Super herbs are unique plants that work in complex ways to benefit the human body. For us, what elevates an herb to “super” status is its long history of traditional use in many cultures. Out of almost 40,000 medicinal plants in the world, only a few dozen have risen up through the ranks to be featured in REBBL elixirs.
Brazil nuts have played an important role in Native diets spanning back to the Paleolithic period over 11,000 years ago. In addition to offering a spectrum of nutrients including fiber, magnesium and phytonutrients, Brazil nuts are among the top sources of selenium. This trace mineral may play a role in supporting many functions, including effects on mood.
Globally cherished as a source of nourishment, moringa is known for being a good source of iron, calcium, beta-carotene, and potassium, superior to kale and spinach in nutrient content. Moringa is also a complete protein, meaning it contains all 9 amino acids. This super green may very well be one of our best allies in preventative care.
Vanilla has a long history of both culinary and health benefits, thanks to its sweet flavor and botanical uses. This wellness-supporting plant is also rich in antioxidants from polyphenols.
An unparalleled staple in any Ayurvedic practice, ginger has a wide array of benefits, and is most often used to increase Agni (digestive fire) and support joint health.
Emerald green matcha is the finely ground powder of the whole, young green tea leaf. It is partially shade grown to develop its characteristic sweet flavor and boasts an abundance of chlorophyll. Matcha is renowned for its smooth, calm energy, the result of moderate levels of caffeine with amino acid L-theanine.
Maca is the premier Andean super herb, used in the high-altitude central Peruvian plateau for overall vitality. This root is a favorite of elite athletes and anyone motivated to push their bodies to the limit of their potential.
Known as the “Five-Flavor Berry”, this exotic super berry has notes of sweet, sour, bitter, pungent, and salty. Schizandra is a star among the Chinese tonic herbs for promoting optimal wellness, and is known for helping to support heart and liver function.
Possibly the world’s favorite beverage, coffee is globally cherished for its energizing properties and antioxidant contents. Our cold-brew coffee is steeped in cold water to extract the benefits of coffee beans without as much acidity. This process may improve coffee’s effect on the digestive system, while also helping to reduce potential effects on tooth enamel.
Ashwagandha is considered to be a powerhouse, and is one of the most important and universally consumed herbs in Ayurveda. It has a “neutral” character which makes it perfect for supporting the vitality of all ages and constitutions (doshas).
Considered “Food of the Gods” in ancient Aztec civilization, cocoa is deeply respected by native tribes in Mesoamerica where it was once used as a form of currency. This cherished super food contains a powerful group of antioxidants called polyphenols.
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For thousands of years, antioxidant-rich honey has been a vital part of diet and ecosystems in cultures across the globe. When the bees’ honey is sustainably collected from wild hives, they are not as stressed and are less prone to colony collapse disorder. The local landscape’s biodiversity is also elevated when harvesting from wild hives.
With a distinctive glossy red coat, reishi mushroom can be easily spotted, usually growing on stumps of fallen trees in the temperate forests of every continent. It has been called the “Divine Mushroom of Immortality” because of its legendary list of health benefits in traditional Asian herbal usage, including immunity support.
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Regarded for hundreds of years as a premiere herbal panacea, turmeric is a golden herb from southeast India. Over the past few decades, evidence has been mounting that turmeric is one of the most valuable herbs in the human diet, with clinical data indicating the potential for a wide range of benefits.