Serenity™ is a very special combination of herbs designed to provide calmness to the body. This formula soothes the nerves and allows for a better sleep cycle. Most people would gather these intended effects by reading the name, however, the process these herbs undertake and the systems in the body that are affected may come as a surprise.
When a person is agitated, nervous or frazzled their body may actually have too much heat. The mind is overactive and they may be unable to relax or sleep. The source of this excess heat is often the digestive system. The digestive system releases heat when digesting food which can radiate throughout the body, stimulating the heart and mind and creating mental chatter and restlessness. This can happen from many things including over indulging in food, improper food combining or eating too close to bedtime. Fluctuations in hormone levels also cause temperature changes in the body. The hypothalamus works in conjunction with the thyroid gland, which creates hormones responsible for, among other things, our metabolic rate and internal temperature. Balancing these hormone levels can be an important factor in maintaining a calm mind/body/spirit.
Serenity™ has a cooling effect on an overheated digestive tract, a calming effect on the nerves, and a relaxing effect on the muscles. It helps the body to break down and process hormones. It also offers balance to the digestive system, nervous system, and muscular system. Here is an in depth look at each component of Serenity™ and their specific actions.
•Burdock Root has many healing qualities. It has often been used to purify the blood by removing toxins that can build up. It is high in nutrients and has mild diuretic and laxative qualities, which aids in its ability to help purify the body.
•Beth Root is native to North America and has been used by Native Americans for a number of issues. It has traditionally been used as an expectorant and a female tonic. Its soothing qualities can help deal with heavy or painful menstruation and anti-inflammatory properties may help balance hormone levels. It is useful in detoxifying the body and protecting the immune system.
•Black Cohosh Root has long been a favorite among women’s remedies. It is often used for relieving menstrual and menopausal symptoms. It regulates the release of hormones in the body. Black Cohosh Root is also a valuable herb for improving the health of the immune system, promoting restful sleep, and preventing mood swings. It is a natural sedative, helping with anxiety, stress and insomnia. It is also anti-spasmodic and anti-inflammatory. This helps relieve menstrual cramps, general muscle aches and pains, nervous tension as well as lowers blood pressure! Although Black Cohosh is a favorite among women, it’s been used for centuries by both men and women as a nerve tonic, muscle relaxant and for its overall calming affects.
•Oregon Grape Root is also native to North America and is often used for digestive and circulatory problems. It stimulates liver function and improves digestion and absorption. It cools the digestive tract and aids in many symptoms of excess heat including hot flashes and bad temper.
•Milkweed is a tonic herb that can help ease pain, relax the muscles, and aid in stomach ailments. It is also a mild diuretic and may help lower blood pressure.
All of these herbs together make a very unique and wonderful combination. The combined effect is greater than the effects of the individual herbs. This is truly a holistic approach to soothing the body and easing tension & stress. We, at Hanna’s Herb Shop, believe that the synergy created when Hanna combined these herbs in a thoughtful and unique way makes Serenity™ a star formula!