Calming the mind - Lemon Balm

 

 

Calming the mind – Anxiety and Sleep

If you suffer with anxiety, chances are it will most likely affect your sleep pattern. 

Learning to relax your mind after a full-on busy day can be a difficult one but an essential tool to have.

Dealing with not your physical body and trying to shut that down but also your mental mind and trying to synchronise both so that you can gently wind down.

 

Anxiety can be simply exhausting so trying to focus on how to deal with all those worries and stress that heavily accumulate throughout the course of the day.

Being in a dark room alone with your thoughts and worries can make that uneasiness grow bigger and bigger.

HOW TO MINIMIZE ANXIETY AND MAXIMISE SLEEP

Time travel – Turn off all your devices including the TV. Dimming the lights helps to alert the brain that it will be time for sleep soon. Reading, drawing, playing cards will occupy the brain to forget all worries of the day.

Keeping a journal is a great way to get all your thoughts and stresses down on paper, simply uploading all the negative feelings that you are carrying with you.

 

BEDTIME EXERCISE

  1. Lie down in bed, focus on exhaling your breath, and try your best to relax
  2. Feel the bed supporting you underneath as you exhale and relax.
  3. Count from one to 10 and then backward from 10 to one, but pair the counts with your exhales.
  4. Keep repeating this sequence until you fall asleep.

 

Lemon Balm

 

  

Nicknamed “The Calming Herb”, this sweet and aromatic herb contributes to your health and wellbeing.

There are many benefits for drinking this natural herb. Related to the mint family which also includes Sage, Spearmint and Thyme, this amazing herb is called Lemon Balm because of its characteristic lemony smell emitted when the leaves are bruised.

Originated in Southern Europe and around the Mediterranean, it grows in the wild in different temperate regions around the world. It is also called Sweet Balm and Balm Mint.

 

Regular consumption of this delicious herb could do so much could alleviate

Morning Sickness

Nausea

Heartburn.

 

 

It soothes the digestive system and treats sleep disorders whilst boosting the Immune System and detoxifying the body.

Eliminating anxiety and soothing any menstrual symptoms which is definitely a positive for all female bodies.

You should drink Lemon Balm Tea if you suffer from:

Anxiety

Insomnia

Cold

Flu

Respiratory Infection

Dementia

Fever

Painful Menstrual Cramps

Bloating

Headaches 3

Hight Blood Pressure

Stress

Depression.

 

Lemon Balm is the oldest and most trusted remedy for painful menstrual cramps. The sedative and analgesic properties combined with some anti - spasmodic effects can soothe the discomfort of painful period’s and relieve the anxiety or mood fluctuations that usually accompany menstruation.

 

LEMON BALM AND SLEEP

 

Insomnia is a common sleeping disorder mostly found in adults.

According to statistics form The National Institutes of Health roughly 30% of the general population struggle with this condition.

 

TEA BEFORE BED

Thoughts can drift towards the popular herb such as Chamomile, Lavender, Peppermint or even Rose Petal Tea. Yet Lemon Balm Tea benefits can also help and be a great option for a delicious night-time drink before bed.

In one study with 900 children, scientists found that a Lemon Balm could reduce sleeping problems by 80% and restfulness by 70%.

 

Lemon Balm Tea benefits extend to your Immune System too. It can combat illnesses such as a cold and the flu. Suggestions even suggest that it might enable some people to sweat out a fever.

Regular consumption of this amazing herb can even reduce cold sores.

 

LEMON BALM TEA AND WEIGHT LOSS

Here at Wild Women Tea Club, we do not promote any weight loss that is done in an unhealthy way. There is no “Fix All” easy solution to losing weight. We suggest a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly as well as drinking delicious natural herbal teas.

Lemon Balm Tea can boost the metabolism of the fat cells in humans and enable the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently.

 

IMPROVES THE BRAIN FUNCTION

Studies have been done where Lemon Balm Tea can enhance the cognitive function.

 In 1696, the London Dispensary published a piece explaining “an essence of Balm, given in Canary wine, every morning will renew youth, strengthen the brain, relieve languishing nature and prevent baldness.”

LEMON BALM AND PREGANCY

 

Can you drink Lemon Balm Tea while pregnant?

Evidence has suggested there is little to worry about, but it is important to monitor your intake and speak to a doctor. All of our tea's are filled with nutritious and natural herb's but we here at Wild Women Tea will always say that if you are unsure about anything, then speak to your GP. Trust your body and your instinct's. Lemon Balm tea has so many health benefits but we suggest that you do your own research and find out if it is the best positive balance for you and your body. 

 

Pros

  •  Many women encounter psychiatric disorders like anxiety, depression, irritability and insomnia during pregnancy. Lemon balm has the capabilities to promote sleep, to relax the body and to provide a calming effect help to reduce the uncomfortable pregnancy side effects.
  • Lack of reports associated with adverse outcomes in pregnant women after consuming lemon balm under normal conditions.
  • Lemon balm is a traditional herb used to support pregnancy. Generally, it will not be harmful if we use in moderation.

Cons

  • Insufficient scientific data for both non-clinical and clinical to confirm the safety of lemon balm.
  • Lemon balm often used as an emmenagogue to promote menstruation in women. It enhances the blood circulation and blood flow to the uterine area to regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle. This might poses the potential problem.  Some herbalists against the use of lemon balm even at low doses during pregnancy.
  • If the patient does not informs to their doctor on their herbal supplementation. It may cause the negative herbal/ drug interactions.
  • Consuming Lemon balm for long-term basic in concentrated doses might cause some side effects such as dizziness, vomiting, nausea and etc.

 

USEFUL LINKS 

Yoga with Adriene

Is Leman balm Safe or Harmful to Pregnancy? (lemonbalm.org)

How to Calm The Mind: 8 Ways to Clear Your Head - Declutter The Mind

8 Benefits of Self Care & How to Easily Improve Your Self Care Routine - Savvy in HK

 

Try this Yoga for Bedtime in the evening. It will calm the mind, release positive energy and make you feel centred. Sip our Sleep tea lavender Dreams or Fly me to the moon afterwards to get that extra boost of calmness and restfulness.    

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