Every Tuesday, Dr. Mark formulates a special tincture at a reduced rate for our Thriveology Community!
This week, Dr. Mark has combined herbs from all over the planet to make a special blend to help you unwind and relax from the day’s stressors. “Each herb included in this tincture works harmoniously to promote calmness. Many of these herbs have been used across cultures since ancient times, some dating back milenia. The herbs in Unwind soothe the central nervous system and calm the brain while also relaxing the skeletal muscles. In concert, the herbs in this tincture reduce anxiety, restlessness, and tension so that you can achieve peace and tranquility at the end of the day.”
– Dr. Mark, N.D., L.Ac.
Valeriana officinalis (Valerian) – Valerian has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine for its sedative properties. It is still widely used in France, Germany, and Switzerland as a sleep aid and works by decreasing anxiety.
Pedicularis racemosa (Lousewort) – Lousewort is a perennial native to Colorado and the Pacific Northwest and acts as a skeletal muscle relaxer and sedative.
Scutellaria lateriflora (Skullcap)- The two-lobed flower got it’s name because it resembles the military helmets worn by early European settlers. Skullcap is a comforting herb that alleviates nervous tension and exhaustion. It’s used to promote relaxation during times of distress.
Avena sativa (Milky Oat Seed) – Oat seed soothes the nervous system and calms the brain. It is used to treat depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
Leonurus cardiaca (Motherwort) – Motherwort has a long history of use in Central Europe, Asia, and North America to combat stress and insomnia. It contains a mild vasodilator and has a relaxing effect on muscles.
Humulus lupulus (Common Hops) – The flowers of the hop have sedative properties that inhibit the central nervous system. Hops have been used in herbal medicine dating back to the 9th century in Europe and in Asia. It treats anxiety, insomnia, restlessness, tension, and excitability.
Rosa ssp. (Rose) – Roses are an ancient flower; their presence dating back thousands of years ago in North America. Rose oil has anti-stress and relaxation effects.
What You Can Expect: This tincture can take 30-60 minutes to kick in. Expect to feel relaxed and possibly sleepy.
Contraindications: If you are taking medications, check for potential interactions with these herbs. In general, anybody with a medical condition should check with their health care provider before taking herbs. Specifically, do not use if you are taking Coumadin, are lactating or are pregnant. Tinctures do contain small amounts of alcohol so do not use if your are avoiding all alcohol. Use caution when driving or operating heavy machinery. Individuals suffering from Celiac disease may experience symptoms due to possible Gluten cross-contamination from the oat seat of hops flowers.
Dosage: The effect of tinctures are dose dependent, because each of us are unique. The average recommendation is 45-60 drops. Shake well before dispensing each dose.
To order Unwind, please call Thriveology’s Denver, CO office (303)636-0000