Tag - Yerba Mate

7 All-Natural Aids for Better Sleep

7 All-Natural Aids for Better Sleep“The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.” ~ W.C. FieldsA good night’s sleep is incredibly important for daily functioning. Unfortunately, 50 to 70 million adults in the U.S. struggle with at least one sleep disorder, according to the American Sleep Association. Insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder; short term insomnia issues are reported by about 30% of American adults and chronic insomnia is reported by 10% of...

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Botanicals to Boost Your Health

Botanicals to Boost Your HealthWhatever your ailment, there’s probably an herb for that. Whether you want to reduce inflammation, boost immunity or lower blood pressure, our list of all-natural botanicals below may be exactly what you’re looking for.TurmericTurmeric (Curcuma longa) is a flowering plant of the ginger family Zingiberaceae. This Ayurvedic spice has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Research has shown that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, can benefit inflammation, pain, metabolic syndrome, and help in the management of...

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Herbal Teas for Anxiety

Herbal Teas for Anxiety“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~ C.S. LewisNearly 1 in 5 American Adults Has an Anxiety DisorderIn this time of global uncertainty, more and more people are finding themselves increasingly stressed and anxious. If you’re looking for an all-natural, affordable and delicious way to lower your anxiety levels, consider herbal teas. You will be pleasantly surprised at how soothing (and tasty) they can...

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All-Natural Aphrodisiac Herbs: Blue Lotus & Damiana

All-Natural Aphrodisiac Herbs: Blue Lotus & DamianaThere are several pharmaceutical drugs aimed at boosting one’s libido, but if you’re interested in a more natural alternative, you might want to consider blue lotus flower or damiana. The good news is that these two all-natural herbs go well beyond just boosting your sex drive, as many people also use them for their anxiety-relieving and health-boosting qualities.What is Blue Lotus?Blue lotus, or Nymphaea caerulea, is a water lily with strong ties to...

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Ayurveda: Ancient Indian Medicinal Herbs

What is Ayurveda?Ayurveda -- a Sanskrit term meaning “knowledge of life” -- is an ancient Indian system of natural medicine. The practice is based on the concept that disease is caused by an imbalance in a person’s overall being. Ayurvedic practitioners offer natural therapies and interventions to help patients regain balance within the body, mind, spirit and environment. About 240,000 American adults use Ayurvedic medicine, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.According to the National Ayurvedic Medical...

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Staying Sober For the Holidays

Staying Sober For the HolidaysIf you’ve been struggling with a substance use disorder, the upcoming holidays may feel a little daunting rather than joyful. Not only is alcohol is in ready supply at many holiday parties, but the sheer stress of the season -- whether loneliness, grief, family dynamics or financial problems -- can drive just about anybody to reach for a drink. But if you’ve recently quit alcohol or another substance, the pull can be even stronger and...

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What is Yerba Mate?

What is Yerba Mate?Yerba maté, Ilex paraguariensis, is a popular South American herbal tea that outrivals even green tea in its antioxidant content. The tea is commonly produced and consumed in the countries of Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil. Traditionally, yerba mate has been shared from a gourd as a symbol of friendship and bonding and is commonly sipped through a filtered straw.OriginYerba mate was consumed by the Guarani indigenous people long before the Spaniards conquered South America. The...

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Baking & Brewing With Botanicals

Baking and Brewing With Our Popular Botanicals We sell a lot more than kratom! Take a look at our other popular botanicals that can be used for brewing delicious herbal teas and making healthy snacks and smoothies. Here are a few recipes you can try but feel free to get creative and add these herbs and spices to a variety of meals, snacks, smoothies and teas. Cacao Powder Cacao has more than 40 times the antioxidants of blueberries and more calcium than...

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The Wide World of Ethnobotanicals

BotanicalsSiesta Botanicals carries several botanicals that have been shown to offer a wide variety of benefits including stress relief, improved concentration and energy levels.AshwagandhaAshwagandha (Withania somnifera), also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry, is an ancient Ayurvedic herb. It belongs to a class of medicinal herbs known as adaptogens and has been used for more than 3,000 years to help reduce stress, improve stamina and increase concentration levels. Many of ashwagandha’s health benefits are attributed to its high...

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The Move Toward Plant Medicine and Herbs

The Move Toward Plant Medicine and HerbsInterest in plant medicine has grown exponentially in the last decade. People are discovering the health benefits and stress-relieving qualities of traditional herbs, and as a result, many have moved away from more dangerous substances such as alcohol. The U.S. Has a Substance Abuse ProblemApproximately 19.7 million American adults (age 12 and older) struggled with a substance use disorder in 2017, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH). Nearly...

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