April SpecialTEA – 101 Sheep

It’s no secret that sleep is good for you, but I think sometimes we take for granted how essential it is to every part of our health and life. Here are some reasons to get your zzzz’s

  • sleep supports your immune system
  • sleep reduces stress and depression
  • sleep may help you lose weight
  • sleep helps you reduce sugar cravings
  • sleep helps brain function – you think clearer, are more alert, and have improved memory
  • sleep reduces inflammation
  • sleep helps the body repair itself

Your day actually begins the night before, so a good night’s sleep is essential for having a great day, and being at the top of your game.

So, this month’s SpecialTEA is 101 Sheep to help support you in getting a good night’s rest.

This blend is designed to help calm your mind and nerves, and surprisingly to support your digestive system because that can be a big reason for sleep problems.

As a special bonus, here is the 101 Sheep Guide Book for practical tips and resources for preparing your mind and body for sleep

Now let’s learn more about the tea!

The Individual Herbs

Chamomile

Chamomile flowers
Dried chamomile
  • Chamomile helps with sleep and relaxation
  • it treats cold symptoms
  • treats mild skin conditions
  • reduces menstrual pain
  • helps diabetes and lowers blood sugar
  • reduces inflammation
  • slows or prevents osteoporosis

Chamomile should be avoided by people with severe allergies

Valerian Root

Valerian Plant
Dried Valerian Root
  • Valerian root is best known as a remedy for insomnia
  • it helps anxiety and stress
  • it’s good for hot flashes and menopausal symptoms
  • relieves menstrual cramps
  • helps with ADHD and OCD symptoms
  • improves memory and cognitive function
  • helps digestive problems
  • improves the symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome

Peppermint

Peppermint
Dried Peppermint
  • Peppermint is wonderful for soothing the digestive system
  • helps relieve headaches and migraines
  • freshens breath
  • relieves sinus pressure
  • improves energy
  • relieves menstrual cramps
  • fights bacterial infections
  • improves sleep
  • helps weight loss
  • helps seasonal allergies
  • improves concentration

Oatstraw

Oatstraw
Dried lavender herb as it appears in tea
  • Oatstraw is one of the best herbs for the nervous system. It helps undo some of the daily stress of modern society
  • relieves stress and anxiety
  • supports healthy hair, skin, and nails
  • boosts cognitive function
  • can help with breaking addiction or withdrawal

The knowledge of herbs has been passed down for many years, and is both interesting and empowering to learn, however, the information provided is not intended to make medical claims. If you suspect you have a medical condition, please consult with your doctor. If you are under a doctor’s care, please follow your doctor’s instructions.