We’re all into herbal remedies; after all, we know how powerful plants can be, regardless of whether we’re enjoying them in our diet or using their extracts to boost our overall health, keeping our wellness on track, and making us feel oh, so good. For centuries, cultures have used plants for medicinal purposes, using them to heal wounds, infections, and to aid in recovery from various diseases.
Tinctures, specifically, have become popular due to their convenience and potency in just a few drops.Keep reading to learn more about what a tincture is, how they differ from supplements, why they’re good for our bodies, and how to take them to optimize our health.
It is estimated that approximately 20% of people living in the United States experience heartburn two or more times per week. Heartburn is caused by acid reflux, or the backup of stomach acid into the esophagus, and is one of the symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). GERD is a chronic type of reflux that occurs more than just once in a while.
Diet plays a large role in our overall health; we should aim to eat whole, nutritionally dense foods to optimize digestion, balance mood, and decrease inflammation. We can also use herbs to help with inflammation! Specific herbs, like ginger root, dandelion, and slippery elm have been shown to have many positive health effects.
Rhodiola rosea is a powerful herb that is classified as an adaptogen, anti-depressant and/or stimulant depending on how it is used. Rhodiola has historically been used for medicinal purposes in Iceland, Sweden, France, Russia and Greece and is native to the northern regions of Alaska, Europe and Asia. Adaptogens are substances that encourage the body’s