Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices

Herbs and Spices to Boost Your Mood

Feeling down? Certain well-known herbs and spices can help lift your spirits and get you smiling again.

Nootropics and adaptogens are great for managing stress and maintaining focus

Adaptogens and Nootropics: What's the Difference?

Nootropics and adaptogens are getting a lot of hype—and for good reason! These supplements promote optimal focus and help you manage stress. But is there a clear difference between the two? And when should you take them? Read on to find out more about the differences between adaptogens and nootropics.

Top 15 Herbs and Spices for Joint Health

Being able to move easily and comfortably is a gift we sometimes take for granted. You can help keep your joints in prime condition and maintain comfortable movement with these top nutrients for joint health and function.

Herbal supplements help fight fatigue and that afternoon sleepiness that can make a work day drag.

10 Best Herbs for Energy: How to Fight General Fatigue

Feeling a bit drained? Instead of topping off your coffee mug (yet again), give these 10 herbs a try for caffeine-free, all day energy, balance and stress management.

Boswellia Serrata: Benefits, Uses and More

Whether you’re staring down a long hiking path or an afternoon playing on the floor with your grandkids, joint comfort is key to enjoying life. That’s why Boswellia supplements are so popular. Here’s how they work.

Salts come in various textures and colors

13 Types of Salt: Buying Guide

Take the notion that salt is “unhealthy” with a grain of salt! Our registered dietitian dives into the various types of salt—as well as their colors, flavors and unique textures—and how you can enjoy this ancient seasoning in moderation.

What Supplements Help with Stress and Focus?

Feeling a little frazzled? Join the club! A study found over half of the people polled say that stress makes it hard to focus. Fortunately, a combination of ashwagandha and spearmint extract has been shown to benefit stress levels and mental sharpness. Here’s how they work together.

The scent of peppermint helps boost focus and concentration

Does Mint Help You Focus?

Mint, a versatile herb with a refreshing scent and unique flavor, has been used for centuries. Learn how peppermint can help keep you sharp and support your focus.

12 Health Benefits of Saffron

Pound for pound, saffron has been more expensive than gold at certain periods in history. And as emergency medicine doctor Dr. Sonali Ruder explains, this red-gold spice should still be worth its weight in gold because of its many health benefits—which range from fighting food cravings to encouraging mental health.

Echinacea purpurea

What Does Echinacea Do to Your Body?

Echinacea isn’t just a pretty purple flower. It’s also an herb that's been used for generations for immune support. So how does it work, and what other benefits does echinacea have for your health?

Sage Gives You "Brain Power"

Sage has been around for hundreds of years, but it’s only now that a growing body of research confirms its powerful brain-boosting properties. Brew tea or find a sage-based supplement to add to your daily habits can.

Smiling woman drinking smoothie with added adaptogens to support homeostasis

10 Powerful Adaptogens

What are adaptogens? How do they work? Check out the 10 most powerful adaptogenic herbs and mushrooms.

14 Herbs and Spices That Help with Inflammation

Wondering what herbs and spices are good for inflammation? Here are 14 of them!

Healthy woman out on the balcony enjoying Ashwagandha’s health benefits

Health Benefits of Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is a powerful and ancient herb that benefits your mood, cognitive function and supports relaxation.

What is Ashwagandha?

Looking to learn more about ashwagandha and its origins? This herb has been used for centuries because of its benefits to the body and mind.

Beneficial to health black seed and black seed oil in a bottle

Health Benefits Of Black Seed Oil

What is black seed oil, and what are the benefits of this ancient health promoting nutrient?

Can Curcumin Lower Blood Sugar?

Curcumin from turmeric, the natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, may also help manage blood sugar levels. Read more!

Rosemary roasted potatoes make a delicious side dish

Rosemary Potatoes: The Perfect Side Dish

Looking for the perfect side dish for your dinner table? Try this potato recipe, which pairs perfectly roasted potatoes with olive oil and fresh rosemary for a healthy, delicious dish.

12 Health Benefits of Ginger

Spicy but sweet? Call in the ginger! This well-known spice has a wealth of health benefits. Ginger supports heart health, immune health, joint health, male sexual health and so much more!

Turmeric, a superfood for a heatlhy inflammatory response

What Are the Benefits of Turmeric?

Turmeric is famous for adding color and flavor to your foods. But the active compounds in this superfood confer a plethora of health benefits—ranging from promoting a healthy response to inflammation to keeping your heart and brain healthy.

Ginseng Supplements: What Do They Do?

Busy schedules can take a toll on our energy levels. But adding ginseng to your routine can be the ace up your sleeve! Here’s what you need to know about ginseng supplements.

A hot mulled apple cider that is perfect for a winter day

Mulled Apple Cider Recipe: A Cozy Drink

Sip your way to winter cheer with a hot mulled apple cider recipe that pulls in the best scents and tastes of the season.

20 Fun Mocktail Ideas (+ Recipe)

Ready to enjoy the fun taste of your favorite drinks, without the alcohol? Let’s get this party started with non-alcoholic mocktail recipes for your next event.

Creamy turmeric salad dressing being poured over salad that has multiple health benefits

How to Make a Creamy Turmeric Salad Dressing

Creamy, zesty, and packed with healthy must-have turmeric, this dairy-free salad dressing is JUST what you need to add to your salad bowl.

Golden Milk: Turmeric Latte Recipe

Looking for ways to incorporate turmeric into your diet? Learn how turmeric can benefit your health, why to consider a curcumin supplement, and how to make a turmeric milk latte.

Curcumin from Turmeric root in a clay bowl

How to Find High Quality Curcumin

Curcumin from turmeric is a supplement on demand. But what is Curcumin? What curcumin is best? How can I tell?