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1.Valerian
More than 200 plant species belong to the genus Valeriana, but the one most commonly used as an herb is Valeriana officinalis. The root is used for medicinal purposes. Galen recommended valerian for insomnia in the second century AD. From the sixteenth century onward, this herb became popular as a sedative in Europe (and later, the United States). ...
Score: 100%
 
2.Insomnia
According to recent reports, many people today have a serious problem getting a good night's sleep. Our lives are simply too busy for us to get the 8 hours we really need. To make matters worse, many of us suffer from insomnia. When we do get to bed, we may stay awake thinking for hours. Sleep itself may be restless instead of refreshing. Most peop...
Score: 92%
 
3.Catnip
Although catnip has a stimulating effect on virtually all felines, in humans it is traditionally used as a sleep aid. It has also been used for digestive and menstrual problems, as a uterine stimulant in childbirth, and as a symptomatic treatment for colds. Publications from the late 1960s suggested that the plant, when smoked, produced a psychedel...
Score: 88%
 
4.Hops
Hops (the fruiting bodies of the hop plant) is most famous as the source of beer's bitter flavor, but it has a long history of use in herbal medicine as well. In Greece and Rome, hops was used as a remedy for poor digestion and intestinal disturbances. The Chinese used the herb for these purposes and to treat leprosy and...
Score: 86%
 
5.Benzodiazepines
Medications in the benzodiazepine family exert calming and sedative effects and are used to treat /tnp/pg000248 21487 doc anxiety and /tnp/pg000606 21730 doc insomnia . Benzodiazepines are also used as muscle relaxants and anticonvulsants. They work by increasing the effects of the neurotransmitter (a chemical messenger) GABA. Benzodiazepine drugs ...
Score: 85%
 
6.Anxiety and Panic Attacks
Feeling anxious can be normal, especially before events like taking a test or having surgery. However, some feel anxious or tense nearly all the time. If these feelings interfere with daily life then they may be diagnosed as an anxiety disorder. In addition to feeling distressed, regular anxiety can lead to physical symptoms like headaches, stomach...
Score: 84%
 
7.Mitral Valve Prolapse
Mitral valve prolapse (MVP) affects about 2% of people in the United States. ref1 1 (Past estimates were higher due to errors in diagnosis.) As the name suggests, MVP involves prolapse of one of the valves of the heart, the mitral valve. The mitral valve sits at the opening between the left atrium and left ventricle, and opens and closes so that bl...
Score: 82%
 
8.Skullcap
Native Americans as well as traditional European herbalists used skullcap to induce sleep, relieve nervousness, and moderate the symptoms of epilepsy, rabies, and other diseases related to the nervous system. In other words, skullcap was believed to function as an herbal sedative. A relative of skullcap, /epnat/herb_supp/chinese_skullcap 104661 doc...
Score: 82%
 
9.Passionflower
The passionflower vine is a native of the Western hemisphere, named for symbolic connections drawn between its appearance and the crucifixion of Jesus. Native North Americans used passionflower primarily as a mild sedative. It quickly caught on as a folk remedy in Europe and was thereafter adopted by professional herbalists as a sedative and digest...
Score: 82%
 
10.Lemon Balm
Commonly called by its Latin first name, Melissa , lemon balm is a native of southern Europe, often planted in gardens to attract bees. Its leaves give off a delicate lemon odor when bruised. Medical authorities of ancient Greece and Rome mentioned topical lemon balm as a treatment for wounds. The herb was later used orally as a treatment for influ...
Score: 82%
 

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