The leaves of passion flower have been shown to make a nonaddictive sedative that relaxes the nervous system. Passion flower seems especially helpful when physical or mental strain results in insomnia or stress.
For centuries, lavender has been used as a general tonic, sedative, antispasmodic, diuretic, digestive aid, and gas remedy. Lavender tea and essential oil are prescribed to treat common minor ailments such as insomnia, nervousness, fatigue, headaches, nausea, and gas. Its aroma helps to stimulate mental processes to help patients with dementia and alleviate mild to moderate depression.
Marshmallow root is an ingredient in many lung preparations and cough syrups, as well as preparations for urinary tract problems, stomach ailments, and wound healing.
Fo-Ti is recommended as a tonic to maintain youthful vigour, increase energy, tone the kidneys and liver, and purify the blood. It is said to have the effects of darkening prematurely grey hair.
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.
Valerian useful for disorders such as restlessness, nervousness, insomnia, hysteria, menstrual problems, headaches, and nervous stomach. The German Commission E has approved valerian for restlessness and sleeping disorders based on nervous conditions.
Corydalis is a Chinese remedy used at least since the 8th century to help "invigorate the blood" and relieve almost any painful condition. It is mainly used for menstrual cramps, and for chest and abdominal pain. Research in China has confirmed the validity of corydalis' traditional use, revealing that it contains powerful alkaloids that are … Continue reading Corydalis Benefits: Snapshot
Brahmi is the foremost nerve tonic of Ayurveda traditionally used for epilepsy, insanity, and to improve memory and mental capacities. It is also native to Australia.
There are days when each of us will be feeling frantic, scattered, wired, anxious, etc. and it's a good idea to have at least one herb on hand which can be made into a strong tea when needed most. Here are three of the most common, safe and effective relaxing herbal teas we use at … Continue reading 3 Relaxing Herbs
Research has shown that in common with ginseng, schizandra has adaptogenic properties, helping the body to adapt to stress. Schisandra is a superior tonic herb and acts throughout the body, strengthening and toning many different organs. Probably best known as a sexual tonic for both men and women, schizandra reputedly increases the secretion of sexual fluids and, in men, it also improves sexual stamina.