|Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba) – Used traditionally to increase |
vascular function resulting in increased memory and concentra-
tion. It can also be used for clearing imbalances such as intermit-
tent claudication, vertigo, and tinnitus. Ginkgo contains favonoids
which scavenge free radicals and antagonize lipid peroxidation.
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) – Considered historically to be one
of the best herbal nervine tonics and is valued as a restorative
for the nervous system. It is considered by traditional herbalists
to increase mental activity while acting as a mild tranquilizer, and
is recommended to improve memory, combat fatigue, increase
energy, strengthen the heart and help to balance hormones.
St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum) – This botanical has
been shown to have mild antidepressant, antianxiety and antivi-
ral activity. It has also been used by herbalists to help speed the
healing of bruises, wounds and sores because of its antiseptic
and anti-infammatory properties.
Ginseng (Panax ginseng) – In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Gin-
seng is considered a botanical that tonifes the Qi, or energy, of
many meridians including the lungs, stomach, spleen and heart.
Other traditional uses of Ginseng are to increase vitality and the
ability to withstand stress by acting on the HPA axis, to restore
and strengthen immune response, promote longevity, to assist
with metabolism and the growth of normal cells.
Ginger (Zingiber offcinale) – Most typical use of Ginger has been
for digestive conditions, but it is also known as a stimulant. Ac-
cording to principles of herbology, stimulants like Ginger are used
for metabolic heating and enhancing circulation which reinforces
the therapeutic activity of other herbs.
Prickly Ash Bark (Xanthoxylum fraxineum) – Has been used
traditionally to assist with circulation appropriate for chronic
conditions like rheumatism and skin disorders. Herbalists have
found it to help stimulate the action of the lymphatic system,
circulation and mucous membranes. Other traditional uses have
been for restoring vascular tone and for the loss of sensitivity in
Rosemary (Rosmarinus offcinalis) – Herbalists have traditional-
ly regarded this botanical as a circulatory and nervine stimulant.
Rosemary has also been used for its toning and calming effect
on digestion. Traditional indications have been for atonic condi-
tions of the stomach, gastric headache, circulatory weakness
following stress or illness, to improve memory and combined
with other herbs to assist with nerve conditions.
Cayenne (Capsicum annuum) – The name “Capsicum” comes
from the Greek word meaning “to bite”; it is described as the
plant that bites back. Known for its stimulating properties, Cay-
enne has been used extensively by herbalists as a catalyst in
many herbal formulas. Cayenne’s traditional uses range from
stimulating the fow of digestive secretions and peristalsis to
work in healing an ulcerated stomach, stimulating circulation in
all areas of the body and perhaps thinning mucus, allowing the
body to expel toxins more easily.
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