It’s officially Summer! Whether its hen do’s, festivals, beach holidays or wellness retreats here at Twenty First Century Herbs we have your summer herbal essentials sorted.
From Rhodiola to Turmeric, Rhubarb Complex to Valerian here’s our top 5 must haves to get you through those long hot (wishful thinking?!) days…..
Pretty much the superfood of 2016, Turmeric is FULL of antioxidants and has unreal health benefits! Gwyneth Paltrow, Binky Felstead and VB to name a few all use Turmeric as part of their daily wellness regime whether it be in the form of a latte, supplement or even facemask!
Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Turmeric has fantastic effects on bone and joint health, works wonders for Acne and has A-Mazing anti-aging benefits – what’s not to love?!
As an added bonus, recent research suggests that Curcumin (the main active ingredient in Turmeric) has been shown in a study by Phytotherapy Research to be safe and effective in the treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. Basically, you should be running out if reasons NOT to have this little capsule of heaven in your travel bag this summer!
Let’s not kid ourselves in thinking our liver doesn’t take a hammering when the sun’s out – plus, it’s (cue the bitter eye roll) wedding season. So if we’re not away sipping cocktails around the pool, or quaffing a G&T in a beer garden, we’re generally witnessing our nearest and dearest’s ‘I Do’s’ every other weekend accompanied, always, with a glass of champagne.
Cue Milk Thistle, our absolute hangover saviour! Taken regularly helps support liver function and reduce liver inflammation and damage. Plus two taken before bed when you’ve had a few too many and you wake up living your best life. Milk Thistle 1, Hangover Nil. #winning
Long haul flights? Jet Lag? Or just in need of a good night’s beauty sleep?
Our Sleepyhead Complex contains a combination of Valerian and Wild Lettuce to ensure you sleep like a baby.
With the overall ethos of our modern lifestyle pretty much consisting of work hard, play harder it’s no wonder the UK is one of the most sleep deprived nations in the world. During rest our body repairs and replenishes, but when you’re not putting up the Zzzz’s our body suffers.
Sleep deprivation causes increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol, causing us to be more susceptible to illness, experience anxiety and depression and more likely to show signs of aging – it’s called beauty sleep for a reason!
Sometimes occupying yourself with action packed weekends and adventures away just doesn’t seem to beat the blues and life isn’t all plane sailing - no matter what your Instagram portrays.
Rhodiola Complex is proven to effectively aid the symptoms of numerous ailments, namely depression, anxiety and even low libido. What are you waiting for?!
You didn’t think we were forgetting our award winning Rhubarb Complex in our Top 5 Summer Essential did you?? In fact, it’s an EVERYDAY essential, whatever the weather.
We’re all guilty of a little over indulgence and Rhubarb Complex is the antidote - easing bloating, aiding weight loss and making your skin glow like the Balearic Sunshine all with the added benefit of a full gastrointestinal detox – believe us, your body will thank you!
So there you have it, TFCH’s Top 5 Summer Essentials. We wouldn’t go anywhere without them, and neither should you.