The use of plants for their medicinal value dates back to the origin of the human species. Certainly, if we’ve been using them for over 60,000 years, something must work! Knowing how to use them, what dosage is appropriate, and the benefits of a particular plant is no easy feat. With all the herbs and botanical supplements available, it may be hard to determine what works best for you. Since some herbs may have strong taste and smell that make them difficult to take in tea or granular form, capsules are great way to keep the ancestral human tradition of using natural remedies with the benefits of modern living. And, because chances are, we're not going out into the wild to explore what works, in this blog post we want to talk about some of the herbs you should be considering in your daily regimen.
Cinnamon is a really popular herb/spice and is included in many supplements because of its medicinal properties, in particular Ceylon Cinnamon, native to Madagascar and Sri Lanka, (referred to or known as “real cinnamon”). Packed with antioxidants, benefits include aiding digestion, decreasing blood pressure and allergy symptoms. Additional health benefits attributed to Cinnamon are:
- Lowering blood sugar level, including increased insulin sensitivity
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Fighting fungal and bacterial infections
- Improving brain function
Moringa comes from the Moringa Tree, also known as “Miracle Tree”. The name kind of speaks for itself, but we’ll go ahead…
Moringa is a rich source of vitamins and nutrients such as: Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Iron and Potassium. It’s also known for:
· Helping with asthma
· Stimulating hair growth and beautiful skin
· Improving the immunity system
· Detoxifying, boosting stamina and more!
Typically used for fighting cold and flu symptoms, echinacea is a very popular herb with benefits that extend the common cold. It’s also used for urinary tract infections, mental health and pain symptoms. With origins in North America, echinacea is a plant known as the American Coneflower.
With no shortage of alternatives, it seems almost impossible to narrow down on the particular herbs to ingest. Taken regularly as part of a healthy lifestyle, herbal remedies promote optimum well-being. Other herbs worth mentioning include:
- Valerian Root
- Maca Root
Because maintaining your health and aiding in your performance is important, we recommend starting or enriching your daily intake of herbs. Encapsulated supplements are an easy and convenient way to get the benefits associated with herbs without having to go through unpleasant odors or unpalatable tastes. And, before any excuses like affordability or deceitful dosages of commercial supplements come up, at Capsuline we recommend making your own! The therapeutic benefits of herbs are dependent upon a myriad of factors that include pureness, freshness, how the herb has been processed, and more, so what better way to ensure its impact that customizing them to your needs?
Go through our online store and find everything you need to make supplements, including certified and top-rated Vegetarian and Gelatin capsules in several sizes and colors, accessories to encapsulate and more!
Do you have any doubts about how to go about encapsulating these herb powders? Check out our new Capsu-TRAY here! (Link to Capsu-Tray Post)