We see them in the supermarket or grocer, and half the names we don’t know or aren't aware of their significant benefits. The fact is, herbs have been used for thousands of years for their huge medicinal and health benefits.
We've picked the best nine herbs for your health:
Found mostly amongst the countries of the Mediterranean, what makes Rosemary a super herb is its ability to possess large amount of iron, calcium and Vitamin B6. Muscle pain, low immunity, poor circulation and hair loss are just some of the ailments people relied on it for. Great for recovery after a workout, to relieve stress or improve your ability to resist colds and flus. Rosemary has huge benefits helping inflammation in the body as well as relaxing the mind. The Amaze Tea Co Stress Reliever contains Rosemary for reasons to do with its ability to calm the nervous system. More recent studies even claim Rosemary helps with neurological disorders.
Rosemary according to ‘The Alternative Daily’ says that regarding Rosemary and memory :
"This is perhaps the most well-studied benefit, as rosemary has been used to boost memory capacity for thousands of years. Researchers have found that the active compound in rosemary, known as 1,8-cineole, essentially increases acetylcholine levels — the neurotransmitter that enhances memory and learning."
A very beneficial herb for your kitchen cabinet!
2. St. Mary’s Thistle
Loved for its remarkable Liver healing powers, St. Mary’s Thistle is held in very high regard by herbalist’s world over. If your Liver has been overloaded for many years because of alcoholism, pesticides or preservatives in your food or a long stint at a bad diet, St. Mary’s Thistle helps your Liver heal and restore itself. The Liver being the most powerful detoxification organ in the body, St. Mary’s Thistle helps the Liver be able to detoxify at its full power. St. Mary’s Thistle is the key ingredient in Amaze Tea Co’s Detox Tea and Daily Dose Tea products for these very reasons.
St. Mary’s Thistle is safe and can be taken long-term. It can help assist the Liver reduce the toxic side effects of medications. A true super herb you must have in your daily diet.
3. Red Clover Flower
Red Clover being a plant, it is the flower at the top of the plant that is used to produce this super herb.
Red clover is used by herbalists for natural treatments in ailments such as cancer prevention, helping of indigestion, treating high cholesterol, whooping cough, cough, asthma, bronchitis, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Red Clover Flower is also used by women in Menopause as a natural remedy to help treat hot flushes.
Red Clover Flower is a major ingredient in the Amaze Tea Co Detox Tea and Daily Dose Tea products and helps with the overall function of the Liver and the body’s immune system.
There have been no serious known side effects from Red Clover Flower and it has been recommended as being okay to be taken long-term.
Used for centuries for not only its big list of health benefits but also its great taste and additional cooking and treats. Peppermint comes from the mint plant and has been used around the Mediterranean, particularly Greece and the Middle East, for centuries.
Peppermint herb is cooling and energising. Add a few leaves to your bath or tea, or dab a few drops of Peppermint Oil directly on your skin then get into a shower, for near instant stress relief. You can also put the oil into a burner for a stress-relieving aroma.
Peppermint is a major ingredient in Amaze Tea Co’s Stress Reliever Tea and Daily Dose Tea products. It helps soothe the mind, the senses and the digestive system. It is a perfect herb for the end of the day.
Herbalists also use Peppermint for treating respiratory problems such as Asthma, memory, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and damage to the body from radiation.
Peppermint has been use as a natural remedy for headaches, migraines, anxiety and depression. It also is a great natural herb to help with muscle spasms and muscle pain. Just put it in a tea and drink it up for it’s full benefits!
5. Lemon Verbena
Native to South America, it is now available world over and has come to be known for its powerful health benefits as well as its ability to be used as a food additive.
Lemon Verbena has many fascinating health benefits. One of the benefits is its ability to help with assisting to reach weight loss goals. This occurs through its ability to help reduce cravings and unnecessary eating. Also, the metabolic effects Lemon Verbena in tea has for metabolic system can help increase the burning of fats in the body.
In tea, Lemon Verbena has an ability to be immune boosting. Research has connected Lemon Verbena with reducing stress levels on the immune system in the body.
Lemon Verbena is an important ingredient in Amaze Tea Co’s Detox Tea and Daily Dose Tea product for its benefits in helping with weight loss and it’s benefits on the immune system to help it heal.
Regarding nerves and anxiety, Lemon Verbena has been used by herbalists for its positive effects in this area.. The anti-oxidant boost that Lemon Verbena gives has a positive effect on the hormonal balance in your body. It has been known and used as a calming tea and is a major ingredient in Amaze Tea Co’s Stress Reliever Tea.
Other benefits of Lemon Verbena include, calming the stomach, reducing inflammation, protecting your muscles, and can clear congestion in the digestive system.
Chamomile is an ancient medicinal herb used amongst the Egyptians, ancient Greeks and Romans. It is often thought of as the western counterpart to the east’s Ginseng. Throughout the middle ages, people turned to Chamomile for numerous medical complaints including asthma, colic, fevers, inflammations, nausea, nervous complaints, children's ailments, skin diseases and cancer.
Chamomile is best served in a tea. It may be used to:
- Help skin rashes
- Alleviate colds and flus
- Relieve restlessness or teething problems in children
- Promote general relaxation
- Help with sleeplessness and insomnia
- Act as a natural muscle relaxant and a natural alternative to Valium
- Treat inflammation, particularly eye inflammation
- Help with mouth sores and the prevention of gum disease
- Reduce menstrual cramps..
There are actually plenty more benefits, but these are the main ones that Chamomile is used for.
Chamomile is so effective at being a muscle relaxant that many doctors are placing their patients on Chamomile tea to help with insomnia before they are given a pharmaceutical option.
Chamomile is a major herb used in Amaze Tea Co’s Stress Reliever Tea and Daily Dose Tea products and many customers of Amaze Tea Co claim that the Stress Reliever Tea helps them with anxiety, depression, sleep problems and stress.
Based on the above, a super herb that cannot be missed is Chamomile!
7. Nettle Leaf
Nettle often being seen as a weed that we pull out and throw away, is actually a very strong medicinal herb that has its use being traced back to ancient Tibetans. Brewed in a tea, the Nettle Leaf has some very powerful medicinal benefits.
One of the big benefits of Nettle Leaf is that it can help reduce blood pressure and hypertension in the body. Herbalists have used Nettle Leaf to help people with heart problems and also those who experience cardiovascular problems.
Nettle Leaf is also used to help support hormone function and the adrenals glands in the body. This helps the body regulate stress hormone such a Cortisol and also can assist with weight gain due to increased stress.
Sicknesses like the common cold is known to be no issue for Nettle Leaf, which has been brewed into a tea to help relieve and fight the common cold.
Among the many other health benefits are: helps breakdown kidney stones, helps menstrual pain, alleviates diarrhea, stops bleeding if applied directly to the skin, lessens nausea, supports the Kidneys, supports the Liver, helps detoxify the body and many more.
Nettle Leaf is a key ingredient in Amaze Tea Co’s Detox Tea and Daily Dose Tea products – because of its ability to support the body’s blood pressure, aid the kidneys and liver as well as assist with balancing hormones in the body, which can help stunt weight gain.
Nettle Leaf is safe to take and can be taken long-term.
8. Calendula Flower
Calendula is a common garden plant and its flower has been used in modern science for its powerful anti-infective properties.
The flower of the Calendula plant is a very powerful natural herb for treating skin problems such as skin inflammation, ulcers, rashes, burns, boils, dermatitis, degenerative eye conditions, wound healing and many other skin and infection problems in the body.
It is best served and taken as a tea. Calendula Flower is a major ingredient of the Amaze Tea Co Detox Tea and Daily Dose Tea Products. It is used in these products because of its ability to help heal and disinfect the blood and skin. This can lead to clearer skin, the alleviation of rashes and reduction of chronic acne.
Calendula Flower is safe and can be taken long-term, it is extremely beneficial to the body and should be well tolerated.
9. Lemon Balm
Lemon Balm has earned a great reputation as being an important health supporting herbal supplement. The plants reputation on energy, vigour and longevity have contributed to many scientific studies being conducted on it.
The additional benefits experienced by Lemon Balm can be seen in the fact that it is used by herbalists to calm the mind, encourage restful sleep, make the skin appear younger, boosts alertness, sharpens memory and problem solving, is a powerful antioxidant, supports the liver, helps normalise blood sugar levels and helps protect brain cells.
Lemon Balm is used in the Amaze Tea Co Detox Tea, Daily Dose Tea and Stress Reliever Tea Products. It is used in these products because of its ability to help liver function, help keep blood sugar levels at normal, its positive calming benefits and its many health benefits for the mind.
Lemon Balm is an extremely powerful herbal flower and is best served as a tea. It is very safe to use long-term and should be considered as part of a overall healthy lifestyle.
There you have it – the 9 super herbs that you should stock up on. We have made sure each on of these herbs are served in our health tea products in their highest quality, to produce the amazing health benefits talked about above.
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