Best Herbs For EnergyMarch 12, 2021 7:10 pm Categorised in: Holistic Lifestyle Leave your thoughts
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Feeling drained and tired is a common struggle, especially with how much stress we’re exposed to on a daily basis. Even though there are synthetic options available to help low energy levels, we believe that natural and simple ingredients win. While getting a good night’s sleep is undeniably the best way to relax & recharge (and while you’re at it, check out our blog on Best Herbs for Sleep), never underestimate the power of a natural herb to give you all the energy you’ve been desperately needing! Read on to see some of the best herbs for a natural energy boost!
Who doesn’t love the beautiful smell of peppermint? We know we’d mentioned this herb in our blog about Herbs for Sleep, but peppermint can actually lift spirits, too! This just goes to show how versatile herbs can be and that Mother Nature’s gifts are endless. Peppermint, as an herb, has been around for hundreds of years. It’s traditionally been used for treating uncomfortable issues like nausea, diarrhea, headaches, and – for dealing with low energy levels. Research tells us that peppermint has a very positive, instant effect on our mood. A study published on NCBI tested 30 individuals to see if their physical performance would improve after ingesting peppermint – the results were very satisfactory! So, next time you’re feeling low, try brewing yourself some peppermint tea, smelling some peppermint essential oil, or try a gentle massage with our CBD Mint Salve!
Fruits are a fantastic feel-good food when you’re running low on energy. While all fruits have extraordinary properties that are beneficial to our bodies, oranges are exceptionally suitable for raising energy levels. When thinking about oranges, the first thing that probably comes to mind is their flavor and their vitamin C content. That’s exactly what the body needs to feel at least somewhat rejuvenated! Oranges also contain lots of macro and micronutrients like fibers and minerals, so you’re in for a nutritionally-dense energy boost.
Looking for an option easier and less-messy than an orange? Our Orange Cream CBD Spray is packed with organic terpenes and Stevia for flavor. You’ll get into a sunny mood in no time!
While we’re on the topic of terpenes, we want to devote a section to explaining why they’re so awesome. Terpenes are flavor and scent compounds in many plants. In cannabis plants, they’re responsible for giving cannabis strains different effects. Some CBD terpenes have a calming and soothing effect, and others are popular for being very invigorating and uplifting. Some uplifting terpene strains are Sour Diesel, White Widow, and the terpene Limonene itself (which is commonly in citrusy fruits).
The best thing about terpenes is that they’re completely natural – they can be found in many natural botanicals! So, while terpenes are not exactly herbs, they can be found in herbs, which makes them perfect for our ‘most energizing’ list.
Originating from central Peru, maca (also called Peruvian ginseng) is an interesting plant that works well as an energy-boosting food. Botanically speaking, maca is similar to broccoli and cauliflower. It’s common to find maca as a powder or in a pill. Maca powder is popular for regulating some hormonal disbalances, improving the sex drive, and most importantly – improving mood and increasing energy levels. Popular ways to take are in smoothies or other drinks that can mask its flavor, as some find it intolerable.
Kratom is more of a plant rather than herb, but is still an herbal supplement. The thing about kratom is, it’s so versatile, you can use it for almost anything you like! Whether it’s getting some quality sleep or getting a slight boost in the energy levels, kratom may do the trick. All kinds of kratom have unique properties, if you’re looking for improved mood, white kratom veins are definitely an option!
Rosemary is certainly popular for its ‘healing powers’ as some like to call them, and the energy kick, increase to focus, and improvement to mood are just a few of the fantastic properties of this herb. The studies done on rosemary are countless, and all of them lead to the same conclusion – because rosemary and rosemary-infused products have a direct impact on our nervous system and produce a stimulatory effect, they can be a very efficient and helpful method of recharging when energy is low.
There is nothing better than finding a natural alternative to the most common commercial energy-lifting drugs that are available in pharmacies! We learn more and more every day that Mother Nature truly has an aide for everything – we just have to look around us! Do you happen to use some other herbs for energy that we haven’t mentioned in this blog? Share it with us in the comments!