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.
Tulsi (Holy Basil) comes from India, where it is revered as the herb sacred to the goddess Lakshmi, wife of Vishnu, the god who preserves life. Tulsi means "matchless," and the herb has very important medicinal properties - notably its ability to reduce blood sugar levels. In Indian herbal medicine, holy basil has a wide … Continue reading Tulsi Benefits: Snapshot
Tongkat Ali has been touted as a formidable libido enhancer for men. However, its main attributes are in fertility and physical output.
Reishi is probably the most widely available medicinal mushroom in the world. It is available not only as a foodstuff, but also in teas, syrups, tablets, and tinctures. Do not use raw pulverised reishi. It is best to boil the mushrooms to kill any bacteria that may have been growing on them while they were being cultivated.
Ashwagandha is used in Ayurveda in much the same way that ginseng is used in Chinese medicine: to improve vitality and to aid recovery after chronic illness.
Eleuthero (Siberian ginseng) improves the body's resistance to environmental stressors and enhances physical and mental performance.
Extracts of Graviola are effective against some viruses, bacteria, and parasites in test tubes. Laboratory studies have also shown Graviola to be effective against some types of cancer cells. It contains chemicals called acetogenins, which are thought to be the active ingredient. However, there are no human trials testing Graviola against cancer. Botanical Name Annona … Continue reading Graviola Benefits: Snapshot
Rhodiola is a phenomenal adaptogen. It adapts the body to endure physical and mental stress with the added benefit of increasing well-being. Tested on students, soldiers and professions requiring high-performance, Rhodiola is at the peak of choices for recovery and stamina.
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.