Hunt Down Stress and Insomnia Naturally
Lack of sleep can lead to a lack of attention and activity, and functional intellectual slowness, irritability, emotionality and stress. If the cause of this is not found in food, including abuse of stimulants, physical illness or a specific pathology (sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, periodic leg movements at night, depression, etc.), then there is certainly a decrypted message there. Affective disorders or psychological factors are known to be the cause behind the periods of insomnia.
Whatever the cause, first and foremost we had better understand and address the fact that it is wrong to believe that taking sleeping pills is a solution. They can help you sleep but this kind of sleep is far from being compared to a normal sleep. It disrupts the natural cycles. There are three essential conditions for the onset of sleep and these are nervous muscular relaxation, calm and visceral sensory inhibition.
One sachet of lavender under the pillow, a few drops of essential oil on linen or its essence in a diffuser will help you sleep. Hops, a mild antidepressant, chamomile, lime, and hawthorn, are recommended for heart patients because they affects the coronary artery and causes better oxygenation of the muscle blood, and nettles. Plants called “Adaptogens “push the body to regulate the various sources of stress that affect it.
The poppy and California poppy are strong natural sleeping pills. Preparations containing the active ingredients of sedative in medicinal plants usually contain extracts of valerian, hops, passionflower, lemon balm and orange blossom.
You can also integrate in your diet products such as spirulina, pumpkin seeds, tofu, almonds, brewer’s yeast and yogurt, which are rich in tryptophan, an essential amino acid from which the body can metabolize melatonin.
Magnesium helps the body to overcome all its failings, preserving the balance by acting on the nervous and muscular relaxation, stress and fatigue. It is found in cocoa, dark chocolate, green vegetables, whole grains, nuts and pulses. In infusion, nettle is an important contribution.
Aloevera and ginkgo biloba, including flavonoids and ginkgolides are potent antioxidants, which stimulate the synthesis of dopamine, and come to the rescue of a failing memory, lack of concentration or mental fatigue. Thyme, savory, gentian, cinnamon, almond and rosemary stimulate and invigorate the intellectual faculties.
Ginseng is an adaptogen which through its active ingredients (ginsenosides), increases the resistance of the organism by its tonic properties. Eleutherococcus is its Russian cousin Russian. Rhodiola, also from Russia, has the same properties. The rhizome (stem) of ginger is another energizing choice.
Defeating the Chills
The essential oil of eucalyptus contains an active antiviral. The flowers of mullein promote expectoration, if the airway is obstructed. To soothe a burning throat, you can make a delicious brew plant emollient which is anti-inflammatory using marshmallow, mallow, apple and elderflower. The purple coneflower, black spruce and plantains are also the marvels of the first symptoms (hesitancy).
Traces of elements such as manganese and sulfur can help fight allergic infections, just like the combination of copper-gold-money fight for lands. Garlic, olive, chives and shallots, alliaceous of the family, are a great help if you are struggling against high blood pressure and bad cholesterol. Allicin is also anti-bacterial. To prevent colds and flu: take a clove of garlic, add 20 ml fresh lemon juice and a pinch of cinnamon in 50 ml of hot water, and drink this infusion three times a day.
Plants for your Health
- There is hawthorn, which regulates heart rate, and is recommended in cases of hyperactivity and stress.
- The eucalyptus, acts as a general antiseptic and lung, coughs and loosens phlegm (flu, bronchitis, cough, asthma).
- Ginseng contains vitamins B, C and amino acids, which invigorates the mind and body.
- The Eleutherococcus stimulates the nervous system and increases resistance to stress and the body’s defenses.
- The rhodiola, similar to ginseng, is ideally suited to the rhythm of life in North America.
- The echinacea stimulates the immune system. This improved immunity helps prevents colds and flu, is anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and healing. Because of its beneficial effects in prevention, it decreases the frequency and intensity of symptoms.
In short, nutritional and botanical supplementation helps fight against the negative effects of stress and adapt to seasonal changes. But beyond a healthy lifestyle, while being a matter of perception, it can take time to fully enjoy life. Treating happy thoughts, learning to breathe and relax are synonymous of wellness.