Do you have trouble going to sleep at night or waking up throughout the night because of fibromyalgia pain? There are 3 herbal teas that are recommended to help ease and relax your muscles and aid you in a good night’s sleep.
Chamomile is has been used for thousands of years to help relax and calm the body. Its use dates back to the Egyptians, Greeks and Anglo-Saxons. Chamomile is a great tonic for digestive problems which afflicts those with fibromyalgia. Chamomile is rich in magnesium which also helps relax muscles. Most of us, about 83% of the population, are deficient in magnesium.
Valerian Root has been used around the world as an anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic and to calm the nerves. It helps relieve restlessness, nervousness, insomnia and reduces anxiety. It comes from the name valere which means ‘to be in health’. It is safer than prescription drugs to relax your muscles. It has one drawback though, it smells like dirty socks or a locker room! So mix it with hops and chamomile tea and honey. This herb is very high in calcium and magnesium.
Passion Flower is also rich in magnesium and other nutrients essential for the health of your nerves and muscles. Passion flower reduces restlessness, anxiety, nervousness and insomnia. It also relieves muscle spasms, pain and is used for high blood pressure. Mix Passion flower with spearmint for a delicious tea.
Fibromyalgia can be relieved with simple herbal remedies. Most of our diseases and ailments are a result of nutritional deficiencies that become chronic over our lifetimes. We can try to reduce these symptoms by living a more natural lifestyle, eating healthy foods and reducing or eliminating processed foods and sugar from our diet.
Shanna Ohmes has studied herbs, nutrition, healthy eating, and naturalist studies through courses and self-study for 10 years. She has applied her knowledge with her family, friends, pets and livestock.
©2009 Shanna Ohmes