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.
Since the days of Hippocrates, peony has been recommended as a remedy for epilepsy. Peony root helps clear heat, increases circulation, and helps improve blood flow to the uterus.
Devil's Claw has a traditional use for arthritic and rheumatic conditions and can bring relief from pain arising from a range of joint and muscular problems, including gout, back pain, fibrositis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
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
In small quantities, feverfew is now used as a preventive for migraine. It has to be taken regularly and at the first signs of an attack. It is useful for migraines associated with menstruation and for headaches.