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September 19, 2013

 

Autumn

Cold season is upon us

Summer is almost over. Pretty soon leafs will start to change colors, days are getting shorter, kids are back in school and for many of us the mood is changing too. I personally like the seasons and change because each season got it’s own beauty.

But the colder weather is coming. One of the things that helps me to stay warm and cozy are herbal packs. I have been using them for years. It is so nice to place this warm aromatic thing on my shoulder! Add a cup of hot tea and relax, enjoy the warmth and aroma. (I sometimes add a little cognac in my tea).

Not much else can top that!

So here is a little more about herbal packs.

These herbal hot/cold packs made in manufacturing facility located in Canoga Park, California. Our herbal packs combine the benefits of Hot and Cold Therapy with soothing aroma which promotes relaxation, relieves tension, eases aches and pain and reduces stress.

Microwaveable packs

versatile and convinient

The entire line is affordable, effective, well-made and reusable. There are variety of colors and shapes to choose from. These are quality items and the packs look good too. You will appreciate the comfort, and the ability of the wraps to retain moist heat or remain ice cold. You will love the aroma that helps to soothe tired muscles. It is like having a spa treatment in the comfort of your own homes.

Compared to other products on the market, these are by far the best quality for the cost. Try them…you will not be disappointed.

Filling Ingredients: Chamomile, Cinnamon, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, Yarrow, Yellow-Dock Root, White Willow, Flax Seed, Wheat.

Use hot/moist to:

Relieve muscle pain and aches

Relieve minor joint pain

Promote muscle relaxation

 

Use it cold to:

Relieve pain due to injured muscles

Reduce swelling and fever

Relieve minor headaches

Relieve minor burns and bruises

It is a great alternative to drugs. These packs work wonders on back, shoulder and knee pains; they help you relax and relieve tension; they open up breathing passages, they help to reduce menstrual cramps  – and all naturally. These herbal warmers are a perfect gift for someone special. There are a wide variety of shapes, fabrics and sets

So my friend do yourselves a favor and try it. You will not be disappointed.

Let the winter come.

Lavender

Author: Nathan
April 27, 2011

Healing herbs

Lavender

In aromatherapy, lavender is used for treating depression, amenorrhea, burns, acne, rashes, arthritis, athlete’s foot, carpal tunnel syndrome, psoriasis, vaginitis, insomnia, pain, palpitations, anxiety and nervousness. As massage oil, lavender relaxes muscles and eases tension. Lavender oil is used in diffusers, salves, bath products, and undiluted as a topical essential oil.

If applied to the temples, lavender oil soothes headaches. In pillows, lavender seeds and flowers aid sleep and relaxation. (wikipedia)
Research has confirmed that lavender produces slight calming, soothing, and sedative effects when its scent is inhaled.
Lavender is just a beautiful herb in your garden. It has gray-green, pointing leaves that grow in a bushy, spreading manner. It is crowned with tall spikes of beautiful pale violet flowers during summer. As an ornamental flower, lavender is unique, sporting exotic fragrance, beauty and a rich harvest of sweet smelling blooms. Old English Lavender, a popular inhabitant of a cottage garden, can grow up to two to three feet high, producing fragrant grayish leaves and blue/purple flowers. The more compact variety Hidcote, has darker blue flowers, grows to around a foot high and is very pretty in any flower or herb garden. The easiest way to propagate lavender is to cut softwood cuttings in the spring. However, as lavender benefits from a light pruning in early autumn, these clippings make excellent new plants too, as long as you protect them from frosts and winter bite.
Dried lavender herb can be found in sachets, dream pillows, satin-covered herbal eye masks. Lavender herb is also found in herbal cough and cold preparations.
Lavender eye cover

Lavender eye mask

In folklore, pillows were filled with lavender flowers to help restless people fall sleep. Scientific evidence suggests that aromatherapy with lavender may slow the activity of the nervous system, improve sleep quality, promote relaxation, and lift mood in people suffering from sleep disorders. Studies also suggest that massage with essential oils, particularly lavender, may result in improved sleep quality, more stable mood, better concentration, and reduced anxiety. In one recent study, people who received massage with lavender felt less anxious and more positive than those who received massage alone. Several small studies suggest that lavender aromatherapy may help reduce agitation in patients with dementia.

Lavender flowers have also been approved in Germany as a tea for insomnia, restlessness, and nervous stomach irritations.
Precautions:
The use of herbs is a time-honored approach to strengthening the body and treating disease. Herbs, however, contain active components that can trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements, or medications. For these reasons, herbs should be taken with care, under the supervision of a health care provider qualified in the field of botanical medicine.
Some people may develop an allergic reaction to lavender. Nausea, vomiting, headache, and chills have also been reported in some people after inhaling or absorbing lavender through the skin.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid using lavender.

Our Aromatherapy Herbal Packs provide a soothing and deep penetrating relief, which can be used hot, or cold. Our herb packs are designed and built to fit perfectly around the afflicted area
The herbal wraps here go beyond the effectiveness and versatility of standard reusable heat packs because they can be heated for muscular relaxation or frozen for swelling reduction.
100% Natural Herbs (Chamomile, Cinnamon, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary, Spearmint, Yarrow, Yellow-Dock Root, White Willow), Flax Seeds, Wheats.

We use herbal packs every day during winter and occasionally for minor pains in summer.

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