Category Archives: Herbs

How To Find Your Own Anxiolytic Herbs

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Treating Anxiety With Herbs

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Treating Mood Disorders With Herbs

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Sage (Salvia): Medicinal Plant

Sage (Salvia) is a group of plants belonging to the Lamiaceae or mint family of. The plants are mostly aromatic on account of the presence of a characteristic essential oil. The most commonly known species of sage is perhaps Salvia … Continue reading

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Salvia (Sage) Plants: Anxiety Treatments?

Salvia (sage) plants are a perennial plant that belongs to the Lamiaceae or mint family of plants. The most well known of these plants is possibly Salvia officinalis, which is also called common sage or garden sage. Salvia plants tend … Continue reading

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Lippia Plants: Anti-anxiety herb

Lippia refers to a Genus (group) of flowering plants from the Verbenaceae (vervain or verbena) family. The Genus contains between 200 and 400 different species and these are characterised by their fragrant aroma, which is due to the presence of … Continue reading

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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Human Studies on Anxiety

The prevalence of anxiety or anxiety related disorders has been reported to be as high as 30 % in the United States. Estimates suggest the prevalence is at similar levels in other Western countries. The high prevalence of anxiety has … Continue reading

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How Do They Assess Depression in Animals

Many herbs and nutrients have been shown to have beneficial effects against depression. In order to assess the effects of a herb or nutrient on depression, it is often first necessary to test in on animals models of depression. Putting … Continue reading

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Rosmarinic Acid: Mood Elevating Phytochemical

Rosmarinic acid is a phytochemical with important medicinal properties. Rosmarinic acid is an ester derivative of the hydroxycinnamic acid, caffeic acid. Rosmarinic acid is found in a large number of herbs and spices including rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), basil (Ocimum basilicum), … Continue reading

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Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna): Liver Protective Herb

Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna) is a tree that belongs to the Combretaceae family of plants. Arjuna is usually found growing along river beds and can reach heights of around 25 meters. Arjuna is native to Asian countries including Bangladesh and India … Continue reading

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