Motherwort (Leonurus Cardiaca) is a soothing herb for the heart. It combines these actions with its antispasmodic and nervine effects.
In the post-industrial world we live in, a reliable nervine like blue vervain is just what the herbalist ordered.
The fruiting body of reishi mushroom is an excellent immune system supporter known as an immunomodulator.
As with most alteratives, burdock is easy to add to vast array of herbal formulas since improving digestive and lymphatic function has a broad sweeping effect on the rest of the body. It's flavor is pleasant and the gentle yet thorough support it gives the body adds to its popularity.
Passionflower is more often used as a sedative, anti-spasmodic and anxiety reducer in Western formulas. The formula that passionflower plays a starring role in is for sleep.
Lobelia has been placed in formulas traditionally for respiratory disorders, peripheral vascular disorders, smoking cessation and as an antispasmodic.