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Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus)

What you need to know:

Originally from Northern China and South-East Russia, this root has been used for over 2000 years to improve overall health and was especially important to the elderly to boost their quality of life.

  • Highly recommended for those with a low immune system as it aids in boosting our adrenal glands. When the adrenal gland is under a lot of pressure it tends to make other areas in our body start to crash.
  • Increases mood and calmness as well as boosts concentration as it promotes circulation around the body, especially to the brain.
  • It works as a natural appetite suppressant and enhances your metabolism.


How to try it: If you need a boost in energy for your day, add a teaspoon to hot water to enhance your productivity and calmness in your life.


It is found in our Siberian Ginseng.

https://draxe.com/ginseng-benefits/

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Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum)

What you need to know:

The much-loved spice that we know and love today is packed with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory health benefits. Cinnamon was considered a valuable and rare spice in Ancient Egypt. It grows on the oily part of the bark of a small evergreen tree. Best grown in tropical climates, most of the worlds cinnamon comes from Sri Lanka.

  • Can lower cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of heart disease.
  • One of the highest in antioxidants compared to other spices. It is beneficial for reducing blood sugar levels and the management of type 2 diabetes. Diabetics can use this to sweeten recipes without using sugar.
  • Its natural antibacterial and antifungal infections helps defend the body from illnesses.


How to try it: It can be used as a spice for lattes, naturally sweets desserts and even chewing gum as a way to freshen up your mouth as it helps with bad breath.


http://www.organicauthority.com/health/11-health-benefits-of-cinnamon.html

Coriander seed (Coriandrum sativum)

What you need to know:

The lesser-known seed version of the popular coriander herb (also referred to as cilantro or Chinese parsley) are harvested when the plant turns browns and starts to dry. A favourite in Ayurvedic treatments for its various health benefits.  

  • Contains antiseptic properties that treats eczema, itchy skin rashes and inflammation.
  • This seed spice has an uplifting citrusy taste, packed with a surprisingly large amount of anti-inflammatory qualities, helpful for lowering blood sugar, blood pressure and balancing cholesterol levels.
  • It is a delicious aid for IBS and digestion discomfort, due to its ability of relaxing stomach muscles.


How to try it: We recommend using this in curries or soups. In a frying pan over medium heat, without oil, add the seeds to release the fragrant aroma. Remove from the heat then add to an Asian inspired dish. 


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Cumin (Cuminum cyminum)

What you need to know:

A medicinal flowering plant and a member of the parsley family is used in worldwide cuisines. The ancient Greeks and Romans used cumin as a spice and for medicinal purposes. It is still popular today for its spicy and earthy flavour.

  • Cumin is a great source of iron which we need for transporting oxygen to cells in the body. It also helps with the absorption of nutrients in the small intestine.
  • It is exceptional at helping respiratory illnesses. As well as strengthens the immune system due to its antiviral and antibacterial properties.
  • Aids digestion as it is high in fibre and increases bile to help absorption in your gut.


How to try it: Steep the seeds in boiling water to make a tea and sip it slowly to help with sore throats. Also adding ginger will aid in relieving the tightness in the throat.


https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/9-benefits-of-cumin

Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius)

What you need to know:

Primarily found in the Andeans of South America, yacon grows into a small yellow flower but its root contains an array of health benefits. It is an outstanding source of Fructooligosaccharides, an alternative sweetener that does not spike blood sugar levels.

  • You can get it in root, powdered, dried fruit form. All forms can be incorporated into your diet to help with overall health.
  • It is highly recommended to those with Type 2 Diabetes as its hyperglycaemic properties allow for a low-calorie sweetener.
  • Contains antioxidant properties and is able to control cholesterol levels in individuals.


How to try it: At anatomē we use it in the dried root form and add to our smoothies for an energy boost.


https://healthyfocus.org/benefits-of-yacon-root/

Hemp Powder (Cannabis sativa)

What you need to know:

Originally from Central Asia, this herb is predominantly associated with marijuana, however hemp is a safe and improves digestion and metabolism. The plant consists of sturdy fibers making it perfect for long-lasting rope, paper or clothing.

  • High in amino acids, vitamin A, C and E this herb supports your body with sufficient nutritious goodness.
  • It’s easily digestible and a great source of plant-based protein to build muscle with. Four tablespoons contain 12 grams of protein.
  • Studies have shown it is beneficial for relieving arthritis and joint pain


How to try it: The powder comes from the seeds and has a distinct nutty flavour to it, which goes extremely well in grain-free cereals and in protein bars.


https://draxe.com/hemp-protein-powder/

Ginkgo Biloba

What you need to know:

A natural extract from the ‘living fossil’ ginkgo tree (also referred to as maidenhair tree). Native to China, it is known as one of the longest living tree species and some trees are said to be over 2,500 years old.

  • Supports poor blood circulation in the brain and improves memory. It has been linked to slow down age-related diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.
  • Ginkgo can help reduce your anxiety as it has the natural ability to raise mood and balances stress hormones. However, it should not be used if you already take antidepressants.
  • Studies suggest ginkgo is beneficial for eye health as it improved the vision of people with glaucoma who took 120 milligram over 8 weeks.


How to try it:  For sufferers of migraines, steep a handful of leaves in boiling water for 5 minutes to reduce the pain and help with the tension around the head.


https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/263105.php

Maca powder (Lepidium meyenii)

What you need to know:

From Peruvian Central Andes this powerful root vegetable, which looks like a turnip or radish, is found at very high altitudes. As known as the Peruvian ginseng as they display similar benefits.

  • Has high antioxidant properties which are effective for removing free radical damage in the body.
  • Excellent vegan source of protein and fibre to keep your body at its top level during the day.
  • Studies have shown it can balance hormone levels in women, providing a control on your estrogen levels aids in the help of irregular menstrual cycle, bloating and mood swings. For men, evidence shows it increases men’s fertility.


How to try it: It tastes great when 1 tbsp. is added to a hot chocolate with cinnamon and nutmeg to give you an energy boost for your day.


https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-maca-root

Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)

What you need to know:

Nutmeg is the seed from an evergreen tree, this spice is native to Indonesia. Historically was used by the Romans as incense for its distinctive pungent fragrance. The nutmeg tree yield fruit eight years after sowing. Today it is commonly used and cultivated in the Caribbean and India.

  • It has natural pain - relieving properties which can reduce discomfort with inflammation conditions like arthritis.
  • Commonly used for digestion purposes such as nausea, movement of the bowels and intestinal gas.
  • Applied as a scrub it achieves smoother and healthier looking skin.


How to try it: Sprinkling half a teaspoon onto your morning oats or muesli enhances the flavour. Our favourite is to add it to the ‘spiced latte’ at the anatomē café for soothing start to your day. For a dinner option, add nutmeg on butternut squash/sweet potatoes and roast to get an strongly flavoursome dish.


https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/nutmeg.html

Goji Berry (Lycium barbarum)

What you need to know:

Native to Asia this is has been used in Chinese medicine. Traditional Chinese cuisines use goji berries in rice, soups or herbal teas. It is a high-antioxidant fruit why people have labeled it as a  ‘superfood’.

  • Help to balance hormones and enhance men’s fertility.
  • It is rich in vitamin C, low in calories, fat free, and a great source of fibre. For fruit, goji berries are exceptionally high in protein, 100g contain 14g of protein. 
  • Proven to improve your mood, energy levels and quality of sleep


How to try it: It is regularly used in herbal tea or soups. But a trail mix is an easy way to incorporate it into your diet. Make a small bag of mixed nuts and goji berries to get your energy fix during the afternoon slump or snack for a long hike.


http://www.stylecraze.com/articles/best-health-benefits-of-goji-berries/

Paprika (Capsicum)

What you need to know:

Formed from sweet peppers or bell peppers, this spice was originally from Mexico and is widely used globally.

  • Carotenoids aid in preventing damage in the oxidative state, surprisingly this spice has amazing antioxidant properties that remove free radicals from the body.
  • It contains ¾ of your recommended daily dose of vitamin A, which aids in immune health and bone growth.
  • The spicier form of this is called cayenne pepper, Capsicum annuum.


How to try it: Typically used to season condiments and meats, this spice takes your food from 0-100 instantly with flavour and nutritional support. Our favourite way to use paprika is to get the smoked version and use a teaspoon to sprinkle over roasted potatoes and pair with avocados. The healthy fats from the avocado aid in helping the carotenoids to do their job.


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Milk Thistle

What you need to know:

 Milk thistle is a flowering herb similar to the daisy and ragweed family. It is popular to Mediterranean countries.

  • Helps to rebuild liver cells whilst removing toxins from the body that are being processed through the liver.
  • Contains a flavonoid called Silymarin which helps boost the immune system and helps fight DNA damage and reversing cancerous tumour growth.
  • Used in natural skin care, an excellent source for treating skin disorders.


https://draxe.com/milk-thistle-benefits/

Chlorella (Chlorella vulgaris)

What you need to know:

Native to Taiwan and Japan, these blue-green algae are similar to spirulina with its vast properties. However it is not the most appetizing taste to try and digest. Researches have also looked at chlorella and activated clay as a renewable fuel source.

  • Supporting hormonal health lowering blood pressure are just some of its great benefits to our bodies.
  • Chlorella powder is rich in vitamins such as B, C, D, E, K. It is a healthy source of protein, 3 tablespoons contain 16g of protein.
  • Detoxifies heavy metals and toxins found in our body. Highly beneficial for someone who has been treated with chemotherapy as it has been found to remove radioactive particles from the body.


How to try it: Just a half a teaspoon of chlorella powder in a smoothie a day can give you protein and vitamins which aid detoxify heavy metals. 200ml of your choice of milk, ½ banana, ½ teaspoon chlorella, ½ teaspoon spirulina and lime juice to hide the taste of it. Or take a tablet form once a day to reap all of this powders effects.


https://www.healthline.com/nut...

Elderberry

What you need to know:

The fruit of the flowering plant elderflower (or Sambucus). Traditionally, Native Americans used it to treat infections, whilst ancient Egyptian used it to treat burns. It is higher in antioxidants and contains more flavonoids than blueberries, cranberries and goji berries.

  • This antiviral herb improves cold and flu symptoms, especially sore throats and issues that affect your respiratory system.
  • Supports the immune system and fights harmful bacteria, particularly useful in the colder seasons.
  • Improves your skin’s glow and reduce the appearance of wrinkles elderberry contains vitamin A which is beneficial to boosting healthy skin.


https://www.organicfacts.net/elderberries.html

Astragalus Propinquus

What you need to know:

 Astragalus, also known as Huáng Qí, is a plant with a long history as an immune system booster and disease fighter. Its roots are in traditional Chinese medicine in which it has been used as an adaptogen for thousands of years.

  • Studies have found a correlation with astragalus and a prolonged life expectancy for cancer patients. It is also suggested patients are more able to withstand the side effects from chemotherapy.
  • Known to help reduce inflammation particularly in diabetic kidney disease.
  •  Slows or prevents the growth of tumours found in the body.

 

https://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/astragalus-herbs.html

Bacopa monnieri

What you need to know:

Also known a Brahmi, it is very popular in Ayurvedic medicine. It has been used in traditional medicine for longevity and cognitive enhancement.

  • It is shown to enhance brain communication, improves memory and cognitive function. It is believed to prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Acts as an anti-anxiety and antidepressant as it regulates dopamine and serotonin levels. Additionally it can help with ADHD.
  • Provides protection against free radicals that can mutate into cancer cells.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacopa_monnieri

Armoise (Artemisia herba alba)

What you need to know:

Also referred to as white wormwood, it is a shrub-like plant predominantly grown in Northern Africa, Western Asia and Western Europe. In folk medicine it was previously used to treat diabetes and cure baldness.

  • Has antiseptic properties and helps to fight of infections.
  • The narcotic effect of this oil helps to calm down stress and tension.
  • Helps to improve digestion.


It is found in Expression + Confidence.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artemisia_herba-alba

Fennel

What you need to know:

In ancient Greece and Rome, historically fennel was used in traditional ceremonies as a symbol of nature and prescribed to lactating mothers.

  • Treat digestive issues as it helps to relax muscle spasms.
  • With its estrogen-like chemicals, it is highly beneficial for women’s health. It helps balances hormones and reduces symptoms of menopause.
  • Helps cleanse the blood and prevent kidney and liver related diseases.


It is found in Expression + Confidence.


https://www.curejoy.com/content/fennel-tea-benefits-and-who-must-not-consume/

Green Pepper (Capsicum annuum)

What you need to know:

Also referred to as bell peppers, sweet peppers and capsicums. They are native to Central and South America.

  • High in vitamin A, B complex and C, which are highly beneficial for the reduce of free radical damage in our body.
  • Contains zeaxanthin which is great for keeping our eyes health and reduces the risk of eye related disorders.
  • The antioxidant vitamins A, B9 and C support taking care of our colon and helps to protect against colon cancer.


It is found in Expression + Confidence.


https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/bell-peppers#section1

Sea Moss

What you need to know:

Also known as Irish moss and Carrageen moss, it is a species of red algae and can be found along the coast of Europe and North America.

  • Has antiviral properties and helps to prevent respiratory illnesses.
  • Helps to balance the production of thyroid hormones. Researchers found sea moss is packed with DI-Iodothyronine, T3 and Thyroxin (T4) which are used to treat thyroid disorders.
  • Has the potential to fight off cancer as studies found that it had the ability to prevent oral cancer in animal. When used on animals with cancer it appeared to have lessen side effects of chemotherapy.


It is found in our Expression + Confidence.


https://eatalgae.org/sea-moss-uses-benefits-nutrition-facts-warning/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11749812

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)

What you need to know:

The oil is extracted for the leaves of the patchouli plant. The plant is predominantly found across tropical regions in Asia. To due its strong scent the oil was used in perfumes, incense and particularly popular in insect repellents.

  • Used as an antidepressant, and commonly used during prayer, it uplifts the mood and relaxes tension. When inhaled it encourages the release of serotonin and dopamine which eases anxiety and depression.
  • Great for our hair and skin as it prevents hair loss, regenerates new skin cells and minimizes scars.
  • Helps to soothe internal inflammation such as arthritis thanks to its antiphlogistic properties.


It is found in our Expression + Confidence.

https://draxe.com/patchouli-oil/

Camphor (Cinnamomum camphora)

What you need to know:

Origin to Japan, Vietnam and China the oil is extracted from the trees. The trees have to reach the age of 50 to produce the waxy substance which the oil is made from.

  • Beneficial for hair growth when it is applied onto the scalp. Also is a natural remedy to get rid of head lice.
  • When inhaled the oil has relaxing effects on our nerves and brain.
  • Relieves cramps and spasms due to its antispasmodic properties.


It is found in our Expression + Confidence and Energy + Strength.


https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/camphor-essential-oil.html

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens)

What you need to know:

In classical mythology the cypress tree is associated with death and the underworld. However, as an essential oil it has health benefits that can prevent you from many illnesses.

  • It relieves stress and has a calming effect when inhaled. This is due to the variety of monoterpenes that help you uplift your emotions.
  • Get rid of the appearance of oily skin.
  • Regulates blood flow and circulation.


It is found in our Expression + Confidence.


https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/cypress-essential-oil.html

Galbanum (Ferula galbaniflua)

What you need to know:

Origin to Iran, it was commonly used in the ancient Roman and Greek civilisations in incense sticks, baths and perfumes due to its relaxing aroma.

  • Beneficial for the appearance of the skin as it reducing wrinkles and gets rid of stretch marks and scars.
  • Improves circulation of blood and lymph in the body.
  • In aromatherapy it supports recovering from shock and trauma as it enhances mental functioning.

It is found in our Expression + Confidence.

https://articles.mercola.com/herbal-oils/galbanum-oil.aspx

Frankincense

What you need to know:

Native to the southern Arabian peninsula, the oil is extracted from the Boswellia tree. It is associated with religious traditions especially Christianity, it was a gift given to Jesus Christ after his birth.

  • Helps boosts the immune system and fights off bad bacteria. It is particularly beneficial to preventing oral health problems due to its antiseptic properties.

  • Great for our mental health as it relieves stress, lowers anxiety and improves memory. Studies show it helps to increase short-term and long-term memory.

  • Decreases pain and inflammation as it supports breaking down cartilage tissue. It also aid digestion and treats painful stomach aches.


It is found in our Expression + Confidence, Focus + ConcentrationRecovery + Sleep


https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-frankincense-essential-oil.html

Fragonia

What you need to know:

In the new millennium the Australian botanist Chris Robinson identified the small plant’s superb health benefits. The traditional use of Fragonia is unknown, as of now it is used for its anti-inflammatory properties.

  • Has a great effect in preventing and alleviate jet lag.

  • Helps to rebalance emotions and is useful to calm and relax tension.

  • Applied to the skin it has immune enhancing benefits.


It is found in our Focus + Concentration.

https://materiaaromatica.com/oil-profiles/fragonia-oil

Clary Sage (Salvia scleria)

Extracted from the buds and leaves of the clary sage plant. Native to the Mediterranean the plant is a close relative to the common garden sage.

  • Helps to relieve depression and anxiety as it calms the nervous system and balances hormones.

  • Useful in women’s health and controls female hormones imbalance. Particularly beneficial for women going through menopause.

  • Prevents infections and kills off harmful bacteria and fungi found in our food or water.


It is found in our Focus + Concentration.

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Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

Native to Australia, the oil is extracted from the fresh leaves from the tree. The oil is used in many over-the-counter drugs such as inhalers, creams and mouthwashes.

  • Helpful to treat cold and flu symptoms. Improves respiratory conditions, especially when you’re feeling congested, and boosts your immune system.

  • Alleviates headaches as it promotes relaxation of tensed facial muscles.

  • Heighten energy levels and mental clarity.


It is found in our Focus + Concentration and Support + Protection.

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-eucalyptus-essential-oil.html

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)

Native to the Mediterranean, historically it was used to protect from the Black Death in the 14th century.

  • Very beneficial to fight cold and flu symptoms such as sore throats. Thyme is an active ingredient in many over-the-counter medicines.
  • Prevents food poisoning. Before the refrigeration existed, rosemary added in recipes would provide some protection against spoiled food illnesses.
  • Has mood-boosting effects due the carvacrol found in the herb. Studies show the increase in dopamine and serotonin.


It is found in our Focus + Concentration and Support + Protection.

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Petitgrain

Native to China, the oil is extracted from the fresh leaves and twigs of the orange tree. Commonly used in food and beverages as a flavouring agent and used in perfumes for its woody and citrus scent.

  • Helps to uplift mood and promote positive thinking.

  • Increases relaxation in tissue, muscles, nerves and blood vessels which aids in reducing spasms that causes coughs and stomach cramps.

  • Prevents anxiety and fear due to its soothing effect on our nervous system.


It is found in our Focus + Concentration.

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-petit-grain-essential-oil.html

Geranium Bourbon

Its origin is uncertain, but researchers have found numerous African cultures incorporating this oil for various skin conditions.  

  • Very beneficial for aging skin due to its ability to tighten and tone facial muscles.  
  • Contains antibiotic like properties and helps throat and nose infections.
  • The hormone balancing effect uplifts mood and prevents neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.


It is found in our Balance + Stability.

http://www.naturallivingideas.com/geranium-essential-oil-benefits-uses/

Canadian Black Spruce

Native to Canada, it is typically found in swampy regions.

  • It has a chameleon like effect on our moods. It calms down hyper and agitated moods, but energises tired and lethargic energy levels.
  • Due to its high level of monoterpenes, it helps reduce respiratory issues.
  • Balances the production of hormones in the pituitary, adrenal and thyroid glands.


It is found in our Balance + Stability.

https://www.healtholino.com/5-health-benefits-of-black-spruce-essential-oil/

St John's Wort

Also known as rosin rose or goatweed, this small flowering plant grows wild in Europe. It is widely researched for natural treatment for depression.

  • Doctors and psychiatrists prescribe it to their patients as it contains antidepressant chemicals.
  • Highly beneficial for women’s health as it balances hormone regulation, reduces the severity of premenstrual symptoms and treats menopausal symptoms.
  • Assists with calming the nervous systems and improves mood swings and anxiety.


It is found in our Balance + Stability.

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/st-johns-wort.html

May Chang

Native to China and other parts of Southeast Asia, was not available in the Western world until the 1950s.

  • Has the ability to uplift fatigue and lethargic energy levels. Also alleviates anxious and stressed moods.
  • It has been clinically proven it kills lung cancer cells. The oil contains carcinostatic properties that treat and prevent cancer.
  • Due to its antiviral and antiseptic properties, it is highly beneficial to treat colds and coughs. It has positive effect on treating chest and respiratory problems.


It is found in our Energy + Strength.  

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Tea Tree

Native to Australia, this oil was traditionally used by Aborigines for centuries. The native Australians would crush the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia and apply it to the skin for healing or to treat colds.

  • The oil helps activate white blood cells which speeds up the healing process. This is beneficial for scar healing and lightning, as well as treating wounds and cuts.
  • Used as a natural insect repellent. Studies suggest it has a greater ability to repel mosquitos than DEET.
  • Has the ability to control acne due to the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.


It is found in our Support + Protection.

https://draxe.com/tea-tree-oil...

Juniper

Juniper

Juniper is an evergreen shrub that is commonly grown in Europe. Apart from being used in alcoholic beverages it contains great health benefits. It is said in the Holy Bible juniper berries were burnt like an incense to purify the air.

  • It acts as a detoxifier as it cleans the blood from toxins.
  • Protects wounds from becoming septic or developing tetanus due to its antibacterial and antifungal qualities.
  • The stimulant effect of the oil helps overcome anxiety and depression. It supports a healthy nervous system and promotes the activity of neurons in the brain.


It is found in our Support + Protection.

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/essential-oils/health-benefits-of-juniper-essential-oil.html


Coconut

In recent years this oil has become very popular because of its numerous health benefits.

  • Contains antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral properties which helps in fighting harmful bacteria and strengthen your immunity.
  • Nourishes damaged hair and dry skin, additionally it works well to treat skin problems.
  • Promotes mobility and lubricates joints. This is highly beneficial for people who suffer with arthritis.


It is found in Balance + Stability, Expression + Confidence, Focus + Concentration, Energy + Strength, Recovery + Sleep.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/282857.php

Black Pepper

It is native to India and it has been used 2000 BC. In the 10th century it was the most wanted spice and was regarded as a luxury. Today, it is used in many cuisines around the world.

  • Aids digestion and assist in the breakdown of fat cells which is beneficial for weight loss.
  • Helps to remove cholesterol build up in the arteries. This helps to prevent heart conditions.
  • Due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties it is used to treat asthma and other respiratory problems.   


It is found in our Focus + Concentration.

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-black-pepper.html

Angelica Seed

The root, seed and fruit of the plant are used in medicinal practices. It was commonly used by Vikings and in the middle ages it was used to treat the plague. It grows wild in Scandinavia, Greenland, Iceland, central Europe and some parts in North Asia.

  • Beneficial for women’s health as it help to balance hormones and a menstrual pain relief.
  • Aids digestion and helps food absorption.
  • Traditionally used as a natural remedy for people suffering from bronchitis and asthma.


It is found in our Balance + Stability.

https://www.herbal-supplement-resource.com/angelica-benefits.html

Peppermint

Native to Europe, peppermint is a hybrid from the watermint and the spearmint plants. It is one of the oldest herbs to be used for medicinal practices, and traces were found in ancient Egyptian pyramids.

  • Relieve congestion of the sinuses as it helps to open and clear airways due to its antimicrobial properties from the active ingredients menthone and menthol.
  • Studies suggest it heightens energy levels and enhances exercise performance.
  • Helps to alleviate nausea, headaches and migraines. It soothes the gut and releases tension of muscles.


It is found in our Support + Protection.

https://draxe.com/peppermint-oil-uses-benefits/

Myrtle (Myrtus communis)

Originally from Africa but this plant was commonly used in the Mediterranean region. It was associated with Aphrodite and was offered to people as a sign of honour. It comprises health benefits similar to frankincense.

  • Protects wounds from becoming infected by sepsis and tetanus.
  • Highly beneficial to alleviate mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.
  • Helps respiratory problems and provides relief from coughs and difficulty in breathing.


It is found in Support + Protection.

https://www.organicfacts.net/myrtle-essential-oil.html

Bay (Laurus nobilis)

Native to the Mediteerean region, these leaves from the Laurel tree have been commonly used dating back to the Roman era. In Italian cuisine they are added to a dish for flavouring, but removed before consumption.

  • Not only does it contain antioxidant properties which is beneficial to prevent cancer, but it also consists of phytonutrients, parthenolide, and linalool which fight against the growth of free radicals in the body.
  • Helps treat respiratory problems and eliminates bad bacteria that may be trapped in your respiratory tracts.
  • Thanks to linalool found in bay leaves, it is suggested it reduces anxiety and stress levels as it rebalances hormones.


It is found in Support + Protection.

https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/bay-leaves.html

Sea Kelp

An abundant and sustainable sourced large sea algae found in the shallow saltwater near coastal fronts. It is commonly used across East Asian cultures and a stable ingredient in sushi. Recently it is becoming popular in the western world as people have noticed its wide variety of nutrients.

  • It is rich in fucoxanthin which helps you achieve weight loss goals by reducing cravings and improving digestion.
  • A great natural source of iodine which contributes to balancing thyroid hormones.
  • Improves blood glucose levels and enhances insulin signaling, it is very beneficial for diabetics.


It is found in our Sea Kelp.


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Aquamin

Found in the sea off the Icelandic coast Aquamin is a sustainably harvested alga containing Lithothamnion algae.

  • It is rich in calcium thus it activates blood coagulation and sustains bone constitution
  • Helps digestion and regulates metabolism

  • It is also a source of magnesium and combats inflammation, toxins, gases and neutralises poisons


It is found in our Aquamin Marine Mineral.

https://www.livestrong.com/article/413046-side-effects-of-red-algae-supplements/

Curry Leaves (Kadi patta)

Leaves from the tree Murraya koenigii is native to India. Fresh or dried leaves a staple ingredient in south Indian dishes to enhance flavours, but is also packed with health and beauty benefits.

  • Lowers blood cholesterol levels and prevents oxidation of cholesterol which can lead to cardiovascular diseases.
  • Works well to treat digestion problems such as stomach cramps. It is also used to accelerate weight loss as it increases your metabolic rate.
  • Serves as an antiseptic and helps to heal mild burns and itchy skin. Plus, it support strengthening hair roots and promotes hair growth.


https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/health-benefits-of-curry-leaves.html

Lavender

The flowering plant is part of the mint family, the oil is extracted mainly from the flower of the plant. Discovered over 2500 years, in ancient Egypt they would use it as a fragrance in mummification. It has been used cosmetically and therapeutically for centuries.

  • Popular for fighting bacterial and fungal disorders due to its antimicrobial properties. A brilliant use for healing burns, cut, wounds and also treats eczema.
  • Lavender oil dropped on oil or in a diffuser at night has a relaxing impact and induces sleep.
  • In aromatherapy lavender oil supports lowering blood pressure and improving blood circulation.


It is found in our Recovery + Sleep.

https://draxe.com/lavender-oil-benefits/

Rosemary

Originally found in the Mediterranean region and was considered sacred by ancient Romans, Greeks, Egyptians and Hebrews. It was represented a love charm in weddings and a sign of remembrance at funerals. Rosemary oil is extracted from the flowering part of the plant.

  • A rich source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that play a vital role in neutralising free radicals.
  • Supports hair growth when applied to the scalp. Studies have shown an increase in hair count after six months of use.
  • It is suggested that the aroma from rosemary can make people feel calmer, more content and improve concentration.


It is found in out Support + Protection.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/266370.php

Turmeric (Curcuma longa)

Found in the root of turmeric, curcuma is the active compound that transforms the plant into an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant spice. It has been used medicinally for over 4,500 years and was an important part of Ayurvedic medicine in 500 BCE. Predominantly grown in India, the root is grounded into yellow powder.  

  • Has significant anti-inflammatory properties, similar to ibuprofen. It is a popular choice for people suffering from arthritis as it decreases joint pain. It can be used to soothe soreness from workouts.
  • Studies suggest it boosts your mood levels by increasing serotonin and dopamine. As well as supports healthy levels of hormones to benefit long-term cognitive function.
  • The antioxidant properties boost your immune system and protects our skins from free-radical damage.


It is found in our Curcuma + Boswelia Joint Support.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/health-benefits-of-turmeric-how-to-use-it

Tribulus Terrestris

A small plant native to Himalayan forests in Asia, the roots and fruits have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries in Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic practices.

  • It is commonly used to support the libido and male sexual disorders.
  • Studies have found it elevates symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes and depression.
  • Many athletes and bodybuilders use it because it helps the body to produce stamina and natural increase testosterone levels which is important for muscle strength and energy levels.


It is found in our Tribulus Terrestris Libido + Stamina.

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