Best Herbs for Natural Energy

Many people are running low on energy in today’s world. From the constant tasks and huge amounts of work we are plagued with, to the leisure time we spend watching thrillers and horror movies, it seems our bodies never truly get a rest. Many people will turn to energy drinks and other alternatives to give them the boost they need, but chronic energy drink usage further robs the body of vitamins and minerals, and forces it to work harder than it’s capable of. This can lead to long term damage and illness. The best option is to find herbs which are gentle and invigorating. Certain herbs called adaptogens even help to regulate your bodies stress hormones. Take a look at the video below for some great herbal options!

 

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0:02superfood evolution presents best herbs
0:08for energy using natural herbal
0:10stimulants what our herbal stimulates
0:16the herbal stimulants we use and promote
0:19are not stimulants in the traditional
0:21sense of the word there are herbs that
0:23work to enhance and nourish deep energy
0:25that is long-lasting and life supporting
0:28these roots leaves and spices do not
0:31contain caffeine it are therapeutically
0:33activating to the body systems providing
0:36what some herbal is like to call the
0:37inner tingle why do we need stimulants
0:44the word stimulant is an exciting and
0:47familiar term to most people it evokes
0:50the imagery of someone with boundless
0:52energy heightened mental capacity and a
0:54lively vivacious attitude ready to take
0:57on large projects and challenges these
1:02are all characteristics that most of us
1:04seek in modern day life to meet the
1:05demands that evolution is placing on us
1:07things are moving fast and we need to
1:10keep up and make the most of our
1:11relatively short time here on earth
1:13however many of the substances we think
1:16of as common stimulants actually deplete
1:18one’s natural vitality and innate energy
1:21levels when used in excess over a period
1:23of time the use of addictive herbal
1:29stimulants
1:33some of the strongest and most addictive
1:35stimulants are herbs and plant
1:37derivatives this includes coffee beans
1:40black and green teas yerba mate a cacao
1:43kava kava nicotine Cola guarana and
1:47cocoa leaves all of these stimulates
1:53come from natural plants and have
1:55beneficial properties if used in
1:56moderate quantities however when these
1:59powerful plant substances become
2:01addictions they work against us causing
2:03kidney stress adrenal depletion and
2:05burnout the activating actions in these
2:08plant medicines are due to strong
2:10alkaloid elements mainly caffeine as
2:12well as other chemical components
2:15unfortunately when overuse they tend to
2:17dull the very vitality that we sought to
2:19increase by consuming them as an
2:26alkaloid they cause an immediate
2:27alkalizing effect on the body which
2:29makes you feel a temporary euphoria with
2:32a heightened state of mental clarity and
2:33seemingly endless energy these compounds
2:37however have an acid biochemistry that
2:39causes shortly afterward addictive
2:41behavior to keep the energy rush going
2:44in addition caffeinated substances
2:46promote cravings for acid forming foods
2:48like junk foods and sugary desserts
2:50which further diminishes energy and can
2:53offset dietary health goals using
2:58stimulant herbs with coffee consumption
3:04of stimulants like coffee in many ways
3:06has fueled our civilization its
3:08scientific advancements and industrial
3:10inventions throughout the ages it is
3:13pretty clear that computer technologies
3:15would not be in existence without coffee
3:17consumption fueling the industry
3:22while research is finding that there are
3:24potential health benefits to drinking
3:26moderate amounts of coffee
3:27we feel that herbal supplementation can
3:30be extremely beneficial to help nourish
3:32the deep cellular energy that is often
3:35depleted from coffee use replenishing
3:38the body systems with some of the
3:39non-caffeinated herbal stimulates listed
3:41further in this video can counteract the
3:43negative effects of caffeine if you
3:45choose to consume it herbs for energy
3:50and longevity there are another class of
3:56herbal stimulants that can be used as a
3:58replacement for or as an adjunct to some
4:01of these more potent plant-based
4:03caffeinated drinks to counteract the
4:05damaging effects that can have when used
4:07in excess these are herbs that increase
4:10cellular vigor and aliveness they are
4:12not the same experience that you get
4:14from a coffee rush but they are roots
4:16leaves seeds and barks that activate the
4:19body benefits of using herbal stimulants
4:24nurse the vital organ systems improve
4:27circulation and awaken the senses relax
4:29the nerves activate digestive functions
4:32build the immune reserve cleanse the
4:34liver organ remove energy blocks
4:40herbal stimulants can be defined as
4:42herbs that increase the energy of the
4:44body by quickening and enlivening the
4:46physiological functions many of these
4:49herbs you will also recognize from
4:51previous videos our favorite herbal
4:56stimulants ginger root ginger has been
5:04used for thousands of years as a
5:05culinary spice in India and Asia this
5:08powerful spicy root warms it invigorates
5:11the entire circulatory system increasing
5:14the flow of blood throughout the body
5:15this is an excellent addition to tea
5:18recipes as it helps to activate the
5:20medicinal properties of other herbs used
5:25gynostemma leaf gynostemma often
5:31referred to as magical grass is the
5:33perfect morning beverage for the
5:35overworked individual helping to reduce
5:37stress-related tension and improve
5:39immune system functions as an adaptogen
5:42it naturally increases energy levels
5:45gynostemma tea is becoming more popular
5:47these days as many people are reaching
5:49for hot drinks that are invigorating but
5:51not unnaturally stimulating to the body
5:56cayenne pepper cayenne pepper is another
6:02spicy herbal stimulant known to increase
6:04blood flow and is particularly
6:05beneficial to the heart muscle and the
6:08entire circulatory system it is valued
6:11as one of the top herbs for heart health
6:12for this reason the powder is also used
6:15to aid digestion and stimulate digestive
6:18fire Cayenne is a popular spice used to
6:20kill unwanted parasites it is also
6:22helpful for candida overgrowth
6:27cloves cloves are herbal stimulants that
6:34have antibacterial antiviral antifungal
6:37and antiseptic properties they are a
6:40warming and aromatic herb that can be
6:42used in chai tea recipes to revitalize
6:44energy levels also a digestive spice and
6:48an ingredient in curry powder they work
6:50with the kidneys spleen and stomach
6:51meridian is to create warmth and improve
6:54digestive functions ginkgo leaf gingko
7:02is commonly known to enhance memory and
7:05improve the brain through cerebral blood
7:07circulation it speeds blood flow to the
7:09arteries and capillaries protecting
7:11against free radical damage with its
7:13potent antioxidant constituents gingko
7:16is used also to uplift the spirits and
7:18increase one’s sense of well-being
7:19acting as a natural antidepressant
7:25dandelion root dandelion root contains
7:31bitter principles that activate and
7:33stimulate the action of the liver
7:35dandelion root offers mild gentle
7:37nourishment for the liver organ and is
7:39one of the top cleansing herbs most
7:41commonly used and recommended by a
7:43ballasts drinking dandelion root tea
7:46helps to metabolize fats increase bile
7:48flow and acts as a tonic to increase
7:50digestive juices ginseng root
7:58jin-sang is probably one of the most
8:00popular herbal Energizer’s among all the
8:03tonic herbs known for its invigorating
8:05and deeply restorative effects ginseng
8:08fortifies the major Meridian systems of
8:10the body that are in charge of creating
8:12energy these two meridians are the
8:14spleen meridian and the lung meridian it
8:17has powerful adaptogenic properties that
8:19promote equilibrium and natural
8:21lifeforce energies gotu kola gotu kola
8:30is considered in parts of india as the
8:32most spiritual of all herbs and is used
8:35by yogis to increase meditative States
8:37he is known for its ability to enhance
8:40brain power balancing the left and right
8:42sides of the brain it cleans the blood
8:44and supports and strengthens adrenal
8:46health gota kola is regarded as one of
8:49the most rejuvenating plants among the
8:51Ru vedic herbs and one of the great
8:53herbal stimulants nutmeg nutmeg is a
9:01popular spice known around the world in
9:03many traditions and folklore this potent
9:06clove is highly regarded for its effects
9:08on stimulating brain activity improving
9:11focus and concentration yet helps one to
9:13achieve a state of mental calmness and
9:15relaxed alertness however it should be
9:18consumed in very small amounts over
9:20shorter periods of time to avoid
9:22toxicity to the liver
9:27ashwagandha root posh maganda is one of
9:33the top tonics in Aria veda known as the
9:35Indian version of ginseng and is a
9:37rejuvenative yang tonic and energizer
9:40for the entire body the root is highly
9:42prized for its nourishing effects on the
9:44nervous system and brain cell function
9:46helping to relieve physical fatigue
9:48nervous exhaustion anxiety as well as
9:51depression mint all mints in the mint
10:01family work to improve and clear the
10:03senses as well as increase the flow of
10:05energy in a very pleasant and uplifting
10:07way mints are great blended with other
10:09stimulant herbs and tonics to help
10:12increase their potency peppermint is
10:14wonderful in tea combinations with Tulsi
10:16or holy basil to help to activate the
10:19circulation as well as cool heat
10:21conditions in the body astragalus root
10:30a stragglers works by building chi the
10:34aspect that involves the functions of
10:36thought movement and act of energy ent
10:39provides vitality for every organ in the
10:41body because it increases the amount of
10:43blood and Chi flowing throughout your
10:45system this in turn increases mental
10:48clarity physical endurance immunity and
10:50recovery from depletion or severe
10:53exhaustion coriander seeds coriander
11:03seed are the seeds of the cilantro plant
11:05ground coriander powder is a delicious
11:08and stimulating digestive spice that can
11:11be added to meals and is a flavorful
11:13herb steeped in hot water with other
11:15herbs
11:15it is quite aromatic but doesn’t have
11:17the same scent as cilantro coriander
11:20seeds stimulate liver function and
11:22digestive juices as well as promote
11:24healthy bowel movements maca root maca
11:34root is well known and rejoiced for its
11:36supertonic effects energy and stilling
11:38properties and supremely nutritious
11:41attributes that help to provide strength
11:43and endurance for physical activity maca
11:46root usually used as a powder here in
11:48the West has a number of benefits to the
11:50body as a natural energizer known for
11:53its effects at increasing libido
11:54balancing hormones improving fertility
11:57rate regulating immune response as well
12:00as building muscle and strong bones
12:05anise seeds
12:10aniseeds
12:11either use hole or ground into a powder
12:13are another powerful addition to herbal
12:16tea recipes or use sprinkled over meals
12:18they provide a wonderful licorice like
12:21flavor that assists in the digestion of
12:23foods they help to relieve congestion
12:25alleviate indigestion and prevent
12:28flatulence fennel seeds or powder can
12:30also be used instead of anise as they
12:32have similar health attributes Tulsi
12:37leaf Tulsi is known as an adaptogen and
12:43contains hundreds of phytochemicals that
12:45work synergistically to promote the
12:48body’s natural defense mechanisms that
12:50ward off disease and stress the leaves
12:53are an aria Vedic herb also called holy
12:55basil and is native to India where it is
12:57valued as an energizing and tasty
12:59beverage tea that is served hot or cold
13:04cinnamon cinnamon is valued throughout
13:11history for its flavor and sweet
13:13aromatic scent this incredible bark is
13:16one of the best herbal stimulants and is
13:18a great addition to most herbal teas it
13:20has Demi coolant qualities that balance
13:23with other herbs and nutritive herbal
13:25tea blends its
13:26oils are antimicrobial and warming to
13:29the body cinnamon is high in
13:31antioxidants and is known to help
13:32regulate blood sugar levels long pepper
13:42long pepper has been used in herbal
13:44brews for centuries to increase the
13:46potency of other tonic herbs wendy
13:49cocked it as a tea
13:50it is incredibly heating and stimulating
13:52to the entire circulatory system and
13:54known to be beneficial for liver
13:56ailments like jaundice long pepper is
13:59valued for its effects on increasing
14:00metabolism and improving digestion how
14:07to use herbal stimulants stimulant abs
14:09can be blended and used as hot or cold
14:12teas sip throughout the day between
14:14meals they are also perfect for adding
14:16to energy snacks and protein bars
14:21energizing Ojo ball recipe this recipe
14:28makes a small batch of OG balls there
14:31are a great snack when you’re in a rush
14:32and you need a boost of energy defined
14:34by Wikipedia Oh jazz is a Sanskrit word
14:37which literally means bigger according
14:40to the principles of Aria beta it is the
14:42essential energy of the body ingredients
14:481/2 a cup a nut butter 1 tablespoon of
14:50astragalus powder 1 teaspoon of maca
14:52root powder 1/2 a tea spoon of
14:54ashwagandha powder 1/2 a teaspoon of
14:56shilajit powder pinch of cloves outer
14:58dropper of ginseng tincture 1 tablespoon
15:01of carob powder 1 to 2 tablespoons of
15:04raw honey few drops of peppermint oil
15:06shredded coconut for the outside
15:11mix all ingredients together besides the
15:14shredded coconut in a bowl and roll into
15:16balls cover with shredded coconut and
15:18store in a cool place you can of course
15:20play around with different combinations
15:22using a variety of our favorite herbal
15:24stimulants listed in this video also
15:27feel free to take this recipe up a notch
15:29by increasing the amount of active
15:31ingredients thanks for watching and for
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