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Friday, April 11, 2008

The Healing Herbs that God Gave Us

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One Cappuccino Soul reader expressed anxiety about life when he commented some time ago on this blog. I prayed that he’d find peace in his life and suggested some herbal remedies to alleviate anxiety and sleeplessness that I’ll share now with the rest of you.

The following herbs will help with anxiety, depression, and insomnia. I know, because I’ve used them for almost a year now and they’ve worked for me.

Scullcap (tea or capsules)

Catnip (tea or capsules)

Wild Yam Root (capsules)

St. John’s Wort (I’ve used both the tincture and the capsule form)

Evening Primrose (gelcaps – they look like Vitamin E pills)

Chamomile (tea or capsules)

Valerian Root (capsule – Valerian Root is pretty strong and may not be suited for everyone. I personally don’t take this one anymore.)

Passion Fruit (My Brazilian friends hipped me to this. Just eat the raw fruit or drink the juice and a sense of calm will overtake you.)

Red Raspberry (tea or capsules)


You can take these two or three times a day, but I usually wait until bedtime so that I don’t fall asleep while I’m working. But, if the anxiety is very bad, it may be necessary to take the St. John’s Wort during the day also.

If you’re unsure about how many capsules to take, or how to make the tea, send me an e-mail and I’ll give you instructions (Ramalicia@aol.com). (I must say here that I'm not a licensed herbalist or anything, I just know from my own personal study of herbs and my own experience with them).

Be well, may you have peace, and remember that God gave us these herbs as a natural remedy.

2 comments:

Regina said...

Isn't it awesome how God already had us covered?
I have a book from my mom years ago called "Back To Eden" it list different ailments and the different herbs and teas to use for them.
It's awesome!

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Regina,
Yes, sister, God covered us a long time ago and continues to cover and protect us. I know the "Back to Eden" book -- it's very useful. Thanks for commenting. I love your picture!
:-)
Peace,
Alicia