Lemon Balm Research Paper

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Many theorists have characterized the purpose of sleep as the period of time when we get an opportunity to physically rest, repair and rejuvenate. However brain and sleep-measuring studies reveal that when sleeping naturally the brain is far from dormant as it is reviewing and processing the knowledge that we encountered during the day some of which we discard and some we store in our memory. After falling asleep the brain alternates between a serious of stages, which include slow wave sleep and rapid eye movement sleep (REM). It is during the period of REM that you dream, file away data, as well as renew and restore your body 's energy batteries. The REM cycle is at the heart of a restorative and full night 's sleep.

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Widely used as an ingredient in herbal teas as well as health and beauty products. The ancient Egyptians and Romans would use chamomile as a remedy for the fever and chills that accompanied malaria. In modern herbal medicine chamomile is a soothing remedy known for its ability to calm nervous tension, dispel restlessness or sleeplessness and for relaxing tense muscles.

Lemon Balm

Lemon balm has been cultivated around the Mediterranean coast for more than 2000 years. It is a member of the mint family and considered a calming herb. It was used as a popular drink in mediaeval times in England, plus native and colonial America to reduce stress and anxiety, promote sleep, improve appetite and ease pain and discomfort from indigestion. Several studies show that lemon balm combined with other calming herbs such as valerian and chamomile helps reduce anxiety and promote sleep.

Passionflower

Passionflower was used traditionally by Native Americans and later in Europe as a calming herb for anxiety, insomnia, seizures and hysteria. In modern herbal medicine professional herbalists still use passionflower as a gentle sedative to treat anxiety and insomnia. It is often combined with valerian and lemon

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