Botanical Name: Curcuma longa
Turmeric is considered a powerful antioxidant due to its curcumin content and its long list of health attributes including anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticancer, neuroprotective, immune balancing, and detoxifying properties. In Ayurvedic medicine it is also used topically to treat skin problems and infection and to relieve joint pain. Although curcumin can also be found in extract form, the advantage of turmeric as a whole herb is that it stays in the digestive tract longer, releasing curcumin along with other beneficial substances over more time, instead of passing through the system unnoticed by the body.
Botanical Name: Eleutherococcus senticosus
Siberian ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine since around 190 AD. It is considered to be an adaptogen (which helps the body adapt to stress and restore balance), and is said to be beneficial to the heart, kidneys, and to regulate blood pressure. It also contains eleutherosides, active compounds that give it anti-stress and anti-inflammatory properties.
Botanical Name: Zingiber officinale
Internal use of ginger can be helpful with soothing upset stomachs, preventing dizziness, nausea and motion sickness, and easing pain and cramping during menses. A variety of studies have also demonstrated anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties and a strong antioxidant effect.
Botanical Name: Piper nigrum
The pungent spiciness of black pepper is enjoyed all over the world in an array of dishes. Besides its culinary uses, black pepper (piperine) is considered to have carminative, diaphoretic and diuretic properties. Due to its antifungal and antimicrobial properties, ground pepper is often used to prevent food spoilage. There is evidence that it can also act synergistically with other spices to enhance their medicinal potency such as boosting bioavailability of curcumin from the spice turmeric by up to 2000%. Some suggest that the outer layer of the peppercorn stimulates the breakdown of fat cells and that black pepper may be an excellent source of manganese, vitamin K, copper, iron, chromium, and calcium.
CBD is short for Cannabidiol, a naturally occurring chemical compound classified as a phytocannabinoid and found prominently in the hemp plant. CBD is a specific non-psychoactive cannabinoid which positively affects all biological systems in the body via the endocannabinoid system and is known to provide a host of health benefits for humans and animals.