A nervine is a herb that nourishes the central nervous system to restore balance and restfulness in the body. These plant-based remedies impart a therapeutic effect on the nerves to calm their restlessness in the process. They are primarily used to treat anxiety, stress, confusion, overexcitement, and insomnia.
Nervines are acknowledged as a much safer option than prescription drugs. They strengthen the nervous system and repair the damaged nerves to treat neuronal ailments. They are often used in conjunction with other natural healing methods to cater to muscular cramps and spasms.
Nervines are categorized as:
- Stimulants (St. John’s Wort, cola, ginkgo)
- Relaxants/Tonic (Valerian, chamomile, hops, lavender)
What are the herbal benefits of Nervine?
Nervine has been in circulation since its introduction in 1884. It is frequently used to treat:
- Neuropathic pain (especially due to nerve damage caused by diabetes)
- Pain due to spinal cord injury
The stimulant nervines can be used to cater to: