Category Archives: Sleep

Why Do Carbohydrate Foods Make You Tired?

Many people are aware that high carbohydrate foods can make them drowsy. The reason for this is well understood and relates to the way that carbohydrate foods cause the release of insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is responsible for … Continue reading

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Lavender and Chamomile

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Myrtle (Myrtus communis) For Mood

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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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