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The Fifteen Most Fabulous Herbal Sedatives : Kitchen Table Medicine

Do you ever just feel like you need to take a pill to take the edge off? Well a lot of us get extra stressed around the holiday season, and if you don’t want to take something that will totally knock you out, try a gentle relaxing cup of sedative tea instead of popping a pill. Now opinions may slightly differ amongst herbalists as to what the best herbal sedative is, but I think we can all agree that the best herb is the one that works best for the individual. Here are my top fifteen favorites for making in to herbal tea as they are widely available and not endangered species (to my current knowledge.) I have included a brief blurb so that you can get an idea of the herbs that will work best for your constitution.Please always check with your naturopathic physician before combining herbs with prescription drugs. Do not take sedative herbs during pregnancy or breastfeeding. #2 Ashwaganda- This is probably one of my favorite herbs, which is why it got the award for “Best Herb of 2007.” ~Dr.

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Make Balm of Gilead / Cottonwood Oil Balm of Gilead/Cottonwood Oil Many people think you have to wait until Spring to harvest herbs. It is in the middle of winter that I can make "balm of gilead" oil with one of my favorite botanical medicines, cottonwood buds. If you have a cottonwood grove where you live, you know the amazing aroma the trees give off. The buds of the tree, which are available from fall to late winter, exude a resin that many call “balm of gilead.” What I like to do is make a rich, luxurious balm of gilead oil with the buds.

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