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Phytotherapy is the treatment of disease by the use of plants and plant extract; herbalism.

The nervous system responds rapidly to variation in your external and internal environment. It works with the endocrine system and together they control major homeostatic functions (maintenance of a stable internal environment in the body). There are three basic functions of the nervous system:

  1. It receives stimuli from the external and internal environments.
  2. It will analyse and interpret information.
  3. It initiates an appropriate and co-ordinated response.

There are two principal parts

1. The central nervous system (CNS) is the brain and spinal cord. Incoming sensory information reaches the brain via spinal and cranial nerves. The brain then sorts it all out and stores memories and issues instructions. Thoughts and emotional responses originate in the CNS, but recent research suggests that hormonal responses are more significant in emotional development and experience. The CNS controls most muscle contraction and glandular secretions.

2. The peripheral nervous system (PNS) receives information from the periphery of the body, such as the skin, as well as deeper organs and tissues and the special senses such as sight and hearing. There are input and output routes. Parts of the nervous system are under voluntary control, but most nerve responses are involuntary.

Natural healing

A freely functioning body is one that is not congested, overheated or inoperative. Rest is vitally important for the nervous system and this comes best of all in the form of sleep. Going to bed early enough improves the quality of sleep; indeed sleep taken between the hours of 10pm and 2am actually doubles its value in terms of quality, relative to that taken after 2am.

It is easy for the nervous system to get out of balance, whether due to injury, inflammation, ongoing stress, oxidative damage, or imbalances in neurotransmitters. Any sort of imbalance or damage in the nervous system will result in it not functioning optimally. And when that happens, it impacts both our physical and mental states.

The excessive electrical charge can build up in the body during the course of each day if we live predominantly on concrete and are constantly exposed to synthetic materials such as nylon carpets, man-made shoes, and so on. The famous remedy of walking barefoot when feeling hyper-nervy, unable to sleep or “nerved-out” really does work and many a patient has found relief and benefits with a bare-footed night foray in the garden! If you have difficulty sleeping, try barefoot walking. 

Skin brushing will stimulate the nerve endings and is a great rejuvenator, especially for those who are low, depressed and sluggish.

7 Herbs for nervous system health

There are a large number of all-natural herbs that can be used to support nervous system health. Some are great for protecting your brain and nerves from damage, some help calm things down when you need it, and some keep your mental game sharp.

Valerian root:

This herb has been used since ancient Greek and Roman times for treating insomnia and calming people down. It is still commonly used today for conditions like sleep disorders and anxiety.

Valerian root helps calm the nervous system when it is overactive. It can do this by affecting levels of neurotransmitters involved in rest and sleep.

Lemon balm:

Lemon balm can modulate the levels of certain neurotransmitters in the body, such as GABA. It can positively impact factors related to mood and cognitive performance, helping conditions like anxiety. 

Ashwagandha:

Ashwagandha is a medicinal herb commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine. It is one of the most popular adaptogenic herbs (herbs that help the body respond to stress and help it maintain balance).

Rhodiola:

Rhodiola is a plant that is thought to be able to help people recover better from physical or mental strain and exhaustion.

Passionflower:

Passionflower is another great herb for the nervous system, because it has calming effects. It is traditionally used for things like sleep problems, anxiety, concentration issues, and even pain.

Ginkgo biloba:

Extracts from the ginkgo biloba tree have long been used for medicinal purposes. Ginkgo can be helpful in improving things like anxiety, memory, cognitive function, and more.

Chamomile:

Chamomile tea. It is a popular, soothing tea to sip on at bedtime. And for good reason. Chamomile tea actually impacts the nervous system in a way that helps support a healthy sleep cycle.

Did you know that you can integrate the power of herbs, essential oils, and meditation to support your body, emotions, mind, and soul?

Plants are powerful allies for creating a life of vibrant health and joyful well-being.

Medicinal plants can help you heal inflammation, quiet your mind, and remove toxins. They can rebalance your emotions, release your addictions, and give you sustained energy.

They can also protect you from the negative effects of modern life, from electromagnetic field radiation to chronic daily stressors to the toxic buildup in food.

You may already be fascinated by the healing power of herbs or by systems of natural medicine like Ayurveda and Chinese wisdom.

If you want to make a real and lasting change for your skin, opt for natural alternatives such as these magical herbal agents.
  • Chamomile. Chamomile is one of nature’s miracles. …
  • Witch Hazel. …
  • Aloe Vera. …
  • Calendula. …
  • Lavender.

Often we go about it the wrong way and apply harmful chemical laden synthetic beauty products that end up causing more harm than good.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics integrates plants and botanicals into their skin care products.

Most plantbased skincare products are always of natural origin, including fragrances and colorants. Derived from an array of high functioning botanical extracts, our products infuse your skin with nutrients that are rich in plantbased vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.

For example Aloe Vera has been known not just for its positive effects on skin but also for treating many health ailments. It has long been considered a miracle plant because of its numerous curative and healing benefits to the body.

The gel extract from the Aloe Vera leaf contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C and E, Folic Acid and Niacin. Minerals found in the Aloe Vera plant extract are copper, iron, sodium, calcium, zinc, potassium, chromium, magnesium and manganese, which is a lot of nutrients for just one plant.

Glass skin, which is the fancy name for clear, luminous, seemingly transparent skin, is taking over social media — and one person’s skin-care routine for achieving the look is going viral. Makeup is great but if you apply makeup without taking care of your skin what is the point! Right? Better to have an amazing skin and use little makeup. Because anyone can archive a flawless complexion or glass skin if they take care of their skin.