plants and herbs used for medicine



hi, this is k.c. from mother earth news andone of the questions that we often get years a recommendation for natural sleepaids and happily there are a number ofherbs that are very useful plants have been giving human beings agood night's sleep for millennia so there are lots of plant alternativesthat are much healthier and much better


plants and herbs used for medicine, for you than that some otherpharmaceutical drugs that can have really weird side effects so one of the very best and one of theones that people know the best


is chamomile or chamomile and it's adelicious lovely smelling flower that you can make tea out of and it's avery very mild sedative so it just kinda helps youunwind and relax with all of the herbal medicines the chemistry of the plant with your ownbody's chemistry is sorta different for all you know different people so you have toreally be patient and maybe if one doesn't work as well for you another one will the one that is mypersonal favorite


and that i use a lot is hops it is the one of the ingredients inbeer but just having a beer and thengoing to bed won't necessarily give you a really good night sleep youmight drowse and go to sleep but then you wake up laterbecause of the effects of the alcohol so what's really better is to makea tea with maybe three or four of the driedflowers of the hops plant and it tastes a little bitter but that doesn't bother me i kinda likethe bitter taste you just


put three dried flowers in a cup of boiling water and steep it until itstarts getting kinda bitter and then scoop the flowers out and just drink thetea and it really really will give you a nice deeprest another one is valerian. valerian has been in use forever for a very mild sedative and a really good calming sleep and thenalso california poppy which is in thesame


a family as the opium poppy but it is not any kind of an addictive drug it just has mildsedative affect and it's not going to have anykind of a dependency associated with it and again just make a cuppa tea and


plants and herbs used for medicine

steep it and give yourself a goodnight's rest. so sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite and if theydo you can find out information about bed bugs to on mother earth news dot com



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