Since the ancient times, people from all over the world have been using plants, herbs and other natural sources for health, beauty, and wellness. As natural and organic lifestyle gains its popularity, we should explore these natural ingredients that can be beneficial in our daily life.
Now, let’s begin the tour and see what plants, herbs and resources the different parts of the world have to offer...
Best known for its anti-inflammatory effect, turmeric is widely used to treat acne related skin problems, arthritis symptoms, and possibly decrease the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.Moringa
A powerful leaf rich in calcium, potassium, iron, protein, vitamin C and A. Due to its incredible amount of nutrition, it is associated with cure or prevention of about 300 diseases including to lower blood sugar levels, reduce inflammation, maintain healthy cholesterol levels, etc.100 grams of dry moringa leaf contains:
- 9 times the protein of yogurt
- 10 times the vitamin A of carrots
- 15 times the potassium of bananas
- 17 times the calcium of milk
- 12 times the vitamin C of oranges
- 25 times the iron of spinach
This mushroom-like fungus typically grows in colder climates such as Canada and Siberia. Chaga is usually consumed as tea to support immune system, soothe pain and ulcers, and normalize blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Known for its antioxidants and nutrients, the benefits of green tea include improved brain function, fat loss, radiant skin, lower risk of cancer, etc.
Both a fruit and an herb, goji berries are rich in vitamins A and C and act as a great source of antioxidants. They can be baked, cooked, steamed, and processed in any way to help boost the immune system and protect the eyes.
This medical herb is a great resource of vitamins A, C, E, and K as well as fiber, iron, magnesium, potassium etc. Oregano contains 42 times the antioxidants of an apple and supports the immune system. Its antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties make oregano a superfood to treat different health-related conditions.
About 75% of fat in olive oil is monounsaturated (omega-9 fatty acid). This made olive oil an essential nutritional ingredient to lower the risk of heart disease and cancer.
There are many ingredients that can be derived from coconut such as coconut oil, coconut flour, coconut milk, coconut water and more. The healthy fats in coconut oil are known to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Coconut is also often used as an active ingredient in anti-aging skin products.
Research studies showed that soursop leaf, seed and fruit extracts can be used as potential cancer treatments. Soursop contains a high level of carbohydrates and fructose as well as vitamins B1, B2, and C.