I used to work in health food stores, so honestly I'm tempted to answer, "all of them"! But for personal use, my very favorites are nettle, hawthorn berry, and ginko. I've had great results with kava-kava and St. Johnswort. Garlic, ginger, cayenne and tumeric (with black pepper, for the piperine to aid absorption) are also favorites. Recently the line between healthful herbs taken as supplements, and wholesome, healing foods has begun to blur for me. I've discovered so-called "superfoods" like maca, and some of the healthful algea, like spirulina and chorella, as well as grass juices like wheat and barley. I have a manual juicer (hey it was free!) and I can't wait for "real" Spring to get here so I can try juicing some of my favorite wild plants, like purslane. (Purslane is so, so wonderful!) I also really appreciate the health benefit of elder flower and berry, rose hips, red clover, hibiscus and of course, where would we be in a NY winter without echinacea? Oh, I could go on and on about this. I really want to lead some local herb walks and teach classes, but I have o get settled before I start writing proposals and searching for a venue.
Edited by Broomflower, 01 March 2017 - 11:54 PM.