Organic Passion Flower Herb Powder
The uses here are based on tradition or scientific theories of Passiflora species. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. These traditional uses includes alcohol withdrawal, antibacterial, anti-seizure, anti-spasm, aphrodisiac, asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), burns (skin), cancer, chronic pain, cough, drug addiction, Epstein-Barr virus, fungal infections, gastrointestinal discomfort (nervous stomach), Helicobacter pylori infection, hemorrhoids, high blood pressure, menopausal symptoms (hot flashes), nerve pain, pain (general), skin inflammation, tension and wrinkle prevention (Dhawan et al., 2002).A. Dhawan K, Kumar S, Sharma A (2002). Reversal of cannabinoids (delta9-THC) by the benzoflavone moiety from methanol extract of Passiflora incarnata Linneaus in mice: a possible therapy forcannabinoid addiction. J. Pharm. Pharmacol., 54(6): 875-881.Dhawan K, Kumar S, Sharma A (2002). Suppression of alcohol cessation oriented hyperanxiety by the benzoflavone moiety of Passiflora incarnata Linneaus in mice. J. Ethnopharmacol., 8(1-2): 239-244
Lavoisier Publishing, Paris.Hawaii Edu Study - Passion Flower, Skullcap, Lemon Balm, Valerian, Chamomile
Passion flower (P. incarnata) is used for the cure of nervous restlessness, sleep disorders, restlessness, nervous stress and anxiety (Bergne, 1995; Bruneton, 1995; Bradley, 1992). A. Bergne P (1995). Passion flower. Med. Herbalism, 7: 14- 26.
B. Bruneton J (1995). Pharmacognosy, Photochemistry, Medicinal Plants. C. Bradley PR (1992). British Herbal Compendium. Bournemouth, BritishHerbal Medicine Association, p. 1.
Organic Valerian Root Powder
Valerian has been used as a medicinal herb since at least the time of ancient Greece and Rome. Its therapeutic uses were described by Hippocrates, and in the 2nd century, Galenprescribed valerian for insomnia. Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckmann J, eds.: Valerian root. In: Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs. Newton, MA: Integrative Medicine Communications, 2000: 394-400.
Turner W: Of Valerianae. In: Chapman GTL, McCombie F, Wesencraft A, eds. A New Herbal, Parts II and III. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995: 464-466, 499-500, 764-765. [Republication of parts II and III of A New Herbal, by William Turner, originally published in 1562 and 1568, respectively.]In the 16th century, Valerian was used to treat nervousness, trembling, headaches, and heart palpitations. Culpeper N: Garden valerian. In: Culpeper's Complete Herbal. New York: W. Foulsham, 1994: 295-297. [Republication of The English Physitian, by Nicholas Culpeper, originally published in 1652.]During World War II, it was used in England to relieve the stress of air raids.Grieve M: Valerian. In: A Modern Herbal. New York: Hafner Press, 1974: 824-830.
A study of valerian examined long-term effects in 121 participants with documented nonorganic insomnia[. Participants received either 600 mg of a standardized commercial preparation of dried valerian root (LI 156, Sedonium?*) or placebo for 28 days. Several assessment tools were used to evaluate the effectiveness andtolerance of the interventions, including questionnaires on therapeutic effect (given on days 14 and 28), change in sleep patterns (given on day 28), and changes in sleep quality and well-being (given on days 0, 14, and 28). After 28 days, the group receiving the valerian extract showed a decrease in insomnia symptoms on all the assessment tools compared with the placebo group. The differences in improvement between valerian and placebo increased between the assessments done on days 14 and 28.Vorbach EU, Gortelmeyer R, Bruning J: Treatment of insomnia: effectiveness and tolerance of a valerian extract [in German]. Psychopharmakotherapie 3: 109-115, 1996.
Organic Oat Stem Powder
"So what do the herbalists think? The European Herbal and Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association chair Michael McIntyre says a herbalist is someone who uses plant medicines to 'restore and strengthen the body's systems'. 'Oats can strengthen the nervous system,' he explains." Rob Sharp, 'Kill or Cure?,' The Independent (London, England), January 5, 2010.Oats help to build back up the nervous system and restore it to health. They are one of the best herbs to use if there has been a long stressful period." "Herbal Help," Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland), August 6, 2003.
GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)
"Anything that allows you switch off adrenaline will enable you get to sleep more easily. Avoiding caffeine is a no-brainer, but you can do more by boosting the neurotransmitter GABA, a natural antidote to anxiety." "ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BOOSTER-FUL; Everyone Needs a Mood Lift at This Time of Year - and All It Takes Is a Few Simple Diet and Lifestyle Changes, Says Nutritional Therapist Patrick Holford," The Mail on Sunday (London, England), January 9, 2011.
EASE ANXIETY: Around half of us feel nervous on a regular basis. Booze gives us Dutch courage because it promotes the chemical GABA which reduces adrenaline and makes us feel calm. Problem is, GABA levels fall after about an hour and after a few drinks the brain won't make more of the happy chemical. "Good Mood Food; Did You Know Grub Can Affect Your Brain as Much as It Does Your Body? Want to Improve Your Memory, Relieve Stress, Give Your Brain a Boost or Snap out of a Bad Mood? According to Nutritionist Patrick Holford the Answer Is on a Plate. He Reckons Eating the Right Food Balances Our Brain Chemistry, Making Us Sharper, Smarter and Happier. So Get Chomping, Misery Guts," Sunday Mirror (London, England), January 19, 2003.
L-Theanine as L-TeaActive(TM)
Green tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid that has anxiety-reducing properties. When paired with the caffeine that's also in some green teas, L-theanine helps put you in a state of relaxed alertness. James Rouse and Debra Rouse, "Ask the Naturopaths,"Vegetarian Times, October 2006.ALPHAWAVES are the signals your brain gives off when you're feeling relaxed. Now a new supplement called l-theanine that's made from green tea can boost the number you produce. 'It takes 30-40 minutes to show effects, it's great if you're feeling anxious,' says Alice Bradshaw of supplement firm Solgar. 'Your LIFE: 21 New Ways to Be HAPPY; WELL-BEING as the Days Get Shorter and Nights Get Darker, Don't Despair. There Are Lots of Ways to Stay Bright All Winter,' The Mirror (London, England), October 26, 2007.Juneja LR. Suntheanine and its relaxation effect in humans. Trends in Food Science & Tech . 1999;10;199-204.* Nobre AC, Rao A, Owen GN. L-theanine, a natural constituent in tea, and its effect on mental state. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr . 2008;17 Suppl 1:167-168.Ritsner MS, Miodownik C, Ratner Y, et al. L-theanine relieves positive, activation, and anxiety symptoms in patients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder: an 8-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 2-center study. J Clin Psychiatry . 2011;72(1):34-42. Kimura K, Ozeki M, Juneja LR, Ohira H. L-Theanine reduces psychological and physiological stress responses. Biol Psychol . 2007;74(1):39-45.
Organic Phyllanthus (Bhumyamalaki) Herb Powder
Bhumyamalaki is a very bitter-tasting small shrub that literally means ‘the amalaki of the earth’ as this very low-lying shrub’s leaves resemble the pattern and shape of her somewhat grander celestial namesake. Amalaki (Emblica officinalis) is referred to in some books as Phyllanthus emblica. Bhumyamalaki is a wonderful liver remedy that is also effective for clearing gall and bladder stones Bhumyamalaki Banyan Botanicals Ayurvedic Herbs. Davidson S. Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine. 20th ed. Amsterdam: Churchil Livingstone Elsevier publication; 2006. p. 843. Aacharya Vaidya Jadavaji Trikamji., editor. Varanasi: Chaukhamba Sanskrit sansthan. 2nd ed. 47. Vol. 4. Varanasi: Chaukhamba Sanskrit sansthan; 1990. Agnivesha, Charaka, Dridhabala. Charaka samhita, Nidana Sthana, Adhyaya. Ibidem (2) Charak Samhita. Nidana Sthana, Adhyaya. 4(48) Dvivedi Vishvanath. Pandit Bhavamishra, Bhavaprakash Nighantu, Purvakhanda, Guduchyadi Varga. 9th ed. Vol. 255. Varanasi: Motilal Banarasidas Prakashan; 1998.
Organic Velvet Bean Seed Powder
Borlaug was referring to Myhrman's research since 1990 into how the protein-rich velvet bean can be treated so it can supplement the diets of Third World populations.L-dopa is traditionally used in combination with other drugs to treat Parkinson's disease.A detoxified velvet bean could improve the protein-deficient diets of people in developing countries, and it could also be used as animal feed without compromising the quality of dairy products such as milk and eggs.As Myhrman explained, research in Central America shows that mothers nursing malnourished infants saw a significant improvement in their health and in the health of their infants after taking velvet bean supplements. Uma Shyamala Dixit, "They've Got to Know 'Why?' Judson College Provides a Fertile Environment for Scientific Curiosity," Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), September 19, 2002.
Organic Ginger Root Powder
Helps relieve nausea, morning sickness, arthritis and digestion.Historically, ginger has been used in Asian medicine to treat stomach aches, nausea, and diarrhea. Today, ginger is used as a folk or traditional remedy for postsurgery nausea; nausea caused by motion, chemotherapy, and pregnancy; rheumatoid arthritis; osteoarthritis; and joint and muscle pain.Other uses include pain relief from arthritis or muscle soreness, menstrual pain, upper respiratory tract infections, cough, and bronchitis. Ginger is also sometimes used for chest pain, low back pain, and stomach pain.\Ginger. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Web site. Accessed at www.naturaldatabase.com on July 6, 2009.Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe). Natural Standard Database Web site. Accessed at www.naturalstandard.com on July 6, 2009.Ginger root. In: Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckman J, eds. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs. Newton, MA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2000:153–159.Low Dog T. Ginger (Zingiber officinale). In: Coates P, Blackman M, Cragg G, et al., eds. Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker; 2005:241–248.
Organic Motherwort Herb Powder
Motherwort is rich in natural compounds that act as a mild sedative, prevent muscle spasms, regulate the heart, and stimulate and promote normal menstrual flow. Molly Siple and Deborah Gordon, Menopause the Natural Way(New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2001), 120.
Popular name given to two herbs, Chenopodium andLeonurus, that are indigenous to Europe and some parts of Asia. The name "motherwort" was given to them in England, where they were used in the treatment of hysteria (q.v.) ("fits of the mother"). They were also popular in the treatment of depression. Nicholas Culpeper (q.v.), referring to Chenopodium, which he called Arrach, wrote "there is no better herb to drive melancholy vapours from the heart, to strengthen it, and make the mind cheerful, blithe and merry." The same author advised the rich to keep it for their poor neighbors as well as for their own household. John Gerard (q.v.) regarded Leonurus with the same respect, and modern herbalists still believe it is useful for various complaints, including irritability and hysteria.John G. Howells and M. Livia Osborn, A Reference Companion to the History of Abnormal Psychology, vol. 2 (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1984), 651.
Organic Ashwagandha Root Powder
Still others present popular Ayurvedic botanicals, such asashwagandha, Sida cordifoilia and Coleus forskohli, as 'alchemical energy-givers' and as 'critical for increasing resistance and energy.'93 'Energy' in fact seems to be the single most important appeal to the elderly Ayurvedic user. In this view, the inevitable process of aging and degeneration is somehow 'reversed' or 'kept at bay'" Sita Reddy, 'The Politics and Poetics of “magazine Medicine”,' in The Politics of Healing: Histories of Alternative Medicine in Twentieth-Century North America, ed. Robert D. Johnston (New York: Routledge, 2004).
L-Tryptophan, the amino acid, gained favor in the 1980s for the treatment of insomnia because of its safety, affordability, and over-the-counter availability. This dietary supplement appeared to be helpful in correcting transient sleep disturbances by decreasing sleep latency and increasing total sleep time." Kathryn J. Zerbe, Women's Mental Health in Primary Care(Philadelphia, PA: W. B. Saunders, 1999), 174.Researchers say that L-tryptophan is converted to a brain chemical known as serotonin, which directly affects sleep. L-tryptophan can induce sleep or help people sleep longer." John Schieszer, "Does Turkey Make You Tired?," St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), November 23, 1995.
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)
High doses of vitamin C (up to 5,000 mg) as well as vitamin D daily can also help heal damage done from addiction. Working with an addiction nutritionist, a client can get a customized meal and supplement plan to support long-term recovery." Victoria Abel, "Nourish the Addict's Body: A Whole Foods Diet and Supplements Can Serve as an Important Link to Long-Term Wellness,"Addiction Professional, November-December 2011.It is a detoxifier. By ridding the body of accumulations of heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, and nickel) and Pollutants found in our air, food, and water, Vitamin C acts as a useful environmental protector.It helps people "come clean." Vitamin C is nature's "drug fighter." It helps people withdraw from drugs - ranging from prescribed mood changers to addictive substances such as heroin. It does this by enhancing metabolism of the drug and muting both toxicity and side effects. It can also reverse side effects from. drugs that are necessary to some individuals' existence (for example, L-dopa in people with Parkinson's Disease).It whips "fatigue." Sufferers of so-called iron-poor blood enjoy renewed energy when they fortify with Vitamin C along with their iron supplement. It is also effective in fighting jet lag. Emanuel Cheraskin, "A Vitamin C Catechism," Nutrition Health Review, Summer 1995.
Thiamin (as Thiamine HCL)
Low thiamin levels can result in difficulty in concentrating, depression and muscle weakness.""The A to Z(inc) of Vitamins and Minerals You Need," Manila Bulletin, December 6, 2011.THE B vitamins are essential for nervous function, and thiamin (vitamin B1) in particular may reduce stress-induced anxiety and improve mood. In a study of young Welsh women, there was an association between low thiamin levels and feeling less composed, less confident and more depressed. Yet when these women received vitamin supplements for three months, there was a marked improvement in mood in those whose thiamin levels increased. According to Professor Benton, who carried out the research at the University of Wales in Swansea, about 6 pc of this Welsh sample of 20-year olds had thiamin levels so low that their mood was adversely affected."Eating Your Stress Away. Femail," Daily Mail (London), January 26, 1999.
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)
Its biologically active form is pyridoxal -5 -phosphate, a coenzyme that participates in the catalysis of many reactions involving amino acids." Francis Leroy, ed., A Century of Nobel Prizes Recipients: Chemistry, Physics, and Medicine (New York: Marcel Dekker, 2003), 43. Vitamin B6 has been implicated in the synthesis of a variety of neurotransmitters including serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine ( Leklem , 1996)." Theodore D. Wachs, "3: Linking Nutrition and Temperament," in Temperament and Personality Development across the Life Span, ed. Victoria J. Molfese and Dennis L. Molfese (Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2000), 61.
Older adults who took 800 mcg of folic acid daily for 3 years showed significantly less cognitive decline than those who took placebo, according to a randomized, double-blind trial.Three years of folic acid supplementation gave an individual the performance of someone 4.7 years younger for memory, 2.1 years younger for information processing speed, and 1.5 years younger for global cognitive function, said Jane Durga, Ph.D., of Wageningen (the Netherlands) University and her associates (Lancet 2007;369:208-16).According to the investigators, folic acid supplementation was associated with particularly good results in the most clinically relevant subtest, the one that measured delayed recall. After 3 years of supplementation, patients experienced an improvement in performance similar to that of an individual 6.9 years younger.1Robert Finn, "Folic Acid May Improve Cognitive Performance,"Clinical Psychiatry News, February 2007.
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)
A deficiency of vitamin [B.sub.12] can cause anemia which, in turn, causes neurological disease, depression, and premature aging. Now, a specific cobalamin, the methylcobalamin form, is found effective against these health problems." Beatrice Trum Hunter, "The Form Counts: Water-Soluble Vitamins," Consumers' Research Magazine, April 2001.Volkov I, Rudoy I, Freud T, et al. Effectiveness of vitamin B12 in treating recurrent aphthous stomatitis: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. J Am Board Fam Med 2009;22:9-16.Stucker M, Pieck C, Stoerb C, et al. Topical vitamin B12 - a new therapeutic approach in atopic dermatitis - evaluation of efficacy and tolerability in a randomized placebo-controlled multicentre clinical trial. Br J. Demotal 2004;150:977-83.
Zinc (as Zinc Citrate)
This report summarizes the current knowledge on the effects of zinc supplementation on the management of acute diarrhea . All published and unpublished studies on this topic, conducted in hospitals and in the community, were reviewed. Based on the results of this review, it is concluded that there is now enough evidence demonstrating the efficacy of zinc supplementation on the clinical course of diarrhea , with regard to the severity and duration of the episode." "Effect of Zinc Supplementation on Clinical Course of Acute Diarrhea ," Journal of Health Population and Nutrition 19, no. 4 (2001)Benefits: Zinc is involved in making new cells and enzymes and helps us process the carbohydrate, fat and protein in food. Crunch Time for Health," Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England), December 6, 2004. Zinc is necessary for the immune system functions. Zinc deficiency is associated with decline in lymphocyte, which leads to form acute diarrhea. Zinc also helps in production of antibodies and T-cell and other blood cell activity ."M. Zarebavani et al., "Serum Levels of Zinc, Copper, Vitamin B12, Folate and Immunoglobulins in Individuals with Giardiasis," Journal of Public Health 41, no. 12 (2012).