Codonopsis : Codonopsis pilosula - Also know as Dang Shen , a gentle tonic that increases energy levels and helps the body adapt to stress. Milder than Ginseng it is an adaptogen and replenishes Chi, anti fatigue.
Gotu Kola : Hydrocotyle asiatica/ centella - Adaptogen, anxiolytic or anti anxiety her, nervine , energy booster
Hawthorn : Crataegus oxyacantha- Hypotensive, Cardiac tonic
Jasmine Flowers : Jasminum officinale - Antidepressnt, Yin Tonic , nervine tonic .
Kola Vera : Cola nitida - Antidepressant, stimulant, nervine.
Lions Mane - Hericium erinaceus - Anti anxiety, restores the myelin sheath which will repair any nerve tissue damage.
Oats : Avena sativa - Antidepressant, nerve tonic
Morinda Root : Morinda officinalis - Anti depressant, stimulates the endocrine system
Passion Flower : Passiflora incarnata - Anti depressant, contains MAOI's, sedative, used for anxiety and stress.
Rhodiola : Rhodiola rosea - Improves mood, antidepressant, anti anxiety, contains Rosiridin which is a MAOI inhibitor. Adaptogen, energy enhancer , anti stress.
Rose Petals : Rosa gallica / centifolia - Heart tonic (both physical and emotional ), nervine, yin tonic , Anti depressant .
Siberian Ginseng : Eleutherococcus senticosus - Technically not a true Ginseng, it is also milder than Panax Ginseng . It is an adaptogen, an adrenal tonic, improves memory and mental function as well as physical endurance. It helps relive anxiety and mild depression especially when fatigue is also present. It can also be used to aid the management of conditions that are caused or aggravated by stress. It also stimulates resistance to stress so is a good general tonic for the whole body . Siberian ginseng is ideal for people who have an excess of cortisol, the stress hormone released by the adrenal glands.
NB. do not use if taking SSRI's or antidepressants