Sleep is as essential for your well-being as are food and water. Unfortunately, according to the CDC, 50 to 70 million Americans are unable to regularly get enough sound, restful sleep at night.
To help the sleep deprived among us, Dr. Cass Ingram, author of more than two dozen books on health and wellness, reviews a number of natural, highly effective herbal remedies for sleeplessness which are discussed in his newest book, "The Cannabis Cure."
He says we all have a system of cannabinoid receptors in our brain and throughout our nervous system.
If we feed that system of receptors correctly, it can impact us in a variety of ways. A cannabinoid is a chemical that goes to the system and causes balance in the brain and is very good for epilepsy, nervousness, tremors, and agitation.
He tells KOGO News cannabis is the richest source to feed that system, and you don't need a prescription for medical marijuana. Smoking marijuana isn't good for insomnia, as the active ingredient burns up quickly, which can actually cause insomnia. But, you can use a variety of herbs, such as hops, basil, cinnamon and oil of oregano.
They are combined in the product, Hempanol PM, which can be found at some health food stores and online.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR - DR. CASS INGRAM
Dr. Cass Ingram is a nutritional physician who received a B.S. in biology and chemistry from the University of Northern Iowa (1979) and a D.O. from the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences in Des Moines, IA (1984). Dr. Ingram has since written over 20 books on natural healing. Dr. Ingram is one of North America's leading experts on the health benefits and disease fighting properties of wild medicinal spice extracts.
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