Category Archives: Anxiety

American Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora): Phytochemistry

The aerial parts of the American Skullcap plant (Scutellaria lateriflora) have been traditionally used for their medicinal properties. In particular, American skullcap may have central nervous system effects that include sedative, anxiolytic and antidepressant effects. American Skullcap is high in … Continue reading

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Stachys lavandulifolia (Iron Wort): Anxiety Treatment?

Stachys is a large genus of flowering plants in the Lamiaceae (mint) family of plants. Stachys plants are distributed throughout Europe, Asia Africa, Australasia and North America and are known by a number of names including hedgenettle, heal-all, self-heal, woundwort … Continue reading

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Vitamin D and Depression

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Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) as a Treatment for Stress and Depression

Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) is a succulent plant native to South Africa. Kanna is also often referred to as channa. A medicine made from kanna called Zembrin is also available. Kanna is used in traditional medicine as a treatment for both … Continue reading

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Does Myricetin Reduce Anxiety and Depression?

Myricetin is a flavonoid synthesised by plants. Myricetin belongs to the flavonol group of flavonoids. Other flavonnols found in plants include quercetin, kaempferol and galangin. The chemistry of the flavonols makes them biologically active and they may possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory … Continue reading

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Sesbania grandiflora (Vegetable Hummingbird): Mood Stabiliser?

Sesbania grandiflora is commonly called the vegetable hummingbird, hummingbird tree, katurai, corkwood tree or caturay. Sesbania grandiflora is a member of the Fabaceae (pea) family of plants. The tree is small (5 to 10 meters in height), fast growing and … Continue reading

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Sphaeranthus indicus as an anxiolytic Herb

Sphaeranthus indicus Linn. is a species of flowering plant that belongs to the Asteraceae (daisy) family of plant. In this regard it is in the same family as chamomile. Sphaeranthus indicus can be found growing in India, and common names … Continue reading

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Damiana (Turnera Aphrodisiaca): Mood Elevating Herb

Damiana (Turnera Aphrodisiaca) is a woody shrub that is native to the Southern United States, and parts of Central and South America. The flowers of the plant are aromatic, and produces a fruit that is similar in taste to figs. … Continue reading

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Creatine and Mood

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Tilia Americana (Basswood): Anxiety Treatment?

Tilia Americana is a species of tree from the Malvaceae (mallows) family of tree. Common names for this tree include American basswood or American linden. This family contains a number of trees of economic importance including cotton and cacao. The … Continue reading

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