cholesterol, lower blood pressure, lower risk of heart disease, improve brain function, increase memory, delay the onset of Alzheimer’s, positively change your gene expression and more!
These plants basically turn you into a badass, super-powered, undercover health ninja. Who’s in? Herbs obtain various chemical compounds as unpronounceable as polysaccharides, saponins, flavonoids, phytosterols, micronutrients, anti-oxidants, thiosulfinates, anti-amyloids, polyphenols and more. Herbs such as turmeric and ginger have become research darlings, with study after study showing the unbelievable health benefits associated with taking these medicinal plants on a regular basis. Who knew?