With thousands of herbs and supplements on the market it’s almost impossible to narrow down the scope, but here is a good reference list of the top 10.
Chlorella Powder – This alga grown in Japan and other parts of the world is one of the best all around health agents you can buy. Full of Chi energy, able to remove heavy metals from your body, and packed full of nutrients, this supplement is number 1 on my list of best herbs. Start taking Chlorella tablets and you will feel the difference.
Green Tea – There are hundreds of scholarly articles on the benefits of green tea, which is one of the best antioxidants on the market. Green Tea is easy to find and packed full of polyphenols that are able to slow the aging process and keep you healthy.
Green Juicing – Green juicing will adds all important enzymes and nutrients that you are not getting from todays food. Green juicing also alkalizes your body ridding your body of inflammation, boost your energy level, and revitalize your body… you can buy green juices in your supermarket or make them yourself.
Moringa – This new herb is one of the best herbs on the market with a lot of new research showing that eating just a few small moringa leaves a day can change your health in no time. There are special drinks, capsules, and tablets that you can take putting you on the right track for good nutrition and antioxidant scavenging of free radicals. Plus moringa is being talk about as a super food for saving the world… because it grows rapidly and the whole tree (actually a plant) from roots to the leaves is highly nutritious.
Tulsi Herb/Holy Basil – Is one of the best and easiest to grow adaptogenic herbs for stress and that has been around for a long time and does not get the recognition that it deserves. A great relaxing tea that will put destress your life and help to heal your body from the ravages of the daily stressful grind.
Aloe Vera – This herb grows all over the world and has so many healing qualities from soothing the GI tract to healing sunburns that it must be in the top 10 herbs for 2012. Easy to grow, needs little attention and will help you feel better by lowering your cholesterol and blood sugar, preventing bladder and kidney stones, and alkalizing your body… just to name a few of it’s great attributes.
Garlic – This herb that grows all over the world is one of the best immune boosters you can find and it’s very inexpensive. Forget about all the tablets and capsules on the market, just chop up one clove a garlic a day and take it with water or juice and you’ll be doing your body a great service. Garlic lowers cholesterol and triglycerides, lowers blood pressure, relaxes vessels in your heart with nitric oxide, and even helps with weight control… one of the best all around herbs in my book.
DLPA – This is a new supplement that’s great for boosting up your mood. And with so many people suffering from depression these days I feel that DLPA helping to increase serotonin levels in your brain is very important. Plus you don’t have to wait weeks for this supplement to kick in and start making you feel better… within 24 to 28 hours you’ll start feeling great.
Marshmallow Root – With all the people in the world having so many problems with gastric reflux I feel that marshmallow root and also slippery elm cannot be overlooked as very important herbs. These herbs are able to form a protective barrier over the lining of your stomach thus helping to sooth your GI tract in a very simple and none evasive way. Also good for IBS and Crohn’s Disease, plus gastric ulcers and colitis, and even weight loss.
Goji Berries – These berries from the orient are packed full of great anti-oxidants and have the ability to boost you your immune system and give you that added boost of energy that you need to get you through your day. Also helps with high blood pressure, diabetes, plus studies show that Goji Berries may help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease. Let alone the ability to provide better athletic performance, better sleep, and also boosting up your mood. Plus there is some evidence that Goji also slows the aging process and prevents cancer… remember all the berries are great but Goji is powerful!
Well that’s it for My Top 10 List of Herbs and Supplements for 2012
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist, Counselor, and Spiritual Advisor for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Center for Creative Living Church, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, plus Punjab Teas. www.paulhaider.com