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Different Herbs That Help With Mental Health

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Different Herbs That Help With Mental Health

Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you’re not able to remember what were you doing just a couple of minutes ago? Or from time to time, do you experience a mild or severe mental confusion, such as lacking the needed focus or poor memory? These things may happen to you frequently, especially with the fast pace of our world today.

Every single day, you’re overloaded with information, stress, and toxins, all of which can have a significant impact on your brain function. Having a healthy diet, exercising daily, and reducing your electronic activity are some of the ways that can help you bring back order to your brain.

However, most of the time, your brain still needs a little help in restoring its balance. Gladly, nature is on your side and is ready to help you. Here are the different herbs that may help with your mental health.

Mulungu Bark 

Mulungu Bark 

People from Central and South America have been using mulungu (Erythrina mulungu) for a long time to help them improve their mood, calm their nerves, and aid them in their sleep. If you consume tea or any product with mulungu bark in it, you may be able to reduce your anxiety and even help protect the function of your brain.

Saffron 

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Saffron comes from the Crocus Sativus flower. It does not only add flavor and color to your food, but it also helps you relieve stress and calms your anxiety. This spice can help uplift your mood, which is far better than medicines. Plus, it can also help you with erectile dysfunction and possibly aid you in preventing cancer. 

Blue Skullcap 

Blue Skullcap

Blue skullcap, also known as Scutellaria lateriflora. It can help with calming your nerves and easing your stress. It has sedative qualities, which can help you when you have a panic attack. This wonderful herb can also help you in reducing pain and help you sleep better. Lastly, it can help protect your brain from any effect of inflammation. 

Jujube 

Jujube

Jujube (Ziziphus jujuba), which is also known as the sour date, is an herb that can aid your mental health while helping you get a good night’s sleep. This herb is often eaten in candied form or with coffee. It can help promote relaxation all throughout your body and even prevent insomnia. Lastly, it can calm you down and uplift your mood. 

Kava 

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Kava, which is also known as kava kava, is an herb taken from the roots of Piper methysticum, which is a plant in the Pacific. If you have difficulties in sleeping, this herb can aid you. It can also help you in relieving stress and anxiety. Plus, if you are experiencing premenstrual syndrome (PMS), this can assist in your emotional and physical symptoms. 

Bacopa 

Bacopa

Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri), is an herb that’s been used in India for thousands of years. This can help you deal with chronic stress and help your body adapt to your daily stresses. It’s also great for helping deal with anxiety and depression. Lastly, if you’re having issues with your memory, especially if you have dementia and Alzheimer’s, this herb can aid you. 

Velvet Bean 

Velvet Bean 

Velvet bean also known as mucuna pruriens is another herb that’s popular in India. It can help strengthen your entire nervous system, including your brain neurons. This herb can help you reduce any signs of Parkinson’s disease. It’s also a great antidepressant for helping you reduce everyday stress.

Passion Flower

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Passion Flower (Passiflora) is an herb that is useful in aiding you to sleep better. This herb can help address symptoms of ADHD and reduce inflammation all over your body, especially in your brain. Also, this plant can help cure degraded memory and compromised mental acuity.

Herbal remedies have been around since anyone could ever remember. They have been used to different mental and physical health issues. Your brain plays a huge role in your day to day activities; this is why you should care for it as much as possible. If you need help in taking care of your mental health, you can get in touch with us here at Psychologist Southern Sydney.

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Janice Killey

Janice@betterhelp.com

Janice has a wealth of experience and training. She holds a Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Master of Arts (Counselling), Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy (ASH) and is a Registered Psychologist at Psychologists Southern Sydney. She’s also a member of the Australian Psychological Society.