Herbs and Mushrooms for a Calming Tincture
In the current atmosphere of modern technology and capitalism, we are used to fast-paced, go-getting lifestyles. We often get caught up in the flow of doing, revved up by adrenaline, feeling guilty when we aren’t constantly being productive. The stress of paying bills, workload, and family life, among others, can keep us in constant ‘fight or flight’ mode when we might not be in real ‘life or death’ danger. A nourishing calming tincture formulated with medicinal herbs and mushrooms is crucial in supporting the nervous system.
‘Fight or Flight’
When your body senses a threat, such as danger or stress, the sympathetic nervous system goes into action. Nerve and hormone signals are set off by the hypothalamus that alert the body of danger like an alarm. These signals prompt the adrenal glands to release adrenaline and cortisol. Adrenaline increases our heart rate, elevates blood pressure, and alters the body’s metabolism.
Cortisol, the primary stress hormone, suppresses certain functions that are non-essential during survival mode. When we are chronically stressed, our immune, digestive, and reproductive system responses are suppressed, as well as our growth processes. The parts of our brain that controls fear, mood and motivation are also affected, putting us at risk for a slew of health related problems including depression, anxiety, and sleep and concentration impairments.
Nervine Herbs to Support the Nervous System
Nervines are a classification of medicinal herbs and mushrooms that support and nourish the nervous system. Ranging from mildly calming to sedative, these herbs and mushrooms assist in relieving muscle tension, calming worries and circular thoughts, and promoting deep sleep.
California poppy is often used as a pain reliever and mild sedative, encouraging deep sleep and bodily relaxation. This herb supports the ease of muscle spasm and restlessness, as well as, insomnia and mind chatter.
Passionflower is a beautiful and unique flower used as a calming nervine, mild sedative and antispasmodic. It is known to ease muscle tension and relax the body and mind. This herb is traditionally used to relieve inflammation and pain, nervous restlessness, stress, anxiety, and insomnia.
Skullcap has been shown to soothe frayed nerves and promote sleep in those suffering from circular thoughts and anxiety. This nourishing nervine is used to ease nervous agitation and exhaustion.
Lemon balm’s aromatic essential oils support uplifting effects and tension relief on and in the nervous system, often in cases of mild depression. This herb can soothe and relieve spasms in the digestive system, especially when associated with anxiety and stress. As a mild sedative, Lemon balm promotes sleep and soothes restlessness.
Chamomile is a classic gentle nervine that supports and eases tension in the nervous system, digestive system, and the mind. The flower is known to calm the nerves, settle digestive upset in relation to spasm or anxiety, and promote sleep.
Lavender is an aromatically calming nervine that helps gently ease an overactive body and mind. This herb is strengthening to the nervous system and promotes uplifting in conditions such as nervousness, anxiety, and stress.
Mushroom Revival Calming Tincture and Blends
As an adaptogen, Reishi supports the nervous system, energy, and stamina, as well as the ability to manage stress and fatigue. Studies have shown that this mushroom can support sleep quality especially in cases of anxiety, bad dreams, and insomnia. Reishi can be sedative short-term, but long-term supports building energy and increasing stamina. Shop our Mushroom Revival tasty Reishi Calming Tincture in three different sizes!
Not only does our Mush Zen Tincture Blend include Reishi, it is also formulated with all of the nervine herbs discussed above, as well as a few more. Better yet, grab a Calm/Sleep Bundle with both Reishi calming tincture, Mush Zen and Lion’s Mane!
Take time for self-care and grab a calming tincture or bundle to support the nervous system. Don’t forget to use other relaxation techniques like yoga, meditation, or massage and to support yourself with a healthy and balanced diet!
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