Today, more than half of the general adult population complains of mental fatigue. Mental fatigue manifests as a state of weakened ability and reduced efficiency of cognitive workload and physical activities. This has become one of the most significant causes of reduced motivation and even accidents in modern society. The state of mental fatigue makes you feel useless and holds you back from getting the most of your day.
So, where is all our energy going?
When fatigue is holding you back from getting the most of your day, it’s time to examine where all your energy is going.
Overwork, chronic illness and lack of sleep are the most obvious reasons. But, there are causes, such as dehydration, unsatisfactory absorption of nutrients by the small intestines, stress, and inﬂammation, may not quickly come to mind.
All of these are immense energy suckers, and as long as they have an impact in your day to day life, your energy is going to be low.
- 2 Tbsp. yerba mate leaf
- 1 Tbsp. spearmint leaf
- ½ Tbsp. hibiscus flower
- 1 Tbsp. agrimony herb
Mix all the ingredients together and pour one pint of boiling water over the herbal mixture. Cover and steep for ten to fifteen minutes. Strain. Drink as desired.
Energy Now Tonic
This is a very effective tonic for conditions of weakness, especially in women.
- 8 ounces alfalfa
- 2 ounces burdock root
- 1-ounce ginseng root
- 1-ounce dong quai root
- Barley malt syrup
Combine all the herbs. Use four ounces of herbal mixture per quart of water. Simmer for one hour. Strain. Return the liquid to the pot and equal parts of a mixture of honey and barley malt syrup. Keep on low heat for five minutes, stirring to blend thoroughly.
Take two tablespoons, three times a day, before meals.
Caution: Do not use if you have yeast infections or candidiasis.
Cool Cat Tea
This is a great tea to fight stress and calm your nerves. Though catnip has the ability to soothe the nerves and stomach, when combined with lemon, it has tonic qualities.
The recipe is quite simple: brew a tea using two teaspoons of dried catnip herb to one cup of water. Steep for five to ten minutes, then add lemon and honey to taste.
Quick Energy Boost
Take one capsule, three times a day, of any of the following: Siberian ginseng, ground poppy or chia seeds. Chia seeds are great energy boosters, but our body cannot assimilate seeds in their whole form. Instead of grounding them and put in capsules, you can use the following recipe:
Steep one teaspoon of chia seeds for twelve hours in a cold glass of water. Then sweeten the mucilaginous drink with honey and take in the morning. You can also grind the seeds and sprinkle them over salads, stir them into soups, or use them with butter as a spread.
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