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
- Wild oats or Milky Oats and Oat Straw
- Passion Flower
- Wood Betony
- Lemon Balm
Conditions We Discussed
- 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.”
UCLA Food and Drug Allergy Care Center article, “Why Are Allergies Increasing?”
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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