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All About Herbs

There is a plethora of information available on medicines to treat any ailment we may come across in life. However, sometimes we miss potential treatments because they are considered “alternative medicine.” But if you’re interested in other ways to treat small illnesses or everyday concerns, learning more about the alternative ways to supplement your health and wellness routine could be a benefit. Herbs are just one of these forms.

There are a variety of herbs out there, though, and it can be daunting to learn about all of them. Nursing Degree created a list of 100 Best Herbs for Your Health and Wellness to try to make this learning process easier. The American College of Healthcare Sciences list 5 herbs that you can use to boost your wellness routine. And Piedmont Healthcare writes about the top 10 cooking herbs that can benefit wellness. So, what does the Common Market offer?

Many of the herbs the Common Market offers are adaptogens. These herbs do as their name suggests—they help your body adapt to stressors. Some of  these types of herbs are: reishi, ashwagandha, tulsi, ginseng, and rhodiola. In addition to these, Common Market carries a variety of helpful everyday herbs.

  1. Elderberry – No need to wait until that seasonal cold hits! This herb can be taken for everyday immune health. It can be taken in syrup form, as a tea, as a tincture, or as a capsule.
  2. Astragalus and turkey tail – Similar to Elderberry, these can be taken the same way.
  3. Bitters – Usually used as digestive bitters, they work to stimulate bile production in the liver and increase bitter receptors in the digestive tract to aid in digestion efficiency. Bitter herbs include gentian, yellow dock, and burdock.

No matter what herb needs you have, the staff at the Common Market can help find something for your lifestyle.