Everyone could use a bit of herbal magic, especially when it comes to amplifying energy throughout the day. So, we’ve put together this 5-minute herbal concoction made of herbs for energy to help you de-stress and dip into your body’s natural energy stores.
An adaptogen is an herb that helps your body “adapt” and deal with stress. Siberian ginseng, otherwise known as Eleuthero, is perhaps the most superior adaptogen of all. When taken after strenuous physical endeavors or during high stress situations, Siberian ginseng helps your adrenal glands recover from the adrenaline rush. Not having to struggle with the stress, the energy in your body is then freed up so that you can enjoy the rest of your day sans fatigue.
Siberian ginseng also helps boost your immune system, decrease systemic inflammation, and alleviate any aches and pains. It increases blood oxygen and cortisone levels, and human studies suggest it also enhances mental and physical performance.
Take Siberian ginseng twice a day, but not at night, as it can keep you from falling asleep! Avoid if you have high blood pressure.
Also an adpatogen, ashwangandha hails from the Himalayas and mixes well with Siberian ginseng for a double energy hit. It helps decrease cortisol (the stress hormone) levels and neutralize the fight-or-flight response that taxes our adrenal glands. Ashwangandha has also been shown to help treat depression and decrease inflammation and blood sugar, all major energy zappers if not properly managed!
Boil ashwangandha root for approximately 15 minutes and then drink as a tea, or take 600-1000 mg in capsule or tincture form daily.
Oil of Oregano
When your body has to fight off bacterial and viral infections, it remains sluggish, and energy is hard to come by. Oil of oregano is a potent natural antibiotic proven to help cure bacterial infections. High in antioxidants, oil of oregano enriches the immune system and aids in digestion. The better digestion you have, the more nutrients you absorb, and the more energy you have!
Oil of oregano helps to flush the body of parasites—a hidden symptom of chronic fatigue—and is an allover detoxifying agent. Signs that your liver could use an oil of oregano detox include:
- Skin rashes or eruptions
- Unexplained aches and pains
- Joint pain
A little oil of oregano goes a long way. Add one to two drops to eight ounces of water and take twice daily with your herbs for energy, Siberian ginseng and ashwangandha.