Herbal remedies are oh so important when it comes to all the aspects of our health. There are so many that can do wonders for our bodies at large and make us feel incredibly good. The absolute best herbs for relaxing and restoration are a category called nervines. These are herbs that work specifically on our nervous system. All are holistic healers, while also having their own unique benefits (as is the case with basically all herbs). We decided to interview Rachelle Robinett on what herbs to take to de-stress, relax, and restore. Keep reading for more on this topic!
Rachelle Robinett, RH (AHG) is an herbalist, educator, and life-long naturalist, is the founder and sole, self-funded owner of Pharmakon Supernatural, a New York based, globally-spirited company dedicated to modern herbalism education. In leading Supernatural, Rachelle combines holistic herbalism experience with today’s health science and an understanding of both individual behavior modification and wellness industry zeitgeists to create life-changing health for thousands of people every day. Rachelle has been studying the relationship between plants and people her entire life, around the world. In addition to directing the operations of Supernatural, Rachelle writes, consults, and offers professional consulting for companies in the wellness and food industries. The Supernatural ecosystem includes Supernatural cafe & shop, a product line of herbal gummies (HRBLS), and on-demand online classes that bring the history and global nature of herbalism into the daily lives of modern humans.
These are the Top Herbs to Take to Destress, Relax, and Restore
Milky Oat Tops: Like a food for the nervous system, and especially helpful for stress-induced emotionality, and grief. Can and should be used daily, long term!
Lavender: My absolute favorite plant for peace. In tincture or capsule form, the physical relaxation this plant gives is very much like a glass of wine. It is excellent for all ages and in all forms.
Passionflower: This is great for recursive thoughts, and anxiety.
Lemon balm: Gentle mood life, happy nervous system relief.
Chamomile: Especially for anyone feeling fussy. It’s also a great muscle relaxer and carminative, which means it’s great for digestion.
Valerian, Hops, California Poppy: These are heavier nervines with sedative effects that make them fantastic for sleep. Lower dose valerian is also used for panic attacks or daytime anxiety that needs a stronger solution. We’re obsessed with taking these kind of herbs for this purpose. These nervines provide fast relief so they can be used for acute situations. Taken regularly, they’ll help rebuild our nervous system and restore tranquility.