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The Herb Corner                                       Herb Corner

                                                                      Cecelia Avitabile of The Herb Corner and Learning Center in
                 and Learning Center                             Melbourne FL is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner with  a Masters
                                                                   of Herbalism degree and over 20 years of  herbal experience.  A
                           Hours: Wed-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 11-3         member of American Association of Drugless Practitioners and the
                 277 N. Babcock St., Melbourne * 321-757-7522      American Herbalist Guild. Visit 321-757-7522
                 Ongoing Herb Classes! Call for Details!             SNORING RELIEF

               HAVING TROUBLE WITH:                              45% of all adults snore. Snoring occurs when the
                                                                 air flow is blocked in the area where the tongue
                * Arthritis/Rheumatism  * Gout                   and the upper throat meet with the uvula and soft
                * Asthma/Breathing Issues   * Headaches          palate. When this happens, it causes the tissue to vibrate
                * Calcium               * High/Low Blood Pressure  producing the snoring sound as you breathe. There are many
                * Cancer                * IBS/Colitis            causes to snoring including blocked nasal passages from an
                * Colds/Flu             * Insomnia               injury or nasal polys, allergies, sinus infections. It may also be
                * Concentration/Memory   * Low Immune System     caused by bulky throat tissue, a low thick soft palate, a long
                * Diabetes              * Nutrition Absorption   uvula or enlarged adenoids or tonsils or obesity. It may also be
                * Fibromyalgia          * Stress                 caused by excessive alcohol consumption, digestive disorders
                                                                 or medications (sleeping pills, antihistamines) that cause
               We are a  dedicated, caring shop helping you      relaxation to the muscles of the throat. For the most part
                  take control of your health with herbs!        snoring is caused by obstruction of the respiratory passages.
             Herbal Teas, Tinctures, Capsules,  and Salves/Creams  Before using a CPAP machine or surgery to remove the uvula
              Herbals Classes and/or Private Consultations to help  you may want to try some lifestyle modifications. Sometimes
             you, all of your friends and family (including your pets).  raising the head 4-inches with a neck pillow or elevating the
                                                                 head of the bed or changing sleeping position to the side
             Cecelia Avitable, Master Herbalist & Certified Nutritional Consultant  moves the tongue from blocking the airway making it easier
                                                                 to breathe. When you lie on your back to sleep it causes the
                              Florida native helps               tongue to drop back into the throat area causing a blockage of
                              hormones  & more!                  the throat which then causes the snoring sound.
                              Saw Palmetto:                      If you think snoring is due to allergies, consider getting a
                                                                 new pillow as pillows accumulate dust mites that you may be
                              (suggested health uses)            allergic to. If you have pets don’t allow them to sleep on the
                              * Digestive problems               bed since their dander can cause you to become congested.
                              * Coughs                           If the snoring is caused by blocked nasal passages sometimes
                              * Benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate health)  taking hot showers or using a Neti-pot before bed can help.
                              * Boost poor immune system
                              * Hair loss prevention             Some supplements that may help ease snoring are magnesium,
               We Are More Than Just An Herb Shop!               which works as a relaxant and helps to restore healthy sleep
                                                                 patterns. The supplement N-acetylcysteine (NAC) an amino
                 Gifts, Jewelry, Gemstones, & More!              acid derivative of cystine it is particularly helpful if snoring
                                                                 is due to too much mucous because it is used to thin out and
                                                                 dissolve mucous in the respiratory passages.
                                                                 Herbally when used over-time decongestant herbs like
                                                                 Fenugreek, Grindelia, Elder and Eyebright help clear the
                                                                 sinus passages, which when clogged make it harder to breathe.
                                                                 Besides being a natural decongestant Fenugreek also thins and
                    * Candles * Unique Gifts * One of A Kind Jewelry  dissolves mucous, clears the lymphatic and respiratory systems
                    * Crystals & Gemstones  * Himalayan Salt Lamps   of infectious materials. Along with Peppermint or Spearmint
                       * Organic Skin Care Soaps & Cosmetics     to help with indigestion or reflux that can add to the problem.
                       * Glass & Plastic Bottles, Herbal Supplies   You may also want to try using essential oils in an atomizer to
                         * Organic Essential Oils & Diffusers    reduce congestion and to promote a better night’s sleep. Some
                            * Detox Foot Bath Sessions           oils you may want to try are Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Thyme
                       Gift Certificates Available for All Occasions!  or Marjoram to aide respiratory conditions and to open air
                                                                 passages and loosen phlegm. Just a few drops in the atomizer,
             Visit for events, recipes, newsletter, etc.  on your pillow or mixed with a carrier oil applied under the
                                                                 nose, back of the neck or on the throat may help.
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