Plants of happiness (massage with a few drops of rosemary reduces mental fatigue, banishes dark thoughts, restores concentration) First part
Among the many plants there are plants that bring good luck and protect people from evil
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is a plant whose name means “dew on the sea”. This is an evergreen shrub and one of the most used aromatic plants. It has been used since ancient times. Eliminates headache, restores concentration, reduces mental fatigue, treats depression. Massaging with a few drops of rosemary oil in combination with vegetable oil (or in a massage lotion) will relax a person and drive away dark thoughts. The essential oil contains cineole (a compound proven to stimulate the central nervous system). Rosemary oil is for external use only.
Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is a booster of good mood. It has been in use for a long time. It was used in Egypt, from where it spread to Europe and the rest of the world. Mint leaves have a characteristic pleasant smell and refreshing taste. They contain about 2% essential oil, bitter substances and tannins. The most important ingredient of the essential oil is menthol and menthone. Peppermint essential oil is used in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industry due to its extremely pleasant smell and taste. Mint has been known in folk medicine for thousands of years due to its healing properties (which are now supplemented and confirmed by various scientific studies). Peppermint alleviates the effects of stress, depression, mental exhaustion, nervousness, agitation. It is most often used in the form of dry leaf tea. It is often used in aromatherapy because mint essential oil revitalizes, refreshes, promotes good mood and activity, memory and concentration.
Licorice is a root that dispels sadness. The root contains the most anti-depressant substances, so it is a well-known medicine against sadness and for raising the mood. Add some root to the tea you drink. You will have a herbal drink that has a positive effect on the psyche, but also a natural tea sweetener. Licorice and plant extracts are for moderate use – about 3 cups of tea per day long-term use. Or. Larger amounts can cause headache, lethargy, retention of water and sodium in the body, excessive loss of potassium and high blood pressure.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) – has been used since Roman times due to its sedative and relaxing effect. The Greek physician Galen used the plant for its aromatic and diuretic effects. Throughout 2 centuries, valerian was among the 6 most widespread plants (medicines) in America and Europe. Today, science has confirmed the great natural healing power of valerian in the field of treating modern man. The German commission recommends valerian for anxiety, agitation,. Neuroses, stress and insomnia. The ingredients of valerian are anxiolytic and hypnotic, that is, they act on the cerebral cortex. Valerian has a special effect on good sleep against insomnia. It does not cause habit or dependence on its use, i.e. during sleep it enables the natural regeneration of the entire organism tired by exhausting mental and physical work, strong anxiety, against morning fatigue (after waking up, especially due to insomnia). And many anxiety symptoms (tremors, panic, sweating) can be alleviated using valerian. Valerian tincture is recommended for people prone to worries and excitement (due to its excellent calming effect). Preparation of tea – pour 2 tablespoons of roots with 4 dcl of cold water. Leave for 10 hours. Drink 2 to 3 cups of tea a day.