If you’re experiencing low mood, anxiety, stress or sleep problems, there are herbal remedies that could help to pep you up.
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Passion flower (Passiflora incarnate) is an herbal medicinal product that has traditionally been used for the temporary relief of symptoms associated with stress, such as mild anxiety.
Passion flower is a perennial vine that can be found growing in the south east of America. The intricate flowers are large and have prominent stamens and styles. The leaves, stems, and flowers are used for medicinal purposes. Passion flower extract is also used in food and drinks to add flavour.
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) has sweet-scented pink and white flowers. The plant is native to Europe and Asia, but can also be found growing in North America. The root and stems of the plant are used to create herbal teas and herbal remedies.
Valerian is medicinally for the temporary relief of symptoms of mild anxiety and to aid sleep. A number of studies show how numerous benefits linked to valerian and sleep, deep sleep, and improving the quality of sleep.
Also known as ‘Arctic Root’ or ‘Golden Root’, rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) is a flowering plant that grows in the coldest parts of the world including; most of the Artic, the mountains in Central Asia, the Rocky mountains and mountainous parts of Europe. The roots are used to create the herbal remedy.
Rhodiola is great for relieving stress. Rhodiola has traditionally been used to temporarily relieve symptoms associated with stress, such as fatigue, exhaustion and mild anxiety. Rhodiola was allegedly used by the Vikings to promote physical strength and endurance.