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Avoiding Supplements: Find Vitamin C Naturally

Updated on March 17, 2018
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Elizabeth Deveraux has spent 8 years of research studying the benefits of herbs and natural remedies and how they impact our lives.

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that aids in the repair and maintenance of the cells through out our bodies, find out more at How Vitamin C Works in the Body. Many people take some form of Vitamin C supplement, but usually it is in the form of a pill which makes it harder for our bodies to utilize. That is why it is always recommended to find your minerals and vitamins naturally. Most of us already know that common citrus fruits have high concentrates of Vitamin C. What some people may not realize is that even herbs contain this vital vitamin. Most of the items on the lists below can either be grown in your garden or foraged for free! Just make sure you have identified the plant correctly.


  • Apples
  • Asparagus
  • Berries
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Melons
  • Cauliflower
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Kiwi
  • Dark Leafy Greens
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Acerola Cherry
  • Papaya
  • Black Currant
  • Guava
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Amalaki Fruit


  • Pine
  • Beech Tree
  • Birch
  • Balsam Fir
  • Spruce
  • Cilantro
  • Chives
  • Thyme
  • Basil
  • Parsley
  • Rose Hips
  • Rosemary
  • Hibiscus
  • Lemon Peel
  • Garlic Mustard
  • Lamb's Quarters
  • Elderberry
  • Shepherd's Purse
  • Wild Leeks
  • Common Yellow Woodsorrel


The contents of this article are for educational purposes only. Before ingesting ANY herb or plant from the wild, please ensure you correctly identify it or consult a professional wild plant harvester for advice. Also consult your physician if taking any medications before changing your diet. If you are pregnant or nursing it is advised to take extra precautions.


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