As a young entrepreneur in Kenya, you may sometimes find that after all the rushing around that you do and being busy at your business, you are tired and lack energy. (Crazy I know, you’re so full of energy as a youth, but it does happen ^_^) Even though we as entrepreneurs neglect our health sometimes, it’s good to take care of yourself so you can stay strong and live long enough to achieve all your dreams.
Drinking herbal teas is a good way to keep up your energy and stay healthy, you can also use the herbs in your food, or apply them topically depending on the use.
I want to share a few herbs that are helpful to your body’s immunity and therefore help you stay healthy and keep up your energy as well. I try as much as possible to use them as often as possible, just make sure you are not allergic to any of them.
You can make a juice with aloe vera leaves, chopped, and put in warm water in a cup to drink. It can also be used topically, to be applied on the skin.Aloe vera is used to heal burns and wounds. It’s assists in cell regeneration. When ingested, it also helps lower cholesterol, it’s anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, reduces inflammation and boosts immunity.
It’s a great herb for applying on your face, for those who want a natural beauty regimen and it helps prevent colds during the cold season and helps boost your immunity which helps keep up your energy.
2. Cayenne pepper
You can use cayenne in food while cooking or as a poultice applied topically on your skin.
It helps ward off colds, sinus problems and throat infections. It is good for your heart, kidneys, lungs, pancreas & spleen.
Cayenne is great for your immunity.
You can use cinnamon when ground or the bark itself. Ground cinnamon can be used in food while cooking, while baking or in your tea. The bark can be used to make a cinnamon herbal tea as well.
Cinnamon helps in relieving diarrhoea and nausea. It fights fungal infection. It is useful for diabetes. Cinnamon warms your body and enhances digestion, especially metabolism of fats.
It’s great if you want to maintain a great body weight and is great for your immunity and energy levels.
Garlic can be used raw or cooked in food with or as an onion substitute. You can make a juice by cutting garlic pieces and warm water in a cup.
Garlic helps to detoxify your body and protects against infections. It also enhances immune functions. It lowers blood pressure and improves circulation. It helps stabilize blood sugar levels. Garlic aids in treatment of asthma, cancer, colds & flus, digestive problems, insomnia, liver disease and yeast infections. Garlic is good for any disease and infection and therefore great for your immunity.
- Nettle/ Stinging Nettle
These leaves can be used as a herbal juice by boiling in hot water.Nettle is good for anemia, arthritis, rheumatism, kidney problems, malabsorption and other allergic disorders. It is also used in hair care products.
It’s very great for boosting your immunity and will help keep you healthy.
All these herbs are easily found in Kenya, most people grow them in their gardens and they are also sold in major supermarkets or health stores. You can use some of them daily in your food like garlic, cayenne or cinnamon. You can also drink the herbal juices weekly in order for them to be effective.
I personally believe in the saying, “Prevention is better that cure”.
Hopefully these herbs will help you in your journey to success. If you have any other herbs to suggest please feel free ^_^.