If you feel tired and exhausted almost all the time, you may want to look to herbs for a solution. There are some that work great in such cases.
According to a Malaysian study, it’s great for relieving the symptoms of chronic fatigue, and it also has an appetite-boosting effect. It can also help if you suffer from insomnia, chronic pain or constipation.
The caffeine in cocoa can help relieve fatigue, but it doesn’t have the side effects – irritability, insomnia – of coffee, as cocoa beans also contain theobromine. If you’re in a bad mood, it can still be good for you.
A diuretic and stimulant, it has been used in Chinese medicine for a very long time. However, be careful because in large quantities it can cause insomnia and irritability, and heart problems in sensitive people. Those with high blood pressure, heart or kidney disease should avoid it.
Caffeine-free, yet a great stimulant, as several studies have shown, it is no coincidence that it has been used in Eastern medicine for thousands of years. It can be consumed as a tea or in tablet form.
It has more caffeine than coffee, making it a great stimulant. However, it’s worth knowing that there’s actually not much in the soft drink made from it, which therefore contains added caffeine.
A large cup of mate contains 50 milligrams of caffeine, which is the same as a cup of tea or a can of cola. It’s less stimulating than coffee, but research shows it’s healthier and high in antioxidants.
Swedish research has shown that it not only stimulates but also boosts athletic performance, so it can be useful when you feel you don’t have the energy to do sport.