This herbal pillow measures approximately 6" x 6" and contains Rosemary, Chamomile, Eyebright, Lavender and Rose petals. The fabric is a heavy tapestry-effect, in pink and gold.
Chamomile ~ Chamaemelum Nobile or Anthemis Nobilis; also known as Matricaria Recutita, M. Chamomilla and Chamomilla Recutita.
A small daisy-like plant traditionally thought to aid relaxation and sleep, and treat upset stomachs and cystitis, and help regulate periods. It has long been used as an anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, analgesic, disinfectant, diuretic and as a preventative measure against bladder or kidney stones. It is often used to treat insomnia, PMT, boils, abscesses, infected cuts, depression, stress, migraine, headaches and clinical trials have been undertaken with regards for its use on eczema, dermatitis and ulceration.
Rose ~ Rosa sp.
Whilst Roses are primarily used for their scent, the herb is also thought to aid disorders of the female reproductive system, including irregular menstruation, heavy periods and depression and tension both during and before the period begins. It was traditionally known as an aphrodisiac, which is why guests strewed rose petals at weddings, a practice that led to us using confetti today. It is also said to have a beneficial effect on circulation, digestion and the nervous system.
Eyebright ~ Euphrasia Officinalis
As the name suggests, Eyebright has long been associated with the treatment of eye complaints and diseases. An infusion-soaked cold compress was used for inflammatory eye diseases, and it has also been used to treat hayfever, catarrh and nasal congestion. It may also be useful in the treatment of bacterial infection, and is believed to possess antiviral and nerve-regenerating properties.
Rosemary ~ Rosmarinus Officinalis
Rosemary has been in use for a long time; the ancient Greeks burned sprigs of the herb on shrines, and traces have been found in Egyptian tombs. It was used throughout the Middle Ages to smoke out demons during exorcisms. As a modern day herbalist?s tool it is said to stimulate the nervous system, so is used where there has been a loss or reduction in one or more of the senses and also for some forms of speech impairment. It is also said to be a brain stimulant, hence ?rosemary for remembrance?. Despite its analgesic properties, it is not a sedative, and it is also said to have anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Lavender ~ Lavendula Angustifolia; also known as L. Officinalis, L. Augustifolia, L. Vera, L. Pyrenaica and L. Spica.
A very familiar plant in gardens in many varieties, Lavender is a member of the mint family, best known herbally for its calming, soothing and balancing properties. It is traditionally thought to act as an analgesic, anti-depressant, bactericidal, decongestant, hypotensive, insect repellent, sedative and vermifuge. It has been long been used to treat conditions such as colds, coughs, sinusitis, depression, anxiety, insomnia and hysteria. It is said to reduce menstrual pain and to speed labour if the oil is massaged into the lower back.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 14 May, 2009.