Friday, February 28, 2014

Brain Nourishing Herbs

"Brain Nourishing Herbs

~ Oatstraw is restorative, the essence of nourishment for the brain and nervous system. Very grounding. Essential for those who lack concentration skills whether adult or child.

~ Roses and rose hips nourish the brain and nervous system, are calming, stress relieving and centering. Roses nourish our ability to give and accept love. Used to alleviate pains of the emotional heart, to lift spirits and enhance vitality. Rose hips are vital for children who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder.

~ Lavender is antidepressant, tranquilizing and stress relieving.

~ Skullcap is nature’s finest nervine, a superb nourisher of the brain and nervous system; pain relieving, antidepressant and sedating. Helps focus and concentration.

~ Red clover nourishes the entire body, provides plenty of protein, B vitamins, and calcium, all essential brain nourishing nutrients.

~ Chamomile is mildly sedating, soothing and especially good for children.

~ Sage inhibits the breakdown of acetylcholine thus protects against Alzheimer’s. Highly regarded as a brain tonic down through the ages.

~ Rosemary is a nervine, stress reliever and antidepressant. It increases alertness, strengthens memory and acts as an all-around brain tonic.

~ Garlic stimulates the brain and has a positive effect on brain functioning, increasing alertness and energy.

~ Ginkgo brings blood to the brain, improves mood and sociability, sharpens concentration and intellect, and eases tension and anxiety.

~ Ginseng is rejuvenating, restorative, boosts energy and vitality and is tonic to the brain. Antidepressant, adaptogenic, an excellent ally for anyone under physical, emotional, mental or spiritual stress. Promotes strong nerves, sound sleep, improves memory, clear thinking and enhances concentration.

~ Angelica is revitalizing, restorative and offers rich stores of B vitamins, including B12, calcium, magnesium and iron, all necessary nutrients for healthy brain and nervous system functioning.

~ Lemon Balm is an effective natural tranquilizer and antidepressant. It is anesthetic, pain easing and called a safeguard against senility. Lemon balm nourishes the brain.

~St. John’s wort is effective against mild to moderate depression, alleviates anxiety, insomnia, and irritability and eases pain.

~Motherwort supports us emotionally. Motherwort offers emotional stability while she teaches us what is necessary for strong emotional health. Our sharp prickly parts need to be acknowledged and accepted as well as our soft fuzzy parts. Motherwort displays both proudly.

Many of the above herbs can be found in tincture form at the following link -
tinctures of oatstraw, motherwort, St. John's wort, lavender, angelica, ginseng, ginkgo, rosemary, sage, chamomile, red clover, nettles, burdock, dandelion, wild yam, black cohosh. and skullcap - also rose, lavender, peppermint & lemon balm glycerites.

Some of these herbs, especially oatstraw, roses, lavender & lemon balm are also available to you here in the form of delicious herb tea blends. You'll find some excellent choices here -
Herb Tea Blends such as Comfort & Joy, Peace Blossom and Lavender Love

Rose hip syrup can be found on this page
Rose Hip Syrup"

I have read the article on brain nourishing herbs you shared with me earlier, and I find it informative with regard to the various herbs that are restorative, emotionally supportive and nerve-calming, such as oatstraw, rose hips, lavender, chamomile, rosemary, garlic, angelica, lemon balm, St Johns' wort, motherwort and skullcap.
I have also googled some of these herbs just now, and it is interesting to note from this article below that oatstraw's calming qualities not only strengthen nerves but also encourage a restful night's sleep.

"The somewhat controversial German Commission E stated in an October 1987 publication that oat straw could be used as a nervine herb. The German government commissioned oat straw extract as an effective herbal remedy for anxiety and stress. This is most likely due to the high Vitamin B complex content contained within the herb. Oat straw's calming qualities strengthens nerves and encourages a restful night's sleep."

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I also found a couple of articles below that say skullcap can be used to treat insomnia, besides anixety symptoms, as mentioned below.
"4) Skullcap: Another herb from the mint family, skullcap combines well with valerian root to synergistically reduce stress, decrease nervous tension, fight insomnia, and fight anxiety symptoms. When made into a tea or tincture, skullcap can be taken throughout the day to combat stress and promote restfulness, even in the midst of irritating or stressful situations."
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"(NaturalNews) Scullcap is a traditional herb that can be taken internally to treat nervousness, irritability, insomnia, and neuralgia. Scullcap has a sedating effect and is also able to calm spasms, reduce fever, stimulate the kidneys, and also has cleansing effects. Scullcap is very effective for treating anxiety and tension headaches as well and the Chinese consider it a powerful remedy that is used to calm the mind and also to prepare for meditation."
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