Category Archives: Sleep

Lettuce as an Anxiety Treatment

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Insomnia and Weight Gain

Insomnia is a condition whereby the sufferer has difficulty falling asleep, suffers from diminished sleep quality, or has a reduced duration of sleep. Current estimates indicate that around 30 % of adults suffer from insomnia in Western countries. Insomnia is … Continue reading

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Bandicoot Berry (Leea indica): Medicinal Plant for Anxiety?

Bandicoot Berry (Leea indica) is a large shrub that belongs to the Vitaceae (grape) family of plants. Bandicoot berry is evergreen, and native to tropical Asia and Australia. Bandicoot berry leaves and root extracts are used in traditional medicine as … Continue reading

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Asthma Weed (Euphorbia hirta): Nutrients Rich Anti-Anxiety Herb

Asthma Weed (Euphorbia hirta) is a small plant that is found in most tropical regions of the World, but which was possibly originally native to Australia. Asthma weed is sometime also called asthma plant. Asthma weed possesses hairy leaves and … Continue reading

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Aloysia (Aloysia polystachya): The Antidepressant, Anti-Anxiety Herb

Aloysia (Aloysia polystachya) is a flowering plant that belongs to the Verbenaceae family. Aloysia as a group of plants are commonly known as beebrushes and are native to subtropical South America. Aloysia grows to about 15 meters in height and … Continue reading

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Erythrina (Erythrina spp.): Effective Sedative and Anxiety Treatment

Erythrina (Erythrina spp.) is a group of flowering plants that belong to the Fabaceae (legume) family of plants. Erythrina grows in tropical and subtropical regions and the group is sometimes called the coral tree because of its coral-like branches. Many … Continue reading

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Coriander (Coriandrum sativum): Anxiety Treatment?

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) is an annual herb from the Apiaceae (celery, carrot or parsley) family of flowering plants. Other common names for coriander include cilantro and chinese parsley. Coriander is native to the Mediterranean region of Europe and Africa as well … Continue reading

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Horsetail (Equisetum arvense): Another Herb to Treat Anxiety?

Horsetail (Equisetum arvense) is a strange and unique plant belonging to the Equisetaceae (horsetail) family of plants. Horsetail is native to the British Isles, parts of Europe and other temperate regions. Horsetail is often considered a garden weed. Horsetail grows … Continue reading

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African Peach (Nauclea latifolia): Sedative and Anxiolytic

African peach (Nauclea latifolia) is a deciduous evergreen tree native to the Savanna forests of continental Africa. African peach is also commonly known as African fig and is a member of the Rubiaceae (coffee family) of flowering plants. African peach … Continue reading

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Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum): Mood altering herb

Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) is a low-growing succulent plant native to South Africa. Kanna belongs to the Aizoaceae (fig-marigold) family of plants. Other common names for the plant include channa and kougoed. The plant has been traditionally used in part of … Continue reading

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