Breaking Down Fermented Botanicals
Fermentation is taking over. Walk into your nearest grocery store, and you’ll see whole sections dedicated to 2018’s most prominent health trend. Big name drinks are taking over refrigerators, and more and more people are thinking gut first when it comes to what they consume. Herbs and botanicals have always been a part of traditional wellness treatments, and now with the fermentation process, these natural remedies are ready when you are. Read on for everything you need to know.
What does it do
We know that these herbs help on their own, so why ferment? The fermentation process magnifies the benefits contained in these botanicals and can also produce bioactive antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds that would be dormant otherwise.
How can it help
Other than producing body bolstering antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, fermenting fibres can help nurture microflora in your gut. These probiotics, or ‘good bacteria’, go far to aid your body in maintaining cholesterol, lowering blood sugar and boosting your immune system.
What are my options
There are plenty of great fermented botanicals to choose depending on what your body needs. Want to reduce pain & exercise induces inflammation? Try fermented turmeric or ginger. After healthier skin or cognitive support? Fermented lemongrass & gingko can help you respectively. How about a simple energy boost? Fermented ginseng has been shown to help.
Fermented Apple Cider Vinegar has been used in wellness remedies for years. See how it can boost your gut and overall health today.