20 déc. 2017
Natural cures to get through winter !
In addition to runny nose, scratchy throat, fatigue and continuous chills, winter can also make us feel a little depressed. In those cases, plants can be really helpful. Let’s find out some natural cures to help you get through those few months that separate us from summer…
Hypericum is a plant that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of diseases, especially depression.
This natural antidepressant proceeds as a sedative for the nervous system. It also operates in : insomnia, anxiety, stress, lack of energy, irritability, pessimism, melancholy, feeling of incompetence, guilt and devaluation.
Hypericum provides same effects as a chemical antidepressant, without side effects.
Its Latin name, valeriana, means « well-being ». A name it owns to its beneficial effects on stress, angst, nervosity and insomnia. Its calming properties make it the best natural tranquilizer for herbal medicine.
Its sedative and inducing properties of sleep are well-known for a long time. Valerian acts in an efficient manner on sleep disorders. Those ones and anxiety are linked : by regulating sleep disorders, valerian plant indirectly helps to combat stress.
Valerian is often combined with other sedative plants such as hop, chamomile and lemon balm. Its rarely taken as an infusion because its smell and taste aren’t good.
Such as valerian, Passiflora operates on sleep. However, unlike valerian, Passiflora isn’t going to affect the time it takes to fall asleep, but it will procure a sleep without waking up at night.
Its sedative properties procures soothing and relaxing effect, particularly appreciated by people with overexcitation, burnout, anxiety or too much emotiveness. Passiflora’s components interaction encourage muscle relaxation, which will eliminate stress you accumulated all day long. Passiflora is well recommended for person with stress, hyperactivity, tachycardia and difficult to fall asleep.
You now only need to choose the plant that suits you the most and then you will enjoy winter as well as summer !