It’s that time of year again. Autumn is hitting and so are the bouts of the flu and possibly the coronavirus. Its always best to stay ahead of the curve and make sure you are always at your fittest during the Winter Season. A good old fashioned daily health tonic will always do the trick.
The most effective way of staying well is by feeding your body with all Natural Super Herbs and Adaptogens. A combination of these allows our body’s defence system to not have to work overtime whilst trying to stay well.
I think the Indonesians seem to know best with their plant based natural medicine system as its over 2000 years old and based on trials of the Jamu doctors who are legendary throughout the country.
Some of the famous Indonesian herbs to try are:
Turmeric- A well known anti inflammatory which is highly beneficial in its natural form when its cooked. This activates the turmeric. Turmeric’s known benefits inclue reduction of inflammation, may assist with arthritis, period pain, thyroid issues and joint pain.
Ginger - Contains Gingerol, a Substance With Powerful Medicinal Properties that may treat Many Forms of Nausea, Especially Morning Sickness. May Reduce Muscle Pain and Soreness. The Anti-Inflammatory Effects may Help With Osteoarthritis.
Lemongrass - may assist with preventing the growth of some bacteria and yeast. Lemongrass may reduce fever and has antioxidant properties.
Matcha - packed with antioxidants including the powerful EGCg. Known to boost the metabolism Detoxifies. Calms the mind and relaxes the body. Is rich in fiber, chlorophyll and vitamins.
Galangal - contains anti-inflammatory properties and therefore is beneficial in treatment of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. - It also helps to relieve discomfort caused due to inflammation of the abdomen and ulcers too. - To curb sea and motion sickness
Tamarind. - the polyphenols in tamarind have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These can protect against diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. The seed extract may also help lower blood sugar, while the pulp extract may help you lose body weight.
Other Superherbs and adaptogens which are known to have beneficial effects on the body are:
We will discuss these and some great recipes in our next blog issue.