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California poppy – Eschscholzia californica :Sedative , hypnotic
Chamomile – Matricaria recutita : Nervine, sedative
Jamaican Dogwood - Piscidia erythrina : Anodyne, Nervine, Sedative
Lavender – Lavendula angustifolia : Anti-anxiety, hypotensive, nervine, sedative.
Lemon Balm - Melissa officinalis :Hypotensive, nervine,
Passionflower – Passiflora incarnata :Hypnotic, nervine, sedative, mild MAOI.
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. 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.
NB. do not use if taking SSRI's, anti-depressants or any opiate based medications.
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