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Check Out Our Other Botanicals (Besides Kratom and Kava)

Siesta Botanicals offers far more than just kratom and kava. From blue lotus to ashwagandha to organic moringa, we offer many high-quality products to help battle stress, invigorate you, and/or give your health a boost. If you haven’t taken a look at our other botanicals yet, here’s a few of them. Organic Moringa: Packed with nutrients Moringa oleifera (Moringaceae) is an extremely nutritious plant known for its high levels of antioxidants. Every part of the plant can be eaten: flowers, leaves, pods,...

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Summertime Teas to Cool You Down

Cooling Teas for Summer via the Wisdom of Ayurveda Summer is well on its way (here in the northern hemisphere). In traditional Ayurvedic medicine, summer is considered pitta season. The pitta dosha consists of fire and a little water and governs metabolism and digestion. Hot days increase the pitta dosha in our bodies which can result in sweating, irritability, indigestion, heartburn and acne. Exposure to high levels of heat also can lead to dehydration and heat stroke.  In order to keep cool,...

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What is Blue Lotus?

What is Blue Lotus? Blue lotus, or Nymphaea caerulea, is a water lily with strong ties to Ancient Egyptian civilization. The plant has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years as a natural aphrodisiac, sleep aid, and anxiety reliever.  The flower is also called blue Egyptian lotus, blue water lily or sacred blue lily -- not to be confused with Nelumbo nucifera, which also goes by the name blue lotus. In recent years, blue lotus has been making a stronger...

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Herbal Alternatives to Coffee

Herbal Alternatives to Coffee Are you looking for a quick pick-me-up that’s similar to coffee, but NOT coffee? Maybe coffee gives you the jitters or you just don’t enjoy the bitter taste. Here are 4 herbal alternatives to that morning cup of joe. Green Tea Green tea is well known for its many health benefits, including fat loss, improved brain function and protection against heart disease and certain types of cancer. But did you know that it can boost energy while also...

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Staying Calm in a Stressed-Out World

Staying Calm in a Stressed-Out World We’ve had a lot to stress out about in the last few years: COVID-19, lockdowns, loss of income, not to mention the polarizing politics that have dominated the media…  Unfortunately, all of this stress has led to some very severe consequences.  According to Mental Health America (MHA), which screened 1.5 million individuals in 2020, the number of people looking for help with anxiety and depression has skyrocketed.  From January to September 2020, 315,220 people took the MHA...

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Kratom and Kava: A Look at the Science

Kratom and Kava:  A Look at the Science As kratom and kava gain in popularity and go mainstream, the science is finally starting to catch up. Below you’ll find several studies backing the benefits of both botanicals. Study: Kratom for Morphine Withdrawal In a recent mouse study, researchers evaluated any signs of physical dependence or hyperalgesia (a condition of enhanced sensitivity to pain) on mice given a kratom alkaloid extract and the alkaloids mitragynine (MG) and mitragynine pseudoindoxyl (MP). They also looked...

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Got Fatigue? These 3 Botanicals May Help

Got Fatigue? These 3 Botanicals May Help Do you often feel run down mentally and physically? Siesta Botanicals offers a number of energy-boosting botanicals, including ashwagandha, yerba mate and kratom, to help you get up and go. Many Americans Suffer From Fatigue We have a fatigue problem in the United States.  According to the National Safety Council (NSC), fatigue impacts most Americans and can lead to disaster all too often. A person who has lost two hours of sleep from a typical 8-hour...

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Herbal Alternatives to Alcohol

Herbal Alternatives to Alcohol If you’re like a lot of people, you probably want to wind down and relax at the end of the day. Often, this leads to having a glass of wine or a couple of beers. If you’re looking to eliminate the extra calories or avoid alcohol all together, consider some of these botanical options. Alcohol Use in America More than half (54.9%) of American adults report drinking alcohol in the last month, according to the 2019 National Survey...

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What is Delta-8-THC?

What is Delta-8-THC? When it comes to cannabis, you’ve likely heard of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), but Delta-8-THC is a relatively new term with which you may not be familiar.  When people talk about “THC,” they are commonly referring to delta-9, the most common cannabinoid in THC. Delta-8 THC is a double bond isomer of the more common delta-9 THC.  Because delta-8 is so structurally similar to delta-9, it tends to exert similar effects. But even this subtle shift in a...

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Holistic Therapies for Chronic Pain

Holistic Therapies for Chronic Pain Chronic pain is a big problem in the United States. In 2019, 20.4% of adults had chronic pain and 7.4% of adults had chronic pain that frequently limited life or work activities (referred to as high impact chronic pain) in the past 3 months, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Chronic pain and high-impact chronic pain both increase with age and are highest among adults aged 65 and over. The most common...

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