April 4, 2018

Chamomile German (Matricaria recutita) Research

Latin Name: Matricaria recutita or Chamomilla recutita Family: Asteraceae Chamomile has been used to calm the mind and soothe the skin.  People have used it as a folk remedy for wounds, to reduce itching, and to help with inflammation.  The dried herb is also commonly ingested as a tea to help with […]
April 9, 2018

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

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 28, 2018

Hops Tea for Insomnia

Why drink hops tea for insomnia? Do you really need a good night’s sleep?  Multiple human studies have shown hops can help.  Try pouring some hot water over a few pieces of hops, and drinking yourself to sleep! Hops Tea for Insomnia Recipe 1 tsp of dried hops 8 ounces […]
May 15, 2018

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Research

Latin Name: Lavandula angustifolia Family: Lamiaceae Lavender has been well researched for its calming action and ability to reduce insomnia.  It can also be applied topically to help with pain, inflammation, and itching, and has antimicrobial and insect repelling action. RESEARCH The listings of research below represent a compilation of […]
June 14, 2018


June 16, 2018

Lavender Sleep Aid

Need a good night’s sleep?  Try these lavender sleep aid ideas to help you get some ZZZ’s. Lavender has shown in multiple human studies to improve sleeping.  There are a variety of easy ways to use this herb to help get some shut eye. Lavender Sleep Aid Ideas Stuff dried […]
January 21, 2019


December 1, 2019

Sleepy Valerian & Hops Hot Chocolate Recipe

Valerian & hops couple well together.  This recipe might just be better then a beer, to slowly sip on a cold Winter’s eve.  There is nothing like a special hot chocolate treat to help you fall asleep at night.  Valerian & hops have shown in human studies to aid in […]