Sunday, January 31, 2010

Weekend

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.

5 comments:

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

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  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!

    Amelia.x

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  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!

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

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  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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