By Rustinacontributing writer
Do you feel like life messes you up every two minutes? My day goes like this: ever-changing plans, broken-down vehicles, reminders of lost loved ones, and I don’t even want to consider what tomorrow might bring. The phone rings and I have an internal debate about whether I want to reach him. My nerves are on high alert.
I try to do some simple things to reduce stress, but there are also ways to calm the nerves directly. When our nervous system is constantly activated, it can cause many problems ranging from high blood pressure to metabolic problems and kidney control (1). Learning to calm the nervous system is a very important job.
What is a Nervino?
Nerves are substances that directly affect the central nervous system so that your nerves can calm down and relax. You may have heard of adaptogens before. Those are similar to nerves, and they work well together.
Nerves are also adaptogens, but not all adaptogens are nervines. Adaptogens help the body respond to general stress. That can calm the nerves, or it could also increase the body’s ability to handle cortisol, fatigue, depression, or many other factors in the body.
5 Herbs That Are Nervinas (and How to Use Them)
Lemon Balm is a mild herb that is appropriate for use on children and adults. It improves mood, relieves nervous fatigue, restlessness in the body, helps cognitive functions, and can even relieve indigestion that often occurs during times of heightened nervous system activity (2).
You can learn more and find ideas for using it in our Herbal Profile: Lemon Balm
My favorite way to use lemon balm is in water with other mints, cucumber, and berries. This wonderfully scented herb is easy to add to food, tea, or other drinks such as homemade ones. kombucha. When I want a larger amount of lemon balm and a little faster, I take Earthley Green Capsules (Also available as a loose powder for smoothies and other recipes.) It is a safe and gentle herb to use on children or adults.
It has been used to support, restore and tone the nervous system (3). In that studyChinese skullcap has been found to help reduce damage to neural cells from things like oxidative stress and inflammation, making it very useful against neurodegenerative diseases.
You can learn more and find ideas for using it in our Herbal Profile: Skullcap
My favorite ways to use skullcap are in teas and tinctures. When I want a larger quantity and a little faster, I take Earthley’s dream time is a combination of three powerful yet gentle herbs including catnip (an adaptogen) that promotes restful sleep and restful nights. This herbal tincture is the perfect natural solution for the whole family.
This simple and common herb is a well known nervine. Even in cartoons and children’s books like The Tales of Peter Rabbit, use chamomile tea after scary events. It can be used in teas, extracts, syrup additions, lotions, anything really, even eyes and eyes. nasal lava It is gentle and safe for the whole family. Research has been conducted on the use of its neuroprotective properties to reduce oxidative stress when exposed to fluoride and other toxins (4).
You can learn more and find ideas for using it in our Herbal Profile: Chamomile
My favorite ways to use chamomile are in teas and tinctures. When I want a larger quantity and a little faster, I take Earthley’s dream time is a combination of three powerful yet gentle herbs that promote restful sleep and restful nights. This herbal tincture is the perfect natural solution for the whole family.
This herb is a powerhouse of calming nerves and muscle tension, as well as restoring the body and muscles from fatigue (5). Many people have found this herb a great help in improving their lives.
However, it should not be used excessively or in the long term. It’s support when your body really needs the extra help, not an every day event (6).
You can learn more and find ideas for using it in our Herbal Profile: Kava Kava
Some of the best ways to use kava kava are in teas. It is generally recommended to avoid it during pregnancy and lactation.
This amazing herb can help calm the brain and nerves with just a scent (6). Has she ever walked up to the lavender plant displays in the store, sniffed a little, and smiled? I have, I can’t not smile when that (real) scent hits me!
This works, we believe, thanks to the linalool in lavender. It causes a reaction with neurotransmitters such as GABA to relax the nervous system (7).
You can learn more and find ideas for using it in our Herbal Profile: Lavender
My favorite ways to use lavender are teas, cold drinks, garnishes, sachetsand lotions. Love Earthley’s Goodnight Lotion with lavender It is a combination of healthy butters and oils with magnesium and lavender. Gentle on my entire family, and helps all of us get more restful sleep so we can have restful nights.
This is not an all-inclusive listing. There are others such as hops, passion flower, valerian and, in general, it is considered St. John’s wort. However, this does give you some herbal ideas to add to your collection.
May we all find our inner calm even in difficult times!