Sleep Better And Reduce Stress With This Herb

Valerian Root is a fabulous and powerful herb that has many great health benefits. I have recommended this herb to many clients and have been thrilled with the changes they see when incorporating valerian root into their health routines. So what are some of the benefits, you may ask?

  1. Better sleep
    • Valerian root, taken over time, may have a cumulative effect on improving sleep. Be sure to try taking for at least 30 days to determine if it is effective for you.
    • If using valerian for insomnia issues, take your capsules about 1-2 hours before bedtime for maximum efficacy
  2. Aids in healthy digestion
    • Valerian has been used to help prevent stomach spasms, colic, cramps, bloating and diarrhea
  3. Reduced anxiety
    • If using valerian for reducing anxiety, you can take your recommended doe about 3 times per day, spaced out throughout the day
  4. Calming/Natural sedative
    • Valerian’s ability to promote relaxation and better sleep makes it a natural choice for those who require additional support to help relax or calm themselves
  5. Improve focus/reduce hyperactivity in children
    • Because of its naturally calming effects, valerian can be an effective and natural alternative for children who suffer from hyperactivity.

Here are a few reliable brands of organic valerian root:

As with any herbal supplement, it is always best to check with your herbalist or medical practitioner before beginning a regimen. However, when taken properly and consistently, valerian can really have some wonderfully positive effects on your health!

DISCLAIMER:  The information contained on this site is not provided by medical professionals and is provided for informational purposes only.  The information on this site is not meant to substitute consulting with your podiatrist, doctor or other health care professional. The information available on or through this site is in no way intended to diagnose, influence treatment or cure any foot or other health problems nor is it a substitute for the services or advice of a podiatrist, physician, or health professional.  You should always consult a physician licensed in your state in all matters relating to your health.

This Supplement Reduces Stress & Anxiety Naturally

Have you ever heard of Ashwagandha, also known as Indian Ginseng or Winter Cherry? Did you know it is a powerful plant that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 3,000 years? In Sanskrit, Ashwagandha means the odor of a horse. It is named so because the roots seem to smell like a horse. So we know it smells pretty awful just from the name. However, the health benefits far outweigh the less than desirable aroma (that’s what capsules are for).

Ashwagandha has powerful anti-inflammatory powers. It has been found to be especially useful in treating rheumatologic problems because it decreases inflammation and pain.

It has also been identified as a possible anti-carcinogen, being used in the field of oncology because of its cancer killing properties, in addition to radiation therapy and chemotherapy. It has also been said to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy without interfering with the tumor cell-killing activity.

According to Ayurveda, Ashwagandha is also effective in managing bacterial infections in humans because of its antibacterial properties. Studies have shown that Ashwagandha was effective in urinogenital, gastrointestinal, and respiratory tract infections when consumed orally.

This powerful plant has also been used as a remedy for diabetes in Ayurvedic medicine. Experiments showed that blood sugar levels during fasting and post-meal decreased significantly when Ashwagandha was comsumed for a period of four weeks.

One of my personal favorite uses for Ashwagandha is to reduce stress. It  can be used to create a soothing and calming effect on a person. In our modern world where stress is causing all sorts of health issues, it’s nice to know there are natural alternatives to medication that can help to keep us balanced.

As I mentioned earlier, Ashwagandha root doesn’t have the nicest smell. That’s why I like that it is available in various forms so you can take it whatever way best fits your personal lifestyle. It is available in powdered form, dried form, or fresh root form. I personally like to buy it in capsules that can be easily taken without having to taste the root. As with anything you ingest, I recommend purchasing organic whenever possible.

DISCLAIMER:  The information contained on this site is not provided by medical professionals and is provided for informational purposes only.  The information on this site is not meant to substitute consulting with your podiatrist, doctor or other health care professional. The information available on or through this site is in no way intended to diagnose, influence treatment or cure any foot or other health problems nor is it a substitute for the services or advice of a podiatrist, physician, or health professional.  You should always consult a physician licensed in your state in all matters relating to your health.

Adaptogenic Herbs…Manage Stress Naturally

I am always shocked that so few people have heard about adaptogens. These herbs have been used in Chinese and Indian Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. They are simply AMAZING! Our bodies are under so much stress, it’s important for us to find ways for our body to cope with all the pressure, and these herbs do the trick!

Adaptogenic herbs are a great way to naturally balance your body and help reduce stress, fatigue and cortisol levels. By supporting your adrenal system, these herbs can help your body to cope with anxiety and fight fatigue, while adapt to your situation as needed.

Some of the most popular adaptogenic herbs include Asian Ginseng, Ashwaghanda and Rhodiola Rosea. Personally, I use a product called Ionix Supreme that incorporates a blend of the most effective herbs available. Start your day with adaptogens and set yourself up for success!