These are exciting times. People are taking charge of their well-being, discovering a world of helpful natural herbs to support optimal health. The foundation of optimal health is, of course, vitality.
Vitality is the life force. Your life force is more than the blood rushing through your veins. It’s what drives you forward toward your goals, your dreams, and life as you want to live it. When we don’t feel that incredible sense of being fully alive (vitality), it’s because something’s out of balance. Overall health creates vitality in a balanced body. And that state can be achieved with the help of natural herbs.
Let’s find out more about how natural herbs can increase your vitality. With these botanical dynamos, your bodily systems function harmoniously, paving the way for total wellness and vitality.
A Brief History of Natural Herbs
Herbal remedies have been with us since humanity discovered that some plants were good for more than eating. There is evidence that poplar was eaten by the Neanderthals, for example. Poplar is a natural source of salicylic acid, and today is known as the active ingredient in aspirin. Trial and error taught these contemporaries of early Homo sapiens that some plants made physical pain less intense and were effective in treating many other ailments. And so the oral history of natural herbs commenced during the time of the Neanderthals, who fell to extinction 40,000 years ago.
The Ebers Papyrus, dated to 1,500 BCE, is an incredibly advanced description of herbal medicine and the health conditions it was used to treat in those times. And throughout the ages, people of all nations have maintained oral histories of natural herbs from their specific traditions, taking that knowledge with them as they migrated. Eventually, ancient herbal knowledge was transmitted through time to the Middle Ages, evidenced by the record of “herbals” (medical texts describing ancient herbal treatments.) But in the modern era, people in the West temporarily lost a connection to them, while those in developing nations continued to rely on natural herbs as health support.
Today, formulations of healthy herbs for vitality can be found everywhere, so choose carefully when sourcing the herbs and components of herbs being discussed here. Go with a quality producer who knows what they’re doing with respect to dosages and applications.
Kava (Piper methysticum)
Generations of South Pacific Islanders have benefited from the properties of Kava (also known as “Kava Kava”). The root of this plant is the source of its benefits, either ground or extracted in liquid form. Its Latin name means “intoxicating pepper”.
Kava’s properties include a sedative effect that relaxes the body. That’s where Kava derives its “intoxicating pepper” moniker from. But Kava also boosts overall well-being and helps to relieve physical discomfort. There’s nothing more debilitating than pain, so Kava’s combination of benefits, which include effectively relieving anxiety, also supports vitality. Eliminating pain (emotional and physical) restores vitality for many people suffering unnecessarily.
Let’s review the properties of two components of the hemp plant next, examining their contributions to vitality.
Hemp-Derived Delta-8 THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol)
Like Delta-9 THC and CBD, Delta-8 THC is a cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are chemical components of the marijuana plant and its less THC-heavy relative, hemp. Hemp contains only .03% THC, so it’s the plant from which CBD (cannabidiol, which is non-psychoactive/stupefying) is derived.
Due to its low THC content, hemp-derived Delta-8 THC is legal under US federal regulations, providing a strong energizing effect, combined with the benefit of sharper focus. The gentle effect of hemp-derived Delta-8 THC serves vitality by harmonizing with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the body via CBD. This incredible gift of the cannabis plant boosts energy to foster clear thinking and consistent focus.
CBD is rapidly becoming a part of daily life for people everywhere. With numerous studies confirming its health benefits and more in the works, CBD is at least partly responsible for driving the contemporary renaissance in natural herbs.
CBD’s many virtues include relaxation, improved focus, and vitality. As I pointed out above in our discussion about hemp-derived Delta-8 THC, the ECS responds to CBD with immediate recognition.
It’s the ECS’s work in the body to balance all the organism’s complex systems. When this is accomplished, homeostasis (a body in functional balance) occurs. And what happens when the body is balanced is vitality. CBD’s composition matches that of the ECS, making it a natural ally in the quest for vitality.
Libratum Vitae (Balanced Life)
Your quest for vitality deserves to be supported by aligning your lifestyle, creating the conditions that move your body toward a balanced state. So don’t forget to give your body even more love with exercise and plenty of water, sleep, and healthy eating. Natural herbs are only one part of the strategy required to enhance vitality. Here’s to your vitality and the natural herbs that help you enhance it!
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