Herbal Support for Stress and Trauma, Part 1: Nervines

Ancestral Apothecary

Herbal nervines are herbs that support, strengthen and nourish the nervous system.  They can help with stress, shock, tension, pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia and other nervous systems disorders.  Nervines are great herbal allies to support our bodies during acute or chronic stress.  They also help the body, mind and heart to heal from stress and trauma.

Oatstaw (Avena sativa): Great for nervous exhaustion and burnout; helps with headaches from stress; good for skin rashes caused by stress; good tonic for adrenals, helps with insomnia, helps with detox from drugs and alcohol, high in minerals, very nutritious, works best long term.

  • Dosage: 1-4 cups herbal infusion per day; 10-30 drops of tincture 3 X/ day.

IMG_20150819_171138 Scullcap 

Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora): Excellent to calm stress, agitation, tics, tremors or road rage. Useful for insomnia, quiets mind chatter, revitalizing to nerves, helps with insomnia and nervous agitation from grief…

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