Sleep

Night Terror (Sleep Terror)

Also members of the unpleasant menagerie of bad dreams and sleeping disorders, Night Terrors are known to be most frequent in children aged 3-13. Some adults suffer from Night Terrors too. Why do these disorders happen? What can one do to stop them? Can we prevent them? These are some of the issues I’ll address …

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Mucuna pruriens & L-DOPA

Mucuna pruriens (cowhage; velvet bean) is a tropical plant used by Ayurvedic healers and Native Americans for hundreds or thousands of years for various medicinal purposes. The seeds are also used to make jewelry, necklaces, pendants, charms, and amulets to, for example, ward off illness, headaches, and the evil eye. And its roasted beans have …

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How to Stop Nightmares & Bad Dreams

For some unfortunate people, sleep is not something to look forward to because that is when they are confronted with unpleasant and upsetting dreams, which can be extremely vivid, and sometimes even become full-fledged nightmares. Read on to learn how to stop nightmares and bad dreams naturally, without resorting to pharmaceuticals. Nightmare disorder affects approximately …

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Psychoactive Smoking Blends

The use of incense is found throughout the world and is believed to have given rise to the practice of smoking. Psychoactive smoking blends play important roles in shamanic rituals, such as native American healing ceremonies and vision quests. In India and Nepal, religious ascetics often use Cannabis in their smoking mixtures. In Pakistan and …

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Passionflower for Sleep & Dreams

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), also known as Wild Passion Vine, Apricot Vine, and Maypop, is a plant native to North America, where it was used first by Native American tribes. It is a CNS depressant with sedative, calming, and soothing properties, which is prescribed for problems associated with stress, including nervous conditions such as tension and …

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