The name "Valerian" came from the Latin word valere meaning "health or power" and refers to the therapeutic use of this plant. It is argued that it may refer to the possible aroma of the plant which is not particularly pleasant. Nonetheless, Valerian is used as a sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic and for calming nerves as a result of the essential oils that are contained within. If you want a restful night of sleep Valerian will definitely help.
The leaves have a gentle lemon scent, related to mint. At the end of the summer, little white flowers full of nectar appear. These attract bees, hence the genus name Melissa (Greek for 'honey bee'). Its flavour comes from the terpenes citronellal, citronellol, citral, and geraniol. Lemon Balm is also used medicinally as an herbal tea. It is claimed to have antibacterial, antiviral properties, and it is also used as a mild sedative or calming agent.
Hawthorn tea contain a variety of bioflavonoid-like complexes which are potent antioxidants that appear to be primarily responsible for improvement of blood circulation and heart. As such, Hawthorn is an effective and low-risk herb for those with coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, and hypertension.
Hawthorn tea has a long history in both folk medicine and clinical medicine as a heart tonic.
Numerous double-blind clinical trials have confirmed hawthorn tea is beneficial for persons with serious... More
A very soothing herb passion flower is used to reduce insomnia, anger and anxiety. It helps soothe the stomach and can be applied locally as a compress for headaches. It has been used since antiquity especially from the Amazonian Indians who appreciated the qualities of the plant and used it in numerous applications.