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Herbal Nutrition

23 Apr
Herbal Nutrition

In my book Your Home Apothecary, I talk a bit about herbal nutrition.  Here is one part that I go over which covers the different herbs and the nutrition that they contain.  I think we all can get most of the nutrition we need, if we just start eating healthier and adding a few herbals to our diet. Many of the vitamins and minerals we buy at the pharmacy, don’t absorb well into our systems because they are not in a natural form or source.  Using natural forms such as herbs will ensure that your body will absorb the most nutrients that it can. In my book,  I also go over the specific vitamins and minerals, and which body systems and ailments each is used for, which would help you decide which herbs you should start using more in your diet.

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Find me on Amazon to learn all about Herbal Nutrition and how to keep it in your home to use by the whole family.

You can find my book here on Amazon as well.

For now, just sit back and start to learn about the natural forms of nutrition you can get by adding some herbs to your diet.

Herbs and which vitamins and minerals they contain:

Alfalfa – vitamin A, B1(Thiamine), Riboflavin, Niacin, B5, B6, B12, C, D, E, K, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, zinc, protein

Aloe Vera – Vitamin A, C, D, B1, B2, germanium, Vitamin E

Burdock root – vitamin A, B1(Thiamine), Riboflavin, Niacin, B5, vit E, C, Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, selenium, zinc, folic acid high in potassium, low sodium – blood purifier

Catnip – vitamin B1(thiamine), Riboflavin, Niacin, B6, chromium, iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium,

Cayenne pepper – vitamin A, B1(thiamine), Riboflavin, Niacin, C, calcium, iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc

Chamomile – vitamin B1(thiamine), Riboflavin, Niacin, Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, zinc

Chickweed – vitamin A, B1(thiamine), Riboflavin, Niacin, C, Calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium, zinc

Cinnamon – rich with magnesium, good source of iron, and calcium

Comfrey – B12, potassium, sulphur, calcium, iron, phosphorus, Vitamin A, C, B complex, selenium, iron, germanium, protein

Dandelion -high source of vit A & C, high source of vitamin K, vitamin E, high in calcium, folic acid, iron, high in magnesium, manganese, niacin, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin, zinc

Eyebright – vitamin A, B1(thiamine), Riboflavin, Niacin, C, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc

Flaxseed – vitamin E, Calcium, Iron

Garlic – allicin, high source of selenium, rich in potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc, vitamin C, B6, tryptophan, phosphorus, B1, copper, protein

Ginger – magnesium, potassium, copper, B6, manganese,

Ginseng – biotin, calcium, copper, choline, germanium, manganese, selenium, zinc, vitamin B Complex, iron

Green Tea – vitamin K, high in antioxidants and alkaloids, Vitamin A, D, E, C, B, B5, H, manganese, zinc, chromium, selenium, very low caffeine content compared to other teas

Hawthorn – selenium, amino acids, calcium, choline, chromium, essential fatty acids, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, zinc, B1, B2, B3, C

Hops – Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6. B12, C, E, calcium, magnesium, manganese, selenium, zinc, phytoestrogens

Lemongrass – vitamin A, calcium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, thiamine,

Licorice – Riboflavin, Niacin, chromium, iron, magnesium, amino acids, choline,

Milk Thistle seed – iron, selenium, zinc, silibinin, silymarin,

Mullein – vitamin A, Vitamins B5, B12, D, Choline, Herperidin, sulfur, Riboflavin, Niacin, C, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, zinc

Nettles – vitamin A, B1(thiamine), Riboflavin, Niacin, B5, C, D, E, K, calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium, selenium, zinc

Oatstraw – vitamin A, B1(thiamine), Riboflavin, Niacin, B6, C, E, calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium, selenium,

Parsley – Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin A, K, C, D, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, zinc, folate

Peppermint – vitamin A, B1(thiamine), Riboflavin, Niacin, C, E, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium, potassium,

Plantain – high in potassium, vitamin A, C, calcium, iron,

Raspberry Leaf – vitamin A, B1(thiamine), Riboflavin, Niacin, C, E, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, selenium,

Red Clover – vitamin A, B1(thiamine), Riboflavin, Niacin, C, calcium, chromium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum

Rose Hips – vitamin A, B1(thiamine), Riboflavin, Niacin, C, E, calcium, iron, manganese, selenium, zinc

Rosemary – B complex vitamins, high folates, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron,

Sage – vitamin A, B1(thiamine), Riboflavin, magnesium, zinc, serotonin, rich in B complex, Vitamin C, potassium, manganese, calcium, copper

Yarrow – vitamin B1(thiamine), C, calcium, chromium, magnesium, manganese, selenium,

Yellow Dock – vitamin A, B1(thiamine), beta carotene, Riboflavin, Niacin, B5, C, calcium, high in iron, magnesium, manganese, potassium, selenium

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