Valerian Root for Anxiety and Sleep

Valerian Root Health Benefits

Today, Valerian root (Valeriana officinalis) has a solid reputation (particularly, in Germany) for sleep inducing, stress relief. In the Middle Ages, Valerian was regarded as a panacea remedy.  While anxiety had a different name, the common use of Valerian root for anxiety persisted. Perhaps because of its intense smell and flavor, the herb has fallen…

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3 Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Nerves

Natural herbal remedies for anxiety and stress

Our fast-paced lives often come at the price of stress on our system. Ironically, the less time we have to calm down, the more we need respite. The pressure we place on ourselves creates stress on our body and soul, which plays itself out on our nervous system.  Stress activates our nervous system with hormones, such as…

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Benefits of rose tea and rose oil

benefits of rose tea and rose oil

We can all appreciate the beautiful appearance and pleasant smell of roses.  Less recognized by most of us today are the healing properties benefits of rose tea and rose oil.  Roses work on spirit, mind, and body and can be used in many ways. The oldest evidence of roses trace back to fossils found in…

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Vervain (Verbena): a forgotten medicinal herb 

vervain health benefits

Vervain has a long history as a medicinal herb across many different cultures. We will explore the healing powers of vervain, the many ways you can use vervain as a healing plant, and how to make vervain tea. Read on to learn how this lovely flowering medicinal herb improves health. What is Vervain or Verbena?…

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Ancient Passion Flower Benefits

passionflower remedy

Passion flower benefits were not expressly known to Hildegard of Bingen, however the plant’s effects as a sleep remedy, particularly in combination with other herbs such as valerian, hops, or melissa have been established in Traditional German folk and monastic medicine for decades. Expansive History of passion flower benefits Over 350 species of passion flower (Passiflora…

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