Ashwanda was actually awarded “best herb of the year” in 2007 and is very popular in tea for those who work in stressful environments. Catnip This is perhaps one of the most well known herbal sedatives from our top ten list yet many do not realize how beneficial catnip actually is.Once again, this herb should be avoided during pregnancy but is safe in small doses with children.
Potency: 9/10 Reviewed by: smoke n mirrors Good Strain For: Sleep, anxiety, depression, good all around strain depending on the dosage you smoke. At times it can be reminiscent of the aroma, but only every so often.
Creeps up on you for a few minutes after smoking until full effects. Taste: Unfortunately this pheno lacks the taste to go with smell. Head buzz is just like the body, somewhat sedating. Hits the body fast and hard and last for a couple hours.
This herb should be taken over long periods of time leading to a stronger and healthier heart.
One aspect of herbal sedatives as an alternative to modern medicines is that they need to be treated with an equal level of respect.
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As with nearly all herbal sedatives, consumption of the California poppy should be avoided during pregnancy. Kava Kava Kava Kava is Polynesian and is well known for its beneficial effects with people who suffer from chronic pain conditions.
As with all herbs, this form of sedative should be taken with caution as study has shown that prolonged consumption with alcohol can actually cause liver damage.
Most modern pharmaceutical are derived from these very same herbs so as with numerous modern medicines, over-consumption of herbal sedatives should certainly be avoided. I personally recommend buying your herbs from Mountain Rose Herbs.
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This is somewhat of a reassuring factor for those who perhaps worry about the side effects of modern medicine.