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.
St. John’s wort’s ability to fight depression makes it useful in treating fatigue, and its ability to relieve pain makes it helpful for treating vocal pain and laryngitis associated with fibromyalgia.
Burdock improves the elimination of metabolic wastes through the liver, lymph, large intestines, lungs, kidneys, and skin.
The primary use of fennel seeds is to relieve bloating, but they also settle stomach pain, stimulate the appetite, and are diuretic and anti-inflammatory
Cat’s claw is an anti-inflammatory agent and immune stimulant. It is also good for all forms of arthritis. It has also been shown to have anticancer, antioxidant, antiviral, and cardiovascular effects. In folk medicine, it has been used for diarrhea and gastritis.
One of the few herbal medicines known to have a progesterone-type activity within the body, the chaste berry is specific for menstrual and perimenopausal problems. Vitex increases the production of progesterone, luteinizing hormones, and prolactin and inhibits the release of follicle stimulating hormone. It helps to reregulate the menstrual cycle for women coming off birth … Continue reading Chaste Berry Benefits: Snapshot