Tiredness is the scourge of the modern age and herbs for energy have been used down the centuries.
Women are frequently tired. The reasons are many, but quite often, it's just because they have too much to do in too little time and find it hard to say 'no'.
There's often no alternative to this - factor in stress with tiredness and it's no wonder you're ready to explode at the slightest thing.
You have to go to work, you have children and a home to look after and you're unable to afford help.
Whatever your situation, you are tired all the time – on the verge of exhaustion and despair for a good part of your day.
As long as you have eliminated medical problems, then you need to look at ways to boost your energy levels.
There are three main ways for this and they're all relatively simple and straightforward but easier said than done.
Pay attention to your diet, sleep better and increase your exercise.
One or two of them will make a difference, a combination of all three should soon have you fizzing with energy.
There is limitless information written about diet, sleep and exercise and I'm not going to re-hash them here.
I'd like to concentrate on herbs to help relieve tension and give you energy.
Herbs for Energy
A morning tea made from lemon balm is said to be calming, relaxing but invigorating. Sounds good.
So, whilst the kids are creating mayhem looking for kit, homework and making a lot of noise, you can relax with your cup of tea and smile - well, maybe.
Is another morning tea said to be stimulating and invigorating.
This is the one to try where you need to run round helping the kids find their kit and homework!
This is common old lawn daisies - bellis perennis - no longer a weed, because you'll be picking the leaves and flowers to make into a pick me up.
They're said to be good for listlessness and low energy.
Simply pick a small handful and infuse in boiling water for about 5 minutes. Make sure that you rinse them well before you use them.
Strain and drink.
You can dry them as you would any other herb leaf and flower for use when you can't find any in the lawn.
There is a huge list of herbs said to relieve tension and some promote sleep - Rosemary, St Johns Wort, Skullcap, Verbana, Lavender, Bergamot, Dill, Valerian.
The other main thing you can do to increase your energy is
Learn to Say NO! to the limitless demands on your time.
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