From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Calming:

  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm
  • L-Theanine

Natural Cures and Remedies for Calming

Take passionflower tincture for its calming and painkilling properties. Adults: 0.5-2ml, 3 times a day, tincture strength 1:2.

Respiratory relaxants also assist in calming irritated tissues of the respiratory tract, but unlike demulcents that secrete soothing fluids, relaxants cause restricted tissues to relax. ink about a full day of coughing when you are sick, when your lungs have had the workout of a lifetime and are tender and sensitive. Taking just a bit of an herbal respiratory relaxant is like slipping into a warm

Lavender, Lemon Balm, L-Theanine

Stressful and chaotic breathing patterns correlate with unpleasant emotional states such as anxiety and panic. This association has long been known, though various researchers and ‘experts” argue over whether there is any causative relationship between breathing and emotion. Still, anecdotally, many people find that calming the breath and restoring normal breathing patterns has beneficial effects on their emotional experiences.

Take calming herbs such as valerian, chamomile (for precautions see page 114) or lemon balm, either singly or in combination (see Chapter 13, on the nervous system, for dosages). Take the herbs from mid-cycle to the onset of your period, and throughout the period itself.

As an astringent, bearberry helps tone the tissues of the bladder, particularly when there is enure-sis (uncontrolled urination), kidney infection, prostate constriction, and incontinence. It has the triple action of calming and toning the tissues and serves as an astringent for excessive dis-charges. With incontinence, it seems to impart tone specifically to the sphincter of the bladder, which holds the urine in. For people who worry about needing a bathroom everywhere they go, bearberry can provide comfort. It has often been used to help dissolve kidney stones.

cocaine and longer-lasting than what one would experience with benzocaines (APA). In a traditional Hawaiian remedy, leaves were chewed and given to anxious or restless children for its calming effect, and to induce sleep. And for the old reprobates ‘kava tends to lower one’s interest in sexual activities.” ( = ) lactones are 10 times more anticonvulsant than mephenesin against strychnine; the mixture of lactones was synergistic; the potency of the mix was equal to that of pure dihydromethysticin; synergy more pronounced with oral than ivn administration; lactones better absorbed in mix than as isolated silver bullets (MAB). Lactones = cocaine and procaine as analgesic and anesthetic; dihydromethysticin better than aspirin but inferior to morphine as analgesic (MAB).