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Everything you need to know about the 5 essential organic and wild-crafted herbs and powders for your wellbeing.

Herbs and powders have been used for centuries to cure ill health and for therapeutic purposes.  We just found an “apothecary” corner where you can buy your own herbal powders loose.

Check out the list of our 5 essential organic and wild-crafted herbs and powders – all natural and chemical-free, they should be added to your kitchen closet if you want to detox:

Astragalus Powder

Traditionally used to strengthen and help protect the body, it is sweet in flavour.  Also mentioned in the 2,000 year old Chinese book ‘Shen Nong Ben Cao Jin’ it is considered to be one of the best tonics to build the immune system.  An amazing herb it provides daily energy, especially to athletes.

The powder can be consumed in different manners including adding it to soups, smoothies, yogurt or even added to nut butters.

Slippery Elm

This is an ancient herbal remedy used by Native Americans for almost all types of different ailments.  Some of its most common uses included healing wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, tooth aches and other skin inflammation. It can also be taken orally to relieve coughs, sore throats and stomach issues.

Mix it in boiling water and drink at least once a day.

Psyllium Husks

Most commonly used in India, it is a form of fibre most commonly used as a laxative.  Other research has also shown that it helps manage cholesterol levels and aids in weight loss.

This powder must be taken in moderation and with medical consultation as it can lead to severe side effects.

Rhodiola Powder

Derived from Siberia, it is a herb used to help cope with the stresses of modern living.  The herbs improves resistance to stress and aids the passage of serotonin (the happy hormone) to the brain.

The taste is slightly bitter.  Add to your  cup of hot chocolate.

Baobab Powder

A nutrient-rich, natural prebiotic it is mostly found in Africa and South Asia.  A superfood, it is exploding with goodness, as it has as much calcium as a glass of milk, more magnesium than spinach and ten times more vitamin C than oranges.

The slightly tangy flavour makes it ideal for adding to smoothies and juices for that added flavour and energy boost.  For more details on this powder click here.

The herbs and powders can be purchases according to weight at Neal’s Yard, Vita Mall, Al Wasl


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