I pop herbal supplements like Tic-Tacs, such is my belief in the power of vitex, echinacea, licorice, ginseng, and more natural tonics to do everything from balance hormone levels to support immune function. One of the reasons I’m such an advocate is Daniela Turley, a New York-based medicinal herbalist who has been dishing advice – and herbs – my way for almost a year.
With her advice, I’ve managed to clear-up my skin, noticeably reduce the symptoms of PMS, and went from catching almost every virus traveling going to magically surviving almost seven months without much more than a sniffle. Turley really knows her stuff.
There’s another area that she swears can be addressed naturally, and that’s your mood. Of course, on-going symptoms of depression, anxiety, and mental health issues should be urgently treated by your doctor, however if you’re simply lacking focus, feeling fatigued, or stuck in a bad mood, these natural remedies could be the answer. To find out exactly how much you should be taking and whether these supplements are right for you (it’s different for everyone), chat to your herbalist, naturopath, or doctor.