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Oat fresh milky seed (Avena sativa)*

Strengthens and nourishes the nervous system.  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 neurasthenia (nervous exhaustion), anxiety, impaired sleep patterns and weak libido, milky Oat is appropriate for chronic stress. It contains calcium and magnesium which are essential nutrients for the nervous tissue. Oat soothes the frayed feeling brought on by “burning the candle at both ends.”

Skullcap fresh herb (Scutellaria lateriflora)*

Indicated for nervous exhaustion, tremors, palsies, trigeminal neuralgia and Parkinson's disease. One of our best nervines, Skullcap strengthens depleted, irritated nervous systems and helps to reduce anxiety, irritation and nervousness.

Plantain fresh leaf (Plantago major)*

Primarily used for its demulcent, healing qualities both internally and externally. A rich source of chlorophyll and allantoin, it speeds the healing of skin and mucus membrane tissue especially in the stomach, bladder and vaginal tract. Plantain is useful for gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers, ulcerative colitis, interstitial cystitis, and dental pain.

Licorice root (Glycerrhiza glabra or uralensis)*

Has an ancient history of use in China and the Middle East. This intensely sweet root is an adaptogen, demulcent, expectorant, pectoral, antiviral and antidepressant. Licorice strengthens endocrine function, especially the adrenals, ovaries, Isles of Langerhans and hypothalamus making it useful for chronic fatigue syndrome, menopause, hypoglycemia and autoimmune disease. The demulcent action heals mucous membrane tissue especially the stomach (ulcers), large and small intestine (IBS) and lung (dry, irritated cough). Excessive use of Licorice can elevate blood pressure. 

Lobelia herb & seed (Lobelia inflata)*

Has been used for thousands of years by Native Americans then later by Thomsonian and Eclectic physicians as a strong antispasmodic to the lungs, heart and musculoskeletal system. It can be used effectively in combination with other herbs for spasmodic coughing (bronchitis, asthma, pertussis). Lobelia is also indicated for nervous spasms including petit mal epilepsy.


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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.