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How Can Herbs Help To Relieve Stress?

Relieving stress is one of the most important things we can do for our health. Over time, our nervous systems become damaged due to continual pressures and demands. These pressures can come from many places at once – family, friends, work – and the damage they inflict diminishes the quality, colour and richness of our lives.

If we commit to keeping our nervous system healthy, we can enjoy a quality life by increasing our stress tolerance levels and being better able to cope with the various demands in our lives.

One way to deal with the stress in your life is by simply modifying your lifestyle:  get proper sleep, exercise regularly, find enjoyable activities that make you feel good, etc.

But this may not always be enough. Most of the time we are caught up in our body’s default coping mechanism and life doesn’t always offer us a breathing space to help break this internal cycle. Our bodies therefore need additional help to restore balance, build healthy resistance to stress and be able to redirect our energy.

Herbal formulas can be effective, especially nervine tonics. Although the stress- and anxiety-relieving effects can be felt immediately, they can be taken over a longer period of time. This will feed, strengthen and restore the damaged tissues of the nervous system and encourage deep and longer-lasting healing. Nervine tonics also assist in lifting mild depression.

Nervine relaxants are another class of herbs that are commonly used in stress-relieving formulas.  They soothe the nervous system, reduce nervous activity and many of them also have an antispasmodic (muscle relaxant) action. They assist by calming the nerves, aid sleep and relax the mind.

Hypnotics are herbs with a reputation for easing a person into sleep. They are usually strong nervine relaxants, rather than ‘plant knockout drops’!

Siberian Ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) and Ashwaganda (Withania somnifera) are two tonic herbs with well-established adaptogenic activity. Adoptogens are a class of herbs that support the organs and systems affected by stress and help your mind and body be more resistant during stressful times. They help lower cortisol levels, enhance immune function and reduce anxiety, insomnia and depression.

The herbs in the Herbex Nerve Tonic Day formula: Oats (Avena Sativa), Scullcap (Scutellaria Lateriflora), Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis), Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis), St John’s Wort (Hypericum Perforatum), Siberian Ginseng  (Eleutherococcus senticosus) and Ashwaganda (Withania somnifera)

The herbs in the Herbex Nerve Tonic  Night formula: Valerian (Valeriana Officinalis), Hops (Humulus Lupulus), Lemon Balm (Melissa Officinalis) and Passion Flower (Passiflora Incarnata)

For further information on the various stress-support functions of each herb, please refer to the product ingredients listing on the website.








Avena Sativa (Oat) Yes
Eleutherococcus Senticosus (Siberian Ginseng) Yes
Scutellaria Lateriflora (Scullcap) Yes Yes
Valeriana Officinalis (Valerian) Yes Yes Yes
Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Yes Yes
Withania Somnifera (Ashwaganda) Yes
Hypericum Perforatum (St John’s Wort) Yes


Valeriana Officinalis (Valerian) Yes Yes
Humulus Lupulus (Hop) Yes Yes Yes
Passiflora Incarnata (Passion flower) Yes Yes
Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Yes Yes


Herbex Nerve Tonic Range can help you.

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