From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Calming:
- Lemon Balm
Natural Cures and Remedies for Calming
Free radicals are found in virtually all dangerous chemicals, including air pollutants and cigarette smoke, and are generated when your body is exposed to radiation (even from sunlight). They are also created when your body burns food for energy, breaks down harmful chemicals in the liver, or fights infections. Indeed, your bodys white blood cells generate large quantities of free radicals to destroy bacteria and virus-infected cells.
Use propolis spray or take propolis lozenges. Children are unlikely to accept a propolis spray, but propolis lozenges are quite tasty; use the manufacturers instructions to adjust the dose for children. For precautions see page 99. Adults: spray 3-4 times a day; or 2-4 lozenges a day.
Lavender, Lemon Balm, L-Theanine
estrogenic contraceptives. Sulman (1970) developed a mammotropic index on which reserpine scored highest (5; 1 = normal mammary gland), when administered subcutaneously at 1 mg/kg for 5 days to estrogen-primed female rats. Other Rauvolfia alkaloids showed mastogenic activity as well, ajmalicine, ajmaline, and yohimbine are about half as potent as deserpidine, rescinnamine, and reserpine. Deserpidine modifies secondary sex characteristics. In female rats it suppresses vaginal keratization, induces permanent estrus, stimulates the mammaries; in males, it dissociates the endocrine and germinal functions of the testicles (KAP). Reserpine is considered useful in schizophrenia. It acts synergistically with chlorpromazine, leading to lower and minimizing adverse side effects. Serpentine is twice as hypotensive as ajmaline and synergistic with reserpine (KAP). Rescinnamine has the same activities, but weaker (and it is less toxic), rau-nescine, epsilon-reserpine, residine (WOI) are also active but less so than reserpine. Efflux pumps can be inhibited by reserpine, which, at 20 mg/L, reduced sparfloxacin, moxifloxacin, and ciprofloxacin IC(50)s and MICs by up to four-fold ( Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, 42, no. 6, Dec 1998 p. 807810).
Activities (Gardenia Oleander) Anxiolytic (f; PH2); Cardiotonic (1; PH2); Digitalic (1; PH2); Diuretic (f; EFS); Negative Chronotropic (1; HDN); Negative Dromotropic (1; HDN); Pediculicide (f; HDN); Positive Bathmotropic (1; HDN); Positive Inotropic (1; HDN).
Disorders affecting circulation are very common. Mild problems such as chilblains can be easily treated at home, but potentially serious problems such as irregular heart beat require professional help.
However, a great many of us for one reason or another developed different breathing habits. We lost touch with the natural pattern of diaphragmatic breathing. As a result, most of us are breathing inefficiently, possibly hyperventilating. So the first and most important step in regaining a normal breathing pattern is to reacquaint yourself (or acquaint yourself for the very first time in some cases) with diaphragmatic breathing.