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Enjoy a Restful Sleep on the Longest Night of the Year

December 21st in the Winter Solstice meaning we get to enjoy the long, dark night. To help you take advantage of the shortest day of the year we want you to meet the herbal extract, Zizyphus, which helps counteract restless nights from fatigue.


Zizyphus, or Suan Zao Ren, is not only fun to say, it’s fun to blend. But the health issue it addresses, insomnia, is not so fun. Fortunately, while many factors contribute to insomnia, this herb goes above and beyond to combat it.


One of the most obvious contributors (and reactions) to insomnia is extreme fatigue. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, mental fatigue is rooted in yin-yang imbalance of the liver meridian system. This type of fatigue causes “wandering of the heart spirit,” which can keep people up at night. In other words, when someone has a lot on their mind, their body can enter a perpetual state of worry and restlessness that detracts from restful sleep.

Zizyphus has been used for thousands of years to help counteract occasional insomnia by nourishing the blood of the heart and the liver meridian systems, and calming the spirit. This helps promote welcoming conditions for the serene state that is sleep.


Zizyphus also has the potential to produce a relaxing effect. At Balance Blends, this calming herbal extract is one of many found in Quiet Please, the Extrapolent™ that helps you get more shut-eye on a regular basis. Learn more about Quiet Please here

On this Winter Solstice we hope you will take advantage of the long night and catch up on some sleep - your body with thank you.

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