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Jan
5
comment On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
When making valerian tea, don't use boiling water: this'll evaporate the plant's psychoactive essential oils. Instead: 1. Grind up some fresh valerian root in a blender. 2. Cover it with lukewarm water. 3. Let sit for a day. 4. Filter through muslin cloth. 5. If desired, add ice cubes & sugar. 6. Drink. Based on: a) Howie Brounstein (27 Sept. 1996). <52fm52$ae4@nadine.teleport.com>. Newsgroup: alt.folklore.herbs. b) "E" (11 June 1993). "Re: Valerian Root".
Jan
5
revised On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
1. Fixing a typo. 2. Clarifying.
Jan
5
suggested approved edit on On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
Jan
5
comment On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
To make valerian tea, don't include any regular tea leaves. Regular tea leaves contain caffeine, which will prevent you from falling asleep.
Jan
4
comment On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
@eliyahu-g: Don't accidentally wield the wrong sword. Valerian steel would simply put your opponents to sleep. :P
Jan
4
revised On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
Various. Also, +"CYLOR".
Jan
4
comment On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
Regarding tea: Do normal people drink valerian tea? Shalom's answer seems like it might be right. Davids Tea sells a kosher tea called Mother's Little Helper which includes valerian, chamomile, and lemongrass. However, that tea is marketed for relaxation; I think that only people who are unhappy due to stress would bother to buy it. Dear readers: CYLOR.
Jan
4
comment On Shabbat, if one can't sleep, may one consume valerian tea? Valerian root powder? Other non-prescription remedies?
Wow -- amazing answer! Thank you. +1.
Dec
26
comment Passing gas while listening to a Jewish song on my MP3 player
+0. Thank you for replying. But what is your source (or your reasoning) for saying that I don't need to pause the song?
Dec
25
revised Is the mourning for a late relative dependent on the state of their relationship before death?
+CYLOR warning.
Dec
25
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Dec
25
comment Passing gas while listening to a Jewish song on my MP3 player
Dear all: My question hasn't gotten very many upvotes. Could anyone please suggest any improvements or corrections to the post?
Dec
25
comment Passing gas while listening to a Jewish song on my MP3 player
@Nafkamina See the question: "Can songs use the words from pesukim?"
Dec
25
revised Passing gas while listening to a Jewish song on my MP3 player
+.
Dec
25
asked Passing gas while listening to a Jewish song on my MP3 player
Dec
25
revised Why have I never seen anyone “slicing the Shema”?
1. Dejargonifying. 2. Clarifying: "shiur" might make people think the link points to audio, but it actually points only to ordinary text.
Dec
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Dec
22
revised Providing wine for Christian ceremonial purposes: in the 8th century, what did the rabbis write?
Adding a link to a related question.
Dec
22
accepted May Jews sell wine to Christians for them to use in their religious ceremonies?
Dec
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suggested approved edit on Providing wine for Christian ceremonial purposes: in the 8th century, what did the rabbis write?