Herbs and spice were the first line of medical defense for our ancestors.
Long before there were antibiotics and prescription drugs, civilization was built on the back of these powerful herbs.
With increasing fears over questionable claims and dangerous side-effects of prescription drugs, many doctors are moving forward by looking to the solutions of the past.
Functional vs Adaptogenic Herbs
The main difference between functional and adaptogenic herbs is that a functional herb typically has a direct impact on your body and specific ailment whereas adaptogenic herbs support your adrenal glands to support your body’s normal function in periods of high stress (1,2).
Functional Herbs And Spices
The root was traditionally used to treat scarlet fever, syphilis, malaria, blood poisoning, and diphtheria. It’s also used to boost immune system to fight the common cold and flu and improve symptoms like sore throat cough, and fever (3).
It can also relieve pain, reduce inflammation, regulate hormones, fight viruses and free radical (3).