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Skullcap fresh herb (Scutellaria laterifolia)*

Indicated for nervous exhaustion, tremors and palsies, trigeminal neuralgia, and Parkinson's disease.  It is a nervine which strengthens depleted, irritated nervous systems.

Oat fresh milky seed (Avena sativa)*

Strengthens and nourishes the nervous system.  It is indicated for nervous exhaustion (burning the candle at both ends), sexual neurasthenia and occipital pain extending toward the spine.  Oat reduces withdrawal effects from nicotine and caffeine.

Hops fresh strobiles (Humulus lupulus)*

A well known ingredient of beer, whose bitterness comes from a chemical called lupulin.  A sedative and mild anodyne, hops is used for nervousness, anxiety, nervous stomach, insomnia and muscle spasms.  Its intense bitterness stimulates digestive function, bile secretion and absorption of nutrients.

Passionflower fresh herb (Passiflora incarnata)*

A sedative, antispasmodic and may act as a MAO inhibitor useful for mild depression, insomnia, nervous headache, neuralgia, teething children, muscular/nerve pain, facial tics, pelvic and spasmodic pain.  Specific for people who can't fall asleep because their minds keep running.

Valerian fresh root (Valeriana officinalis)*

One of the most popular herbs in Europe, and is widely known as a sedative, carminative and anodyne.  Combined with nervines like Scullcap, Lemon Balm or fresh Oats, it is useful for insomnia, anxiety, nervousness, nervous stomach or bowel and headaches due to stress.

California Poppy fresh whole plant in flower (Eschscholtzia californica)*

A common West coast wildflower.  It is a useful sedative and antispasmodic used for insomnia, nervous headache, muscle pain and sleeplessness due to pain and agitation.


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Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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*Disclaimer: The information on historical, ethnobotanical and phytotherapeutic uses of herbs and traditional formulas contained herein is based on the experience and research of the author. It is not intended as a substitute for consulting with your physician or other health care provider. Any attempt to diagnose and treat an illness should be done under the direction of a health care professional. The publisher and author are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of any of the information discussed. Should you have any questions concerning the appropriateness of any preparation mentioned, the author strongly suggests consulting a professional health care advisor.