As someone who is deep diving into herbal medicine/ ayurveda, I would like to know what supplements you all take daily to improve health, magick, etc.
So far I’m just taking Damiana (the ladies give me almost too much attention now) and this mushroom blend for immune support (lions mane, chaga, reishi, maitake, mesima, cordyceps, royal sun blazei) i also have dhoompan that i use to help me quit nicotine and several tea blends that work really well for drinking or smoking.
Not to mention other substances that i use occasionally: blue lotus, kava kava, mugwort, sambuchus
I would love to hear what you use
Shilajit, tongkat Ali , zinc , maca , beet juice - energy
Mushroom blend - lions mane , chaga , turkey tail , reishi
Cleanse- oregano , Apple cider vinegar ,
Brain function - rhodiela rosea , l tyrosine
Gut - kombucha , l glutamine ,
Please keep in mind that judt because something is natural, it does not mean it xan’t harm your body.
A lot of herbs are meant for medicine, and you don’t take medicine everyday just because, just to stay healthy. You take medicine when you are sick, and you stop taking it when you are better.
So taking something everyday can have a negative effect. Even drinking herbal tea everyday can be harmful.
For example I drink yarrow tea when I have a headache. Bit I’d never drink it just because I feel like it, to improve my health. My body would get used to it and it would lose its healing effect on me.
The only supplement I take regularly is collagen.
I never understood taking collagen as a supplement, isnt it created from proteins on a cellular level? It was my understanding that plant/animal amino acids were better for maintaining collagen levels and digesting collagen was less efficient. I could be wrong though, do you have any insight on this?
Just ginsing occasionally. I had a bad reaction to yohambine(spelling?) once it was supposed to help with libido.
I get occasional adult acne flare ups I think from food sensitivities. BUT! I actually have a yeast blood test scheduled because I was on antibiotics for a few years over a decade ago.
What are good herbs for acne?
Of course the body produces collagen and it needs other nutrients to do that such as vitamin c and copper.
And collagen is usually contained in things like bone broth, and we don’t really eat that anymore do we. Same with other animal organs like liver, and they are usually the best sources for these vital nutrients. It is still eaten in rural parts of the country but most young people don’t like it. I don’t fancy liver either to be honest.
I’m still in the phase of trying collagen out, to see if it has an effect or not. My mother takes it too and she says it does. I’ve been taking it for only one month now so I’m not sure yet.
Chamomile. Do a facial steam bath.
And use natural soap to clean your face, you won’t even need lotion then. Lotion can also often make acne worse.
And try to eat less sugar.
I wish I knew, tea tree oil is supposed to help but there are so many causes of acne its hard to say. For me an all natural antifungal/bacterial body wash worked wonders bc mine was actually caused from an overabundance of yeast microbes on my skin. Just shower after any physical activity and keep your skin as clean and dry as possible
I grew up in Germany so we use bone broth quite often and liver pâté but i get your point. Thanks for the information though, I may have to give collagen a try too to see for myself
Collagen production reduced as we age, so older people take it to help maintain skin and joint elasticity. There’s different kinds of collagen for different functions, and the source seems to matter. You can buy powdered collagen type I and III or just buy soup bones and make your own broth.
People also take Biotin for nails and hair for the same reason.
I take Resveratrol + NAD, Collagen, Fisetin, Reishi, 5 MTHF. I take vitamin A, but this is because I have a gene that causes me to be inefficient at converting vitamin A from the beta carotene in food sources. I drink tea of camomile, vervain and lavender for sleep, and golden milk because I like it.
I don’t do these every day, mostly because I’m not good at routines.
Infrequently I take zinc, ashwaganda, vit D and C as needed, cocoa nibs, Rutin. I cook with spices and herbs a lot, and eat pasture raised grass fed beef liver maybe twice a week for the iron and high nutrition (I usually make pate that I have with lettuce wraps).
I use especially : nettle , garlic , marigold , menth , lemongrass
As in magic … All of them the list is very long
@anon8398376 nettle is very effective for acnee and marigold if you have scars after acnee
Maria Treben book Health through God’s Pharmacy is amazing for anyone interested in herbs
It depends on your age and life style. I’m 50 and take what I call my “Venus blend” tincture to prevent menopause. It’s mostly consists of Saw Palmetto, Fenugreek, and Fennel seed with smaller amount of Don Quai and Blessed Thistle (not to be mistaken with Milk Thistle).
If you drink a lot of coffee or milk, I highly recommend Goldenrod. I make a tincture for my relatives with kidney problems. It’s great for urinary problems. My husband takes it and in a high enough dose it has the same effect as Viagra.
Nettle is a “super herb” IMO, loaded with nutrients, has many benefits and no known undesirable side effects like some herbs. I also give this to my relatives as a dried herb because wood nettle grows in abundance on my property.
Valerian root is another I take regularly. It helps with sleep and high blood pressure.
Turmeric is a daily herb I take with a whole peppercorn which makes it far more effective. Prevents inflammation and joint pain.
As others have mentioned, be careful. Some herbs are as powerful as over the counter and prescription drugs. For example, Vitamin E and fish oil thin the blood.
What would be the best for memory. I find as I get older memory and focus go on the incline.
DMAE Bitrate is the best for memory.
It speeds up acetylcholine (learning/memory neurotransmitter) production.
Colloidal Silver applied topically.
Try some… umm, mmm, sorry, I can’t remember. What were you saying?
Ashwaghanda and Gotu Kola are some ayurvedic herbs that increase acetylcholine as well