April 26, 2009

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum, also known as Goat weed) is one of the most popular medicinal herbs, which has been known since the times of ancient Greece and used to treat various problems with cardiovascular and digestive systems, liver and bladder, as well as to relieve certain mental conditions and nerve pain. The herb received its name after St. John the Baptist as it blossoms in the middle of June, around the time for the feast of St. John the Baptist. In herbal medicine, flowered tops of St. John’s Wort are used for preparing tinctures, teas extracts, capsules, dietary supplements or other medicines. Read the rest of this entry »

Herbal Remedies for Nightmares

Author: Carla Fiscina
April 20, 2009

Nightmares and night terrors are usually associated with the dreams causing the feelings of extreme anxiety, distress or terror, making the sleeper wake up in fear and unable to go back to sleep again for a long period of time. Stresses and conflicts, psychological pressure and anxiety, illnesses and side-effects of taking certain medicines, excessive violence in modern mass media and other various conditions are among the most common reasons of experiencing nightmares and restless dreams. Read the rest of this entry »