Do you have a hard time waking up in the morning?. Do you get an afternoon energy slump that can drag on for the rest of the day? Do you feel like your mind fatigues leaving you with brain fog or difficulty concentrating? Do you feel like you need a nap everyday? Or do you simply feel like you don’t have as much energy as you used to? If you are experiencing mental and/or physical fatigue here are the top 3 herbs to bring into your life.
Celery juice is an herb, and it is our best weapon against fatigue. Its sodium cluster salts kill pathogens that live undetected in the body like parasites depleting our resources, inflaming our nervous system and putting a heavy burden on our immune system that depletes our energy. Celery’s Vitamin C supercharges the immune system. It’s micro trace minerals and “complete” electrolytes that recharge the neurons, rejuvenating the mind and body. For best results, drink 16 ounces freshly pressed celery juice first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
Lemon Balm is an essential herb for calming the nerves and killing pathogens that put a heavy burden on our immune system and drain our energy. It is extremely high in trace minerals and helps us conserve B12, so critical for energy and proper nervous system function. For best results, take lemon balm before bed. It will aid in a more restful night’s sleep, further contributing to more energy. You can enjoy lemon balm as an herbal tea, alcohol-free tincture or sun tea. To make the sun tea, add fresh lemon balm to a pitcher or bowl of water and leave it in bright, direct sunlight for a few hours. The energy from the sun enhances lemon balm’s nutrient profile, upgrading its therapeutic properties.
Licorice Root is a powerful adrenal restorative acting like a battery charger. It brings the adrenals out of a fatigued state increasing their capacity to function to your advantage, whether underactive or overactive. Popular herbs such as ashwagandha, ginseng, holy basil, and rhodiola do not do a fraction of what licorice root does for the endocrine glands. For best results, take licorice root in the morning as an herbal tea or alcohol-free tincture. If you’re trying to get off caffeine, try licorice root tea. It can be an incredible energy booster. You can enjoy the tea plain, with raw honey, or try the recipe below.
No matter the cause of or severity of your fatigue, celery, licorice root and lemon balm pack a powerful punch. Together they will kill pathogens, boost immunity, calm and recharge the nervous system, and restore the adrenals, all of which contribute to better mental and physical energy.
Cinnamon Licorice Root Tea
2 tablespoons dried licorice root 1 tsp orange zest 1 tsp ground cinnamon ½ tsp whole cloves
Mix all the ingredients together. For each serving of tea use 1 teaspoon of the blend in 1 cup of hot water. Cover and steep for 5 minutes.
written by Connie Salgado
Master Footzonologist and Wellness Consultant
Connie healed all her chronic symptoms including frozen shoulder,
back pain, fatigue, brain fog, hypothyroid and more.
She has been helping others to recover their health for over 10 years.
Cedar City, UT