There are many health concerns that we can address through greater nourishment. Many natural remedies have such a positive effect on the body because they provide a high dose of plant based vitamins and minerals.
Nutrient deficiencies are very common and in today’s video I discuss nutritive herbal medicines.
Integrating nutritive herbs into your life will give you more energy, improve your mood and skin, give you stronger nails and and bones, and support your immune system.
These plants are the perfect herbs to bring into your everyday for a little extra natural support. Check out the video to learn more about how to promote your deep health with these powerful plants.
Nutritive herbs are a type of tonic herb that are generally very safe and super nutritious. They deeply nourish the body due to their high mineral and nutrient levels.
In today’s video I discuss two herbs you can easily use in home tea blends; Oat straw and rose hips. And if you want to learn about more nutritive herbs be sure to check out my other video Nutritive Herbs for Everyday Health.
Oat straw is harvested from the plant we get oats from while it’s still green. It’s very rich in calcium, silica, B vitamins, iron and magnesium. Oat straw is extremely safe, unless you’re allergic to oats. If you’re sensitive to gluten, oat straw doesn’t actually contain gluten, so most people find it ok. Just like oats that we eat, there is a very small chance there may be some cross contamination with gluten in the equipment so please be aware of that if you have a strong sensitivity or have celiac disease.
You can make oat straw into a tea or a decotion, or sometimes it’s put into a formula in a capsule. It has a very light and mild flavour so it combines easily with other nutritive herbs like nettle which I talk about in my previous video on nutritive herbs.
You can purchase oat straw here.
Rose hips are the fruit that develops on rosebushes. They contain high levels of Vitamin C, and bioflavonoids that are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-histamine. The combination of the bioflavonoids and the Vitamin C make this herb really helpful for cellular healing and supporting immune health. Rose hips are also extremely safe.
Rose hips are usually added to tea but you can also take them in capsules or in foods like jams. You can grown your own, but be sure to remove the tiny hairs inside the rose hips. Sometimes purchasing rose hips is easier than trying to harvest your own for this reason. If you do want to harvest your own, do a little research to be sure you’re able to get the preparation right.
I hope that gives you some ideas of how to include more nutritious herbs in your life. Let me know in the comments below if you enjoyed the video!