Forget the uncontrollable nerves, anxiety, agitation, headaches caused by tension or pain. Plants do wonders when it comes to calming the nerves. Here are five of the best herbs that can calm your nerves:
Foot grass for migraines and headaches
This delicate flowering plant contains powerful medicinal ingredients which soothe the nervous system. Maybe this is why it has been used for thousands of years since the Greek physician Dioscorides recommended it for debilitating inflammation. Since then I have learned a lot about the healing properties of this plant and its effects on the nervous system.
Foot grass is a very good remedy for headaches and migraines. If you have used the plant, but has not had any effect, be sure that it will work if you use it correctly. Foot grass does not act the same as those for pain and Migraines-I mean at the first signs of pain. On the contrary, the best way to take foot grass is to consume it daily within a month to help prevent headaches and Migraines for the next month. A study published in the Cochrane Systematic Reviews ‘ concluded that foot grass can reduce the prevalence of migraines.
Foot grass for neuropathy
Those who sufferer of neuropathic pain, a general term that describes a range of disorders of the nervous system that causes pain, numbness, weakness, will be happy to learn that grass foot it’s proved to be an effective remedy for these symptoms. In a study published in the journal “Fitomedicina”, researchers found that foot grass was as effective as the medication gapapentin (an antiepileptic drug used in the treatment of neuropathic pain). Use one tablespoon of dried herb (leaves, flowers, and stems) per cup with boiled water and leave to infuse for 10 minutes. Consume three cups daily.
Nettle to block pain signals
Nettle plant that causes a burning sensation to touch, has proved that it can interact with the pain signals sent by the nervous system, thus reducing the types of pain that do not seem to have a connection between them. In a study that looked at the effects of nettle on the pain of osteoarthritis, researchers found that nettle can reduce the pain associated with the disease. Participants in the study have found that they needed fewer anti-inflammatory agents at the time they took the nettle. Of course, you should consult your doctor prior to reduce medication.
Nettle can be consumed as a tea, or add it as such in soups and in stews.
Sage reduces stress and improves mood
Sage is a plant much appreciated for its beneficial effects on the brain and memory but can have a strong impact on the mood. The plant seems to act by inhibiting enzymes that break down an essential hormone in the brain, called acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is necessary to regulate mood and many other functions of the brain and the body. A few cups of Sage per day are enough to calm nerves and reduce stress.
Avoid sage, but, if you suffer from migraines.
St. Johns wort plant helps reduce the anxiety
Many studies have proven the efficiency of St.Johns wort plant against depression, but few know that this medicinal herb can be used as a natural remedy anti-anxiety. The study published in the journal Phytotherapy “showed that the herb has been effective in treating anxiety. Use one teaspoon of dried flowers in a cup of boiled water and drink three times a day for optimum results. Or you can administer a tincture, and in this case follow the instructions on the package.
Valerian for anxiety and hyperactivity
Valerian root is used for a long time for the effects of his anxiety. Recent studies show that its effects are due in large part to the valeric acid compound. Other research shows that this strong remedy taken in combination with lemon balm effectively reduced noisiness, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness young children, after seven weeks of treatment with these plants. Valerian has the best results when it is taken in the form of tincture. You have to follow the instructions on the package. For children use an extract without alcohol, as glicerit.
Consult your physician before using these plants if you suffer from a serious illness or medical treatment that you currently follow.