photo credit: just_a_name_thingie One of the most gorgeous of flowers – even a little ‘other-worldly’ in appearance – is the beautiful Passion Flower. Though the flower is captivating to behold, its leaves and roots are the source of its many medicinal properties, including powerful support for anxiety.
photo credit: mlinksva With its distinctive flavor and color, Turmeric has long been recognized as one of nature’s most powerful “foods as medicine.” Like its cousin Ginger (they’re in the same botanical Family), Turmeric is as at home in the spice cabinet as it is in the medicine chest. Within the Ayurvedic tradition of India, this unparalleled herb has been used in both the kitchen and medicinally for over 4000 years!
photo credit: cliff1066™ According to Ayurveda, the ancient healing system of India, Ashwagandha is considered the premier herb for imbalances of ‘vata.’ These are conditions that generally correspond to the nervous system, which is why Ashwagandha is often used for calming the mind and easing anxiety. It also helps in maintaining a general sense of wellbeing.