The Wide World of Ethnobotanicals
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The Wide World of Ethnobotanicals

Botanicals Siesta Botanicals carries several botanicals that have been shown to offer a wide variety of benefits including stress relief, improved concentration and energy levels. Ashwagandha Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), also known as Indian ginseng or winter cherry, is an ancient Ayurvedic herb. It belongs to a class of medicinal herbs known as adaptogens and has…

The Move Toward Plant Medicine and Herbs
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The Move Toward Plant Medicine and Herbs

The Move Toward Plant Medicine and Herbs Interest in plant medicine has grown exponentially in the last decade. People are discovering the health benefits and stress-relieving qualities of traditional herbs, and as a result, many have moved away from more dangerous substances such as alcohol.  The U.S. Has a Substance Abuse Problem Approximately 19.7 million…

From Tree to Kratom Tea: How is Kratom Produced?
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From Tree to Kratom Tea: How is Kratom Produced?

From Tree to Kratom Tea: How is Kratom Produced? How is kratom produced? Is it made in a high-tech greenhouse or a lab? Actually, not much has changed over the centuries when it comes to kratom farming practices. You’ll be happy to know that kratom is naturally and organically cultivated and produced from the leaves…

What is Kava?

What is Kava?

“You cannot hate with kava in you.” ~ Tom Harrison in his book “Savage Civilization” (1937)  What is Kava? Kava (Piper methysticum), is a tall evergreen shrub in the pepper family native to the South Pacific Islands. Traditionally, kava has been used as a ceremonial drink and is consumed to bring about a state of…