Nature’s Way Herbs 101

We’re shining a spotlight on seven herbs you should know.

Herbs are the heart of everything we do at Nature’s Way. Nature’s Way was founded in 1969 when founder Tom Murdock turned to herbs to support his wife’s health, and today, every product we make is inspired by the power of nature.

From ashwagandha, an Ayurvedic superstar, to ginger, a multitasking herb that enlivens your palette and promotes digestive comfort, there’s an herb for everyone.*

Below, learn more about a handful of our favorite herbs and how they can enhance your daily routine. 

Black Cohosh 

Where it’s from: North America 

What it is: Also called “fairy candle,” black cohosh is a tall, feathery plant that is native to North America. The root was first used by Native Americans for traditional women’s health support.* Today, black cohosh extract is best known for menopause support.* 

Where to find it: Black Cohosh Root, Black Cohosh Premium Extract

Dandelion Root 

Where it’s from: Europe, North America 

What it is: The dandelion needs no introduction; chances are you’re probably familiar with the cheerful little yellow plant and its whispery seeds. Dandelion is a versatile botanical, as the entire plant can be used for tea, salad, wine, and wellness. Dandelion root has traditionally been used as a diuretic herb.* 

Where to find it: Dandelion Root

Slippery Elm Bark 

Where it’s from: North America 

What it is: As the name would suggest, slippery elm bark comes from the bark of the slippery elm tree, which is native to North America. (The trees can grow to be more than 200 years old!) Slippery elm bark was first used in Native American wellness practices and is traditionally used to soothe the GI tract.* 

Where to find it: Slippery Elm Bark

Ginger Root 

Where it’s from: Asia 

What it is: 

Ginger isn’t just for cooking! Much like how a glass of ginger ale helps settle your stomach, Ginger Root promotes digestive comfort.* It has traditionally been used to soothe digestive upset and is clinically studied to reduce nausea due to motion.* 

Ginger is native to Southeast Asia and was one of the herbs sent to Europe via the spice trade. It’s a relative of turmeric and, like turmeric, has been used for thousands of years in both cooking and wellness practices, including traditional Chinese practices. 

Where to find it: Ginger Root

St. John’s Wort 

Where it’s from: Europe, Chile 

What it is: St. John’s wort is a small yellow plant known for its bright yellow flowers. In herbalism and traditional wellness practices, St. John’s wort has been used to support a positive mood.* Record of its use dates all the way back to the first century!

Where to find it: St. John’s Wort, St. John’s Wort Premium Extract


Where it’s from: Asia, Mediterranean, Europe

What it is: You may have seen fenugreek on TikTok or Instagram, as this herb has gone viral several times in the past few years. But really, it’s been viral for centuries! Fenugreek, which is a small plant similar to clover, has been used for centuries in cooking and wellness practices. Fenugreek has traditionally been used to support lactation for breastfeeding people.*

Where to find it: Fenugreek Seed

Beet Root 

Where it’s from: Originated in the Mediterranean 

What it is: Beets are a delicious addition to a salad or soup, but they’re also a great addition to your wellness routine! The root veggie, which is known for its bright magenta color and earthy flavor, is packed with phytonutrients, a.k.a. plant-based compounds that have been shown to be beneficial to your health. Nature’s Way Beet Root supports antioxidant pathways and helps neutralize free radicals.* 

Where to find it: Beet Root


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