Passionflower is an aid for those who overwork, being both invigorating and soothing. It aids concentration; calms the spirit, central nervous system, liver, and heart; relaxes the nerves; slightly lowers blood pressure; increases the respiratory rate; helps slow down the breakdown of neurotransmitters; and induces rest. It aids sleep without leaving one feeling hung over the next morning, and, of course, it is not addictive.
Skullcap calms and strengthens the nerves, relaxes spasms, relieves pain, and promotes rest. It can help rebuild nerve sheaths. One of its constituents, scutellarin, is transformed in the body into scutellarein, which helps stimulate the brain to produce more endorphins.
Lady's mantle helps reduce pains associated with menstrual periods and ameliorates excessive bleeding. Its astringency makes it beneficial in the treatment of diarrhea, as a mouthwash for sores and ulcers, and as a gargle for laryngitis.
Resveratrol has been studied extensively in cancer cells of leukemia, oral squamous carcinoma cells, neuroblastoma cells, and skin, breast, and prostate cancer cells. Because resveratrol is an anti-inflammatory compound, it may be useful for preventing cancer in the three stages of cancer development. It has been shown to slow the progress of atherosclerotic plaques and … Continue reading Japanese Knotweed Benefits: Snapshot
Sage is an excellent remedy for sore throats, poor digestion, and irregular menstruation, and it is also taken as a gently stimulating tonic. It has a slightly warm but noticeably bitter and astringent taste.
Chamomile has antianxiety, antihistamine, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antispasmodic properties. As an antibacterial herb, chamomile may inhibit the growth of underarm bacteria, which eliminates underarm perspiration odour.