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The Benefits of Lemon Balm

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Lemon Balm is one of the many digestive herbs and is a strong anti-spasmodic and wind-dispeller (flatulence). Lemon Balm acts on the nervous system, calming and cheering it. It can be taken regularly to cope better with stress. It is particularly good for indigestion where anxiety and tension play a part. It can assist with irritable bowel syndrome and similar problems, and for gastric and stomach ulcers. It can help bring down blood pressure, as it stimulates the circulation at the same time as calming tension. Tea made from Lemon balm leaves helps to soothe menstrual cramps and helps relieve...

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The Benefits of Siberian Ginseng

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Siberian Ginseng will help increase your vitality, improve your physical and mental performance and enable you to cope better with challenges, including fighting off infections, increasing stamina and endurance. Although a relatively new addition to Western natural medicine, it has quickly gained a reputation similar to that of the better known and more expensive Korean Ginseng. Unlike many herbs with a medicinal use, it is more useful for maintaining good health rather than treating ill-health. It stimulates resistance to stress and so it is now widely used as a tonic in times of stress and pressure. Regular use is said...

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The Benefits of Gingko Biloba

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Gingko is one of the most ancient living plants and backdates around 150 million years ago and has managed to survive through all sorts of disasters and events. Some plants in China are said to be over 2500 years old. Ginkgo is a gentle but powerful circulatory stimulant, especially when it comes to conditions of the head. It's invaluable for older people, particularly those who have suffered from strokes or are at risk of strokes. It helps to improve memory and sharpen concentration for all ages but has attracted attention for its ability to stimulate memory and reduce confusion in...

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The Benefits of Calendula (Marigold)

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Calendula has a special place of importance in a herbal first-aid kit. It is anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, and being an astringent herb helps to seal and protect wounds. Used in an infusion or made into a cream it helps with any skin inflammation, bruises, cuts, scalds and insect bites. When making a cream use only the petals to get a beautiful deep orange colour. Calendula also performs a valuable role in managing of chronic or slow healing skin conditions such as varicose veins, ulcers, eczema and acne. Calendula is used to prevent muscle spasms, start menstrual periods, and reduce fever. It...

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Herbs To Help With Sleep

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Sleeplessness or insomnia may have many causes, which is not so surprising when you think about these fast paced times at we live in. We live our lives with constant inflow and outflow of information at our finger tips hardly leaving us "time out" to allow our minds and bodies to rest, recoup and repair. So often we hear that people are getting less and less sleep. Recent studies confirm that teenagers particularly are losing sleep from being constantly attached to their mobile devices; illuminated screens contribute in sending the wrong signals to their brains that prevent normal sleep patterns...

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