Top 18 Herbs We Are Using in Our Special Herbal Blends
Staying healthy will become easy if you can diffuse all important minerals and vitamins by mixing herbs in your smoothies or simmering them in water for your morning drink.
We at Myla's Moss take your issues close to our hearts. Therefore, we are determined to bring the best solutions from nature to create feasible and highly effective blends.
It does not end here. Incorporating herbs like liquorice and echinacea has made our blends efficient for thyroid functioning. It regulates hormones and boosts energy levels, and our lavender extract will revive your cheerful aura. 4 5
Let us dive more into our herbal treasure.
What is Meant by Herbal Blends?
Herbal blends refer to different herbs, spices, flowers, and other plant materials combined to create a desired flavour.
These blends are often used for medicinal or therapeutic purposes, such as promoting relaxation or reducing stress. They can also be used for culinary purposes to add unique flavours and aromas to dishes.
So, how are herbal blends made at Myla’s Moss? We make our herbal blends by mixing and matching various herbs in specific proportions. Some popular herbs we use are chamomile, lemon, ginger, peppermint, etc.
Top 18 Herbs Used in Myla’s Moss Herbal Blends
Using organic herbs in blends is an amazing way to provide a ton of health benefits to users. So, we only use natural and good-quality herbs to ensure our products are top-notch.
Here are the top 18 herbs used in our herbal blends.
Hint: You’ll be blown away by the amazing benefits of each.
- Chamomile Flowers
Those little white and yellow flowers in your backyard offer more than aesthetics and a nice scent. Chamomile flowers are widely used for their numerous health benefits. They contain antioxidants that help reduce inflammation.
Chamomile is mainly known for its calming properties and is often used as a natural remedy for anxiety and insomnia. Besides, it may improve digestion and relieve stomach issues such as bloating and cramps. 6
Hence, chamomile flowers offer a natural and effective way to promote overall health and wellness. It is perfect for relaxing your mind and body. We have used this nature's gift in our blend to give you all its goodness.
- Raspberry Leaf
Raspberry leaf is the leaf of the raspberry plant, and it has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. Aside from the delicious raspberries, the leaves of the plant are also full of health benefits.
It is rich in vitamins and minerals, like vitamin C, iron, and potassium. Raspberry leaf supports women's health, particularly during pregnancy and menstruation, as it's rich in B vitamins, iron, and magnesium. During pregnancy, raspberry leaf is believed to support the uterus and may even help to shorten labour and reduce the risk of complications. 7
Do not let their humble appearance fool you. Raspberry leaves are a valuable addition to a healthy lifestyle.
- Wormwood Herb
Wormwood has a compound called Thujone, which offers various health benefits. Although the research is still limited, Thujone has been used to treat various conditions, including digestive issues such as indigestion and bloating, menstrual cramps, and even anxiety. 9
- Burdock Root
The Burdock root is the root of the Burdock plant, which has been widely used for its medicinal properties. It is rich in antioxidants, fibre, and prebiotics. These powerful components work in harmony to support good physical health.
Burdock root has been used to support liver function and may help to purify the blood and improve skin health. Additionally, burdock root may help to lower blood sugar levels and improve digestion.
- Oak Bark
Oak tree bark has been used throughout history for its health benefits. It contains tannins with astringent (substance that can cause tightening or contraction of body tissues, particularly the skin) properties and can help tighten and tone skin tissues. 11
Besides, it reduces inflammation and may help to treat various skin conditions, including rashes, eczema, and psoriasis.
Additionally, oak bark may be used to treat diarrhoea and other digestive issues since it can help to reduce inflammation in the digestive tract as well. Next time you see an oak tree, give it a little nod of appreciation for all the amazing benefits its bark has to offer.
- Slippery Elm Bark
The real star of the show is the slimy substance inside the slippery elm bark, mucilage. Mucilage is a gel-like substance that can help to soothe and protect the throat, stomach, and intestines.
There are several digestive issues that slippery elm bark may help to treat, including acid reflux, ulcers, and inflammatory bowel disease. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce inflammation throughout the body.
Additionally, slippery elm bark may be used topically to soothe painful skin irritations and wounds.
- Indian Rhubarb Root
Indian rhubarb root may not sound like the most exciting thing in the world but it is a pretty cool plant. It has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine.
Therefore, Indian rhubarb treats constipation and other digestive issues, such as bloating.
Additionally, this herb helps to support liver function and improve bile production. You can consume Indian rhubarb root by adding it to your evening cup of tea or as a supplement.
- Siberian Ginseng Root
Siberian ginseng root, also known as Eleuthero root, is the root of the Eleutherococcus senticosus plant.
It has adaptogenic properties that may help the body cope with stress and improve overall health. Siberian ginseng root has also been shown to improve cognitive function, boost energy levels, and reduce fatigue. 13
Also, Siberian ginseng root may help support immune function and improve athletic performance. Next time you need a little extra oomph, reach for some Siberian ginseng root and let the magic unfold.
- Nettle Leaf
Nettle leaves may look like they belong in the garden, but they are highly resourceful for your body.
Nettle leaf is commonly used to treat various health conditions, including allergies, arthritis, urinary tract infections, and skin disorders. Furthermore, it is used as a diuretic to help flush excess fluids from the body and as a natural remedy for hay fever.
Besides, its anti-inflammatory properties may help reduce joint pain and benefit prostate health. Do not let its pricky appearance scare you off. Nettle leaf is definitely worth adding to your diet.
- Parsley leaf
Isn’t parsley the staple of all of our kitchens? Crushed parsley makes for a great topping over a dish of lasagne or a pizza. Apart from that, parsley leaf has to offer some remarkable health benefits. Due to its high antioxidant, flavonoid, and volatile oil content.
Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce the risk of chronic diseases. Parsley leaf is also beneficial for kidney health as it has diuretic properties that increase urine production and improve kidney function. 14
- Liquorice Root
Liquorice root, liquorice or Glycyrrhiza glabra, is a perennial herb native to Europe and Asia. Liquorice root may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of nutritional foods, but its health benefits prove otherwise.
Liquorice root contains many bioactive compounds, such as flavonoids, saponins, and triterpenoids, that are enriched with several health benefits. Studies have shown that liquorice root may help to soothe gastrointestinal problems such as heartburn, acid reflux, and peptic ulcers. 15
Moreover, it has anti-inflammatory properties that may help to reduce inflammation and swelling in the body, making it helpful in treating conditions such as arthritis.
Let us not forget about its naturally sweet flavour. Liquorice root can add a unique, natural sweetness to everything from tea to smoothies to baked goods.
- Juniper Berries
Juniper berries also have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which may help protect against infections and promote overall health.
Kelp is a type of seaweed that belongs to the brown algae family. It grows in shallow, nutrient-rich saltwater environments and can be found along the coasts of many countries.
Kelp is a rich source of iodine, a mineral that is essential for proper thyroid function and overall health. 16 In addition, it contains various other nutrients, including vitamins B and C, magnesium, potassium, and iron.
It helps to regulate blood sugar levels, lower blood pressure, and support a healthy immune system.
It may also help with weight loss by promoting feelings of fullness and reducing appetite. Additionally, kelp is a natural source of antioxidants, so it can help protect the body against damage from external harmful substances.
Echinacea, the purple coneflower, is a flowering plant native to North America.
Echinacea is your personal natural bodyguard, protecting you from all kinds of nasty germs and bugs. This herb has been used for hundreds of years to support immune function and ward off infections.
Echinacea is believed to strengthen the immune system and contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. It is available in various forms, including capsules, tinctures, and teas.
- English Plantain
English Plantain, also known as ribwort or narrow-leaf plantain, is a herbaceous perennial plant that belongs to the Plantaginaceae family. It is a common weed that grows throughout Europe, Asia, and North America.
The plant has narrow, elongated leaves that are ribbed and grow in a rosette pattern at the base of the plant. The plant produces tall flower spikes with small, greenish-white flowers during the summer.
English Plantain has a long history of medicinal use and is packed with all kinds of good-for-you nutrients.
The leaves of the plant are used in traditional medicine to treat various issues, including coughs, respiratory infections, skin irritations, and insect bites.
The plant contains compounds such as allantoin and mucilage, which are believed to give English plantain its medicinal properties.
- Marigold Flower
Marigold flowers are like little rays of sunshine for your body thanks to their extensive health benefits. The flower is native to the Mediterranean and has been used in herbal remedies and natural beauty products for years.
Marigold contains anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antioxidant compounds, making them beneficial for various skin conditions, including acne, eczema, and rashes. Besides, it is used to promote wound healing and reduce inflammation.
It is commonly consumed as a tea and added as a main ingredient in creams and ointments due to its healing powers.
Bladderwrack is a seaweed commonly found in the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans. It is also known as Fucus vesiculosus, a brown algae type. The seaweed has a distinctive appearance with air-filled bladders that help it to float in the water.
Bladderwrack contains various nutrients, including iodine, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron. These help to support thyroid function and improve overall health.
Besides, bladderwrack is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, which can help to protect the body against oxidative stress and reduce inflammation.
It is commonly used as a dietary supplement and is available in various forms, including capsules, powders, and teas. Speaking to a healthcare provider before using bladderwrack is important, as it can interact with certain medications and may not be safe for everyone.
- Red Clover
Red clover (Trifolium pratense) is a perennial plant native to Europe, Asia, and Africa but can also be found in many other parts of the world. It is widely cultivated for its sweet-smelling pink to purple flowers, which are used in herbal medicine.
The leaves and flowers of the plant contain isoflavones, phytoestrogens, and other biologically active compounds.
Red clover is fantastic for women going through menopause. Menopause is a rough time in a woman’s life. In a phase like this, red clover helps tone down the symptoms of menopause including hot flashes and night sweats.
Herbs are superheroes for our bodies- each one with its own unique set of powers and abilities. At Myla's Moss, we have carefully curated a collection of over 18 herbs that we use in our herbal blends, each one chosen for its health-boosting properties and delicious flavour.
From the soothing power of chamomile to the immune-boosting properties of echinacea. We believe that nature has everything we need to support our health and well-being.
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