Category Archives: Anxiety

Euphorbia neriifolia: Anxiolytic Herb

Euphorbia is a large group of trees and shrubs. Euphorbia neriifolia is one species that may have particular pharmacological activity in animals and humans. Common names for Euphorbia neriifolia include sehund or thohar in Hindi, as the plant is found … Continue reading

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Galphamines: Anxiolytic Phytochemicals

Galphimia glauca is a flowering plant from the Malpighiaceae family of plants. Galphimia glauca is used in Mexico as a traditional medicine as a mild sedative or tranquiliser. Galphimia glauca has been shown to have anxiolytic effects in animals and … Continue reading

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Ginkgo biloba: A Source of Terpene Trilactones

Ginkgo biloba is a tree with a long history of use in traditional medicine. The tree gets its name from the Japanese word ‘ginkyo’, which means silver apricot, on account of its production of small silver or grey looking fruits. … Continue reading

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Hypercum perferatum (St John’s Wort): The Importance of Flavonoids

St John’s Wort is known to be beneficial at treating mood disorders, particularly mild to moderate depression. Evidence suggests that St John’s Wort acts as an antidepressant by increasing brain levels of serotonin. Some of this effects may be due … Continue reading

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Dietary Magnesium and Mood Disorders

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Magnesium Deficiency and Depression

Magnesium is an important trace mineral required for human and animals health. Magnesium is required in gram amounts in the diet of a typical human, but many individuals fail to achieve this intake. Further, high intakes of other minerals such … Continue reading

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Ipomoea stans (Tumbavaqueros): Mexican Anxiety Treatment?

In Mexico, Ipomoea stans  is referred to as Tumbavaqueros. Tumbavaqueros is used in Mexican traditional medicine for its central nervous system activity. In this regard, Tumbavaqueros is used as a sedative, anti-seizure and for treating headaches. Studies have investigated the … Continue reading

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Water Willow (Justicia hyssopifolia): Anxiolytic Herb?

Justicia hyssopifolia is a species of plant that belongs to the Acanthaceae or acanthus family of plants. Justicia hyssopifolia is also sometimes called water willow or the shrimp plant, on account of the similarity of the flowers to shrimps. The … Continue reading

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Pau Santo (Kielmeyera coriacea): Anti-Anxiety Herb

Pau Santo (Kielmeyera coriacea) is a flowering plant native to the savanna region of Brazil. The plant is a small shrub with characteristic white flowers. Evidence suggests that the plant has medicinal properties. In particular, extracts of the plant may … Continue reading

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Magnolia dealbata: Medicinal Plant With Mood Elevating Properties?

Magnolia dealbata is a species of flowering plant that belongs to the Magnoliaceae family of plants. Like all flowering plants, Magnolia dealbata is a rich source of phytochemicals. Some of these phytochemicals are responsible for the pharmacological activity of Magnolia … Continue reading

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