On Herbals

Before scientists ever analyzed and extracted the active ingredients in plants, before chemists ever began making synthetic versions of plant-based extracts … people turned to herbs, plants, and other naturally-growing substances to help maintain and manage a healthy lifestyle. Using plants and herbs for medicine and health aids is a practice that dates as far back as the ancient Chinese and Egyptian cultures, and it is a practice that remains popular among indigenous peoples throughout the world.

The western world is slowly beginning to rediscover both the benefits and the pleasures often associated with herbals. From modern explorers to scientists in laboratories, thousands of people around the globe are beginning to study and appreciate the benefits of natural living that other cultures have relied on for centuries.

Want to find out more about plant-based living? Check out the links below to read up on kava and the other herbals found at Krave.

Kava, The Peace Elixir: Chris Kilham, the famous “Medicine Hunter,” has written extensively on kava and other plants used for medicinal purposes around the world. He is quoted as saying, “For those who have found the truly efficacious kava products on the market, kava has already amply proven to be a superior remedy for stress and anxiety, and an unrivaled relaxant.” he says. READ MORE

Kratom, The Coffee Alternative: Kratom is a tree that grows indigenously in Southeast Asia. Known as Mitragyna speciosa, it is part of the coffee family. Factory workers in Asia favor it to help them ease sore muscles, alleviate pain, and provide energy to perform their work. Dr. Christopher McCurdy, a professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology at the University of Mississippi, is considered a leading authority on Kratom with more than a decade of research in concert with the National Institute of Health.  READ MORE

Yerba Mate, Healthy Healer: There have been extensive studies of Yerba Mate, a tea brewed from the South American native plant Ilex paraguariensis. It has been shown to provide anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, and is also known to help reduce LDL cholesterol. READ MORE