Alkaline herbs list
When we talk about herbs, we usually think of adding flavor and aroma to our dishes, but herbs are used for far more than that. They not only make your food taste delicious naturally, but they also benefit your well-being. The foods you eat affect your body’s pH level, making it acidic or alkaline. The alkaline diet helps boost the pH level of fluids in the body to reduce acidity (inflammation and mucus), thereby improving your health. Increasing alkalinity in your body helps boost your overall health and reduce your risk of chronic disease. By eating more alkaline plant-based foods, you reap health benefits that include the prevention of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, gout, arthritis, anemia, high blood pressure and even cancer.
Below are some of the most alkalizing and detoxifying alkaline herbs.
- Irish Sea Moss – Rich in minerals and a source of potassium chloride, Irish sea moss dissolves catarrh, phlegm and soothes inflammation of the mucus membranes.
- Burdock Root– Burdock root has been valued across continents for thousands of years for its ability to purify the lymphatic system and blood as well as cool internal heat. Internally and externally, it has potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects on the human body.
- Soursop Leaves – Soursop leaf, also known as Graviola leaf, has immense benefits and healing properties. It is commonly used for its anti-inflammatory properties.
- Elderberries – Packed with antioxidants and immune boosting properties, elderberries are nature’s original flu shot.
- Black Walnut Hull Powder – Black Walnut Hull powder is commonly used for it’s anti-parasitic and anti-viral properties. This herb is great for removing intestinal parasites.
- Dandelion Root– Dandelion is used as a natural remedy to help treat increase energy, muscle aches, loss of appetite, upset stomach, intestinal gas, gallstones, joint pain and eczema. It also increases urine production and serves as a light laxative to increase bowel movements.
- Sarsaparilla Root – Sarsaparilla is commonly used in traditional medicine for it’s high iron content and immune boosting properties. It is also used to help treat psoriasis and other skin conditions, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and kidney disease and increasing urination to reduce fluid retention.
- Bladderwrack Powder– Fucus vesiculosus , commonly known as: Bladderwrack, is a rich source of iodine and as with many seaweeds, has been an important food source in coastal cultures around the world. It has been used traditionally in herbal medicine in the treatment of thyroid disorders, particularly hypothyroidism, weight management, rheumatoid arthritis, female hormonal disorders, as a laxative, and for its topical effects as a dermatological agent.
- Damiana– Damiana is commonly used to treat headaches, depression, prevention and treatment of low libido, as well as boosting and maintaining mental and physical stamina.
- Chamomile Flower– Chamomile is considered a safe plant and has been used in many cultures for stomach ailments and as a mild sedative.
Your body naturally seeks balance and works to maintain an alkaline state. Increasing your alkalinity through foods and herbs helps boost your overall health and reduce your risk of chronic disease. “Let thy food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine by thy food”.