Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Thank You Ma Nature...

for my little friend Valerian. You are the bestest thing that ever grew...seriously.

I'm a bit of an insomniac. I usually get by on roughly 3-4 hours of sleep, AFTER I've popped a couple of Valerian capsules. I learned a few months ago that a couple is all my body can handle...the bottle says three, I say HA! Only if I want some seriously twisted and vivid dreams (which isn't always a bad thing, it's fun to try to decode them).

Anyway, tonight seems to be a Valerian night. Gonna go pop two and see what the rest of the short night will bring. Then again, maybe I'll just sit up and read all night...nah, better herbalize myself. Perhaps I'll get a full on 5 hour sleep session...whoa!

Oh and for some seriously funny fun...go read the Urban Dictionary. It's entertaining especially when you are suffering from lack of sleep but just can't sleep. I discovered last night that I also suffer from Destinesia and Kitchenhiemers.


HermitJim said...

Hey, ya got me grinning again! It's always a pleasure to pop over here and read up on your daily doings!

Ypu put pleasure on my plate, Lady!

Bellen said...

Valerian is noted for producing 'vivid' dreams, nightmares for me. So I tried a combo of Lemon Balm and Chamomile. I don't remember the brand name, but shouldn't be hard to find. Anyway, worked great with no fogginess in the morning.

judyofthewoods said...

Just saw a BBC program about growing your own drugs and preparing/using them - all natural remedies from the garden, grocery store or hedgerow. One of the items featured was a hop and lavender pillow (just a little one you put next to your head) for insomnia, and a casual trial with some volunteers showed they slept much better. If you have a fast internet connection you might be able to watch the program online. You should be able to find hop in shops selling brewer's supplies.

The true danger is when liberty is nibbled away, for expedience, and by parts. --Edmund Burke