Tag: chamomile tea

Over-the-Counter Anxiety Medication: Does It Work?

Over-the-Counter Anxiety Medication: Does It Work?

If you’ve been stressed out and searching for over-the-counter anxiety medication, you might consider taking a detour in search of natural solutions. Specifically, check out the alternative and natural remedy section of any pharmacy or health food store and you’re bound to find a pile of options for stress and

Teas for Weight, Insomnia, and Immunity

Store aisles are full of herbal brews claiming to do everything from boosting your immunity to lowering your weight. While there is not a great deal of science supporting benefits, some studies show promise.

Weight Loss. Here’s the skinny on teas that say they’ll help you lose weight:

► Green, white and

6 Home Remedies for Headaches

6 Home Remedies for Headaches

When a painful headache threatens to disrupt our day, our first instinct often is to take some Tylenol or Advil for relief. But if you suffer from chronic headaches, or if you’re prone to negative reactions to the main ingredients in some of these OTC pain relievers, you might want

Sleep: An Essential Component of Brain Health

Research suggests that restful, restorative sleep is a prerequisite for the health and proper functioning of the brain, and that chronic sleep insufficiency can be highly damaging in a variety of ways. For example, a study published Dec. 20, 2015 in Nature Neuroscience suggests that poor sleep may be linked

Chamomile’s Calming Properties May Be Real

There’s nothing quite like a cup of hot chamomile tea to soothe frayed nerves. In fact, dried chamomile flowers (Matricaria recutita) were used as far back as Roman times for their calming effects. Today, an increasing number of studies indicate there may be some true relaxing benefits in a fragrant

How to Eat Healthy on the Road

It’s challenging to eat well on the road. Routines are broken, food choices are limited and endless stretches of waiting lend themselves to mindless snacking. When you rely on airplanes, gas stations, and trains for food, it may feel as if your only options are highly processed junk food or

Natural Ways to Help You Sleep

Falling and staying asleep can be a struggle at times, but there are some simple strategies that may help you get your 40 winks.
Supplement your sleep
When it gets dark, the body automatically starts to release melatonin, a hormone which naturally induces sleep. But light, even artificial light, gets in the

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