3. St. John’s Wort
St. John’s Wort is commonly used by herbalists to aid those suffering from depression. It is considered one of the most popularly sold herbs in the United States.
This herb helps lift the spirit and positively affects the mood by targeting the brain’s serotonin and dopamine levels. When these levels are too low, feelings of hopelessness and low energy may be experienced.
Please be advised that if you are currently on antidepressants, or are taking hormonal contraceptives, it is important to speak to a healthcare professional before taking St. John’s Wort.
4. Dong Quai
Did you know that Dong Quai is in the same plant family as celery and parsley?
This Chinese herb is multi-faceted and promotes healthy blood circulation. It is believed that Dong Quai can help balance our hormones, which can aid a woman’s menstrual cycle.
Organic Olivia, a popular herbalist and businesswoman in the organic living community, uses this particular herb in both her hormone regulating tincture to support uterine health as well as her hair tincture to stimulate blood flow to the scalp.
Dong Quai is a root that can be taken in a capsule or tincture. Please be advised that this is a blood thinning herb, so those prescribed blood thinners may wish to steer clear. As always, speak to a healthcare professional.
Learn more about Dong Quai here.