Herbs & Superfoods
This is for informational purposes only and is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition. If you have medical concerns regarding yourself or your family or if you are pregnant you should seek the advice of qualified, licenced health professionals.
The world’s most nutritious tree- the Moringa Oleifera tree has leaves which contains 18 of the 20 amino acids with all 9 essential amino acids, 46 types of antioxidants, 36 anti-inflammatory compounds. All natural 90+ nutrients make for the ultimate natural and nutritional supplement.
Also known as graviola, soursop (Annona muricata) is a large prickly, heart shaped green coloured fruit growing in tropical regions. It is covered with ridges on the outside and has a soft juicy flesh inside. Due to its creamy texture, it is often used in beverages, ice creams and other sweet foods. The skin of the fruit is inedible but the white fleshy part is quite nutritious. The seeds should never be eaten as they are toxic in nature.
Organic Maca Root
Maca is a root that belongs to the radish family, is most commonly available in powder form. Grown in the mountains of Peru, it has been called “Peruvian ginseng.” Maca’s benefits have been long valued, and has recently been popularized as a supplement and food ingredient.
Organic Goji berries
Goji berries originated in Asia, renowned for its medicinal benefits. It is traditionally cultivated in China, Tibet and Mongolia.
It is a powerful antioxidant, known as “the way to external youth” due to its content level of rich and essential nutrients. It contains one of the largest quantities of Vitamin C of any fruit in the world having 400 times the amount of vitamin C than an orange when in its fresh juicy form!!! When dried however the berries contain 7 times more Vitamin C than oranges and 2 times more than Kiwi.
Organic Cassia Cinnamon
Cassia cinnamon is a plant. People have been known to use the bark and flowers for many conditions as it has medicinal properties contained in it. The cassia herb is also known by other names such as the cassia bark, canton cassia, cassia aromaticum, bastard cinnamon, Chinese cinnamon and so on.
Cassia cinnamon is also used in suntan lotions, nasal sprays, mouthwashes, gargles and toothpaste.
Sarsaparilla is a blood purifier.
Sarsaparilla roots are used to get relief from various ailments. Anti-inflammatory properties are found in its roots. Anti-bacterial properties can also be found in sarsaparilla roots due to the saponin substance in it.
Ashwagandha also known as Winter Cherry (not to be confused with Physalis alkekengi as they are both known as Winter Cherry) is a shrub belonging to the same family as the tomato, the “nightshades”. It is a plump shrub with oval leaves and yellow flowers that produce a red fruit about the size of a raisin.
Both the berries and the root of the Ashwagandha plant are used to create an herbal powder that people use for a host of reasons. The powder can be consumed in capsule form or as a powder drunk in some liquid medium.
It is frequently referred to as “Indian ginseng” because of its rejuvenating properties.
Holy Basil/ Tulsi
Holy Basil scientifically known as Ocimum Sanctum also known as Tulsi meaning "the incomparable one" is undoubtedly one of the best medicinal herb that has been discovered.
It is a member of the mint, or Labiatae, family and has endless miraculous and medicinal values and has been worshiped and highly valued in India for thousands of years.
Holy Basil is Native to tropical Southeast Asia, although it now grows in many tropical climates across the globe. Historically used in these areas as medicine because of its widespread healing power.
The most compelling data, however, suggests that holy basil possesses its greatest potential in the areas of stress relief and relaxation. And in the fast paced world in which we live, these findings may prove to be extremely significant.
Mango leaves are reddish or purplish when tender and new, grow into a dark green color and have a pale underside. These leaves are rich in vitamin C, B and A. They are also rich in various other nutrients. The mango leaves have powerful antioxidant properties as they have a high content of flavonoids and phenols.
Mango leaves are rich in various nutrients including tannins, alkaloids, glikosid, steroids, triterpenoids, saponins and flavanoid components. In addition, mango leaves have antimicrobial properties therefore making them beneficial for killing bacteria, virus and fungi
Tumeric or Turmeric also known as (Curcuma longa) is the root stalk of a tropical plant that's part of the ginger family, not to be confused with Javanese turmeric root (Curcuma zedoaria).
Turmeric has been used in Asia for thousands of years and is a major part of Siddha medicine. It is commonly used in Asian food and has a warm, bitter taste. Turmeric is frequently used to flavour or colour curry powders, mustards, butters, and cheeses. The root of turmeric is also used widely to make medicine.
Guava leaves are just as medicinally useful as the nutritional powerhouse fruit they grow with. The leaves of the guava tree are full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, antibacterials, and even tannins that can have significant health benefits, from treating stomach troubles to chronic diseases like cancer.
Breadfruit or Panna (Artocarpus altilis) is a starchy fruit that grows in the Pacific and Caribbean islands and other tropical places. But the leaves of the breadfruit tree are also very healing.
Cerasee, also known as Bitter Melon, scientifically known as "Momordica charantia," is a very bitter herb, but like every other bitter herb, it purifies the blood and the body. It is a native to Africa and the Middle East and can today be found in almost every parts of the world.
Because this plant is natural, the minerals, amino acids, and vitamins contained are easily absorbed by the digestive system thereby allowing for greater efficacy and absorption.
The herb contains nutrients like vitamins A, B1, B3, B9 and C, choline, lutein, calcium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, zinc and dietary fibre.
Organic Bitter Apricot Kernels
The apricot kernel (Prunus armeniaca) is the soft part inside the seed of the apricot. It is said to be a good source of iron, potassium and phosphorus. Amongst the nutrients they contain is one called amygdalin, which I also known as vitamin B17. This attacks cancer cells, and thus can help prevent cancer from breaking out in our bodies.
Amygdalin vitamin B17 is contained in many hundreds of foods, but ones that are particularly rich in amygdalin have disappeared to a large extent from our western diet. Peoples throughout the world who still eat a traditional diet, have been found to largely free from cancer. Theses diets are rich in foods containing B17.
Amygdalin is a compound that is found in over 1200 edible plants in nature (and, not surprisingly, is also missing in large part from the Standard Westernised Diet). It is found in the highest concentrations and with the most effective accompanying enzymes in apricot seed kernels.
Cymbopogon, better known as lemongrass or fevergrass is a genus of Asian, African and tropical islands. Lemon grass is a tender perennial of the grass family and resembles many of its members in the long, upright blades, but with leaves at the ends, and growing in clumps. Some species are commonly cultivated as culinary and medicinal herbs because of their scent, resembling that of lemons.
Lemongrass is low in calories and has no cholesterol, making it a beneficial flavouring for cooking and teas. As a tea, this herb has a diuretic effect and acts as a detoxifying treatment for cleansing the liver, pancreas, kidneys, bladder, and aids in toning the digestive tract. As a bonus, it may reduce excess fats and uric acid from body tissues.
Organic Dried Irish Sea Moss
Chondrus crispus commonly called Irish moss or carrageen moss (Irish carraigín, "little rock") is a species of red algae, a type of seaweed which grows abundantly in cold water water and is used in raw food recipes for nutrition and thickening properties. It can vary in colour, from a greenish-yellow, through red, to a dark purple or purplish-brown.
Raw foodies love Irish Moss for its use as a thickener, so it is a great addition to a raw vegan diet. Its high vitamin and mineral content make it the perfect food to replenish and revitalise the body after a long battle with dis-ease.
Spirulina is a naturally occurring algae, which has inhabited the earth for around 3.5 billion years It is similar to other sea vegetables such as chlorella or kelp in its nutritional profile. It is similar to other sea vegetables such as chlorella or kelp in its nutritional profile.
It has a green-bluish colour, and can be bought as supplement in either power or tablet form to provide outstanding health benefits!
Spirulina is 'nutritionally complete', that’s more than soya beans and quinoa combined. It is also one of the best natural sources of iodine. From its staggeringly high protein content to the wealth of micronutrients it contains, spirulina is one of the best superfoods out there.
Guinea Hen Weed & Root
Guinea Hen Weed scientifically referred to as Petiveria alliacea is a rare plant with amazing pain-relieving, health-promoting, body-relaxing and disease-fighting properties.
Many biologically active compounds have been discovered in the plant: flavanoids, triterpenes, steroids, and sulfur compounds. Further research found that of the 20 compounds isolated from the plant - several of which had never been identified in nature before - some were similar to compounds found in garlic, a plant known to have medicinal properties.
Horny Goat Weed
Behind its comical name, Horny Goat Weed stands as a time tested aphrodisiac that increases libido and improves erectile function. This is thought to be due, in part, to the flavonoid “icariin”, which is also responsible for the best known health benefits associated with this herb.
Several studies have found that the active constituents of Horny Goat Weed balance oestrogen and estradiol levels in women. Icariin is one of these prenylflavonoid compounds which acts as a natural phytoestrogen, associated with decreased symptoms of menopause and including low libido.
Chlorella is a genus of single-celled green algae belonging to the division Chlorophyta. It contains the green photosynthetic pigments chlorophyll-a and -b in its chloroplast making it a highly nutritious electric food source.
Chlorella is a nutrient-rich superfood powder which is high in Protein, a source of Vitamin E and Iron contributing to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue. It is packed with Vitamin B12, known to support in improving cholesterol levels and ridding the body of toxins by binding to metals, aiding detoxification.
Chlorella can be easily incorporate into your daily diet, the superfood can be added to a tasty smoothie, drink with water or sprinkle on a salad, it is an ideal supplement and will leave you feeling energised when taken as part of a balanced diet.