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Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Allspice, Anxiety/Nerves/Stress, Borage, Catnip, Chamomile, Feverfew, Headaches, Herbs, Horseradish, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena, Passionflower, Rosemary, Sage, Skullcap, Valerian, Vervain | 19 comments

15 Herbs for Headaches

15 Herbs for Headaches

15 Herbs for Headaches Those that know me know that I have long been a sufferer of headaches. It seems like my body’s reaction to anything wrong is always in the form of a headache. Through the years, I have discovered certain herbs (okay, one is a spice) that have benefited me with my headache problems. It is important for headache sufferers to figure out what kind of headache you are having. Different herbs help with different types of headaches. For example, there are migraines, cluster headaches, tension/stress headaches, hormone headaches, food-triggered headaches, and the list goes on. I have included a list of what I consider the top 15 Herbs for Headaches. Feel free to leave a comment if you think that I missed an important one on the list: 1).  Allspice: This spice is an analgesic, which means it has a numbing effect on the nerves and gives relief from pains such as headaches and sinus problems. It is also a relaxant, and has a calming effect on...

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Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in Anxiety/Nerves/Stress, Lavender, Medicinal Recipe, Rosemary, Skullcap, Vervain | 0 comments

Depression

Depression

Herbal Teas Depression is a serious problem for many people today. There are some herbal teas that should help bring cheer to the depressed. However, please note that depression is best cured in combination with doctors, exercise, etc. Here are some combinations of herbs to make the best herbal teas for depression: *lavender flower infusion, taken 3 times a day *lavender and rosemary infusion, taken 3 times a day *any combination of lavender, rosemary, and skullcap, 3 times a day *vervain, taken 3 times a day *vervain and skullcap, taken 3 times a day Herbal tea infusion: *Use 1-3 tsp. of dired herb or 1-3 tbsp. fresh herb per 1 cup boiling water. Let it steep for 20-30 minutes, strain and sip slowly....

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Posted by on Sep 8, 2011 in Anxiety/Nerves/Stress, Lavender, Medicinal Recipe, Peppermint, Sage, Skullcap | 0 comments

Medicinal Recipe: Tension Infused Herbal Tea

Medicinal Recipe: Tension Infused Herbal Tea

 If you are having problems with tension or stress, try this herbal tea: Tension-ease Infusion 1 part skullcap 1 part sage 1 part peppermint 1/4 part lavender Infuse 1 – 3 tsp of the above blend of dried herbs (or 1-3 tbsp. fresh herbs) per one cup of boiling water for 10-15 minutes minimum. A longer infusion results in a stronger tasting brew with more medicinal effect, but the weaker infusion is perfectly fine & therapeutic. Feel free to add honey, lemon, and/or stevia to taste....

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Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in Chamomile, Feverfew, Headaches, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Medicinal Recipe, Passionflower, Skullcap | 4 comments

Headache Herbal Teas

Headache Herbal Teas

Headaches are a huge problem for me. I have almost daily headaches and they often alter my lifestyle and my daily living in a negative way. I went to a doctor about my constant headaches. Some X-rays, MRI’s, blood tests, etc., later, they discovered no serious reasons why I get headaches and simply put me on some pills. These pills had terrible side-effects such as mood swings, irritability, fatigue, etc. I am trying to get myself off of the pills and instead, I am going to try most of these Headache Herbal Teas to find the right recipe to help me have a Life again. These herbal teas don’t have side effects and they are way healthier for me than mystery pills filled with who-knows-what. Ramblings aside, here are a few Headache Herbal Tea recipes: Headache Tea #1 *3 parts chamomile *3 parts lemon balm *1 part passion flower *1 part skullcap Slowly boil water, pour over the herbs and let it steep for 20-ish minutes. Strain and drink...

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Herbs, Skullcap | 0 comments

Skullcap

Skullcap

Name: *Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) Description: *hardy perennial *best in zones 4-8 *more than one species, but S. lateriflora is the best medicinal plant Parts Used: *flowering aerial parts, preferably fresh *one reference said you can dry the aerial parts for medicinal purposes, another reference said to use only fresh…must find out more about this… Position: *well-drained and moist soil *full sun to light shade Propagation: *propagate from seed: do cold stratification for at least 1 week, then sow seeds in seed trays/flats indoors under gentle heat in late winter. Transplant outdoors after all dangers of frost. It may take seeds a while before germination occurs *you can also propagate from dividing roots in early spring *you can also propagate from root cuttings taken in the spring Maintenance: *do moderate watering: its’ natural habitat is in places with moist springs *keep well weeded Harvesting: *harvest when in full flower by cutting plant to 3 inches above the ground *as previously mentioned, one source said you can dry the flowering aerial...

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