PhytoCalm is a gentle but effective combination of plants that works synergistically to calm the nervous system. It is particularly useful when anxiety is affecting the rest of the body, especially the cardiovascular and digestive systems.
- California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica): This perennial plant is native to North America and works gently to calm anxiety, reduce pain, and suppress muscle spasms in every stage of life. In children, California poppy can treat insomnia, bedwetting, anxiety, nervous tension, ADD, and ADHD. In older adults, it can improve memory, concentration, and quality of sleep. As opposed to prescription medications that will often cause drowsiness, California Poppy can calm the nerves without making you sleepy.
- Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) extract: This herb has been used for hundreds of years to relax the anxious mind. It calms heart symptoms like palpitations and high blood pressure that are worsened by stress, and relieves menstrual and menopausal discomfort. Motherwort balances the thyroid and helps those with stress-related appetite loss.
- Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) leaf: A member of the mint family, lemon balm decreases stress by increasing availability of GABA in the brain. It can alleviate gas, bloating, and discomfort by regulating nerves affecting digestion, and it is also helpful for hot flashes associated with menopause. Lemon balm is used frequently for insomnia and palpitations, and can also improve cognition and irritability in people with Alzheimer’s disease.