• chicory root

    by jockques cliatt chicory root
    Chicory is a blue-flowered plant in the dandelion family, its roots have been used since ancient times in egypt, for both food and medicine. Its sa...
  • Allspice Berries

    by jockques cliatt Allspice Berries
    Allspice is one of those herbs you find in many Caribbean dishes. it gives a spicy yet sweet nutty/  pungent peppery flavor. in addition to flavori...
  • Cramp away tea

    by jockques cliatt Cramp away tea
    Cramp away tea is a Baba's herbs original! This tea was created to help aid and assist women while going through their monthly menses cycle. This f...
  • Basil

    by jockques cliatt Basil
    In addition to being a great culinary herb  Basil is an excellent source of vitamin K, manganese, iron, vitamin A, and vitamin C. It's also a good ...
  • Astragalus Root

    by jockques cliatt Astragalus Root
    Astragalus has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine in combination with other herbs.Its root is used for health care purposes Co...
  • Ashwagandha

    by jockques cliatt Ashwagandha
    Ashwagandha is commonly known as “Indian Winter cherry” or “Indian Ginseng”. It is one of the most important herb of Ayurveda (the traditional syst...
  • St. Johns Wort

    by jockques cliatt St. Johns Wort
    St. Johns wort is a very powerful herb that can help with a multitude of issues ranging from depression, nervousness, decreased sex drive, sleep pr...
  • Hibiscus Flower Power

    by jockques cliatt Hibiscus Flower Power
    Hibiscus has the real flower power! As a powerful antioxydant, Hibiscus flower is rich in powerful antioxidants and may help prevent damage and dis...
  • Shephard's Purse

    by jockques cliatt Shephard's Purse
    Shephard's Purse is a lowkey super herb, but its real super power is how it rids the body of unwanted inflammation due to chronic illness like type...
  • The Power of Lavender

    by jockques cliatt The Power of Lavender

    Lavender is traditionally alleged to have a variety of therapeutic and curative properties, ranging from inducing relaxation to treating parasitic infections, burns, insect bites, and spasm. There is growing evidence suggesting that lavender oil may be an effective medicament in treatment of several neurological disorders. Several animal and human investigations suggest anxiolytic, mood stabilizer, sedative, analgesic, and anticonvulsive and neuroprotective properties for lavender.


    Mechanisms of Action of Lavender in the Nervous System

    Several investigations were performed to clarify the mechanism of action of lavender in neuronal tissues. Lavender inhibited lipopolysaccharide-induced inflammatory reaction in human monocyte THP-1 cells effect, which might be associated with the expression of HSP70. Antioxidant and relatively weak cholinergic inhibition was reported for lavender and linalool. Linalool inhibited acetylcholine release and alters ion channel function at the neuromuscular junction. These findings indicate that several targets relevant to treatment of Alzheimer's disease; anticholinergic, neuroprotective, and antioxidant activities could be found in lavender.


    Human Studies

    Although there is considerable debate about whether lavender species have a significant clinical potential either alone or as additives to other substances, many human studies support its effectiveness in different neurological and psychological disorders. Lavender was used predominantly in oral administration, aromatherapy, or massage in several clinical studies, and many benefits were claimed for use in such a manner.