Category Archives: Nervous System
Migraines are incredibly common ailments that often involve severe symptoms that can interfere with daily activity. Unlike regular headaches, migraines tend to last longer and involve other senses such as vision and hearing. Migraines are also unique from everyday headaches in that they are more difficult to treat, with over the counter pain relievers typically rendered less effective. Migraines can be caused from many things, and not all of the causes of migraines are fully understood. However, pregnancy, stress, alcohol use and female cycles have all been explored as probable causes.
With all the health benefits that herbs and herbal teas can provide, it is easy to forget that the one basic element of most hot, brewed beverages is a calming and soothing effect. Part of this is gained from the simple act of slowing down and enjoying a warm beverage. But, many herbs found in nature take this soothing moment and add another layer of relaxation as well. Some help take the edge off a stressful day at work; others, help falling asleep fast simple and enjoyable. No calming tea will have the same effects of medications designed for the same purposes, but they also lack many of the side effects associated with medications as well.
Many commercially produced teas contain caffeine and that makes them poor choices for pre bedtime beverages, especially if falling asleep fast is on your agenda. However, there is a wide variety of herbal tea recipes available in grocery stores, health food stores and prepared at home that can help you drift off into dreamland safely and soundly. When people have a difficult time falling asleep, they often turn to medications or over the counter remedies to make falling asleep easier.
Herbs found in nature provide a wealth of benefit. Some are useful in the prevention and treatment of medical conditions thanks to anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial properties. Some are able to change our mood and help us sleep. Others help us get through the day alert and focused. For non-coffee drinkers, or even those that enjoy a cup of joe but are looking for something new, why not try an awakening tea?