Category Archives: Anxiety

Annona muricata as An Adaptogenic Herb

Annona muricata is another species of plant that belongs to the Annonaceae group of plants. This group of plants have been investigated for their mood elevating effects. Some evidence suggests that Annona muricata possesses adaptogenic properties as extracts from the … Continue reading

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Annona cherimola: Antidepressant Herb?

Annona is a group of plants belonging to the Annonaceae family. A number of species from this group have been shown to have central nervous system effects and may have mood elevating properties. Studies with animals have shown that Annonaceae … Continue reading

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Annona diversifolia: Anxiolytic Herb from Mexico

Annona diversifolia is a plant used in traditional Mexican herbal medicine for the treatment of nervios. Nervios in Latin America is considered a state of bodily and mental unrest, possibly as caused by stress. One aspect of nervios that is … Continue reading

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Aralia continentalis (Manchurian Spikenard)

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Valeriana officinalis As An Anxiolytic?

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Plant Essential Oils As Treatments For Anxiety

Essential oils are volatile compounds produced by plants that have a strong odour. Essential oils can be extracted from plants, a process that has been understood for centuries. Essential oils are interesting from a nutritional perspective, because many appear to … Continue reading

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B Vitamins for Mood

A number of B vitamins are required for energy production. In this role, certain B vitamins can act as cofactors to a number of energy producing pathways in cells, and are therefore essential to cellular energy production. B vitamins also … Continue reading

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Saffron as a Treatment for Anxiety

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Herbs Versus Drugs

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Convolvulus pluricaulis (Shankhpushpi): Memory Enhancing Brain Tonic

Convolvulus pluricaulis, commonly called Shankhpushpi (Aloe weed in English), is a traditional Indian herbal medicine. In appearance, the plant is similar to morning glory, and it grows trailing along the ground and possesses blue flowers. A number of physiological changes … Continue reading

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