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Nervous System Support

People respond in different ways to stress. Some make more effort and become tired, and some become more nervous and perhaps enervated. Those who cannot avoid long-term stress should consider taking adaptogenic herbs. Those with frazzled nerves, restlessness, and highly changeable symptoms can consider nervines and calming herbs.

Kava Kava Extract, 2 oz.

Kava or awa as it is called in Hawaii is consumed throughout the Pacific region. It tastes a bit like novacaine and is numbing. It was used before battles in Hawaii so that warriors would not be afraid of injuries. It also promotes euphoria and is thus used socially in some Polynesian cultures. It is not addictive but many people experience a slight mood elevation for up to 48 hours after consumption, usually immediately after drinking water. The effects then wear off completely. According to some kahunas, awa root will help to regenerate damaged nerve endings. There is no question but that kava kava is a nervine, but it is also a unique antidepressant due to its tendency to elevate mood through a sense of convivial happiness.

Alcohol: 54-56%

Contents: extract of organically grown Hawaiian Piper methysticum root in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Warning: In higher doses, do not operate machinery or drive cars.

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Shankhapushpi: Ayurvedic Herb for Anxiety and Mood Swings

Shankhapushpi Extract, 2 oz.

Shankhapushpi is the primary Ayurvedic herb for anxiousness and swift mood changes that are, in turn, usually attributed to vata derangement but sometimes to a mixture of vata and pitta disturbances. In such cases, Shankhapushpi is often the herb of choice for pacifying turbulent emotions. Shankhapushpi is a rasayana herb and is often used as a regenerative herb for the brain. It is believed to modulate the neurochemistry of the brain. Shankhapushpi aids memory and reduces tension due to mental stimulation.

Alcohol: 29-31%

Contents: USDA organic Convolvulus pluricalis aerial parts 1:5 in Distilled Water, Organic Alcohol, and Vegetable Glycerin.

Caution: Do not use while driving or operating machinery since the herb may cause drowsiness.

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St. John's Wort Extract, 2 oz

Clinically, St. John's wort is prized as a nervine and antidepressant, so much so that in Germany, where St. John's wort is approved for treatment of depression and anxiety, it is prescribed 20 times more often than Prozac.

Alcohol: 55%

Contents: extract of Hypericum perforatum in organic grain alcohol, distilled water, and pure vegetable glycerin.

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