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Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) and Mood

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More on Creatine and Mood

Creatine supplements may have mood elevating and cognitive effects. The reason for this is the ability of creatine to increase the energy capacity of brain cells. The mood elevating and cognitive enhancing effects of creatine make it a potentially useful … Continue reading

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Creatine Monohydrate: A Novel Antidepressant?

Creatine monohydrate is a popular supplement amongst athletes. This relates to the ability of creatine monohydrate to accumulate in muscle, where it increases the buffering capacity of the phosphocreatine stores, and this results in a longer duration of contraction until … Continue reading

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Antidepressant Herbs as Antioxidants

A number of herbs are known for their antidepressant effects. Three popular herbal supplements that have this antidepressant effect are St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum), Ginkgo biloba and Apocynum venetum (Luobuma or sword-leaf dogbane). The antidepressant effects of these herbs … Continue reading

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The Phytochemistry of Convolvulus pluricaulis

Convolvulus pluricaulis is an Ayurvedic herb that is used to treat mental disorders originating from exposure to stress, including anxiety and depression. It may also have some cognitive enhancing properties. The whole plant of Convolvulus pluricaulis may be used medicinally, … Continue reading

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Convolvulus pluricaulis: Anxiolytic Herb

Convolvulus pluricaulis is a herb used in traditional herbal medicine. It is also sometimes called shankhapushpi. The main medicinal use of Convolvulus pluricaulis is as a brain tonic, where it is used to treat a number of mental disorders. One … Continue reading

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Convolvulus pluricaulis: Ayurvedic Brain Tonic

Convolvulus pluricaulis is a traditional Ayurvedic herb that is used in India as a brain tonic. The plant grows as a spreading plant on the ground, has blue flowers and is often referred to as Aloe weed in English. Convolvulus … Continue reading

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Is Glucosamine Sulphate an Anxiolytic Agent?

Anxiety is a complex disorder that develops as a result of exposure to stress. Stress is a cause of anxiety because the physiological changes that result from stress alter brain function. Initially, after exposure to stress, there are a series … Continue reading

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Orange Blossom and Mood

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Myrtle (Myrtus communis) For Mood

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