Herbs and Plant Based Medicine

Plants are our best friends. Nearly every substance with a potent medicinal function is made in plants and is often the inspiration for many drugs we see used in medicine today. The things plants do better than any drug out there. Complex, full spectrum doses of medicinal compounds allows for strong, lasting effects with minimal side effects. If you are looking for other natural ways to support your cognitive function and mental health, herbal medicine will be a vital tool in your so-called “health tool belt”. 

  1. Lemon Balm
    1. A powerful herb with a light and playful side that helps enhance our mood. On the serious side of things it is great for relieving anxiety, tension, stress, shock, and depression.
  2. Damiana
    1. This feel good herb enhances a positive mental space, while relaxing the physical body. Known to increase enjoyment of all things bedroom; both in the quality of dreams and sensuality.
  3. Lion’s Mane
    1. Encourages regeneration of neurons and increases the growth/ maintenance of neural cells. Nourishes deep tissues of the brain by crossing the blood brain barrier. Lions mane’s ability to stimulate nerve growth factor (NGF) helps to regenerate neurons, as well as to increase the growth and maintenance of nerve cells. This role, as well as its ability to cross the blood brain barrier, nourishing the deep tissue of our brains, is not found in many substances and is very unique to Lions mane.
  4. Skullcap
    1. Aids in healing the nervous system in an adaptogenic manner. Overall it increases our nervous health, function, and cell communication. This can be great for nervy shooting pains, headaches, numbness, brain fog, fatigue, tremors, and more.
  5. Gotu Kola
    1. Similar brain enhancing effects as ginkgo, by increasing circulation to the brain. Traditionally used to calm mental chatter and enhance meditative states. Gotu kola has similar brain enhancing effects as ginkgo, due to the improvement in circulation to the brain, and the restoring balance it provides to the hemispheres of the brain. Furthermore, it has been used traditionally for its ability to calm mental chatter and enhance meditative states. As a bonus, gotu kola promotes the repair of connective tissue, which is responsible for the structure of our physical bodies. 
  6. Ginkgo
  7. Bacopa
    1. Improvement of memory, concentration, mental performance, and cognition is attributed to its circulation enhancing effects. Supports an enhanced adaptation to stress. Bacopa has the ability to improve memory, concentration, mental performance, and cognition overall due to its circulation enhancing effects. It is often used in disorders of the nervous system due to its ability to tonify and restore the body, leading to a better adaptation to stress.
  8. Passionflower
    1. Encourages relaxation; notably soothing tension & neutralizing racing thoughts.Promotes sleep without drowsy effects.
  9. Hops
    1. Promotes restful sleep by diffusing internal worry and anxiety. Famously used in beer for its hypnotic properties, while sharing its family with cannabis. Overall sensation of lightness, relaxation, and ease are felt in the presence of this herb.  
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