Botanics, like the herbs and spices we use in our foods and elixirs, contain anti-inflammatory properties, which can help fight disease.
Botanics are plants, herbs and spices valued for their medicinal or therapeutic properties. People are finding ways to utilize these plant parts to improve our health, treat symptoms, and prevent disease. According to the newsletter they are becoming more and more popular in the United States and used similar to how modern pharmaceuticals are used today. Many people prefer to use these botanics as a healthy alternative to conventional drugs.
They are also sold as dietary supplements, however many people use botanics the same way they use over the counter remedies that are available at local pharmacies. Not only can botanicals be used for physical health, but they can also treat psychological symptoms, “St. John's wort alleviates common psychological symptoms, such as insomnia, anxiety, or mild depression.”