Monday, November 16, 2009
Just Want To Do My Part...!
You know, presently we are all under a lot of stress...what with worrying about the economy, the job market, erosion of our rights and freedoms!
Now top that off with the abundance of winter illnesses, the flu, cost of medication, and the fast approaching holidays...and it's no wonder that many of our friends and family are having trouble keeping a peaceful mind and getting a restful nights sleep!
Hopefully this little list that I got from the Almanac will help to ease the mind and bring on some rest! I just want to do my part for all of my friends, ya know?
Here are herbal remedies to help ease stress, anxiety, and sleep.
Massage the temples with lavender oil.
Drink chamomile tea to ease stress.
Drink rosemary tea to alleviate melancholy or depression.
For a relaxing body rub, soak equal parts finely chopped dandelions, burdock (roots and/or aerial parts), yellow dock, and lobelia in 1 quart rubbing alcohol for two weeks. Apply externally.
Trying to remain relaxed but alert? Some studies suggest that the smell of apples, apple cider vinegar, or spiced apples have this effect. The right smell can make all the difference. Salty sea air is said to help in getting to sleep more easily.
A tea of elderberry flowers is considered relaxing to the nerves and is sleep inducing.
For insomnia, drink bee balm or chamomile tea and eat mandarin oranges.
Good health and good sense are two of life's greatest blessings.
–Publius Syrus (c. 42 BC)
I do hope that this helps a little...and that you can find it useful!
Now, my friends, let's get some coffee and sit outside for a bit...I know that is good for relieving a bit of stress!