"He causeth the grass to grow for food, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth a man's heart." ~Psalm 104: 14-15


Researching & "Bed-Time" Herbs

General Herbal Study

When making use of herbs, it's important to study how to use them safely and learn about what they do. When choosing herbs, use herbs you don't have allergies to, that combine well with each other, and in the right proportions for the body and need. (Don't just throw a bunch of plants together and hope it all comes out well!)  

"The competent physician, before he attempts to give medicine to the patient, makes himself acquainted not only with the disease, but also with the habits and constitution of the sick man." -Cicero
(You can see my list of favorite books for a place to start studying for yourself. I suggest checking these out from your local public library. Then you could pick your favorites, make a list, and save up to add them one-by-one to your own personal library. Also, there are many online resources you can read through for free!)

My List of Bed-Time Herbs

I'm gathered together a list of herbs... With a some farther research, I can chose from this list which of these I want to use in bed-time tea blends. I'm gathering information on herbs that aid in sleep, help prevent nightmares, and calm nerves or muscles. (This is not a recipe; I'm not just throwing all these herbs together.)

  • thyme
  • lemon verbena
  • rose petals 
  • chamomile 
  • lavender
  • lobelia
  • passion flower
  • valerian
  • St John's Wort
  • catnip
  • hibiscus
Do any of these grow in your yard or garden? 

Come back Saturday to See Saturday's post on how I made a fun family event out of putting together a bed-time tea

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