This end of year puts our body to the test and given our pace of life, many end up relying on coffee and energy drinks to meet the demands of our daily lives. Unfortunately, these drinks only provide a short, sharp burst of energy, often followed by a feeling of exhaustion and fatigue. So to get back into shape quickly and sustainably, why not turn to herbal medicine? There are a large number of energizing and anti-fatigue medicinal plants that naturally boost us. Discover these 6 plants capable of helping you regain energy on a daily basis.
Cinnamon, this comforting spice with superpowers
This spice is well known in our kitchens and flavors our desserts. It can be consumed both ground and in the form of bark, essential oil or food supplement. Indeed, it is found a lot in aromatherapy and herbal medicine for all its benefits. In case of small bouts of fatigue, it is widely used for its energizing and energizing properties . In addition to giving the body a little boost, it plays the role of an antioxidant and thus helps fight against premature aging of the skin by restoring radiance and improves type 2 diabetes by acting on blood sugar balance.
Ginger, an aphrodisiac but not only...
Used in Ayurvedic medicine for millennia, ginger is an essential part of the French pharmacopoeia (and our kitchens) which can treat all kinds of conditions. If it is mainly known for its ability to stimulate the libido, it has many other virtues. Indeed, thanks to its composition of vitamins and minerals, this root helps restore pep and energy to the body and avoid fatigue , whether temporary or chronic. It is also very interesting to combat digestion and nausea problems as well as to stimulate the immune system.
Guarana, a plant that has nothing to envy of coffee
Guarana, discovered in the 19th century, quickly became popular for its stimulating properties and is still widely used today, in energy drinks or in the form of food supplements. Indeed, rich in caffeine , this plant stimulates the central nervous system which helps promote concentration and memory and limit sluggishness during the day. Today, in addition to its energizing action, guarana is widely used in the world of slimming and in particular for its action on blood sugar and satiety (just like mate, green tea or kola nut). Be aware that its seeds contain more caffeine than coffee and are much less aggressive for the digestive system. You can find this plant in our Draining Powder , which helps increase the body's energy expenditure while restoring energy.
Maca, an important source of nutrients
Maca is a tuber that comes to us from Peru and which we also know better under the name of Peruvian ginseng. Rich in amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins and minerals, maca is a surprising plant very appreciated for its virtues on the body and mind. This richness in nutrients gives it stimulating and energizing properties which allows it to revitalize the body and improve its physical resistance . It thus helps boost physical and intellectual performance. Added to this, its aphrodisiac virtues and its positive effects on fertility. Athlete, student, young worker, future mother, this plant brings everyone together.
Rhodiola, a multi-use adaptogenic plant
Rhodiola is a mountain plant, used in Siberia and known as golden root in reference to its many therapeutic virtues. It is one of the adaptogenic plants that is particularly effective in times of fatigue and stress . In fact, its roots give it toning, energizing and relaxing properties . This is why it is an ideal natural treatment in times of stress and mental fatigue to promote relaxation, improve mood and stimulate cognitive functions. In Siberia, you should know that historically a few rhizomes of this plant were given to newlyweds to ensure their fertility and the health of the future baby. For all its benefits, rhodiola has been added to our Anti-Fatigue Essential , a treatment of 60 vegan and natural capsules which allows the body to relax and gain energy.
Acerola, a superfruit rich in vitamin C
Acerola is a tree whose fruit closely resembles a small cherry. Its richness in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants makes it a recognized superfruit . In fact, it contains 30 to 40 times more vitamin C than oranges as well as twice as much magnesium, vitamin B5 and potassium as this citrus fruit. Thus, thanks to its composition, it combats sluggishness, helps reduce fatigue and stress linked to overwork and helps improve the physical resistance and endurance of athletes. Added to this is its antioxidant power which allows it to help the immune system against microbes and to protect the body's cells against oxidative stress. You can find this superfruit in our Immunity Boost , a chewable tablet with a very good wild fruit flavor which helps boost the body's immune defenses while restoring tone and vitality.
In herbal tea, decoction, infusion, in the form of capsules, tablets or powder, the consumption of these plants is particularly interesting for revitalizing the body.
This list is obviously not exhaustive and other plants such as bacopa, burdock, Roman chamomile, eleuthero, St. John's wort, mint, echinacea, sage or even ginkgo biloba also help to regain tone. and daily vitality!