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Yoga can also be physically challenging. This only means that you should keep your body fit and healthy. What most people don’t know is that your health is directly affected not just by the activities that you do but also by your diet, I personally have not been taking any western medicine for over 10 years and only takes Herbs to support my health.

As such diet plays a major role in your overall health. And for this reason, it is highly suggested for yogis to consider using different types of herbs that they can add to their daily meals.

 

Recently, we went to the Wonderfruit Festival and what got my attention was they are supporting adding Herbs as part of our daily needs, they know that herbs are certainly powerful and that it is available for everyone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For centuries, herbs have been used in traditional medicine especially in parts of Asia. Whether it’s traditional Chinese medicine or Ayurvedic medicine, herbs have been used in treating common illnesses and in promoting vitality. 

 

These days, a good number of pharmaceutical companies have also used herbs as their active ingredient when it comes to their supplements and medicines. 

 

Why use herbs?

 

A lot of people today are incorporating specific herbs into their diet in order to improve their overall health. Why use herbs? One of the main reasons why people use herbs is because of its efficacy. There are herbs that have been considered just as effective, if not, more effective than modern pharmaceutical products.  

 

Also, herbs are sometimes considered a better alternative to commercially available medicines in the market. The reason is that herbs are considered safer because of the absence of artificial chemicals that can create unexpected side effects. This makes herbs perfect for dealing with mild and minor health problems.   

What herbs are suggested?

 

So which herbs should you take? There are a lot of herbs that can be used every day. Here are some of the most popular herbs and its uses today. 

 

Ashwagandha 

Ashwagandha is a powerful herb that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for hundreds of years. It has been known for its restorative functions that can help the body fight stress, fatigue, and the lack of energy. It contains alkaloids, choline, fatty acids, and amino acids. Today, it is even considered as a nootropic that can help enhance a person’s cognitive ability and focus. 

There are studies suggesting that Ashwagandha functions as an anti-oxidant that helps the body fight against oxidative stress. It also has the ability to help stabilize sugar levels and reduce brain-cell degeneration. 

 

Garlic

 

Aside from its culinary purpose, garlic also has a number of therapeutic functions. It has been known to help improve the body’s immune system which makes it handy for fighting common colds. It is also considered as a great natural treatment for those who are dealing with hypertension. 

 

Ginger

 

Ginger is the type of herb that can be consumed in many ways. It can be used in your recipe or even consumed fresh. It contains a good number of compounds as well as metabolites that can contribute to the body’s healing ability. It can also act as an anti-inflammatory that is considered by some researchers as the reason why ginger can even potentially reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. 

 

 

Herbs can help yogis in different ways.

Not only can it help the body recover from exercises, it can even help improve overall mental focus allowing you to do more in your daily life. Herbs can also help give the body the micronutrients that it needs that can aid your metabolism and your immune system. 

 

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