Are you using herbal remedies to keep yourself healthy while on the go?

It’s a given that good health is fundamental to your well-being. It can help you prevent severe and long-term conditions. Besides, you’re able to feel good about yourself, which is crucial for self-image and self-esteem.

However, the seasons of the year can take a toll on your health; for instance, winter months, which come with bouts of flu and cold.

So, how can you take care of that?

Simple, you don’t need to rob a pharmacy to be prepared for the tough times ahead. Here, we provide you with five herbal remedies you can use to stay healthy on the go. Let’s jump right in!

1.   Kratom

Kratom is an evergreen tree from the coffee family that is mostly founded in the tropics. It is native to Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, as well as other South Asian Nations. According to Healthline, you can use its leaves or extracts to make a sedative or stimulant.

The product effectively treats digestive ailments and chronic pain and also helps those withdrawing from opium dependence. You can buy kratom powder to relieve pain and stress from your nearest herbal outlet since it’s legal in the United States and normally sold as alternative medicine.

Often you can get it in stores that sell alternative medicines and supplements. The drug can work as a stimulant in low doses; for instance, it can make you more alert, energetic and friendly.

However, in large doses, Kratom can act as a sedative since it produces dulling sensations, emotions, and euphoric effects. The active components in the medicine include:

  • The alkaloids Mitragynine
  • The 7-hydroxy Mitragynine

Study shows that the alkaloids present in the medicine are responsible for its analgesic, muscle relaxing and anti-inflammatory effects. This is why the drug is mostly utilized in the easing of fibromyalgia symptoms.

To prepare the product’s powder, green leaves from the plant are first dried and powdered or crushed. Most kratom powders have either a light brown or green color and contain components from other plants.

You can find the product in paste, tablet, or capsule forms. An alternative to Kratom is medicinal marijuana, which can be used to ease chronic pain.


2.   Calendula

Also known as pot Marigold, this herb has been used for many centuries as an antiseptic, antifungal, and wound healing remedy.

Its extracts can also be used to make diaper creams and natural cosmetics due to their soothing properties. You can grow this herb in your kitchen garden all year round, making it an excellent addition.

Dry calendula flowers can be used to make a variety of products like:

  • Balm to treat diaper rash, as well as other illnesses using beeswax and coconut oil
  • Homemade soap recipes
  • Facial toner
  • Salve to treat mild burns when mixed olive oil and other herbs
  • Sunburn relief gel when mixed with aloe vera
  • Simple tea, which can be used to reduce inflammation as well as promote healing from sore throat and other infections


3.   Garlic

Despite having a strong, pungent smell, this herb contains tons of antibacterial and antiviral properties. You can use it to reduce the duration of an illness as well as improve your immunity. Furthermore, support your respiratory health, cardiovascular health, and digestion.

This helps prevent major lifestyle diseases such as high blood cholesterol, high blood sugar, and obesity.

Tips on maximizing garlic health benefits:

  • Use a lot of it in your meals; for example, one clove per meal if possible.
  • Let your crushed garlic stand for ten minutes before cooking with it.
  • Slice or crush your garlic before eating it. Doing so increases the amount of allicin content.


4.   The astragalus root

To improve your immune system and stay healthy on the go, you can also use the astragalus root daily. This stems from the fact that it excites the natural killer T cells and improves the white cell blood cell, count. Besides this, it is an excellent source of energy.

To keep diseases at bay, you should partake around ten to thirty grams of the herb daily. However, you shouldn’t use it when having severe flu or cold, making it hard to recover.

How to prepare Astragalus root:

  1. Use 1 Tbsp of dried astragalus root per two cups of water.
  2. Simmer for at least twenty minutes in a small covered saucepan
    The astragalus root

5.   Cinnamon

To relieve yourself from arthritis pain and maintain a balanced sugar level, you can always sprinkle Cinnamon in your drinks as it acts as a warming antioxidant.

It will also maintain your mucous membranes healthy and moist since it’s demulcent.

Additionally, you can use it as an antimicrobial and in the numbing of pains. A cinnamon honey water recipe includes the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1tbsp honey


  • Boil the water
  • Add powdered Cinnamon to it
  • Steep the mixture for about fifteen minutes
  • Add honey to the cooled concoction
  • Drink the mixture twice a day on an empty stomach in the morning and another before sleeping

Final thoughts

Herbal remedies can come in handy when you need to prevent or reduce the chances of developing particular conditions. As such, you can use one or a combination of any of the above herbs to stay healthy and healthy.

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