Category Archives: Anxiety

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

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Maca (Lepidium meyenii)

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Doxycycline and suicide

Doxycycline is an antibiotic often used to treat acne and respiratory tract infections. Side effects from the drug are known to include hepatotoxicity, pancreatitis, blood disorders, photosensitivity, hypersensitivity reactions, headache and visual disturbances. A number of medical case studies have … Continue reading

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Rosmarinic Acid: Brain Effects

Rosmarinic acid is a metabolite produce by a number of plants including rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) and wormwood (Artemisia capillaris). Rosmarinic acid has a number of effects in animals including antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. Researchers … Continue reading

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Agapanthus campanulatus (Bell African Lily): Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor

Agapanthus campanulatus is a flowering plant belonging to the Amaryllidaceae family of plant. The plant is native to South Africa. The plant forms flowering clumps with blue funnel shaped flowers. Evidence suggests that Agapanthus campanulatus may have pharmacological properties on … Continue reading

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Abies pindrow (West Himalayan Fir): Central Nervous System Effects

Abies pindrow is also called the West Himalayan fir due to the fact that it is found growing in the Himalayan region of Nepal and India. It is also referred to as the pindrow fir or talapatra. The fir is … Continue reading

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Annona Species of Plants

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Achillea millefolium (Yarrow): Traditional Anxiolytic and Antidepressant

Achillea millefolium (yarrow) is a flowering plant belonging to the Asteraceae or daisy family. There is a long history of use of yarrow medicinally, and traditional medicine has made use of the plant in many different countries. Science has corroborated … Continue reading

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Carvone: Terpenoid with Central Nervous System Effects

Carvone is a secondary metabolite produced by a number of plants. Carvone belongs to the terpenoid group of phytochemicals. Terpenoids are molecules consisting of linked isoprene units, and in plants include monoterpenes, diterpenes, and sesquiterpenes. Carvone falls into the category … Continue reading

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Aloysia Plants: Central Nervous System Effects

Aloysia plants are a group of flowering plants that belong to the Verbenaceae or vervain family of plants. As a group the plants are generally known as beebrushes, and are native to the Americas. Evidence suggests that certain plants from … Continue reading

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