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Herbal Support for Emotional Well-being with Botanically Curious

Issue 30

Emotional resilience is just as important as the foods you are eating, or the exercise you are committing to. “Keeping it together” emotionally day by day is a strenuous process when we have things happening in our lives that may feel out of our control.

Days turn into weeks, turn into months, turn into years as your body continues to hold this stress. Our emotional energy, if left unsupported becomes routine, leaving us feeling less productive, drained of energy and feeling hopeless.

Botanically Curious knows that a holistic approach to emotional wellbeing is key for long term success.

Focusing on the four pillars of health, i.e. movement, sleep, nutrition and stress management allow our bodies to not just survive but thrive!

Focus on incorporating herbs with a Nervine quality. This herbal action works by therapeutically supporting nerves, which nourishes and sustains the functions of the central nervous system, which reinstates the balance and tranquility in the body.

Some helpful hints to support your emotional health with herbs

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) tea daily! This plant can be underrated when it comes to its nervous system support. Its appealing taste makes it a favorite with children and those with sensitive palates, so if you don’t like green tea, try lemon balm as an alternative!

As a trophorestorative herb in the body, lemon balm nourishes and brings balance to the major organ systems of the body. Scatter the leaves over a fruit salad for added zesty flavor safe for the whole family to enjoy.

Wood Betony (Betonica officinalis) glycerite based tincture when intrusive or racing thoughts won’t subside—it might do the trick!

Wood Betony is great to incorporate when a person’s stress is stuck in their head; they can’t stop thinking and relax, they over-analyze, they aren’t grounded and are generally suffering from mental overexertion and subsequent anxieties.

Wood Betony is generally considered safe to use. It it can stimulate uterine contractions, so some herbalists advise against its use during pregnancy. (However, it is considered mild, and there is debate amongst the herbalism community about its use during pregnancy.)

Also, high doses of some preparations can cause stomach irritation or mild nausea in some individuals so always do your own research before incorporating any herbal protocols or work with a trained herbalist.

Remember! Botanically Curious educates the public on herbalism to spark a curiosity to learn more, before incorporating any herbal protocol, consult health and wellness professionals to ensure you select the right herb and dosage for your body. To book a consultation with botanically curious, visit our website or reach out on social media.

Paula Kersch
Paula Kerschhttps://botanicallycurious.com/about-us
Paula Kersch, owner and head herbalist at Botanically Curious is dedicated to connecting with the local community through collaboration and community service. Attend a class taught by Paula or one of the many wonderful community partners who bring their expertise to the table!

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