We’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback from our visitors since the start of this site. Today I’d like to highlight the top 10 most talked about articles focusing on herbs. So, what constitutes the most talked about? While there are some articles that have been read more than those on this list, when I say the most talked about I mean the articles that I’ve gotten the most emails and messages about. These are the herbs and essential oils that people have been writing in about the most:
1) Peppermint Oil
We’re putting peppermint oil first due to the insane popularity of this essential oil. This essential oil is most popular for its uses in dealing with stress, raising energy levels and helping with digestion problems. Peppermint essential oil is also extremely helpful during cold and flu season as it boosts the immune system and helps to clear out congestion.
2) Tea Tree Oil
There are a ton of tea tree oil benefits and uses, and we certainly covered quite a few of them. It’s hard to say what it’s most popular use happens to be since there are so many, but it gets a ton of use as an anti-fungal ointment. From jock itch, athletes foot, ringworm and more, it’s never a bad idea to keep a bit of tea tree oil around.
Lemongrass is popular because so many people like its flavor, and when you add in its health benefits it’s a no-brainer as to why it is so commonly taken. It works well as an overall health boost that tastes great!
Tulsi is used frequently in areas that have a lot of rain and a lot of bugs. It works well when dealing with any number of cold, wet weather related illnesses, and it helps to repel bugs. Can’t beat that.
The most common use for ginger tends to be stomach pains and nausea. It has a lot of uses besides that, of course, but since it aids in digestion and relieves a large variety of issues related to nausea so well, it is typically used for that purpose.
6) Passion Flower
I typically see passion flower being used as a sleep aid and to help people to relax. It seems to work well in helping to de-stress the human body, and as a mood regulator.
7) Milk Thistle
Milk thistle is actually an often overlooked herb, which is sad because it has a lot to offer. Milk thistle is great for those with gallbladder issues, high cholesterol, and those who might be suffering from cirrhosis of the liver. Check it out to learn of some of the other amazing ways it can help.
Unfortunately, alfalfa is another herb that not many people take advantage of. It is typically used for those individuals who need a little help with their heart. Heart health, cholesterol, and strokes are the most common reasons for it to be taken.
You will most commonly see sage used in tea, but it can be taken in a variety of ways, and for a variety of reasons. The herb is great when used as incense, for digestion, skin health, and overall health. Sage is also thought by many to give a boost to brain function.
Lastly, we come down to this. Garlic is often mentioned as a herb to boost overall health and fight off colds. It does both these things and much, much more. It kills parasites, fights infections, helps the heart, cholesterol, and the list goes on and on. In addition to adding some delicious flavoring to your food, it can help you out with so many things that I haven’t even mentioned. Garlic truly is a highly recommended staple for anyone’s diet.
Herbs have so many uses, and many of them often overlap. Some herbs, however, are usually better suited than others for certain illnesses and issues. I hope you enjoyed reading about the above herbs, and that you keep them in mind for your present and future health.