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Herb Corner

                                                                      Cecelia Avitabile of The Herb Corner and Learning Center in
                                                                 Melbourne FL is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner with  a Masters
                                                                   of Herbalism degree and over 20 years of  herbal experience.  A
                                                                   member of American Association of Drugless Practitioners and the
                                                                   American Herbalist Guild. Visit 321-757-7522

                                                                 A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP IS KEY TO A HEALTHY LIFE
                                                                 Millions  of  Americans  take  sleep  medications  rather
                                                                 than  using  Alternative  approaches  that  are  just  as
               Take Control of Your Health With                  helpful  with far  less  side  effects.   Every once-in-awhile
                                                                 you may miss a night of sleep; it’s when this happens every night
              Herbs - Mankind’s Oldest Medicine                  it becomes bothersome. Maybe you are someone who can fall
                 Herbs have been used as a standard practice     asleep but you wake-up over and over. Sleep is only beneficial if
             of complementary health-care for  thousands  of     it is re-cooperative.
             years. History has accumulated a vast knowledge         The obvious signs of sleep deprivation are lack of concentration,
             of healing with plants providing us with a huge vari-  confusion, moodiness, pain plus when you don’t sleep well your
             ety of healing options.                             body begins to over-produce cortisol and adrenaline which leads
                 There are over 750,000 plants on the planet     to poor health due to a weakened immune system.
             Earth and they all contain chemical  compounds          In  most cases  insomnia  can be  helped  with  a  few  simple
             that can be converted into hormones, vitamins and   herbs. Chamomile is a very mild herb that most consider first
             minerals that address the root cause of the condi-  its soothing and relaxing properties are safe even for restless
             tion, not just the symptoms. They work like preci-  or irritable  children.  For adults  chamomile  can  be  helpful
             sion instruments providing over-all support for the  if pain,  anxiety  or tension is what’s keeping  you  awake.  Just
             body. The Herb Corner carries all your herbal needs  one teaspoon in eight ounces of boiling water steeped for 5-10
             and all herbs are 100% organic.                     minutes may be all that you need.
                                                                     Let’s say you’re the type of person who falls asleep easily but
               Master Herbalist & Certified Nutritional Consultant on Staff  you wakes up and can’t fall back to sleep because of thinking
                                                                 too much. You know what I mean the list of chores, things said
              We Sell More Than Just Herbs!                      or  unsaid and  the  list goes on.  Then  Lemon  Balm can  work
                                                                 wonders because it quiets  the  mind.  The terpenes  in Lemon
              Unique Jewelry- Rings, Necklaces, Bracelets,       Balm give it its sedative properties this is good for over-active
                                                                 or nervous adults or children who can’t sleep. It’s also known as
              Earrings, , Raw and Tumbled Gemstones,             “The Gladdening Herb” for insomnia due to depression, tension,
              Gemstone Animals, Eggs & Spheres, Salt Lamps in    anxiety or nightmares Lemon Balm works wonders.
              various sizes and shapes, Sage,  Candles, multi-       Valerian is a very powerful non-toxic, non-addictive sleep
              colored LED lightboxes,, Lip Balms,                herb that has been used centuries. It will put you to sleep rather
              Headache Sticks, Bar & Liquid                      quickly with out a feeling of grogginess the next. Valerian relieves
              Soaps, Salves, food-grade Essential                anxiety relaxing the CNS without quieting vital functions. It helps
              Oils, Unique Tea Diffusers, Tea Pots               insomnia brought on by stress, pain, tension or Post Traumatic
              & Oriental Mugs, Herbal Tumblers                   Stress Syndrome. Because of its definitive odor you may want to
              and much, much more!!!                             use valerian in tincture form or as capsules.
                                                                    You can use a sleep pillow be made with a small muslin bag
                                                                 or a sock (you now have a use for your un-matched socks) filled
               Specializing In All Natural Products              with herbs like Lavender, Chamomile, Roses or Hops (use only
                                                                 a small amount of Hops or you will think you’re sleeping with
                     The Herb Corner                             dirty socks).
                                                                         An  aromatherapy  diffuser  with  the  oils  of  Lemon  Balm,
                          and Learning Center                    Lavender, Marjoram and Clary Sage blended together can ease
                                                                 you into sleep and help to keep you there.
                         Hours: Wed-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 11-3             Take some time before bed to unwind, listen to some quiet
                                                                 music, a guided meditation, drink a cup of relaxing tea (using
                 277 N. Babcock St., Melbourne * 321-757-7522    herbs  like  Chamomile,  Lemon Balm,  Catnip,  Linden,  Roses,
                                                                 Passion Flower or  Oatstraw  either  alone  or  in  combination).
                                     Take  a  nice  warm  bath  filled  with  relaxing  herbs,  light  some
                                                                 aromatherapy  candles  and  ease  your way  into  sleep.  Sleep
                                                                 should be enjoyable not just a chore to get you to the next day.
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