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The Benefits of Herbs — herbs for calming

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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The Benefits of Lavender

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LAVENDER Lavender is one of the best known herbs of all herbs. Lavender can be made into a relaxing tea, either by itself or with other herbs which have complimentary properties. Used regularly it can help relieve depression and calm anxiety, and also helps when someone is in a state of nervous exhaustion. Lavender can be used as an oil, rubbed directly into the skin, added to a bath or inhaled. It is a wonderfully calming and relaxing herb, with strong first-aid effects; dabbed on the temples, it can relieve a headache, and it will relieve earache in seconds if...

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The Benefits of Chamomile

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CHAMOMILE Chamomile is calming and relaxing and most commonly taken as a tea for mild sleep aide. It may also be infused in water to create a relaxing bath. Chamomile can be used externally when inflammation of the skin occurs such as eczema, acne, or nappy rash. It may also be used for digestive upsets of a nervous origin, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome, wind, bloating and colic. Chamomile can also help relieve period pain and other types of pain too. Botanical Name: Matricaria recutita Actions: Anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, carminative, relaxant, anti-allergenic

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The Benefits of Peppermint

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PEPPERMINT Peppermint is a popular herb with many uses and therapeutic applications. Its sharp menthol odour, refreshing flavour, and cooling sensation makes this herb a favourite flavouring for herbal tea. Peppermint tea, brewed from the plant’s leaves, is one of the most widely consumed herbal teas. Peppermint has traditional folk medicine uses as a pain reliever and research has substantiated the assertion. Peppermint with its underlying bitterness helps to stimulate the flow of digestive juices. It also assists with wind and has colic calming actions. It can be chewed to relieve toothache, or taken to help anything from nausea and...

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The Benefits of Mugwort

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MUGWORT Mugwort is a valuable digestive tonic. Its bitterness stimulates the appetite and helps to breakdown fats. This makes it very useful for people who have gall-bladder problems, or for those who have had their gall-bladder removed. Mugwort is a popular herb that is known to aid in reducing or eliminating depression, low spirits and ease tension. Aromatic mugwort herb is used as a way to improve dream recall, enhance the intensity of dreams or reliably achieve lucid dreams. People who have insomnia, or shift workers whose sleep patterns are constantly interrupted through changes of work hours may also use...

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