Caffeine's a no-no, but caffeine-free herbal tea may actually help you sleep. Many “Sleepy Time” teas are made from the same compounds used in supplements that promote sleep, like valerian or chamomile.
In this way, why does chamomile tea make you sleepy?
If so, you might find relief from a warm cup of chamomile tea taken about 30 minutes before bed. Molecular Medicine Reports notes: “Chamomile is widely regarded as a mild tranquilizer and sleep-inducer. Sedative effects may be due to the flavonoid, apigenin that binds to benzodiazepine receptors in the brain.
Herbal power : helps you relax and get a good night's sleep. Reason to love : passionflower. We've added other relaxing herbs, like chamomile, linden flower and hops, to create a mellow blend that will help you rest easy. Taste minty, mildly bitter and sweet, with notes of citrus and spice.
A herbal infusion including camomile, lavender and vanilla. All natural ingredients* *All our herbs are gently steamed, the process is gentle to protect their delicate taste Drift off into a peaceful night's sleep while enjoying this oh-so-calming blend.
Peppermint Tea Soothes Stomach Upsets. Peppermint tea is sometimes referred to as "the stomach healer" because it is known to soothe many stomach ailments, including stomach aches, stomach pains, stomach cramps, heartburn, gas/flatulence, indigestion and diarrhea, and to promote healthy digestion.
Medicine is made from the root. Valerian is most commonly used for sleep disorders, especially the inability to sleep (insomnia). Valerian is also used orally for anxiety and psychological stress, but there is limited scientific research to support these uses.
Place 3-4 Tbsp (4 for a stronger tea) of chamomile and your mint sprig into your teapot or makeshift teabag of choice. Pour 8 oz of boiling water over the chamomile flowers and mint and then steep for 5 minutes. To serve, pour into a teacup, using a fine mesh strainer as needed.
Making your own lavender tea is fairly easy:
- Boil 8 oz. of water.
- Place 4 tsp. of fresh lavender buds into a tea ball or sachet.
- Place the tea ball and water into a teacup.
- Let steep for 10 minutes.
Learn about Edible Flowers. As a member of the same family as many of our most popular herbs, it is not surprising that lavender is edible and that it's use in food preparation is also returning. Flowers and leaves can be used fresh, and both buds and stems can be used dried.
Method 1 Using Lavender Flowers
- Gather your supplies.
- Strip the lavender buds from their stems.
- Bring the water to a rolling boil.
- Pour the boiling water over the lavender buds.
- Cover the bowl and let the buds steep.
- Strain the buds from the water.
- Funnel the water into the spray bottle.
Benefits: Lavender water can be used to treat and prevent acne sine it is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal in nature. Its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties help soothe and treat acne. To make the treatment strong, you may also add few drops of lavender essential oil and tea tree essential oil in the face mist.
FRESH to DRIED LAVENDER. Fresh, cut lavender bunches can be put in a vase of water for 2-3 days. They will last up to 10 days in water, but if you want to dry the bunches, remove from water after 3 days, cut off brown parts of the stem and hang to dry.
Late Spring and Early Summer Blooming Lavenders. Most mid-season blooming Lavenders belong to the Lavandula angustifolia (English Lavender) group. Flowering typically occurs in June or July and tends to last 3-4 weeks.
Method 1 Making Lavender-Infused Oil
- Cut sprigs of fresh lavender or purchase them dried.
- Let the lavender dry.
- Lightly crush the lavender and place it in a jar.
- Pour oil over the flowers.
- Soak the lavender if you have time and sunlight.
- If you do not have time or sunlight, heat the oil carefully.
- Strain the oil.
Acquiring even just one bottle of essential oil requires an incredibly large amount of plant material. For example: Approximately three pounds of lavender flowers are required to produce just 15mL of lavender essential oil. It requires about 242,000 rose petals to distill approximately 5 mL of rose oil.
If you only use one essential oil, this is it! Lavender (lavandula angustifolia) is the most versatile of all essential oils. Most commonly known for its relaxing effects on the body, therapeutic-grade lavender has been highly regarded for the skin. It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises and skin irritations.
Lavender oil can be applied topically or inhaled as steam vapor. Although dried lavender flowers are can be made into lavender tea, I advise against ingesting the oil, as it may lead to side effects, such as difficult breathing, burning eyes and blurred vision, vomiting and diarrhea.
One of the wonderful benefits of lavender essential oil is its antibacterial activity. Because lavender oil can penetrate pores to kill bacteria, it may go far in preventing and healing breakouts. You can apply lavender oil diluted in coconut oil to your skin after you wash your face.
Lavender oil is a great scent for both women and men. You can either try adding pure oil directly to your skin, or you can dilute oil in water or with a carrier oil for a more subtle scent. If you'd like to rub the oil right onto your skin, try adding 2–3 drops into your palms and then rubbing your hands together.
Lavender Essential Oil. Sweet smelling lavender oil is extracted from the flowers of Lavandula angustifolia. It is mild and soothing, and can be used for any type of hair. When massaged into the scalp, it can improve blood circulation, promote hair growth, and prevent hair loss.
Top Essential Oils for Thicker Hair
- Horsetail Plant Oil. The horsetail plant contains silica to help promote stronger hair and nails.
- Castor Oil. Castor oil is good if you're looking for an essential oil that is anti-inflammatory and antibacterial.
- Lavender Oil.
- Peppermint Oil.
- Chamomile Oil.
- Coconut Oil.
- 7.Rosemary Oil.
Women worry most about the length, thickness and strength of their hair. Mix lemon juice with olive oil or coconut oil and use the mixture to massage your scalp. This stimulates hair growth and also remedies hair loss. The vitamin C found in the juice also strengthens the hair.