20 Common Herbal Supplements

20 Common Herbal Supplements
1 de ene. de 2024 · 6m 58s

Please note that therapeutic dosages can vary based on factors such as individual health, specific health conditions, and the form of the herbal supplement (e.g., capsule, tincture, tea). Always consult...

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Please note that therapeutic dosages can vary based on factors such as individual health, specific health conditions, and the form of the herbal supplement (e.g., capsule, tincture, tea). Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement regimen.
  1. Turmeric (Curcuma longa):
    • Active Compound: Curcumin
    • Use: Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, supports joint health, digestive health, and may have anti-cancer properties.
    • Dosage: Typically, 500-2,000 mg of standardized curcumin extract per day.
  2. Ginger (Zingiber officinale):
    • Active Compounds: Gingerol, shogaol
    • Use: Anti-nausea, anti-inflammatory, aids digestion, and may help alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis.
    • Dosage: 500-2,000 mg of ginger extract per day or a few grams of fresh ginger.
  3. Ginkgo Biloba:
    • Active Compounds: Flavonoids, terpenoids
    • Use: Improves cognitive function, enhances memory, and supports circulation.
    • Dosage: 120-240 mg of standardized ginkgo biloba extract per day.
  4. Echinacea:
    • Active Compounds: Alkamides, polysaccharides
    • Use: Boosts the immune system, shortens the duration of colds, and helps prevent respiratory infections.
    • Dosage: Various regimens are used, such as 300-500 mg of dried echinacea root, three times per day during illness.
  5. Garlic (Allium sativum):
    • Active Compounds: Allicin, diallyl sulfide
    • Use: Supports cardiovascular health by reducing cholesterol levels, has antimicrobial properties.
    • Dosage: 600-1,200 mg of garlic extract per day, standardized to allicin content.
  6. Milk Thistle (Silybum marianum):
    • Active Compound: Silymarin
    • Use: Supports liver health, detoxification, and may help with liver conditions like cirrhosis.
    • Dosage: 140-420 mg of standardized milk thistle extract (containing 70-80% silymarin) per day.
  7. St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum):
    • Active Compounds: Hypericin, hyperforin
    • Use: Used for mild to moderate depression and may have mood-enhancing effects.
    • Dosage: 300 mg of standardized St. John's Wort extract, three times per day.
  8. Valerian (Valeriana officinalis):
    • Active Compounds: Valerenic acid
    • Use: Aids in sleep and relaxation, reduces anxiety, and acts as a mild sedative.
    • Dosage: 300-900 mg of valerian root extract 30 minutes to two hours before bedtime.
  9. Saw Palmetto (Serenoa repens):
    • Active Compounds: Fatty acids, phytosterols
    • Use: Supports prostate health, especially in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
    • Dosage: 160 mg of standardized saw palmetto extract, twice per day.
  10. Aloe Vera:
    • Active Compounds: Polysaccharides, glycoproteins
    • Use: Topically used for skin conditions, burns, and wounds; internal use may support digestive health.
    • Dosage: Topical application for skin issues. Internal use varies based on product form and intended purpose.
  11. Green Tea (Camellia sinensis):
    • Active Compounds: Catechins
    • Use: Antioxidant, supports cardiovascular health, aids weight management, and may have anti-cancer properties.
    • Dosage: 250-500 mg of green tea extract standardized to contain 50-90% catechins, two to three times per day.
  12. Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla):
    • Active Compounds: Apigenin, chamazulene
    • Use: Calms nerves, aids digestion, promotes sleep, and has anti-inflammatory properties.
    • Dosage: 400-1,600 mg of chamomile extract per day, divided into doses.
  13. Ginseng (Panax ginseng):
    • Active Compounds: Ginsenosides
    • Use: Adaptogen that enhances energy, reduces stress, and supports cognitive function.
    • Dosage: 100-400 mg of standardized ginseng extract per day.
  14. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera):
    • Active Compounds: Withanolides
    • Use: Adaptogen for stress relief, energy support, and immune system modulation.
    • Dosage: 300-500 mg of standardized ashwagandha extract, two to three times per day.
  15. Black Cohosh (Actaea racemosa):
    • Active Compounds: Triterpene glycosides
    • Use: Commonly used by women for menopausal symptoms, including hot flashes and mood swings.
    • Dosage: 20-40 mg of black cohosh extract per day.
  16. Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea):
    • Active Compounds: Rosavins, salidroside
    • Use: Adaptogen for stress reduction, fatigue management, and improved cognitive function.
    • Dosage: 200-600 mg of rhodiola extract per day.
  17. Licorice Root (Glycyrrhiza glabra):
    • Active Compounds: Glycyrrhizin
    • Use: Anti-inflammatory, supports digestive health, and may soothe respiratory issues.
    • Dosage: 200-400 mg of deglycyrrhizinated licorice (DGL) per day.
  18. Nettle (Urtica dioica):
    • Active Compounds: Flavonoids, carotenoids
    • Use: Supports allergy relief, joint health, and overall wellness.
    • Dosage: 300-600 mg of freeze-dried nettle leaf extract per day.
  19. Cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon):
    • Active Compounds: Proanthocyanidins
    • Use: Supports urinary tract health and may prevent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
    • Dosage: 400 mg of cranberry extract or 8-16 oz of cranberry juice per day.
  20. Peppermint (Mentha piperita):
    • Active Compounds: Menthol
    • Use: Aids digestion, relieves indigestion, and may alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
    • Dosage: Varies based on the form; typically 1-2 capsules or 1-2 cups of peppermint tea per day.
These dosages are general recommendations, and individual responses may vary. It's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional for personalized advice, especially if you have underlying health conditions or are taking medications. Additionally, consider the form of the supplement, as concentrations can differ between extracts, teas, and capsules. Always follow the recommended dosage on the product label and be mindful of potential interactions with other medications or supplements.
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