With all of the herbs and supplements out there, it’s hard to know which ones are the “best” to take. Maintaining a healthy, high functioning body is important, but so is your time. No one wants to be taking dozens of pills a day, so we’ve narrowed some of the top herbs to fill your capsules with.
1. Chlorella Powder
This is a water-grown, green algae and may not sound super appetizing, but it can blend well into fruit smoothies or be placed inside capsules for easy consumption. Chlorella provides you with Beta-Carotene, Vitamin C and E as well as other vitamins and minerals. Additionally, it helps detoxify heavy metals and toxins within your body, supports your immune system, promotes weight loss and more.
2. Moringa Powder
First off, the other names this powder is known by are ‘Miracle Tree’, ‘Drumstick Tree’ and ‘Horseradish Tree’. If those names alone don’t tell you how glorious Moringa Powder is, then not sure what will. Maybe this will… Moringa Powder is a rich source of iron, Vitamin A and K. It can help protect and rejuvenate your skin, build muscle mass and reduce stress amongst other benefits.
3. Ceylon Cinnamon Powder
Cinnamon Powder, A.K.A. Cinnamomum zeylanicum, is already a well-known herb, included in many popular supplements. Ceylon Cinnamon powder is the only cinnamon that is considered to be “true cinnamon” or “real cinnamon”. This specific type is native to Sri Lanka and Madagascar, as opposed to most other cinnamon varieties, which are native to China, Vietnam or Indonesia.
Ceylon Cinnamon Powder helps restrain the growth of fungi and yeast which may help with allergy symptoms. It also improves digestion, decreases blood pressure and lowers blood sugar.
4. Ashwagandha Powder
Ashwagandha is a popular adaptogen that helps to reduce stress, promote restfulness, boost your immune system, relieve anxiety and improve learning, memory and reaction time. It’s also been known to help lower cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar, increase energy and strength and more.
5. Valerian Root Powder
If you’re having trouble sleeping, this may be the herb for you. Valerian Root Powder is often used to help with sleep disorders such as insomnia. There are cases of people who stopped using sleeping pills and shifted to Valerian Root Powder instead. Furthermore, it can help treat headaches, relax stomach aches and sooth the digestive system amongst other benefits.
6. Turmeric Powder
Turmeric, A.K.A. Curcuma longa, is one of the most popular herbs on the market, today. While it’s often used as a delicious ingredient to many dishes, it’s also known for having positive effects on both the internal and external body. It has a wide variety of uses; it can be used as an oral supplement and a topical skin treatment. Turmeric has been used since ancient times and is native to India and Indonesia where it has been used in traditional medicine for over 2,500 years to treat digestive problems, skin infections and arthritis. Tip: When taking turmeric as a supplement, be sure to add black pepper to it to increase its effectiveness.
7. Ginkgo Powder
This herb stems from Ginkgo trees which are an ancient native species of China. It has been cultivated in Southeast Asia for thousands of years as a source of medicine and food. Ginkgo Powder can help to improve your memory, protect your cells from damage, improve your blood flow to tissues and organs, reduce inflammation and protect against problems related to blood clots.
8. Cayenne Powder
Bringing the heat! If you want to add spice and heat to a dish, Cayenne powder (Cayenne peppers in the powder form) are the way to go. However, the hotter the cayenne powder (ours is a whopping 90k heat units compared to only 30k for most store bought brands) the more medicinal it is. So, it is a lot easier to make this spice into capsules as opposed to trying to make a dish that will certainly burn your throat.
Cayenne powder can increase circulation without increasing blood pressure, it provides you with Vitamins A, C and the entire B-Complex set. Oh and it’s also rich in potassium and calcium, alleviates nerve pain and can treat itchy dry skin conditions.
9. Spirulina Powder
This blue green algae is a natural detoxifier and the highest non animal protein source. Spirulina is a rich source of various vitamins and minerals, so it is a perfect herb to supplement yourself to fuel you through the day.
10. Beet Root Powder
Drop the beet into a delicious glass full of vegetable juice and pour inside your mouth. Or better yet, make it easy on yourself and just drop a beet root capsule in your mouth. Beet Root Powder is a popular herb that provides Betaine, Alanine, Arginine, Beta-Carotene, Calcium, Fiber, Vitamin C, Zinc and more. It helps to prevent the buildup of fatty acids in the liver, lowers cholesterol levels and cleanses your colon. Yeah, it’s time to drop that beet.
No matter who you are, everyone can benefit from these select few herbs. A healthy liver, digestive tract, lower stress and controlled blood pressure are never a bad thing! From our experience, it is much easier to add these herbs to your diet by making them into capsules, as opposed to trying to add them to smoothies or dishes. So do your body a favor, and get capping today!