5 Powerful Herbs That Are Backed By Science

Article by Wade Harman. Wade Harman is a web publisher and researcher with 17 years of experience on Kratom topics. Follow his podcast The Botanical Resistance on iTunes.

This post is supported by Kats Botanicals.

Home remedies have become a fixture in the lives of many health and wellness enthusiasts all over the world. Organic treatments and homeopathic habits are quickly growing more popular within the general public as well.  

The use of natural care options which help people follow a positive healthy lifestyle without the headache of doctor visits are what many Americans prefer. However, there are still questionable “remedies” out there in which one can complete the eye roll and move on. When it comes to including a powerful home remedy into your daily life you don’t want any questions about it. You want to be assured the remedy you are working with won’t be a waste of time. You want results, you want organic care that does the job you want it to. If you are someone who is interested in learning more about which herbal remedies you should be trying, here are five you should definitely pay attention to.

#1 -  Turmeric

You may or may not have seen turmeric on the shelf of your local store before. If you haven’t, you are missing out on a very powerful herb that has been around for at least 4,000 years. For many years, Turmeric has been used in Ayurveda medicine with great success to the people who have experienced this herb before. Studies show consistent use of turmeric can be great for allergies, the common cold, upset stomach, and a lot more. Although turmeric has been used for thousands of years, the traditional scientific evaluation of turmeric isn’t quite understood and more study is needed. However, studies suggest that the daily use of turmeric is great for both the long and short term health conscious person.

#2 - Hemp Plant/CBD Oil

There is a trend rising in America, and it is from the popular usage of CBD (cannabidiol) oil. CBD is one of the most prevalent compounds in the hemp plant and is full of positive health benefits for someone who experiences daily usage. When the hemp plant is harvested for its CBD, the end result is a long list of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other important compounds which we know as full spectrum CBD oil. According to the conclusion of a recent study, CBD oil can be used as a diverse treatment for many symptoms in cases including anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. Another important case for CBD oil is how it interacts with your body on a cellular level. The cannabinoids in the compound interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system causing a plethora of positive effects for the user.

Justin Kats, owner of Kats Botanicals, suggests that before you buy CBD oil, you must ensure that the product is fully tested for purity. It may be tempting to purchase CBD oil over the counter at your local gas station, but Kats explains this isn’t a great idea. While CBD is all the rage for your health (and for good reason too), you should seek out vendors who will share their lab reports with you in order to prove the purity of their product. 

#3 - Flax Seed

Flax seed has been said to be one of the safer alternatives in the herbal industry to use as a dietary supplement. Flaxseed oil has been said to have antioxidant properties. This study even suggested that flaxseed oil could help prevent/slow the rate of colon cancer. The latter has yet to be tested on human models but their findings show positive support.

#4 - Tea Tree Oil

Every organic-minded parent probably already has tea tree oil somewhere in their home. The versatility that comes with this herb is amazing and the combinations of use is almost endless. For starters, tea tree oil is beneficial for cuts and scrapes, bruises and bumps, and other skin conditions related to inflammation. Tea tree oil encourages quicker recovery for these conditions and is a huge help to on-the-go people who care for children. One study suggests the antimicrobial effects of this herb on the skin is something every home should include in their cabinets. 

#5 - Chamomile

Chamomile has been used for a while now and some people believe it has healing properties. It is known to have more of a calming effect on the user and is widely consumed as a tea. A 2009 study shared the effects chamomile had on anxiety relief where they found success when treating the anxiety disorder with this plant. It has also been used as a sleep aid and its possible benefits towards treating cancer patients. Chamomile is a great alternative herb that is supremely powerful and beneficial to someone who is looking to get a little more relaxed and peaceful.

In Conclusion

There are many home remedies out there that are questionable to say the least. In fact there are lots of great herbal remedies we didn’t mention that will ensure your home stays on the wellness track. However, these five herbs we have talked about are a great start to conditioning your body to move toward the balance it deserves and keep a consistent positive state of mind. Health and wellness should always be the number one priority when considering yourself and your family. Keeping yourself educated and informed about alternative options for your home and family is a great way to understand more about powerful healthy herbs just like these.