Definition: Nerve Tonic

by Jason J. Duke - Owner/Artisan

Fresh Content: June 10, 2023 14:14

A nerve tonic within herbalism strengthens nerve function in either of two ways: by calming or stimulating nervous system function. A calming nerve tonic is taken to promote better rest and relaxation by reducing excessive response to stress and activity and for minor relief of discomforts. A stimulating nerve tonic is taken to promote increased sensory awareness, cognition, and physical performance.

Calming nerve tonic herbs include:

  • Chamomile flowers
  • Gotu kola aerials
  • Scullcap aerials
  • Valerian root
  • Ashwagandha root
  • Reishi mushroom
  • Passionflower leaves
  • California poppy aerials
  • Lavender flowers
  • Rose petals
  • Lady's slipper root

Stimulating nerve tonic herbs include: