Everyday life is full of toxins nowadays. Most pantry items contain toxic preservatives, fast-food is an absolute toxin bomb, and even the fruits and vegetables you eat have pesticides, aka, toxins. That’s where Jamaican woodroot tonic benefits may come into use.
Does one herbal concoction have the ability to clean our bodies of those harmful toxins? Let’s see.
What Is Woodroot Tonic
Jamaican woodroot tonic comes to us, not so surprisingly, from Jamaica. It was invented by the Jamaican Maroons, Africans who escaped slavery during the Spanish rule of Jamaica and established free communities in the mountains.
They’ve been using woodroot tonic for over 100 years. So if time shows everything, it showed that this herbal tonic definitely has some benefits.
It’s said to be suitable for men, women, and children equally. And it’s comprised of a collection of herbs and roots (mentioned below), each has its own powerful health benefits, but combined together, they make an extremely powerful drink.
Jamaican woodroot tonic herbs include:
- All Man Strength Herb
- Strong Back Herb
- Chaney Root
- Sarsaparilla Root
- African Cayenne
- Herbal Bitters
- Black Wist
Woodroot Tonic Detox
Woodroot tonic helps the body detox in many different ways. It fights inflammations and bacteria, promotes a healthier digestive system (which helps the body get rid of toxins more effectively), and has powerful antioxidant properties.
Woodroot Tonic Benefits
Woodroot tonic benefits the circulatory system in a few ways. The Chaney root eliminates toxins from the bloodstream and improves circulation, and the Sarsaparilla prevents blood stasis.
Ginger can lower blood pressure, and myrrh is known to have a strong stimulating effect on blood circulation. The concoction of all of these together makes for a truly remarkable effect on the circulatory system.
Oh, where should we begin? Nearly every ingredient in woodroot tonic is anti-inflammatory. Sarsaparilla, ginger, myrrh, and African cayenne are all known for their potent anti-inflammatory effects.
In fact, they’re often used to treat arthritis and inflammatory rheumatism. Sarsaparilla is even used to make medicine for arthritis, psoriasis, and kidney disease.
Most of the other herbs also have some kind of anti-inflammatory activity, but these four are more than enough.
It’s no surprise that woodroot tonic benefits the digestive system. First of all, with all of these anti-inflammatory ingredients mentioned in the previous section, a smoother and healthier digestive system is already ensured.
But aside from that. Ginger is well-known for aiding digestion and reducing nausea. And myrrh, as well as Sarsaparilla, are known to promote better digestive health.
Most of the herbs also have antioxidant effects, which play a big role in keeping the digestive system balanced, healthy, and functioning.
Did you wonder why “All Man Strength” herb is called that way? It’s actually also called “Jolt Of Strength”, and that’s because it’s an aphrodisiac and sexual herb. It’s commonly used in Jamaica to improve sexual performance.
Stronger Immune System
Nearly all of the herbs in woodroot tonic benefit the immune system in one way or another. The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients we’ve already mentioned are powerful aides for the immune system.
Ginger is also known to enhance the immune response and has powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Myrrh is known to kill bacteria directly, and it also stimulates the immune system to produce more white blood cells, which also kill bacteria.
And the cayenne root has capsaicin, as well as other vitamins and minerals, that are known to fight pathogens, and even cancer.
The woodroot tonic is also known for improving overall energy. And it’s no surprise. First of all, when the body is healthy and free of toxins and inflammations, it functions a lot smoother, which means less tiredness, less grogginess, and more energy and focus.
It also provides direct energy because most herbs have some kind of stimulant effect, which, coupled with better circulation, means you’ll be more active, no doubt.
Other Potential Woodroot Tonic Benefits
Because woodroot tonic contains so many different powerful herbs and roots, it’s hard to point out every potential benefit. Each root has dozens of health benefits and many overlap.
These are some of the potential health benefits we couldn’t get to.
More potential benefits include:
- Fights the flu and common cold
- Treats nausea and morning sickness
- Helps weight loss
- Lowers blood sugar levels
- Reduces menstrual pains
- Helps lower cholesterol levels
- Supports oral health
- Better skin health
- Protects the liver
Woodroot Tonic Side Effects
The potential side effects of woodroot tonic come down to the potential side effects of the herbs and roots used in it. Granted, the chances of these side effects may be higher because of the overlap.
Meaning, if ginger’s potential side effect is diarrhea, and myrrh’s potential side effect is also diarrhea, you’re more likely to experience that side effect.
Regardless, woodroot tonic is completely natural with no detrimental side effects, so trying it in controlled quantities and seeing if it works should be completely fine.
Potential side effects include:
- Stomach irritation
- Runny nose
So Jamaican woodroot tonic is one incredible concoction of different powerful herbs and roots. It obviously has some amazing health benefits, as it borrows those of each ingredient. So, are you going to try it?
If you are, let us know in the comments below! And if you’re looking for another interesting drink, check out our article about Darjeeling tea.