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Eleuthero root (Eleutherococcus senticosis)*

An excellent adaptogen which normalizes blood pressure and immune activity, reduces fatigue, stress, and depression and reduces atherosclerosis. It is frequently used especially by athletes to increase performance. It acts on the adrenal glands to normalize stress hormone levels thereby smoothing out the peaks and valleys of energy that characterize chronic stress.

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.

Chamomile fresh flowers (Matricaria recutita)*

A mild but effective remedy for children and adults alike.  The flowers are anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, carminative and sedative.  Children find the taste palatable and readily take it for teething pain, colic, cramps, colds, irritability and night terrors.  For adults it is a soothing remedy for frazzled nerves, insomnia, tension headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, morning sickness and ulcers.

Oat fresh milky seed (Avena sativa)*

Strengthens and nourishes the nervous system. It contains calcium and magnesium which are essential nutrients for the nervous tissue. It is indicated for nervous exhaustion, sexual neurasthenia, and occipital pain extending toward the spine. Oat reduces withdrawal effects from nicotine and caffeine. Used for  anxiety, impaired sleep patterns and weak libido, milky Oat is appropriate for chronic stress. Oat soothes the frayed feeling brought on by “burning the candle at both ends.”

Linden dried flowers (Tilia x vulgaris)*

A very pleasant tasting herb with nervine qualities. It is a gentle herb used for lowering mild hypertension, general stress, stress headaches, insomnia and arteriosclerosis.


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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.