This past weekend, I was in Montreal teaching an essential oils workshop at Café Floraison. I love the café’s warm, quaint and inviting atmosphere – plus, it’s located between a couple of neat shops selling a variety of herbs.
After the workshop, I took some time to explore and restock my dry herbs. Herbs are a great way to pack nutrition into your diet. Many are high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytosterols and more!
Here’s what I ended up buying:
- Stinging Nettle – energizing, nourishing and strengthening to the adrenals. It’s also a great support for allergies, which is something I struggle with. I make an infusion with this herb to get the maximum benefits.
- Red Clover – superb anti-cancer and cancer-preventative herb. It is helpful for many “woman issues”. This is another one I drink as an infusion.
- Lemon Balm – calming and supportive to the immune system. I consume this herb as a tea during cold/flu season and for a great night’s sleep. Lemon balm is part of the mint family and has a wonderful flavour.
- Dandelion Root – great source of nutrients. Dandelion is a great detoxifying herb and I use it mainly for this purpose.
- Gotu Kola – referred to as the herb of longevity. Need I say more? This is exactly why I consumer this herb!
There are many other health benefits associated with these herbs and I encourage you to do more research if you are interested in incorporating any of them into your proactive health regime.
Which herbs do you use and love?