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Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in Anxiety/Nerves/Stress, Headaches, Insomnia, Lemon Balm, Medicinal Recipe | 0 comments

Medicinal Uses of Lemon Balm

Medicinal Uses of Lemon Balm

  Lemon balm is medicinally amazing for tension, restlessness, anxiety, headaches, and depression. Lemon balm helps promote a calming and relaxing feeling, so it is also good to take in addition to other herbs for insomnia. If taken as a herbal tea infusion for a long period of time, there should be wonderful results for uplifting the spirits. Herbal tea infusion with Lemon balm: *Infuse 2-3 teaspoons of the fresh lemon balm leaves (lemon balm does not dry well, it is best used fresh. If it is dried, use a similar dosage as the fresh) per 1 cup of boiling water. Steep for 15-20 minutes and strain. Drink 1 cup of the herbal tea 2-3 times per day. This herb has a mild sedative action, so if you are someone who often suffers from fatigue, it is best to take this only in the evening....

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Posted by on Sep 16, 2011 in Anxiety/Nerves/Stress, Chamomile, First aid, Headaches, Indigestion, Insomnia, Medicinal Recipe | 0 comments

Medicinal Uses of Chamomile

Medicinal Uses of Chamomile

  Chamomile’s highly scented flowers possess powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. If taken as an infused herbal tea, it can help with a number of problems: improving appetite, easing anxiety, lessening tension headaches, calming and healing the stomach after nausea, relaxing the body to get rid of insomnia issues, and calming children with teething problems. To make a Chamomile herbal tea infusion: Boil 1 cup of water per 1-3 tsp. dried chamomile or 1-3 tbsp. fresh chamomile. Let it steep for 15-20 minutes. Strain and drink 3 to 4 cups per day. Children over the age of 4 years can take a third to half of the adult dosage....

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Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Anxiety/Nerves/Stress, First aid, Headaches, Insomnia, Medicinal Recipe, Valerian | 0 comments

Valerian: good for the central nervous system

Valerian: good for the central nervous system

Valerian is a strong medicinal herb for the central nervous system. It is good as a sedative for insomnia, helps with sudden emotional distress, headaches, intestinal cramps, nervous exhaustion, and as a pain reliever. Since you use the root of Valerian for medicinal purposes, you do not make an infusion tea with it, but rather a decoction. To make a Valerian decoction, place 1-3 tsp. of the dried root in a small saucepan and over with cold water. Heat slowly and simmer, covered, for 20-45 minutes. The longer you simmer the herbs, the stronger the tea will be. Another option is that you can crush 1 tsp. of the dried root and soak it in cold water for 12-24 hours. Then drink....

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Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Anxiety/Nerves/Stress, Insomnia, Medicinal Recipe, Passionflower, Valerian | 0 comments

Passionflower Herbal Infused Tea

Passionflower Herbal Infused Tea

Herbal Tea Having problems with falling asleep? Passionflower is traditionally given to aid those with insomnia as well as those that suffer from nervousness or anxiety. Thus, if you think your insomnia might have an emotional basis, passionflower tea is the ideal medicine for you. You can also combine it with another important relaxing herb, valerian. Herbal Infused Tea for Insomnia: *Infuse 2-3 tsp. of dried passionflower leaves (or 2-3 tbsp. fresh) in boiling water. Let it simmer for 20-ish minutes. Strain and drink 1 cup an hour before bedtime. *For anxiety, take the same dose twice more during the day. It may take several weeks to achieve the optimal effect....

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Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Catnip, Chamomile, Insomnia, Lemon Balm, Medicinal Recipe, Passionflower, Valerian | 0 comments

Herbal Teas for Insomnia

Herbal Teas for Insomnia

  Herbal Teas for Insomnia Use any of the following for insomnia (or combine some), simply make a tea and sip slowly 30 minutes before bed: Valerian root (reduces tension and anxiety) (check out my post on Valerian for more info!) Chamomile (reduces anxiety and promotes restful sleep) (click here for more info on Chamomile) Catnip (reduces anxiety and promotes restful sleep) (learn more about Catnip here) Passionflower (promotes calm and relaxation) (learn how to grow Passionflower here) Lemon Balm (promotes calmness and reduces tension) (learn more about Lemon Balm here)   Infuse an herbal tea: boil water and pour over the selected herb(s). Let it steep for 20-25 minutes. Sweeten with raw honey or stevia to taste. One cup of water per 1-3 tbsp. of fresh herb(s) or 1-3 tsp. dried herb(s). You can make a large batch of the tea and drink a cup of tea each night. The tea will stay good stored in the refrigerator for approx. 4 days.   *For further reading: **Read about...

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