Stress & Anxiety: Rooibos, Camomile and CBD to the rescue

Stress and anxiety rate amongst the top issues of our day, leading to sleeplessness and various other chronic illnesses if experienced over a prolonged period of time. Many are familiar with intermittent disturbed sleep, body aches, anxiety and irritability, but these lead to increased stress when they become chronic.

Common stress symptoms:

  • Irritability and difficulty in relationships.
  • Anxiety, tension, sadness.
  • Loss of interest in things you once enjoyed.
  • Disturbed sleep.
  • Fatigue.
  • Body aches and pains, including headaches.
  • Cognitive issues.

Most of us simply live with these symptoms – to our detriment. The Carmién solution is as simple as a cup (or 6) of rooibos tea!

Traditional medicine has touted the effective use of camomile for centuries as a calming herb, and ideal as a bedtime herbal infusion. Studies have shown that a cup of camomile tea taken about 45 minutes before bed will induce sleepiness and give the chemical compounds present in camomile enough time to activate sedation. Rooibos itself has been proved to be naturally calming which makes our rooibos camomile blends highly popular. Rooibos has a soothing effect on the nervous system and may also help relieve irritability, headaches, disturbed sleeping patterns, insomnia, nervous tension, mild depression or hypertension.

Carmién offers a wide range of rooibos camomile blends to suit every taste from adults to kiddies: Relax, Orange Camomile with lavender, Sleepy time for kids and our latest, more potent release, Calm with CBD.

In recent years cannabis has emerged as a strong contender for relieving stress symptoms and many other ailments. CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a compound found in the cannabis plant. Traditional medicine practitioners have been using cannabis for hundreds of years to manage a variety of health issues, especially as a calming relaxant.

After an initial uncertain, even negative entry onto the market it is now widely used in a variety of products, and after much research, in collaboration with SAHPRA we have decided to offer it in our latest Calm rooibos tea blend with 2mg added CBD. Calm is a relaxing blend of rooibos, passion flower, lemon balm, lavender and cannabis sativa l (CBD isolate)** with delicious creamy vanilla flavouring. Calm helps you cope with a stressful lifestyle being high in antioxidants, aiding and enhancing health maintenance, contributing to nervous system health and healthy sleep.

CBD is classified as Complimentary Medicines, therefore each box of tea contains its professional information and Patient information leaflet(PI PIL) listing restrictions in consumption and safety guidelines on how to use the product. The registration and availability of Complimentary Medicines take into account quality, safety and efficacy of their production and sale in line with their relative risk which are prescribed according to the developed guidelines issued by SAHPRA.

Our product is not registered or evaluated by SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.