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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I know that the endocrine system and how it relates to the immune system, the nervous system, and the hormone system is very complicated, but now we have direct evidence on how to treat the whole complex system with herbal adaptogens and nervines (herbs that therapeutically work on the nervous system).
Nervines help to alleviate stress and anxiety and soothe and nourish the nervous system; adaptogens help the body moderate its response to stress and reduce anxiety; and bitters help support gut health.
22) Additional herbs added to tailor the formula to the individual may include hepatics and nervines when indicated.
They fall into categories such as anti-inflammatories, [like] chamomile; astringents like meadowsweet to prevent and heal GI bleeding; bitters, such as gentian and yarrow root to improve digestion; carminatives like peppermint, spearmint, and valerian to prevent and relieve gas and bloating; demulcents, such as marshmallow and slippery elm to soothe lining of GI tract; and nervines like hops to ease stress.
Chamomile, lavender, hops, wild oat, and vervain, belong to a group of herbs known as nervines which have been used for centuries to help calm the system and induce sleep.
root] ), nervines, (lemon balm [Melissa officinalis]) angelica (Angelica archangelica), and milk thistle (silybum marianum).
It has been recognized as one of nature's most treasured nervines and has been traditionally used medicinally by Native Americans and Europeans (Millspaugh, 1974).
Herbal treatment would focus on correcting any hormonal imbalance, using toners for the uterus, anti-spasmodics for pain relief, nervines to help with stress and to improve health in general.
Nervines Valeriana officinalis (sleep disturbances), Passiflora incarnata, Scutellaria lateriflora
Damiana and lactuca are two relaxing nervines pleasant to smoke.
The most interesting were those with substitutions at or near opposite ends of the word, such as POULP / SOULS and CERVICES / NERVINES.