In 2020, people in the United States spent over $10 billion on herbal dietary supplements. That’s an incredible figure considering you can easily make many herbal remedies yourself, in the comfort of your own home, and you’ll know exactly what goes into it!
And, then consider that this figure only included supplements where the particular herb was the primary ingredient and didn’t include things like herbal teas or herbal drug ingredients in over-the-counter medicines!
Perhaps not surprisingly, considering its recent increase in popularity for boosting your immune system, Elderberry came out on top, with sales over $275 million.
Ashwagandha root and apple cider vinegar both saw a big increase in sales growth, and I extend my congratulations to the Chaga mushroom, which made its first appearance in the top 40!
If you would like to make your own herbal products and remedies, I have some excellent resources for you. You’ll find a table of contents below which splits the resources up into courses and books so you can choose the medium that suits you best.
Enjoy your herbal journey and tell us about it in the comments, we’re in this together!
- The Best Online Herbalism Courses for Beginners
- The Best Herb Books for Beginners
- Herbal Starter Kits
- 15. DIY Elderberry Syrup Kit