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California poppy – Eschscholzia californica :Sedative , hypnotic
Chamomile – Matricaria recutita :Nervine, sedative
Lavender – Lavendula angustifolia : Anti-anxiety, hypotensive, nervine, sedative.
Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis :Hypotensive, nervine,
Passionflower – Passiflora incarnata :Hypnotic, nervine, sedative, mild MAO'I.Sandalwood- Santalum spicatum : Calms the mind, stops the mind chatter, takes heat out of the head. Go for people whose minds dont switch off at the end of the day.
Skullcap- Scutellaria lateriflora :Hypnotic, nervine tonic, sedative
Wild Lettuce – Lactuca virosa : Hypnotic, nervine, sedative The effects of ingesting L. virosa are similar to opium, although no opiates are present in the plant. A latex however exists as an extract of the stem secretion of Lactuca virosa, a simple preparation in a manner resembling opium, which is called lactucarium. Effects are felt quickly but do not last long, between half an hour to a couple of hours. They dwindle slowly. The plant has been used as an anesthetic and a sleep aid, as well as recreationally.
NB. do not use if taking SSRI's, anti-depressants or any opiate based medications.
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