If you rarely visit la la land, California Poppy may be just the ticket. The state flower of California is known not only for its sedative action, but for its ability to relieve nerve pain that can cause insomnia.
Cascara Sagrada is the world’s most popular laxative. It contains components that stimulate intestinal contractions, thus promoting bowel movement. It is an excellent remedy for short-term relief of occasional constipation.
If you feel off balance through the day due to a roller coaster of blood sugar highs and lows, Cinnamon can add spice and everything nice to your life while helping to control blood sugar with its amazing insulin regulating properties.
Devil’s Claw has long been used to help relieve joint pain due to osteoarthritis. Modern research confirms what traditional herbalists have known all along – the anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties of Devil’s Claw can be helpful for patients with arthritic and rheumatic conditions and in some cases, low back pain.
Women, take note – Dong Quai could be your new BFF. It is known as the queen of female herbs because it has been shown effective in relieving symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle – from PMS and menstrual pain to menopause and everything in between.
Keep your medicine chest stocked with this amazing herb. Fennel covers a lot of bases! It has long been used to soothe digestive complaints such as gas and bloating, and calm coughs due to colds and bronchitis.
Fenugreek is a full spectrum digestive tonic, used for centuries to help stimulate the appetite, aid digestion, soothe indigestion, ease constipation, balance glucose levels, assist with breast milk production and help reduce blood lipid levels.
Put a stop to feeling queasy. Ginger relieves nausea and vomiting associated with motion or seasickness. It’s even favored among herbalists as a digestive aid as it soothes digestive spasms and colicky tummies, and helps settle indigestion.
Bring balance to your life. Enjoy the long-term benefits of this supportive herb. American Ginseng has been used for years to promote healthy blood sugar levels, calm a nervous stomach and maintain a healthy immune system.
Sharpen your mind and strengthen your body when stress comes your way. Panax Ginseng is a most valuable herb in times of physical or mental stress. It helps banish mental fatigue and keeps your brain running smoothly.
Had a rough week or tough work-out? This powerhouse herb is a tonic for those who have faced a spell of undue demands – whether physical or mental. It has a growing reputation for helping the whole body deal with really stressful exposures such as heat, cold, physical exhaustion, viruses, bacteria, chemicals, extreme working conditions, noise and pollution.
Goldenseal’s bitter taste is your clue to its role in helping digestion. It stimulates appetite, relieves digestive upset and has a mild laxative effect. This herb has also been used traditionally for its natural antibiotic ability to help reduce both infections and inflammation in the digestive tract, such as symptoms one would see with gastritis.
Tea has been used as medicine since time began. Today, science is showing us why. Green Tea is chock full of antioxidants, which are the things that help us fight free radicals. You may have heard of them – free radicals are toxins we face on a daily basis that come from pollution, smoking and poor diet choices.
Your heart will fall in love with this phenomenal plant. Hawthorn contains special compounds that help protect not only your heart, but your entire circulatory system. It has had a reputation for centuries as a heart tonic, and has been shown in studies to improve circulation to the heart and support its pumping rhythm. It does your heart good!
Feeling stressed? Feeling in need of rejuvenation? Feeling old and creaky? Feeling in need of a tonic? Then Holy Basil may be the magically ‘holy’ herb that will help you put a spring back in your step and a tune in your whistle. Holy Basil has been used in Indian traditional medicine for years to help with arthritis, provide a tonic for the heart, reduce one’s reaction to stress and relieve coughs and colds.
Hops are famous for their sedative powers and ability to help those suffering from insomnia. Their bitter taste aids digestion and calms an overly excitable digestive tract and nervous system. A truly Zen herb.
The Iodine in this little tincture comes from the organically grown seaweed known as bladderwrack. It is an excellent source of Iodine. Iodine is a trace mineral that helps your body make thyroid hormones. The thyroid gland regulates the metabolism of just about every cell in the body.
Gentle enough for children over age 13, this soothing tincture is truly “the balm” for those trying to sleep. Lemon Balm is soothing to those under mental stress and has also been used traditionally to relieve digestive complaints. Consider this herb for those needing a good night’s sleep before a test, big exam or big interview.