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Anxiety? It's for the birds!

With the way the world is today, I feel like everyone is having a problem with anxiety. So, I decided to write a little blurb to maybe help with that area. As always, make sure to check with your doctor before ingesting anything...as everyone IS different and you just want to make sure you're doing what is right for you! Now...onward & upward! If you haven't already learned HOW to make tinctures...see my other blogs OR here's a quick run down.. What you need: - Equal parts of herbs or just 1 herb - 2 quart jars or jars of choice


- alcohol of choice (100 proof vodka, bourbon, etc) - 1/4 c honey (optional) - dropper(s) How To: 1) wash herb(s) thoroughly!!!!!!! 2) split herb(s) into equal parts for each jar 3) coarsely chop or blend to activate oils 4) fill jars until full with herbs 5) add alcohol until completely covering everything in jars 6) let jars sit for 8 weeks (with vigorously shaking them every few days) 7) strain liquid into dropper(s) To Use: Get a little in your dropper apply a few drops on your tongue a couple times a week OR put in 1 glass of water HERBS TO USE FOR ANXIETY Now....here are the herbs that have shown to help as much as anxiety medications but without the side effects (again, check with your doctor first). 1. Passionflower - Safer alternative to benzodiazepines. Due to its relaxing effect, passionflower appears to be an effective herb for reducing anxiety levels. It also appears to be better tolerated than the standard pharmaceutical approach. 2. Ashwagandha - an adaptogenic herb that may have the ability to alleviate anxiety and improve sleep quality. (available for purchase currently in LBN storefront - may be coming soon online) 3. American Skullcap - A combination of human clinical trials and laboratory research shows that skullcap may be helpful for individuals with anxiety. Larger-scale human trials are needed to verify these initial promising findings. (available for purchase currently in LBN storefront) 4. Ginkgo - Human clinical research indicate that ginkgo may be useful in lowering levels of anxiety, depression, and stress in individuals. (available for purchase currently in LBN storefront - may be coming soon online) 5. Bacopa - Clinical studies show that bacopa may work to improve mood and benefit both anxiety and depression levels. 6. Lemon Balm - Clinical trials show that lemon balm may be an effective anxiolytic. It also appears that lemon balm may be helpful when used to treat sleep problems. (available for purchase currently in LBN storefront - may be coming soon online) 7. Rhodiola - Research indicates that rhodiola may be helpful in cases of mild depression. It also appears that rhodiola has a stimulating, energizing effect on the body, which is beneficial for individuals struggling with anxiety. 8. Holy Basil - Tulsi holy basil appears to be an effective herb for reducing anxiety levels. It seems to be especially helpful in cases of anxiety disorders. (available for purchase currently in LBN storefront - may be coming soon online) 9, German Chamomile - Clinical research shows that chamomile may help to reduce anxiety and depression. (available for purchase currently in LBN storefront - may be coming soon online) 10. Lavender

- Clinical research shows that lavender aromatherapy may help to reduce stress and anxiety levels. Oral intake of lavender extract may help to decrease anxiety. (available for purchase currently in LBN storefront - may be coming soon online)

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