Best Teas for Mental Health and Well Being My goal this week it to find more information on tea and the mental health benefits. Some teas help with tension, stress, sadness, sleep difficulties, even lactation and bowel movements. First I will share (and give you a link) my favorites, which I believe do have a benefit. I have personally found
Homemade Sleepytime Tea Ingredients: 1 part dried spearmint 1 part dried chamomile flowers Combine in a bag. Feel free to estimate here, its not something that needs to be perfect. To serve, (if you really needed me to tell you) just place the desired amount of tea into a tea bell and mix with hot water. Serve with a little milk and
Catnip Research conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administrationand other health associations have claimed that herbal remedies, including catnip tea, contain a natural composition of various compounds that affect the brain, heart and mind. Catnip is used widely for soothing an upset stomach that may be related to anxiety. It contains nepetalactone, which acts as a sedative in humans.
Ingredients The ingredients needed to make a homemade soothing herbal tea are a tablespoon each of dried chamomile flowers, peppermint leaves passionflower hops St. John’s Wort lavender All ingredients should be organic and fresh. You should be able to find these ingredients at your local herbal shop. Materials The materials needed to make this herbal tea are a medium jar,
SPICY FERTILI-TEA FOR TIRED TYPES 1 cup black tea leaves 2 tablespoons ground allspice 2 tablespoons ground cardamom Fresh ginger slices Combine all the ingredients except the ginger in a small resealable container. Place 2 teaspoons of the mixture in a teacup. Add two slices of fresh ginger, pour boiling water over the tea and ginger, and let steep for
Application Essential Oil Drops Amount of Carrier Compress 24 4oz water Body Mist 24 4oz water Massage 6 1oz oil Room Spray 48 4oz water Room Diffusion 12 1-2 water (candle lamp) To buy essential oils check out the Vita Cost site or Amazon for a starter set or a larger beginner set.
Bee Propolis Bee Propolis is a resinous mixture of tree sap, tree buds, tree leaves and other botanical sources that the bees make to seal small openings in their hives. Larger openings are sealed with beeswax. Once again the chemical constituents of bee propolis varies by region because different plants live in different climates. Studies on “typical” northern temperate propolis
Bee Pollen As worker bees leave the hive for the day they go out and gather bee pollen and bring it back to the hive. They pack the pollen into granules with its own enzymes, some honey or nectar. Keep in mind that for each pack of bee pollen sold each one may be vastly different and this is because
Royal Jelly Royal Jelly is a substance that is secreted by nurse worker bees glands. The secretion is known as royal jelly and it is the main food source for the first 3 days of the larva. One larva that is to be the Queen Bee is fed only royal jelly its entire life. This exclusive feeding triggers the full
Time magazine came out with an interesting edition called alternative medicine. It is definitely a good purchase if you are interested in new methods of maintaining your health. It discusses cleanses, vitamins, yoga, & acupuncture, and how or if they are right for you.