nervine


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nervine

(ˈnɜːviːn)
adj
(Physiology) having a soothing or calming effect upon the nerves
n
(Pharmacology) obsolete a nervine drug or agent
[C17: from New Latin nervīnus, from Latin nervus nerve]
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Meanwhile one of his ads for Handyside's Electric Nervine Snuff claimed it could cure tic, toothache and neuralgia in just two minutes.
A cardiac sedative, hypotensive and relaxing nervine, Motherwort strengthens and normalizes heart function.
In the case of stress, nervine tonics such as valarian, skullcap, passion flower and oats would all be useful.
Nervine, Operations Officer for PEMA's eastern regional office.
It is part of the nervine group of herbals and has proven anti-spasmodic effects to smooth muscle.
Miles' Restorative Nervine would have been recommended to anyone thinking the tiny company founded in Elkhart in 1884 would grow to become what it is today.
It can be seen that the "tazzina" (Italian for small cup) is becoming a wider and wider accepted method to enjoy the virtues of tastefulness and stimulation of coffee in a dynamic society who is replacing new lively and quicker "rites," compatible with modern life rhythm, to the traditional forms of socialization before a nervine drink that is typical of more relaxed civilizations.
Mucuna or Cow-Itch Plant has been reported to be a safe and effective nervine tonic and aphrodisiac.
Greg Whitten and Dr Jason Hawrelak gave an engaging talk on rediscovering motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) which was held in high regard in our history for its nervine and thymoleptic properties and has since been all but forgotten.
Nervine - In traditional herbology, a nervine is a plant having a tonifying effect on the nervous system.