5 Herbs with health benefits
As the world begins to shift more and more towards natural health, it is as though we are rediscovering the medicine of nature. We believe that true lasting health is achieved through a balance between traditional wisdom and modern science. By incorporating more natural healing herbs into your diet you can dramatically improve your overall health and wellbeing. Get to know a few of our powerful natural ingredients and how they can benefit you.
AmlaAmla is one of the most prominent plants in the traditional medicine practice of Ayurveda. Also known as the Indian Gooseberry, the fruit of this special plant has been used for centuries to effectively treat a variety of ailments such as inflammation, digestive issues, immune deficiency, colds and fever, hair restoration and liver issues. In Ayurveda practices, Amla is used to “promote longevity, enhance digestion, treat constipation, reduce fever, purify the blood, reduce cough, alleviate asthma, strengthen the heart, benefit the eyes, stimulate hair growth and enhance intellect” – Prof. A.Annapurna Amla is found growing in many parts of Asia, especially India. If you are lucky enough to come across the plant you can eat the berry directly otherwise you can consume alma in the form of a juice, dried fruit or as a supplement. This potent ingredient is found in our Avalife ENERGY BOOST which contains 30mg of Amla. This is a perfect dosage as a daily supplement. Find out more information about Amla here: https://avalife.co.za/herbs/amla/
Turmeric is a small root plant that looks very similar to ginger but is far more yellow in colour. Turmeric is one of the oldest natural remedies used to treat inflammation, digestive disorders and pain. Turmeric can be found in countless natural medicines as well as modern medicines.
Today turmeric can be bought at most food stores around the world, making it exceptionally easy to integrate into your diet. Turmeric adds a delicious rich flavour to foods so it is a win win situation when it comes to this plant. Turmeric is traditionally used in dishes such as curries and noodle but has become widely consumed in juices and popularies in health culture as a shot! If you are struggling with a cold, flu or inflammation, taking a shot of turmeric juice will make you feel better in a flash.
Turmeric can also be taken as a supplement in the form of a powder or capsule. Our supplements JOIN FLEX, LIV D-TOX and ENERGY BOOST all contain turmeric and will help to improve any joint pain, inflammation, heart health and digestive health issues.
Learn more about turmeric and its benefits here: https://avalife.co.za/herbs/turmeric/
While this flower may seem small it is packed with profound natural healing qualities. Chamomile is one of the oldest natural remedies known to mankind. Chamomile has been used for centuries to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia, inflammation, hay fever, muscle ache, gastrointestinal disorders and even hemorrhoids. Today Chamomile is consumed world wide largely in the form of essential oil. Chamomile essential oil can be used to ease muscle tension, relax the body and even calm the mind.
Another significant way in which chamomile is consumed is in the form of tea with an estimate of over 1 million cups being consumed per day. Drinking chamomile tea can be considered as a mild sedative which can help induce easeful sleep, relaxation of the nervous system and muscles, aid digestive health and pain relief.
We have compiled a super power supplement called Avalife CALM which helps you naturally achieve a state of physical and mental calmness. It contains 55 mg of chamomile and can be taken at night or in the morning to keep you calm and relaxed.
While you may only be familiar with liquorice as a yummy black sweet, it is in fact a plant root extract that has been a part of Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Not only does this plant taste delicious and adds an incredible sweet flavour to foods but it is also packed with natural health benefits.
Liquorice is commonly used to treat digestive health issues such as indigestion, heartburn and acid reflux. It is also used to treat upper respiratory issues, inflammation, ulcers, oral infection and has antifungal and antioxidant qualities.
Find more about this natural remedy and our other plant ingredients here: https://avalife.co.za/know-your-herbs/
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