Q: My joints and muscles ache even after short amounts of work, which makes me feel tense and stressed. I get a lot of cold sores and generally feel run down most of the time.
I am vegan, and eat pretty well, so I’m hoping you can suggest some herbs/tea/supplements I could take to build up my strength?
Thank you so much!
A: Some of the herbs that positively impact the joints are Devil’s Claw, Comfrey, and Boswellia. They are rich in organic calcium and help to remove acid build up from the joints. Other helpful plants are White Willow bark and Meadowsweet; both carrying a strong anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties.
In terms of cold sores, I recommend anti-viral herbs such as Olive leaf, Lemon Balm, Neem, and Oregon Grape root.
It may also be beneficial for you to consume lots of iron rich foods which will help to oxygenate, nourish, and revitalize your cells cells making you feel fill energized and full vitality. Some of the iron rich foods/herbs include Dandelion leaf & root, Spinach, and Burdock.
If possible, I do recommend to take herbs in a capsule form (the most effective way) followed by a tea/decoction and tincture. I would also like to mention that the antiviral herbs listed above can also be applied externally (on a piece of cotton). Since herbs in most cases go to the very root of an adverse health condition, they should be taken consistantly for a few weeks (with a 1 or 2 day break).
Peace & Love