In the first part of this series, we have mentioned the first five popular herbs to treat fatigue naturally. This chapter intends to give you six more herbs that help to solve your low energy or fatigue problems. Here they are:
6. Astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)
Astralagus is an energy tonic whose roots can be added to stew, rice, soup or any food that you can simmer for at least 30 minutes. Aside from its energy-boosting properties, this herb also helps to strengthen the immune system, improve digestion and promote normal lung function.
Astralagus is the kind of herb that the whole family can enjoy because of its ability to blend well with any food. You don’t have to worry about its taste because it’s neutral.
7. Codonopsis (Codonopsis pilosula)
Codonopsis is a gentle energy tonic which is used in Traditional Chinese medicine to improve the function of the lungs, the digestive function and the spleen. It is also believed to contain properties that help to increase red blood cells, lower blood pressure and relieve stress.
Because of its milder effect, many people use codonopsis as an alternative to ginseng.
8. Herbal Bitters
Herbal bitters which include gentian (Gentiana species), wormwood (Artemmesia absintbium) and mugwort (A. vulgaris) can help to improve energy levels. They have properties that help to enhance endocrine function and promote the proper function of the digestive system. You can find bitter herbs in various combinations in natural products stores.
9. Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)
This herb has a stimulating effect but it also helps to relieve anxiety and stress. It helps to improve digestion and its pleasant taste makes it good for making tea.
10. Rosemary (Rosemarinus officinalis)
Rosemary is a sweet smelling herb that has a gentle, stimulating effect on the nervous system. It helps to relieve anxiety, alleviate digestive disorders and boost memory.
11. Mushroom Energy Tea
Practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine make tea from reishi mushroom to treat fatigue. They use one to three ounces of chopped or powdered reishi mushroom, combine it with three cups water, boil it in a pot and allow it to simmer for 30 minutes. The mushroom tea is ready to drink when cool.
Herbs and herbal supplements are natural products that help to treat fatigue and alleviate its underlying causes. They have lesser risks from side effects yet they can be as potent as pharmaceutical products. To enjoy their maximum benefits, use them with the advice of an experienced herbal practitioner.