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How Magnolia Bark Can Help You Get Better Sleep

My grandparents had a magnolia tree in their front yard that would bloom in the spring and summer, producing the most amazing white flowers.  The flowers have wonderful scent.   When I got old enough to start working, I got a job at a health food store.  One day we had a training with a company that produced a magnolia bark supplement, designed to help you relax.   I always thought to myself how interesting that my grandparents had this healing tree in their yard yet, they had no idea of its healing benefits.     What Can Magnolia Do For You and Your Sleep? Magnolia bark has the ability to relax the body.  As the body relaxes it makes getting to sleep...

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Ashwagandha, Stress and Your Health

Ashwagandha can improve your health!  Here’s how it can do this… What is Ashwagadha? Ashwagadha is a shrub that grows in India, The Middle East and parts of Africa.  Ashwah=It grows approximately 14- 30 inches tall (35-37 cm).  It grows flowers that are in the shape of a bell and usually green.  It will produce fruit that is bright orange to red in color.   Ashwagandha Withania Somnifera What can Ashwagandha do for me? Many health benefits have been found to be attributed to ashwagandha.  The main benefits come from a chemical called, Withanolides, that grows within the plant's leaves, stems, fruit and roots.   When you buy nutritional supplements that contain ashwagandha they usually concentrate the withanolides to a...

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Why Taking Melatonin For Sleep Doesn't Always Help You Sleep!

                                                               Once again you find yourself ready to head to bed.  You know that you don't always drift of to sleep as easily as you'd like or stay asleep throughout the night.  You may have tried many over the counter remedies to help with this.   One of the things I am sure you've tried is melatonin.   Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland in your brain and also found naturally in certain fruits and nuts.  Melatonin regulates your sleep wake cycle and is what contributes to you feeling...

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