This time of year—coming up on Father’s Day—I take some extra time to appreciate how blessed I have been in the quality of the men who have played significant roles in my life. I was raised by an excellent single father, I’m married to the best of husbands, and I’m privileged to be mother to two fantastic sons. From the time I was a little girl, “my” men have always had my back, believed in me, lifted me up, and supported my dreams. So when it comes to their health, I’m serious about providing everything I can to support their overall well-being.
Natural Wellness Support with Herbs
Human health and vitality start with the basics: healthy eating, exercise, de-stressing, self care, etc. Herbs are a good way to support that healthy living. As you think about how to provide botanical support for the brothers, sons, and other loved ones in your life, it’s useful to first establish an understanding of herbs for general health, and then hone in on ones specific to men. Rosemary Gladstar’s book Herbal Recipes for Vibrant Health is an excellent resource to get you started.
Herbal Tea for MEn: Everyday SUpport for All ages
My sons and husband are obviously at different stages in their lives. Our boys are in their 30s, they’re partnered, and they mostly deal with the sorts of challenges common among the young and active —they have the occasional work or relationship stressor, and our oldest boy has a shoulder injury that plagues him, and our youngest son has a one year old, so he hasn’t had enough sleep in more than twelve months. Happily, both of them learned to appreciate herbal teas when they were knee-high to their dad, and tea is a fantastic way to get a caffeine-free boost of herbs, antioxidants, vitamins, etc. that can help support them through their days.
Mountain Rose Herbs’ Happy Man Tea is specially formulated for men. It contains a host of herbs and roots chosen specifically because they are nutritive and offer excellent, everyday, male-specific support for general wellness, regardless of age. Particularly when the seasons change and our bodies haven’t quite caught up to the new normal, this is an excellent choice for men, whether served hot or over ice.
Adult men may find that tinctures and extracts are a particularly efficient way to enjoy supportive herbs because they’re easy to carry with you, easy to measure, and can be fast-acting.
Mountain Rose Herbs’ organic Male Care Extract is formulated for men using herbs that have, for millennia, been used to promote male vitality, endurance, and general well-being. This tonic blend is also very supportive of urogenital health in men.
My husband is now at the happy grandpa stage of life: the age when our adorable grandbaby refuses to unglue herself from her Papa’s shoulders, but also the age when a man’s prostate needs some extra support. Mountain Rose Herbs’ Prostate Care Extract is a wonderful example of an herbal formula that goes the extra distance in supporting the health and wel-lbeing of middle-age and older men in this regard. This synergistic blend features saw palmetto berries and other herbs that have long been known to support healthy prostate functioning.*
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