Herbal Glossary & Reference Guide
We have all heard of superfoods like avocados that provide a full suite of nutritional and general health benefits for consumers, but did you know that herbs can fill that niche too? Certain herbs are power-packed with a host of incredible nutrition, and we have created a helpful herb and benefits list. You might just find the ideal health booster for you in this glossary of herbs.
What is Tongkat Ali?
What is tongkat ali? Tongkat ali is a natural remedy that has been used by herbal naturopaths for centuries. It comes from the Eurycoma longifolia tree, a shrub-like plant native to South Asia, and it can be found indigenously across Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Its name literally means ‘Ali’s walking stick’ in reference to its effects on virility. The modern medicinal usages are numerous, include sexual dysfunction, anxiety relief, and immune system support. If you are curious about what tongkat ali is, we share a brief history of it as well as its function in natural medicine below.
The Origins of Black Seed Oil
What is black seed? This ancient herb has a rich history throughout the centuries and was referenced in biblical texts by Hippocrates and even found in King Tut’s tomb. Derived from the Nigella sativa plant, this miracle herb has been used throughout Asia, the Middle East, and Africa for its many healing properties and has now found its place in modern herbal medicine.
History of the Blessed Seed
Cultivated from the Nigella sativa plant, black seed (also known as the blessed seed) is a traditional herb that promotes health and general wellbeing. While the West may be new to its numerous health benefits, the blessed seed has been used for supporting respiratory health, gastrointestinal wellness, and immune system support for centuries. You may recognize it by other names–black cumin, black caraway, or Roman coriander.