by A. M. Buxman
A blog about my daily life. Just random and sometimes weird. :)
Today has been a great day, my little baby girl is all smiles today and I just had my 3rd cup of coffee, or was it my 4th... Oh well, Anyway, I love coffee, besides being super tasty, it keeps me going. If I were to say my favorite type of coffee, I think it would be "Café La LLave" an espresso blend.
I have fibromyalgia and I lack the energy that most people normally have since my chronic pains kind of take a lot out of me, it gets exhausting. I don't like to take medications, once my doctor had me on like 5 different medications for my fibromyalgia. I have gone all natural and use calming techniques along with herbs and things to help. My main go to is Thunder God Root, it helps me way more than anything else I've tried. It's an ancient Chinese remedy and still helps many people around the world. I even suggested to my mother as it also helps with arthritis and she has rheumatoid arthritis.
I am also a big fan of Tea Tree. Did you know there are multiple remedies with the use of tea tree. I can use tea tree for cuts as it naturally cleanses a wound and quickens the healing process. My husband is a type 1 juvenile diabetic and uses the tea tree oil for his nails to keep them healthy, you can also use tea tree if you get a small blemish, you just dab a small drop on the blemish and it usually goes away the next day. My favorite use for tea tree oil is making my daily toner with it for my face, I mix a small amount (about two drops of tea tree oil) with 1/2 cup of witch hazel and use that as my toner. I also use tea tree oil in my Epsom bath as it's a very calming herb.
Are you having an off day, feeling a little under the weather? make a broth and put a large piece of ginger root in it. Ginger root helps get rid of colds and it is so healthy for you. Maybe you are not a soup person like me. You can always put ginger root in your tea yumm! It's especially good with chamomile in my opinion.
Maybe you're having anxiety. Maybe you're trouble with your sugar levels and they don't stay balanced very well. Try adding some cinnamon to your meals or drinks. Cinnamon naturally helps regulate sugar levels and it also helps with stress.
I also find that lemongrass is great for stress or relaxation. I love making my special lemongrass tea.