I have recently been exploring with different herbal remedies and infusions. I love the way I feel after drinking certain herbs. Typically I drink 2 herbal infusions and 3 teas each day. The difference between teas and infusions are the types of herbs, amount of herbs, and steeping time. Herbal infusions use a large amount of an herb, typically roots or leaves and steep for 4 - 10 hours. Herbal infusions allow the herb to breakdown, therefore the nutrients and vitamins can be easily absorbed. Some herbs are powerhouses of nourishment, energy, and health-promoting factors. Herbal remedies have been used for many years as a way to prevent illness, increase quality of life, strengthen particular body systems, and enhance wellness.
Below are a list of the 5 herbs I will bring with me on vacation. When I travel my body feels stressed and at times depleted. I am excited to bring my herbs with me while I travel to prevent sickness, nourish my body, and feel great!
1. Tulsi or Holy Basil
Tulsi is an incredibly healing herb. Tulsi is an adaptogenic herb, meaning the herb works with your body to adapt to stress. Adaptogenic herbs are great for coping with persistent stress, anxiety, fatigue, and an overworked immune system. Adaptogenic herbs enhance physical and mental health and promote longevity. Tulsi is a natural remedy for anxiety, adrenal fatigue, hypothyroidism, unbalanced blood sugar and acne. Tulsi will allow my body to cope with traveling and keep my body healthy.
Ashwagandha is an ancient ayurvedic herb and an adaptogenic herb. Ashwagandha is both energizing and soothing. Ashwagandha supports a healthy immune system, sustained energy levels, and fosters healthy sleep patterns. Ashwagandha will allow my body to recover quickly from any jet lag and help me to fall asleep easily throughout my trip.
Nettle is a vitamin factory containing: iron, calcium, potassium, silicon, magnesium, manganese, zinc, chromium and more! Nettle is a great all-around remedy. Nettle will help prevent sickness and nourish my body while traveling.
Chickweed is one of my favorite herbs. After I drink chickweed I feel energized, focused, and like I can literally take on the world! Chickweed contains many nutrients including calcium, potassium, and iron. Chickweed is great for digestive issues and to boost energy. Chickweed will help me to feel motivated, energized, regulated, and healthy each day while on vacation.
Peppermint tea is one of my favorite teas! Peppermint improves digestion, reduces pain, eliminates inflammation, relaxes the body and mind, cures bad breath, aids in weight loss and boosts the immune system. Peppermint tea will give me an added nourishing boost at the end of a long day of exploring.
Which herbs do you travel with?