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Show 17: Balance Your Nervous System with Herbs

Show 17: Balance Your Nervous System With Herbs

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In today’s fast-paced world, many of us rely on herbs to regain balance. Herbal Nervines offer herbalists a natural path to just that. Today we’re talking with Howie Brounstein of Columbines School of Botanical Studies about herbs for the nervous system.

  Herbs We Discussed

Conditions We Discussed

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Frenzied conditions, such as a frenzied day
  • PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Clinical Depression
  • Circular Thinking, Repeated Stressful Thought Cycles
  • Grief and Depression
  • The Blues and Hormonal depression

Herbs in the News

We discussed food allergies. The discussion was sparked by this article: “Feeding Babies Foods with Peanuts Appears to Prevent Allergies.

Other Sources

UCLA Food and Drug Allergy Care Center article, “Why Are Allergies Increasing?

Herbal 101

Herbalists use a variety of terms to describe the properties of herbs. We discussed Essential Oils for internal use and testing for purity.

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Candace Hunter

Candace Hunter is a self-taught herbalist and artist who never, ever practices on guinea pigs in part because her family and friends are generally up to the job. She is co-author of The Practical Herbalist's Herbal Folio series and author of Herbalism for the Zombie Apocalypse. She edits The Practical Herbalist website and Practical Herbalist Press publications. She has also recently entered into the field of podcasting with reckless abandon. Listen to her on Real Herbalism Radio today, see her work at, or find her on Facebook at Candace Hunter Creations.

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