Sunday, 14 July 2013

Chillax Herbal Tea

was gona title this post 

"Move Over Coffee"

After reading some of the reviews on line - on night time /sleep herbal tea
to help one  nod off .
some of us  seem to be a bit confused 

i'm like mmm i find it also true 
as to is it working? 
guess am expecting to drop everything and fall asleep on the spot

have a whole bunch relaxing herbs not really been using them 
[yep am quite happy with crystals under my pillow]
clearly am not utilizing herbal tool  well

so took a closer look at relaxing combo blends as well as individually

Herbs : what properties to look for?

The first easier answer  :
What ever decreases anxiety, stress and promotes sleep. Sedatives and Nervines 

Tranquilizers are strong sedatives are  minerals which can effectively weigh down and calm the mind

The second category mild sedative herbs- usually posses tonification properties- calm and nourish the heart that regulate the heart.[think emotional stress or worries- heart merdian]

Calmative: tonic and nutritive- increase nerve tissue and cerebral spinal fluid=

For those who have looked into herbal books to the light to heavy duty ones, you need /good idea to to be able to understand the jargon terms.

If you can find it n  herbal tea / powder form the better- herbal online sites is your best bet- or grow your own

Some key herbs
“ginseng, nutmeg, ashwaghanda, chamomile, basil, coriander, lemon verbena, violet leaf, lemongrass, valerian, skullcap, passionflower”, lady slipper, wood betony, California poppy, black cohosh, hops, fennel, hawthorn, liquorice, juniper, linden blossom, elderflower, St johnwort etc.

yep i looked at list and thought are some of these available locally?

at best some combo blends have 3 herbs that have anything to with helping you unwind, 

the western herbal usually say 1 teabag, usually cammomile [still do'nt find it tasty-on its own ]

an aryuvedic book  two -three teaspoon OR 2 tea bag brew
thought that's  interesting tried. it .. it does work

however like bit of variety and better to taste buds as well

so took out all relaxing herbs i had stored away... had quite a few decided to add ginkgo bilbo and comfrey  too. 

and made a brew of just 'one' teaspoon to my brew 
to my absolute surprise tasted good and chillaxing


create you own blend - up to about 9 herbs  use 1 teaspoon of this mixture

Try not to take herbs that have diuretic effect as part of night blend tea-  
best to drink within the hour of making it to benefit from the aromatc flavours

anyway laters fuzz

p.s. note on herb the nutmeg personally prefer to use alone or leave well alone

read and cross reference information

This is something i summed up via text back in 2008 [yep should have saved it]
 the basics:
the usual what they allow to check out  when previewing a book on line
what i usually look mostly at  'with the actual book'. 

  • check out other people reviews  online can be invaluable
  • content, [ to get quick idea as well as repetition of data]
  • bibliography an excellent source  for further information 
  • skim read 1-3 chapters  depending on the type book maybe repeating foundations so  you maybe well versed in already
  • or 1-3 paragraphs of each chapter the beginning or at the end to get a better gist of it
  • the publishing  company, you may find you have affinity for a few of'em check out their online catalog
  • go with your gut feeling/ divination tools :)

in regard to books with similar information, that you  already own that is for personal use i.e. herbal /nutritional books

for example cross check information of a particular herb/food
it properties + holistic properties or vibrational effects
how it works in the body
its uses across the medicinal range i.e. western , tibbs, ayurverdic, eastern

updated bit:

case studies versus sciency know how 

sciency=on the HOW  & WHY it works in the human auric bodies, knowing all you can in theory, so as not be  caught off guard so to speak

case studies = the positive or indeed total no, no, no, can be inspiring and follow in their footstep till you find your own feet/beat[maybe adapting in own way/ style ]

to greater degree done with case studies, as for sciency side on subtle bodies is clearly  a must being informed 

you may wonder why one would to need to know in such great details
a) appreciation of nature 
b)knowingly  eating what your consuming..power of the mind , to know when the mind rule and when body instincts should kick in.

good link for books on herbs:

books from  authors  that I reference from mostly for personal use:

Micheal Tierra C.A., N.D an excellent all rounder book by this dude =Planetary Herbology

culpeper's complete herbal, wordsworth series reference series
[note updated version=Culpeper's Complete Herbal: Updated With 117 Modern Herbs,]

The Traditional Healer's Handbook: Classic Guide to the Medicine of Avicenna by Hakim G.M. Chishti,

other books
newly added:++Tuning the diamond by Susan Joy Rennison
Vibrational Medicine: The Number 1 Handbook of Subtle Energy Therapies by Richard Gerber,
Note:an excellent book of diagrams and bibliograpy 

Kundalini & the Chakras: Evolution in this Lifetime: A Practical Manual - Evolution in This Lifetime (Llewellyn's new age series) by Genevieve L. Paulson,

Healing with Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition by Paul Pitchford,

The Spiritual Properties of Herbs by "Gurudas",
Flower Essences and Vibrational Healing by "Gurudas",
Gem Elixirs and Vibrational Healing: v.1: Vol 1 by "Gurudas",

Crystal Power, Crystal Healing: The Complete Handbook by Michael Gienger,

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