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Herbs for the Nervous System

Updated: Jul 31

Our nervous system is the direct interface between the external world and our internal world. Sending messages within that are gathered from without. Guiding and directing us on our path of navigating this reality. If not properly supported, our state of mind can be inundated with depression and anxiety, burnout, chronic fatigue, even digestive and gut problems. We can feel disconnected from our physical form, operating from a space that is ungrounded and misleading. Spiraling into the black abyss of stress, confusion and burnout.


During these intense times (especially as a sensitive soul), it is of the most importance to properly nourish and care for the integrity of our nervous systems. Self-care, positive thinking, gratitude, spending time in nature, herbal support and proper nourishment are all amplified when the collective energy is anything but calm and collected.


There is a belief that our nervous system is where our consciousness resides. With this, then, if we were to raise our state of consciousness, wouldn't that entail nourishing our nervous systems? If our state of awareness, our beliefs about the world we live in and therefore the reality we create is based upon the health of our nervous system, then is it possible to change the course of humanity by changing our personal perceptions through proper nourishment? Interesting thoughts. Something to ponder.


For now, because we can't go wrong, really, and because we could always use a little support for that stress we unwillingly carry around, let's release a little bit of the burden we and society have put on ourselves and take at least one step in personal responsibility in the direction of wholeness and ease. Let's take one step in the direction of taking action in playing our part of what we can control, which is the formulation of our personal perception and response of the world we live in. Let's step into the realization that we are the creators of our own realities and start shifting the world we know of now to a place that is more conducive to living in a space of peace and love. It's the least we could do and if the majority of humans were to begin taking small steps in this direction, then just imagine what the world would actually look like. Healing on a large scale starts from within and the ripple effect can only take place when we take that initial step in the right direction.


Some herbs to support the nervous system are:

  • Skullcap

  • Milky oats

  • Motherwort

  • Lemon balm

  • Chamomile

  • Nettles

  • Ashwagandha

  • Lavender

  • Gotu kola

  • Valerian

  • Hops

  • Passionflower

  • Wild lettuce

  • California poppy

  • Kava

  • Linden

  • Mugwort

  • Damiana

  • Holy basil

  • Catnip

  • Wood betony

  • St. John's wort

  • Blue vervain

  • Borage

In future posts, I will go into more detail on some of my favorite ones to work with and I will also be including the recordings of the classes I teach on the subject in my subscription.


Love and many blessings.



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