Blue Vervain has been called “Liquid Xanax” because of its effects. But that might be better termed "Liquid Valium", because just recently I stumbled across some preliminary research that actually compared the Blue Vervain to benzodiazepines, the class of drugs in which Valium and Xanax … [Read more...] about Is Blue Vervain Better than Valium?
Ashwagandha and Tongkat Ali are two of our most popular herbal supplements here at Lost Empire Herbs and two very important hormone-supporting herbs! Before we go further, I need you to understand that half of what I'm talking about here applies to any Ashwagandha or Tongkat Ali out there on the … [Read more...] about Ashwagandha vs. Tongkat Ali (Which Is Best For You?)
This pandemic and the resulting effects have lots of different effects, some expected and some not. From the middle of February to the middle of March a report from Express Scripts say,  34.1% increased sales in anti-anxiety medications 18.6% increased sales in anti-depressant … [Read more...] about Mental Health Medication Sales Spike
We all know that sluggish feeling of not getting enough sleep. Sleeplessness is truly a drag, especially since we need to spend about 1/3 of our life sleeping. During sleep, the body’s parasympathetic nervous system is switched on (“rest and digest”). It is a time during which the body repairs … [Read more...] about Herbs For Sleep [Top 3]
Ashwagandha supplement benefits many different areas and functions of the body. When someone asked “what does it do?” it’s a bit of a silly question as it can’t be answered easily. Jeff, our Ashwagandha farmer, and spagyric tincture preparer shares some of the benefits in the following … [Read more...] about Ashwagandha Benefits for Thyroid, Hormones, Sleep and More
Sleepless Nights... We all know how they make us groggy and grumpy in the morning, but have you ever considered the physiological effects of insufficient sleep? The science and effects of sleep deprivation are scary! Research shows that sleep deprivation wreaks havoc on hormonal function and … [Read more...] about Lack of Sleep Wreaks Havoc on the Brain
On average Americans sleep about 6.8 hours a day. That’s an hour less than in 1942 (1). Losing sleep is depressing and ends up causing a malaise of sleep deprivation in the general populace. Out of all the things we can do to promote a healthy lifestyle, good quality sleep is often the first … [Read more...] about Insomnia: Why It’s Bad for Your Health