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Herbal Medicine and Mental Wellness

Updated: Feb 25

When used correctly, herbs can offer a wholesome, nourishing, powerful, and safe approach to improving mental wellness. Any herbal remedy which is used to treat the whole person has the potential to improve mood and general wellbeing. However, there are specific herbal actions to look for when targeting mental health:

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Adaptogens: hormone regulating, assist the body in adapting to and coping with stress, some have direct healing action on the adrenal glands.

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Nervine tonics: feed and nourish the nervous system and may have a relaxing or uplifting effect.

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Anti-depressants: believed to assist in lowering inflammation in the brain.

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Mood lifters: work even if you are not depressed.

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Anti-anxiety: soothing and relaxing effect on the mind and the whole body.

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Sedatives: very helpful in overactive minds, insomnia, and restless sleep.

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Heart tonics: tone and nourish the heart, offering support through trauma, heart aches, and depression.

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