Tension

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

  • Brazilian Guarana
  • Catnip
  • Catuaba
  • Celery Seed
  • Chamomile
  • Gentian
  • Gotu Kola
  • Graviola
  • Griffonia Seed
  • Hops
  • Jiaogulan
  • Kava Kava
  • Kola Nut
  • Ladys Slipper
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm
  • Maitake Mushroom
  • Muirapauma
  • Onion
  • Passion Flower
  • Peppermint Leaf
  • Rhodiola Root
  • Rosemary
  • Safflower
  • Schizandra
  • Skull Cap
  • Tonkat Ali
  • Valerian Root

Natural Cures and Remedies for Tension

it is important that therapy be individualized. There are many migraine drugs available today. Some migraine medications are also used to treat other medical conditions, such as the beta-blockers that are prescribed for hypertension and tricyclic antidepressants, often administered for depression; but the benefits of these therapies in migraine are not necessarily related to the treatment of the other conditions.

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Prickly Poppy) — Ingestion of the seed oil can cause anemia, diarrhea, dysentery, high-tension glaucoma, and vomiting due to the ‘carcinogenic’ alkaloid, sanguinarine. Toxicity is due to interaction of sanguinarine and 11-oxo-triacon-tanoic acid. Milk of cows fed prickly poppy can cause glaucoma (WO2). LD50 of argemone oil

Brazilian Guarana, Catnip, Catuaba, Celery Seed, Chamomile, Gentian, Gotu Kola, Graviola, Griffonia Seed, Hops, Jiaogulan, Kava Kava, Kola Nut, Ladys Slipper, Lavender, Lemon Balm, Maitake Mushroom, Muirapauma, Onion, Passion Flower, Peppermint Leaf, Rhodiola Root, Rosemary, Safflower, Schizandra, Skull Cap, Tonkat Ali, Valerian Root

This increases the distension of the stomach, causing pressure against the diaphragm and the oesophageal opening and greatly increasing the risk of hemiation. Other causes of hiatus hernia include sedentary occupations, without sensible exercise, overweight resulting from overeating, smoking, shallow breathing and mental and emotional tensions.

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Licorice) — Class 2b, 2c, 2d. ‘Contraindicated in heart disease, diabetics, hypertensives, hepatoses, and nephroses” (O’Brien, 1998). Commission E reports contraindications: cholestatic liver diseases, liver cirrhosis, hypertension, hypokalemia, severe renal insufficiency, and pregnancy. May potentiate thiazide diuretics, stimulant laxatives, cardiac glycosides, and cortisol (AHP; WAM). Too much (>50 g/day) can raise the blood pressure, cause sodium and water retention, and lower potassium levels too far. May result in pseudoaldosterianism. Adverse effects reported in M30: amenorrhea, cardiac arrest, congestive

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Kava) — Class 2b, 2c, 2d. Contraindicated for endogenous depression (AHP). Maximum tolerated doses for dogs was 60 mg/kg, for rats 320 mg/kg StX (70% kavapyrones). Perversely, if the authors didn’t misspeak, the dogs tolerated 24 mg/kg/day. Of >4000 patients taking 105 mg/day StX (70% kavapyrones), 1.5% had objectionable side effects (allergy, dizziness, GI distress, and headache). At levels 100 times the therapeutic dose (roughly 13 liters kava beverage a day or 300–400 mg rhizome per week) caused anorexia, ataxia, dyspnea, hair loss, red eyes, skin rash, visual problems, and yellow skin. ‘There is no potential for physical or psychological dependency. Use should not exceed 3 months.” (AHP) Germans limit use to 1–3 months (AHP). Commission E reports contraindications: esophageal and gastrointestinal stenoses; adverse effects: allergic reactions (rarely). Other sources report intestinal obstruction (AEH). Many reports suggest a yellowing of the skin in chronic users. ‘Chronic ingestion may lead to ‘kawism’ characterized by dry, flaking, discolored skin, and reddened eyes” ( LRNP, May 1987). Persistent rumors suggest that overdoses can cause intoxication. Commission E warns against the concomitant use of kava with barbituates, antidepressant medications, and CNS agents. Lactating or pregnant women should not use kava (WAM). ‘Not permitted as a non-medicinal ingredient in oral use products in Canada” (Michols, 1995). Abuse by Australian Aborigines suggest links to hematuria, infectious disease, neurological abnormalities, pulmonary hypotension, nephrosis, visual disturbances, ischemic heart disease, thrombosis, and sudden heart attacks (MAB). The following quote might scare abusers, as it should, ‘Full consciousness is maintained with even fatal doses” (APA, quoting Weiss, 1988).

Approximately , 40 per cent of menstruating women suffer from premenstrual tension and it occurs mostly in women over 30 years of age. IN some women, the onset of symptoms seems to coincide with ovulation and may then persist until menstruation commences. IN some rare cases, relief from the premenstrual syndrome may be obtained only with the cessation of the menstrual flow.