Information on Nervousness

DescriptionLess intense than anxiety, but a feeling of restlessness, often with an inability to concentrate or sleep soundly. Can be brought on by caffeinated drinks like cola, tea, or coffee, stress, or mental and emotional disturbances.
Treatment PlanThe regular practice of deep breathing is extremely effective for calming mind and body for it activates the parasympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system with a corresponding reduction in sympathetic (flight or fight syndrome). Stretching, exercise, meditation, and working on clarity withing oneself and one's relationships can all help. Calmative herbs include California poppy, kava, passion flower, hops, valerian, and linden flowers.

Herbal Remedies for Nervousness

HerbTreatment SupportApplication
Lindencalmativetea, tincture
California Poppycalmativeextract in capsules, tablets, tincture
Passion Flowercalmativetincture, extract in capsules, tablets, tea
Valeriancalmativetincture of fresh roots, rhizome
Hopscalmativetincture of fresh strobiles, tea
Reishicalms spirittea, tincture