- A diet high in fats and carbohydrates
- Or forewarn diabetes, anemia and other problems.
Herbs can help out tremendously in boosting your energy and fixing the underlying problem; you will need different herbs to treat the underlying problems, so you may need to see a doctor to get a proper diagnosis.
In this article we’ll examine 3 different herbs to help battle fatigue, precautions and how to properly take and use. Also, we’ll look at additional advice to help the problem. Let’s take a peek at the herbs now.
Ginseng (Panax quinquefolia)
Common Names: five fingers root, American ginseng, ninsin, red berry, garantogen, sang, panax ginseng
Medicinal Properties: Demulcent, stomachic, mild stimulant, tonic
Description: Ginseng is commonly known as an active ingredient in energy drinks. I would never recommend an energy drink to anyone because of the other ingredients and the health risks involved with drinking one.
Ginseng alone is competently different. In fact, it is commonly known as “panax” ginseng, “panax” being the botanical name which means “all healing.” Because it is a mild stimulant and tonic, it strengthens, improves and increases the efficiency of the entire system. This is essential when battling low energy.
The Chinese have used this root for thousands of years and is highly regarded in their culture. It is used to fight various diseases and many believe it’s a natural aphrodisiac.
Other health benefits include:
- Fighting coughs, colds and chest problems
- Causing perspiration when taken hot
- Helping all stomach problems and constipation
- Fixing lung problems and inflammation of the urinary tract
Now you know why it is known as “all healing!” People with high blood pressure shouldn’t take ginseng though.
Lavender (Lacandula vera)
Common Names: Garden lavender, spike lavender, common lavender
Medicinal Properties: Stimulant, aromatic, fragrant, carminative
Description: You may be familiar with lavender as an ingredient in different cosmetics or fragrances. The plant has many healing powers for the body too.
As a stimulant it can give you energy and help against those times when you are feeling tired. The flowers can be made into a tea that will help you tremendously. Additionally lavender can help with:
- Strengthening the system
- Preventing fainting
- Preventing nausea
The dried flowers can be kept in a closet or drawer to keep your room smelling fresh too.
Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis)
Common Names: Garden rosemary, rosemary plant
Medicinal Properties: Stimulant, antispasmodic, emenagogue, tonic, astrigent, diaphoretic, carminative, nervine, aromatic, cephalic.
Description: The health benefits of this herb have been known for a long time and been used by many different cultures. Like the last two herbs it gives you energy because it’s a stimulant and tonic.
It is a diverse plant and helps with more than just fatigue. It is a helpful remedy for colds, colic, nervousness and headaches caused by nervousness. It can be used a mouth wash and excellent for your gums, teeth and will prevent against halitosis.
The leaves can be used as flavoring and the oil is used for ointments and liniments. It’s also an excellent ingredient in shampoo and can help prevent premature balding. It also aids in:
- In strengthening your eyes
Preparation Of Herbs, Use And Dangers
Each way has their own benefits and their own dosages. I have created an in-depth guide that addresses each preparation in detail, which you can access by clicking below.
Herbs are safe to use and as long as you follow directions and proper dosages, there are generally no side effects. People with weak stomachs may need to take teaspoons at a time until they can take the recommended amount.
Also, children, weak or debilitated people and elderly should take 1/3rd to 2/3rd of the recommended dosage. People with high blood pressure should avoid ginseng.
Other Helpful Hints
In order to adequately replenish your energy levels you’ll need lots of rest, right kind of exercise and a balanced diet. A balanced diet includes:
- Healthy Fats
Fatigue is often caused by deficiencies in the vitamin B complex. If you get a diet with plenty of thiamine (Vitamin B1), riboflavin (Vitamin B2 and vitamin G) and niacin (Nicotinic acid, vitamin B3) you won’t be vitamin B deficient.
Common sources of vitamin B1 are:
- Whole grain bread
- Dried peas, and beans, peanuts and peanut better, legumes
- Green leafy vegetables
- Protein-rich foods are generally good sources of vitamin B1
You need at least 1 mg of vitamin B1 in adults everyday.
Common sources of vitamin B2 and vitamin G are:
- Wheat germ
- Leafy vegetables, nuts and legumes
- Whole grains
Women need about 1.2 mg a day and men need about 1.4 mg a day.
Common sources of vitamin B3 and Nicotinic acid are:
- Legumes, peanut butter
- Whole grain or enriched bread and cereals
- Seeds and nuts
- Broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes, and collards
- Avocados, figs, prunes and bananas
There are other vitamin b’s and eating the foods mentioned above will give you enough of them. Lack of vitamin C and D and a deficiency in iron, calcium and magnesium can add to the problem. You can always purchase vitamins in supplement form too.
I hope you learned something new from this article and are excited at the possibility of improving your energy levels naturally.
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