An herb or substance that relaxes, soothes, calms, and quiets the nerves, or which acts on the entire nervous system in a beneficial manner to allay nervous excitement. (Syn: Relaxant, Tranquilizer, Sedative, Narcotic)
Nervine herbs help soothe, calm and nourish the nervous system. Some of the nervine herbs are black cohosh, blue vervain, boneset, catnip, chamomile, cramp bark. damiana, gotu kola, hops, lady's slipper, lemon balm, lobelia, oatraw, passion flower, skullcap, valerian root and wood betony.
Herbs that strengthen and tone the nervous system, easing anxiety and stress. Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Catuaba, Chamomile, Cramp bark, Damiana, Guarana, Hops, Lovage, Motherwort, Oat seed, Passion Flower, Red Clover, Skullcap, Tayuya, Valerian, Wormwood.
Plants that are considered nervines reduce anxiety by nourishing and balancing the nervous system. Skullcap, Scutellaria laterifolia Parturient: Used for centuries by midwives, parturients help to prepare the body for labor and ease the birthing process. Red Raspberry, Rubus ideaus
nervines help the nervous system and can be subdivided into three groups. Nervine tonics strengthen and restore the nervous system. Nervine relaxants ease anxiety and tension by soothing both body and mind. Nervine stimulants directly stimulate nerve activity.
(Medical term) Having the quality of acting upon or affecting the nerves. A nervine, usually and botanical substance, can act to strengthen, tonify and repair nervous tissue, or to calm and inhibit neural activity.There are three categories.