Monthly Archives: April 2021

Morinda officinalis for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Mornida officinalis is a herb used in traditional Chinese medicine. The plant is classified as part of the Mordina group of plants, which are flowering plants belonging to the Rubiaceae (bedstraw) family. The plant is cultivated specifically for its medicinal … Continue reading

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Elettaria cardamomum For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Elettaria cardamomum is a herbaceous plant that is part of the ginger (Zingiberaceae) family of plants. Common names for Elettaria cardamomum include green cardamom and true cardamon. The plant is grown as a crop in many parts of Asia where … Continue reading

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Milk Thistle Versus Fluoxetine for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Milk thistle (Silybum marianun) is a herb that has a number of useful therapeutic effects. One of these effects is its use in the treatment of mood disorders. Milk thistle has been investigated for its effects against obsessive compulsive disorder, … Continue reading

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Withania: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a form of anxiety characterised by obsessive and repetitive behaviour that often centres around trivial activities that disrupt the person’s normal daily schedule. The cause of obsessive compulsive disorder is not fully understood, but it is … Continue reading

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Benincasa hispida (Winter Melon): Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Benincasa hispida is a plant from the Cucurbitaceae family. Common names for Benincasa hispida include hairy melon, winter melon, wax-ground, ash pumpkin and white pumpkin. The plant grows native to parts of Asian, where it is used as a natural … Continue reading

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Ashwagandha for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Anxiety is notoriously difficult to treat and the success rates of treatments with pharmaceutical drugs are low. Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a herbal treatment for anxiety. Obsessive compulsive disorder is a form of anxiety, and a number of studies have … Continue reading

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Valerian Root for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Valerian (Valerian officinalis) is a flowering plant with white or pink flowers. The phytochemicals contained within valerian have been shown to be beneficial at conferring protection from mood disorders, particularly anxiety. The chemicals within valerian which may be responsible for … Continue reading

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Nutritional Supplements for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a form of anxiety characterised by obsessive behaviour. A number of supplements have been investigated as possible treatments for this disorder, and many have been found to be beneficial. Here is a list of some of … Continue reading

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Bacopa Monnieri: Main Chemical Constituents and Effects

Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi) is an adaptogenic herb used in traditional Indian medicine. The plant is a complex mixture of chemicals which includes the alkaloid herpestine, brahmin, stigmasterol, and a group of terpenoid glycosides called bacopasides. The plant also contains the … Continue reading

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