Lavender Oil

| June 26, 2012

The essential oil of Lavender is one of the most well known oils and is considered a “universal oil”.   Traditionally, it has been used to balance the body.   There are several well known uses, such as stress relief, insomnia and anxiety.   I personally love to put a few drops of lavender in my diffuser […]

Lavender

| June 9, 2012

Many of us are familiar with essential oils. They are the volatile substances of plants that are used topically to help promote physical and psychological well-being. Lavender essential oil is known for its calming and stress relieving benefits. I always have this oil handy at my office to help calm and soothe after a hard […]

Valerian for sleep

| December 5, 2009

Lack of sleep should be the first issue addressed when dealing with a multitude of health issues.  Night time is the body’s repair time and naturally if you sleep better you’ll feel better.  A dose of valerian before bed puts you in a relaxed state, calming the mind and body  and easing you into a […]

Rhodiola

| November 21, 2009

Rhodiola is a wonderful balancing herb that can make us more physiologically resilient. It falls within the category of adaptogens, which means it can help the body better adapt to stress, as it helps to reduce the stress hormone cortisol. It also helps aid in the reduction of weight on the trunk of the body. […]

Mugwort

| November 3, 2008

Mugwort usually grows along the roadways and was traditionally known as the traveler’s herb. It has been used as protection from disease and misfortune. It has roots in many traditions, including American Indian, European herbal and Chinese herbal medicine. Often travelers used this herb as a necklace, in pillows and as an herbal crown to […]

Theanine

| October 31, 2008

Does anyone out there ever have any trouble sleeping? I have had insomnia most of my life so I was excited when I learned about this remedy. I tried everything natural and nothing seemed to work. Since I don’t like to take drugs, I had to put up with it until a couple of years […]