4 Herbs to Replace Your Morning Coffee

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Has coffee lost its magic?


If you start your day like most of us, that means a cup of coffee is one of the first things you reach for during your morning routine. After many mornings and countless cups of coffee, you have probably had to increase your caffeine intake just to overcome your tolerance. 


In the short term, it has a number of benefits that can help you get through your morning, or a late-night project. However, coffee also has drawbacks including the tolerance you build to caffeine, and its unbalanced stimulating effects.


That’s why in this blog post we are going to share 4 herbs that you can use to replace your morning coffee.


Yerba Mate

Similar to coffee, Yerba Mate tea contains caffeine which can act as a stimulant to improve your ability to focus and increase your energy levels. But, unlike coffee, Yerba Mate is a stimulant that won’t overpower you. This is because its effects are more gentle and mild when compared to coffee. 


Schisandra Fruit – Wu Wei Zi

Schisandra Fruit is a herbal medicine that has been prescribed by Eastern medicine practitioners since the very beginning, and it is part of Eastern medicine’s 50 fundamental herbs. Schisandra Fruit can be ingested in powdered, pill, or liquid form and its energizing benefits make it a great replacement for your morning coffee. It also supports a strong immune system.


Cordycep Mushrooms – Dong Chong Xia Cao

Cordycep Mushrooms have been used for many years to help people recover from illness, but they can also be used to boost your energy levels. It does so by increasing your body’s production of ATP, a compound found in your body that acts as a source of energy for your cells. In addition, Cordycep Mushrooms also improve how efficiently your body can utilize oxygen, therefore preserving your energy for later use. 


Siberian Ginseng – Ci Wu Jia

Siberian Ginseng is a herb well known for its ability to support your overall health. Some of the many benefits of Siberian Ginseng include its ability to fight tiredness, improve brain function, and increase energy levels. It also helps to maintain the proper function of the lungs and spleen, organs which are responsible for extracting energy from the food you eat in Eastern medicine.


Regular coffee consumption can make coffee go from being an energy booster to get your morning started, to something you need just to feel baseline and avoid a headache. And, if you’re not a regular coffee drinker, you’ve probably been overstimulated and riddled with jitters and anxiety after a cup of coffee.


These herbs are a great alternative to coffee that you can use to give you the energy you need to get your day started, but, if you have been having consistent issues with your energy and mood you can contact us to learn more about our customized treatment plans that include herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, and more. 

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