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One of the many benefits of herbal treatments from Eastern medicine is that they can be used to treat your conditions and symptoms with little-to-no side effects. However, another aspect of herbal medicine that differs from typical prescription medication from Western medicine, is that some of the herbs you use to treat your specific conditions can be used to promote your overall health.

 

In this blog post we will cover 3 herbs that can be used as a supplement to promote your overall health.

 

Goji Berries

Goji berries originate in China, and they contain a number of health benefits. They are an excellent source of antioxidant properties that can reduce inflammation. In addition, goji berries contain several properties related to anti-aging and immunity-boosting. They can be eaten raw or dried, and they can also be brewed into a herbal tea.

 

Astragalus – Huang Qi

Astragalus, or Huang Wi, is one of the most powerful herbs when it comes to promoting your overall health. Similar to goji berries, the antioxidant properties found in astragalus combat inflammation, which if left unchecked, can lead to several health conditions. Moreover, astragalus has also been found proven to moderate immune function. This herb can be made into a herbal tea, and it can also be used as an ingredient in soups. 

 

For a more in-depth look at astragalus, you can read our blog post dedicated to this powerful herb, The Antioxidant & Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Astragalus.

 

Ginseng

Ginseng is another extremely popular herbal medicine as it is classified as an adaptogen. Adaptogens are a specific category of herbs that help your body react to, and recover from, short and long-term physical and mental stress. In addition, ginseng can help prevent the anti-aging process and inflammation. Ginseng can be processed to be made into juice or tea, and it can also be found in capsule or tablet form.

 

The herbs used in herbal medicine formulas are incredibly beneficial, and should not be reserved solely to treat specific symptoms and conditions. When incorporated as a supplement to your regular routine, herbs can improve your overall health. If you’re interested in learning how to supplement your health with herbal medicine, contact us today!