Feb 17, 2016
Would you try these superherbs?
Superherb: Rhodiola roseaSource: Courtesy of iherb.com Credits: ELLE Canada
This superherb, a type of flowering plant, is more effective for women than men, according to naturopathic doctor Pamela Frank from the Forces of Nature Wellness Centre in Toronto. In addition to helping with anxiety, there is evidence it can “help to balance estrogen and may benefit women at menopause,” says Frank. Nature's Way Rhodiola Rosea Standardized ($15.34 for 60 capsuls), at iherb.com. READ MORE: Is a detox REALLY worth it? The ELLE Canada team tests it out
Superherb: Panax ginsengSource: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada
Panax ginseng – whether it’s in tea form or minced and added into meals – can help to reduce “the effects of long-term stress on cholesterol, blood sugar and inflammation,” says Frank. READ MORE: 8 cookbooks to inspire healthy eating
Superherb: Green TeaSource: Getty Credits: ELLE Canada
We are always on team coffee, but now we have a new place for green tea in our hearts, too. It contains antioxidant EGCG – tongue-twisting longform: Epigallocatechin gallate – said to have anti-inflammatory effects and to help lower risk for many diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. READ MORE: How to get your best butt ever in 2016