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Gotu Kola, super herb

Gotu Kola, super herb

Gotu Kola is an herb long used to support brain health--both emotional and cognitively speaking. This herb has been used in India, China, and Indonesia for thousands of years and in Europe since the 1880s. It has a well-earned reputation as a supporter of mental clarity, for easing depression and anxiety, increasing memory, having antiaging properties and generally reducing stress. There have been some scientific trials (on anxiety, improving memory and insomnia) that are starting to back up all the historical case studies. While it is not recommended for folx under 18, there is at least one story of someone living to the ripe old age of 200 with the help of this herb.

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Skullcap can help you recover from long-term stress

Skullcap can help you recover from long-term stress

Skullcap is in the class of herbs known as nervines (medicines used to calm the nerves). It has been used historically to soothe long-term stress of any kind. That means many people throughout history have used it successfully to help recover from psychological stress (worry, anxiety), insomnia, physical strain (think recovery from a long-term illness or even the continuous stress of a smoking habit!), etc.

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Ground New Year's Resolutions during the New Moon in Capricorn

Ground New Year's Resolutions during the New Moon in Capricorn

Happy New Year!

If quitting tobacco is one of your resolutions for 2019, be sure to increase your likelihood of success by creating a smoking cessation plan. Why? 94%-97% of those who attempt to quit smoking without a plan fail. If you're looking for an option beyond nicotine replacement therapy, prescription medications, and e-cigarettes, Brown Bear herbal cigarettes can be a great alternative.

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Different Ways to Use Brown Bear Smoking Blends--Jake Gottfredson

Different Ways to Use Brown Bear Smoking Blends--Jake Gottfredson

Jake Gottfredson smoked tobacco for seven years, about 15 cigarettes per day.  He primarily liked to smoke when out on a stroll or when taking a moment to himself for coffee and a smoke. Originally, he got started using tobacco because he was blending it with his m jay. Like many solitary smokers, he enjoys using the Gentle & Protective blend. Lately he has also been grooving on the roughness of the Sexy Smokes as well. Since quitting a month ago he as been smoking three to five Brown Bear cigarettes a day. He writes, "I'm better able to recognize a nicotine craving. Sometimes it's nice to have a smoke with coffee, in a ritualistic way. Now, I can do that without addiction, without tobacco."
Jake particularly recommends the tins of Brown Bear Herbs smoking blends as a mixer with m jay. He likes it to stretch his m jay supply out and also to keep from getting too high.

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