I was first introduced to herbal medicines in 1973 on a trip to Detroit, Michigan to visit my brother. My sister-in-law took my mother and I to an herb shop as part of the site seeing. It's been a on-going love affair with herbal medicines ever since. I remember lovng the smell of the shop and all of bins of loose granuales and flakes. It was totally new to me. Up until then as everyone in my family was always prety healthy, the only real foray I had into medications was St. Joseph's Children's aspirin. Sometimes we took a spooonful of vaseline or cod liver oil, but that was pretty much the extent of it. So the idea of healing and healing with plants and herbs was incredible to me. It was like the show Marcus Garvey or something but using only natural healing.
We brought home the basics like Slippery Elm; very useful for inflammation, Goldenseal; a great antibiotic, and Catnip; great for quieting the nerves. We also brought home the book Back to Eden by Jethro Kloss and served as unofficial consultants to friends and neighbors on various vitamins and herbs. As an adult I studied Coounseling Psychology and became very interested in treating not just physical, but mental illness, with herbs.
Herbs, Vitamins and Minerals can be useful in the reatment of mental health conditions. For instance, for Depression Nature's Sunshine offers Mood Elevator, which is compsed of Perilla leaves, Saussurea root, Aurantium peel, Baboo sap, Bupleuru;m root, Cyperus rhionm, etc... Also, recommended is Flax Seed Oil, Multi Vitamin/Mineral; B-Complex (which is generally good for all nervous conditionsI and Calcium/Magnesuim. Nothing here addictive or over stimulating. Everything mentioned above is available online at www.mynsp.com/theherbcounselor.
Actually Mood Elevator and the aforementioned drugs can be useful for Bi-Polar (Manic Depression), Schizophrenia, ADD, ADHD, etc... Remember all Nature's Sunshine Products are satifaction guaranteed, do not require a prescription and are non habit forming.
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