Stress & Insomnia Anyone?

Stress can affect us all, and at all ages…what can we do to help lessen this?

At Naturalus we have a few differing options to help relax your nerves and calm your mind….

Naturalus Relax Tea
A blend of 4 herbs:  Withania, Lavender, Lemon Balm & Lime Blossom

Withania is a strengthening and rejuvenating tonic for all forms of weakness, fatigue, wasting and convalescing.  It is said to provide fresh energy and vigour for a system worn out by any constitutional disease and to strengthen the nerves and promote restful sleep.  Regarded as a rasayana herb, promoting health, increasing resistance of the body to stressors, revitalising the body in debilitated conditions, increasing longevity as well as improving learning and memory retrival.  Modern research on Withania has stressed its antitumour and adaptogenic actions (Adaptogens increase the ability of an organism to cope with stress.)  It therefore helps to conserve energy as well as boosting energy reserves.  While it’s compared with Ginseng it lacks the stimulating effects of it, it has a mild sedative action as indicated by its latin name “somnifera”.

Lavender is very well known for its calming and relaxing properties, it brings a lovely fragrant aspect to this tea, it has been shown to help with the following health conditions: Hyperactivity, insomnia, aching joints & muscles, stress, depression, hangovers, headaches, tension, exhaustion, colds, many reasons for why we may not be sleeping!

Lemon balm is native to the Mediterranean, Western Asia, South Western Siberia & Northern Africa.  Its usage dates back at least 2000 years.  Its Greek names meaning bee/honey bee. It is noted use in the U.S. Pharmacopoeia from 1840 – 1890.  Lemon balm was a sacred herb in the temple of Artemis/Diana, it assisted the ancient beekeepers in keeping honeybees fed with nectar.  Lemon Balm has been shown to help with:  Insomnia, Alzheimers, agitation, mood disorders, restlessness, & anxieties.

Slavic mythology see Lime Blossom as a sacred tree (it is there national emblem).  Croatian currency ‘kuna’ consists of 100 lipa, meaning linden.  In German mythology it’s believed the tree will help unearth the truth – judicial meetings were held under the trees.  It has been called the “Tree of Lovers”.  In Greek Mythology Baucis & Philemon an elderly couple, Baucis was turned into a Linden tree & Philemon was turned into an Oak tree.  Lime flower has been shown to help with the following health conditions:  Restlessness, hysteria, headaches, colds, coughs, fever, hypertension,  digestive disorders, anxieties, insomnia,  joint pain, bacterial infections, indigestion & irregular heartbeat.

This tea can be taken during the day at work, or taken during the evening & before bed to help create a good nights sleep….if you prefer you can brew up in a pot with milk of choice: cows, goats, almond or rice bring to the boil and let simmer for 5-10 minutes with the lid on…strain and enjoy 🙂

Naturalus Therapeutic Bath Salts

If you have a bath then this one you would love….our Lavender Therapeutic Bath Salts, containing Baking Soda, Epsom Salts, Sea Salt, Citric Acid, Gardenia Blue Powder, Lavender Essential Oil, Organic Cornflour…..A very cleansing, calming, healing mixture leaving your skin feeling silky smooth, while easing tension in your muscles as well as mind!   If you are saying I don’t have a bath, it works just as well in a foot soak….on a cold wintery night what better to relax into.

Naturalus Massage Oils

If you’re lucky enough to have a partner at home perhaps a massage after work is what you’d prefer…but for all those single guys and girls you can still benefit by giving yourself a neck massage! This can help relieve any stress & tension built up in the neck & shoulder muscles….If you’re heading to bed I’d recommend the Awakening Blend with Sandalwood & Patchouli….or if you’re going to carry on with work try our Refreshing Blend with Lime, Orange & White Grapefruit!  

If you prefer more of a cream/wax for your massage, then check out our 3 Body Butters in Rose, Lavender or Patchouli….or if you have stiff muscles, aching joints you may prefer the healing actions of our Cayenne Plus Cream with Cayenne, Arnica & St Johns Wort Oil it is perfect for all muscle, joint & nerve pains be it sciatica, R.S.I., arthritis, or sports injuries….

Other products for stress & insomnia you may want to consider are:

Malcolm Harker Calmunurse (suitable for all ages: babies to adults)
Naturalus Valerian Tea
Naturalus Essential Oils
Naturalus Chamomile Tea
Naturalus Red Clover Tea (especially good for insomnia & menopause)
Naturalus Hoijicha Green Tea

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