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Calming Herbal Remedies for Caregivers

Herbal remedies are essential for caregivers. As a caregiver for a loved one, you may feel exhausted, sleep deprived, frustrated, or like you have nothing left to give. Natural herbal remedies are safe and can help you sleep, renew your energy, and uplift your spirit.

This winter everyone in my small family had a major accident, and their care fell to me. I found myself so tired and wired at night, I couldn’t sleep. I didn’t have time to cook, and all my normal self care routines went out the window. I felt like I was carrying a huge weight on my shoulders, and it never lifted.

Lemon Balm: Powerful Herbal Remedy for Caregivers

When I wasn’t able to have time to rest and relax due to caretaking, I found a powerful ally in the form of lemon balm. Lemon balm is a plant in the mint family. It has helped me keep going when times were tough. Lemon balm stabilizes the central nervous system and is excellent medicine for shock, trauma, and caregiver fatigue.

Lemon balm contains a compound called rosmarinic acid that is found to have string antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. If you’re looking for prepared lemon balm, Traditional Medicinals makes a nice organic lemon balm tea.

Anthony William, the Medical Medium, shares, “Lemon balm has bioactive phytochemicals such as undiscovered alkaloids that calm the nerve receptors at the digestive tract so that the nerves become less sensitized and inflammation reduces. This makes lemon balm a valuable herb for stress assistance.”

To make lemon balm tea, put 1 teaspoon lemon balm leaves in a tea ball and infuse in 1 cup of hot, filtered water for an hour. Add raw honey to taste and enjoy!

Nettles: The ultimate rejuvenator

Another herb that has proven to be useful is nettles. Nettles grow wild all over Vermont fields in the spring. To me, seeing them shoot up is like energy running through my veins again. I gather my gloves and get ready to harvest. Nettles rejuvenate mind, body, and soul.

Nettles nourish the adrenal glands. The adrenals are also called the master gland, because they’re responsible for regulating stress hormones and producing sex hormones.

Nettles are bursting with vitamins and minerals including highly absorbable iron, protein, B, C, and A vitamins.

To make nettle tea, put 1 teaspoon dried nettle leaves in a tea ball and infuse in 1 cup of hot, filtered water for an hour. Add raw honey to taste and enjoy!

Organic nettle leaf tea bags are a great option for those who do not have access to wild nettles.

Slowly as I began turning more and more to herbal remedies for healing instead of reaching for a bottle of Advil, I built a home apothecary that could soothe any scrape my family got. Want to create your own herbal home apothecary? Learn how in this post! Remember, taking care of yourself is just as important as taking care of others.

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