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Everything you need to know about the 5 essential organic and wild-crafted herbs and powders for your detox in Abu Dhabi.

Herbs and powders have been used for centuries to cure ill health and for therapeutic purposes.  Check out our list of the 5 essential organic and wild-crafted herbs and powders that you should add to your kitchen closet.

Astragalus Powder

Traditionally used to strengthen and help protect the body it is sweet in flavour.  Also mentioned in the 2,000 year old Chinese book ‘Shen Nong Ben Cao Jin’ it is considered one of teh best tonics for immune health.  An amazing herb it provides daily energy, especially to athletes.

The powder can be consumed in different manners including adding it to soups, smoothies, yogurt or even added to nut butters.

Slippery Elm

This is an ancient herbal remedy used by Native Americans for almost all types of different ailments.  Some of its most common uses included healing wounds, boils, ulcers, burns, tooth aches and other skin inflammation. It was also taken orally to relieve coughs, sore throats and stomach issues.

Mix it in boiling water and drink at least once a day.

Psyllium Husks

Most commonly used in India, it is form of fibre is it most commonly used as a laxative.  Other research has also shown that it helps manage cholesterol levels and aids in weight loss.

This powder must be taken in moderation and with medical consultation as it can lead to severe side effects.

Rhodiola Powder

Derived from Siberia, it is a herb used to help cope with the stresses of modern living.  The herbs improves resistance to stress and aids the passage of serotonin (the happy hormone) to the brain.

The taste is slightly bitters and is best when added to a cup of hot chocolate.

Baobab Powder

A nutrient-rich, natural prebiotic it is mostly found in Africa and South Asia.  A superfood is it exploding with goodness, as it has as much calcium as a glass of milk, more magnesium than spinach and ten times more vitamin C than oranges.

The slightly tangy flavour makes it ideal for adding to smoothies and juices for that added flavour and energy boost.  For more details on this powder click here.

The herbs and powders can be purchases according to weight at Neal’s Yard, Yas Mall Abu Dhabi.



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