Sunday, January 31, 2010


Just as I got comfortable in bed last night with my current book (Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), out of nowhere came ... stomach cramps. I could feel them getting stronger, so I got up and took my remedy which has worked twice now: a spoonful of fennel seeds, chewed slowly until they liquify before swallowing. Immediate abatement; a few minutes later I lay on my side and the pain was gone. Given that I don't usually respond to herbal cures, this makes me very happy!

[edit.] Just so you won't worry, the first time I had these stomach cramps, I went straight to my doctor.

For a sleeping aid, valerian root, melatonin, all those remedies that seem to "knock" other people out  have absolutely no effect on me. But recently I tried magnesium, around 450 mg in the evening, and I've been sleeping very well since. I take calcium etc. daily because taking vitamins and minerals in isolation is not recommended!

Have a restful day.

These cards are available in my Etsy shop. More cards are listed on eBay.


  1. Hope you're feeling well, soon.
    The cards are lovely!
    Sincerely ~ Franny

  2. oh my goodness. I love things like this! Can you recommend a natural remedy for re-energising a person? I get so, so exhausted these days it leaves me quite flattened!

    I came here for artistic inspiration and got remedies - how great!


  3. I have had great results with magnesium as well, and also using it for leg cramps, growing pains for my daughter...I will try the fennel, too. Pretty tasty remedy!

  4. Peppermint, spearmint are supposed to be very good for energizing.... Lovely Cards.....

  5. and of course if they happen again, you will get them checked out by a doctor of course ??? !!!!

    hope you are feeling much better ~ don't forget you can also use your magic hands to give some healing to self xoox


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