Do you commonly seek out stress relief without success? Have you ever considered herbal treatments, but don’t know where to start? We are here to help! Nervines are herbs that have a known calming effect on the nervous system, and are often used to help relieve stress. So what are some good nervines to use?
There is a wide range of herbs within this group, all with varying characteristics. For instance, if it is a gentler herb is can be consumed through-out the day to relieve mild anxiety, which in turn helps a person keep a calm composure in high stress situations. These include catnip, chamomile, damiana, lemon balm, linden, and skull cap.
There are sedative herbs that calm or tranquilize by reducing functional activity, they can be used to reduce nervous tension, pain, muscular spasms and insomnia. These types of nervines include California poppy, hops, kava kava, passion flower and Jamaican dogwood.
You can also use concentrated herbal extracts instead of the herb directly. These generally consist of alcohol and water along with the herbal extract. To take it, put 30 to 60 drops in about four ounces of water and drink. Depending on what you are attempting to treat, you may need to take at different times of the day.
Before seeking herbal treatment, be sure to consult your physician prior. Be sure you do not take any medications that can interfere with the herbs. There are different recipes for every nervine.
Nervines Tea Blend
Here is an example Nervines tea blend:
Equal parts of