5 Herbs for Wedding Day Jitters #My Mendocino Wedding
Monday, June 26, 2017
By Mendocino Wedding Witch
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Your wedding day has arrived. You are busy, busy, busy! You have performance anxiety, you are stressed with so many details to iron out, you get overly excited, and you feel a headache coming on... Before you turn to alcohol or pharmaceuticals, both of which alter your mood and impair your brain, let me suggest a way to reinvigorate your body, mind, and spirit and support the mood of the day, which after all is all about LOVE!

Studies have shown that HERBS are just as effective as prescription anti-anxiety medication in reducing stress, calming the nervous system, softening irritability, and alleviating agitation. All this, AND herbs are RESTORATIVE. That means that they enhance your vitality and health rather than depleting you and leaving you worse off than before or sloppy like alcohol and pills.

Rosemary

Rosemary is very invigorating. Just inhaling the scent from a crushed sprig can ease tension, relieve headaches, and provide clarity and focus. It is also delicious steeped in boiling water and sipped. As you walk around the town of Mendocino in the days leading up to your wedding, you will find this herb literally growing in the streets.

 

Lavender

Lavender loves Mendocino and grows everywhere here. The beautiful purple flowers make unique and aromatic table bouquets for your rehearsal dinner or reception. Lavender reduces the stress hormone cortisol, promotes relaxation, and eases pain. Is is delicious to inhale or imbibed in a fresh tea. Experiment with dabbing a few drops of lavender essential oil onto the inside skin of both wrists.

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm has been shown to lower stress, induce a calmed state of mind, and even help people to improve at doing math problems! Perfect for a wedding day filled to the brim with stimulation and problem solving. This herb grows amazingly well in Mendocino.

Passion Flower

Passion Flower is the perfect herb to imbibe on your wedding day! Steeped in a tea or by herbal extract, this wonderful flower calms the mind, reduces anxiety, and promotes a feeling of calm well being. You can walk toward your beloved filled with strength, serenity, and passion!

Chamomile

Just looking at the golden glowing chamomile flower hints at the sunny disposition that this beneficial and delicious herb helps to promote. Not only does it relax muscles and relieve anxiety, but chamomile helps healthy digestion. Wedding day nerves are notorious for messing with stomachs and literally causing belly aches. Drink some chamomile tea and relax your insides so you can shine through and through.

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