Taking natural remedies for anxiety and stress such as whole foods and herbal formulas are especially important when you are suffering from nervous system disorders. Anxiety can be free floating, which means it comes and goes. This often happens when there is too much stress in life; emotional, physical and/or dietary.
Anxiety can happen due to:
OR Anxiety can be due to:
Some suffer from dysregulation, which causes constant anxiety; mild to extreme. This can be caused by:
OR Anxiety can be due to:
If suffering from dysregulation, talking with an EEG-Neurofeedback specialist and a whole food nutritionist can give you some insight on what is happening with your brain and how working with the brain’s pathways and whole food nutrition can:
Taking this blend of herbs is very helpful for calming our mind and nervous system when battling anxiety, body tension, stress, and/or sleeplessness. I like to take this blend with Super Greens which are full of nutrients that replenish our adrenal glands and increase circulation, providing us with true natural energy.
Holy Basil ocimum sanctum Part Used: leaf Taste: pungent Energetic: warm Effective form/Preparation: *infusion, *tincture, capsules, oil, tea, compress Properties: *nervine, anti-inflammatory, is known to stop cells from mutating Medicinal Use: helps with sleep, soothing to the nervous system, relaxes tight muscles, regulates blood sugar, calms the spirit (anxiety), makes one feel grounded and relaxed
Aromatherapy: Basil ocimum basilicum - analgesic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, decongestant, expectorant
Skullcap scutellaria latiflora Part Used: leaf Taste: bitter Energetic: cool Effective form/Preparation: *infusion, *tincture, capsules, tea, compress, Properties: *nervine, anti-spasmodic, anti-anxiety (sedative), high in calcium, potassium and magnesium. Medicinal Use: Strengthens and soothes the nervous system, helps with restlessness, irritability, insomnia. Helps stop the mind chatter known as "monkey mind". Especially good for acute and chronic nervous system disorder from stress.
Chamomile flower maticara recutita Part Used: flowers Taste: bitter Energetic: neutral Effective form/Preparation: *infusion, *tincture, capsules, tea, compress Properties: *nervine, *tonic, sedative, antispasmodic, antiseptic, anti-fungal, high in calcium and magnesium. Contains potassium, iron, manganese, zine and some beta carotene. Medicinal Use: Helps with sleep. Soothes a nervous stomach caused by stress. Relieves indigestion, gas and flatulence.
German Chamomile matricaria chamomilla - antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, supports the liver, sedative.
Roman Chamomile anthemis nobillis - *analgesic, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antispasmodic, digestive, support the liver, supports the immune system, sedative.
Lemon Balm melissa officinalis Part
Used: leaf Taste sour/spicy Energetic: cool Effective form/Preparation: *infusion, *tincture, salve, tea, compress Properties: *carminative, *diaphoretic, calmative, *antipyretic, antispasmodic *nervine Medicinal Use: Soothes
the nervous system. Acts like a tranquilizer Helps with melancholy,
feeling homesick, depression, nervous or hysterical. As a salve for
cold sore (herpes simplex).
Aromatherapy: antidepressant, antiseptic, antispasmodic, carminative, *emmenagogue, sedative
Ginger Zingiber officinale Part
Used: root Taste pungent/spicy Energetic: warm Effective form/Preparation: *decoction *tincture, tea, compress, Properties: stimulant, *diaphoretic, *carminative, *emmenagogue, expectorant, *antiemetic, *analgesic, antispasmodic Medicinal Use: Used as a carrier to assist other herbs for assimilation. Helps increase circulation. Helps with digestive issues; upset stomach, nausea, motion sickness, gas. Helps with lung issues, excess phlegm, cramps, pain, spasms, sore throat, diarrhea and general coldness.
Aromatherapy: analgesic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, aphrodisiac, astringent, carminative, digestive, stimulant.
Wood Betony Betonica officinalis Part
Used: whole herb tops Taste bitter Energetic: cool Effective form/Preparation: *infusion, *tincture, tea, poultice, powder Properties: analgesic, especially for face, head and nerve pain. Sedative. Medicinal Use: Used in part of a formula for *neuralgia, migraine and nervous tension pain. Helps the body relax from stress and tension. Helps expel worms. Supports gall bladder health.
Hops humulus lupulus Part
Used: female flower Taste bitter Energetic: cool Effective form/Preparation: *infusion,*tincture, capsules, tea, compress, wash Properties: sedative, restorative for the central nervous system Medicinal Use: Helps with sleep/insomnia. Helps with anxiety and tension in the body. Helps with controlling nervous colitis and stomach ulcers. Used in a wash for ulcers, skin eruptions and wounds.
Wild Lettuce lactus virosa Part
Used: leaf, seed, oil Taste bitter Energetic: cool Effective form/Preparation: *infusion, *tincture, tea Properties: anti-spasmodic, *nervine, sedative, Medicinal Use: Insomnia. Anxiety. Muscle spasms. Menstrual pain. Hyperactivity in children. Spasmodic coughs and colic. Relieves body pain and strain. The seed oil is used for asthma, *dropsy, gout and jaundice.