insomnia

March 8, 2018
california poppy

California Poppy Dreamer

Pictured – California Poppies By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT   A ½ tsp of dried California Poppy for tea Plus I squeeze in a dalop of honey Oh what a delight Bet I’ll sleep great tonight!   Eschscholzia californica is its name […]
March 9, 2018
calming herbal tea recipe

Calming Herbal Tea

Pictured – Calming Herbal Tea By: Kathy Sadowski, Master of Science Degree in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT Lavender, chamomile, and lemon balm have been used for centuries to calm the mind.  Below is a very simple recipe for a calming tea.  A few research studies on the calming effects […]
March 22, 2018

Lemon Verbena (Lippia citrodora) Research

Latin Name: Lippia citrodora Family: Apiaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
March 22, 2018
sweet marjoram tea

Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana) Research

Latin Name: Origanum majorana Family: Lamiaceae The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are […]
March 26, 2018

Vanilla (Vanilla plantifolia) Research

Latin Name: Vanilla plantifolia Family: Apiaceae RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of scientific articles found on the species, with a very brief overview description of each article/study.  Research found is catalogued by therapeutic action.  This categorized compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there […]
April 1, 2018

Hops (Humulus lupulus) Research

Latin Name: Humulus lupulus Family: Cannabinaceae Hops have been used to brew beer for over 1,000 years.  Native Americans believed in the herb to help with insomnia and pain of the teeth, ears, and joints.  Further, the bitter taste of hops has been used to stimulate digestion.  Modern research has […]
April 3, 2018

Asteraceae Anxiolytics

When you see daisies, does it make you smile?  Can sniffing a marigold calm you down?  Do you like to drink chamomile tea before bed to help you sleep?  Several plants of the Asteraceae family have shown research demonstrating the ability to improve mood and cognitive health. Their aromas have shown […]
April 9, 2018
insomnia

Insomnia / Sleep

Insomnia is the inability to sleep, often due to stress, caffeine, and alcohol.  Relaxation techniques can help and lavender, valerian, and hops have shown promise in human studies. Anxiety can be caused by many things. Herbs and essential oils have demonstrated sedative and anxiolytic activities in many human studies.  A […]
April 11, 2018
dreamy tea recipe

Dreamy Tea Recipe

Get ready for bedtime by slow sipping this herbal tea with lavender, chamomile, and lemon balm to help you peacefully drift into sleep. Dreamy Tea Recipe Ingredients 1 tsp of dried lavender 1 tsp of dried chamomile 1 tsp of dried lemon balm About 2 cups of hot water Dreamy […]
April 11, 2018

Easy Lavender Tea Recipe

Lavender – Lavendula agustifolia – has a floral and herbaceous taste and aroma.  Drink this Easy Lavender Tea Recipe to help calm the nerves, reduce headaches, and promote good sleep. By:  Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT Easy Lavender Tea Recipe Ingredients 2 Tbsp of fresh organically […]
April 11, 2018

Easy Lemon Balm Tea Recipe

Lemon Balm – Melissa officinalis – tastes lemon tart and slightly minty.  Use this Easy Lemon Balm Tea Recipe as a mood booster to help feel more cheery. By:  Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, Registered Aromatherapist, LMT, RYT Easy Lemon Balm Tea Recipe Ingredients 2 Tbsp of fresh organically grown lemon […]
April 24, 2018
diuretic

Pinene / Alpha Pinene / Delta Pinene / Beta Pinene

Pinene is a monoterpene found in balsam fir, cajuput, cumin, cypress, frankincense, juniper, angelica, nutmeg, pine, rosemary, and coriander. If oxidation occurs, pinenes can cause skin irritation.  Oxidation occurs when essential oils are exposed to oxygen due to poor storage and old age. Monoterpenes are odorless, highly volatile, prone to oxidation, […]