Out there wandering the beautiful trails of nature? If hiking is something that fills your soul with peace, warmth and confidence, never stop. However, these gems from the hills of Himalayas are here to stand beside you while you hike the untamed mountains. Here we bring you the 5 herbs that keeps you all rejuvenated and energized during your hikes. Also will keep you buckled up from various unwanted health issues during your hikes.
This plant can be your magic wand as every part of the plant can be used for treatment. Ashwagandha has the capability to survive even in the freezing winter and thus is called as winter cherry. This medicinal wonder can be used to treat insomnia. Got bitten by an insect? The leaves of this plant can be used to reduce the burn and can be used as an anti-inflammatory agent for the area. The fruit of the plant is used to boost energy level and health tonic by the hikers.
This one of its kind natural herb is known to counter a lot of health problems that might befall a hiker.
This plant has anti-depressant, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory benefits. In case a hiker suffers from any kind of fungal, bacterial or insect bites, this plant is at the rescue every time.
Jatamansi comes in two varieties: Nardostachys Grandiflora and Nardostachys jatamansi. Being an anti-inflammatory agent, jatamansi facilitates cardiovascular health and helps as respiratory stimulant among the hikers.
This Himalayan wonder has been used in Ayurvedic treatments since centuries and has proved to be the most loyal partner of a hiker during his/her adventures. Shilajit means “ conquerer of the mountains and destroyer of weakness” and it stands out to be true to its meaning. This natural herb provides the extra boost to the tired hikers by stimulating blood formation and energy production in the body. Shilajit also addresses the symptoms of a headache, dizziness by enhancing oxygen carrying capacity in the blood and improving blood circulation and its diffusion.
This herb helps in keeping one alert and stress-free. It works as a natural detoxifier along with managing the appetite and other tummy troubles during the hikes. It can buckle you up for extreme cold conditions and ailments that might sicken you.
This local herb is used as food, food colouring element as well as a remedy to many ailments faced by the hikers. If troubled by diarrhoea and fever, the anti-bacterial properties of this herbs help you treat it and keeps you fit for the adventure ahead. It works well as a natural detoxifier and enhances liver functions and helps treat other liver disorders as well.
Being fit while you are conquering the unknown paths is the main motto of the hikers. Shallaki helps you overcome inflammation, joint pain etc.
Shallaki helps in preventing excessive joint wear and tear as it helps in building a proper joint structure. Boswellic acid, an important element of this nature’s gift helps in reducing joint pain by facilitating pro-inflammatory chemicals. However, this herb doesn’t create any gastric irritation or ulcer.
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