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Kit No-Stress


Kit No-Stress: your natural booster if you need an extra bit of energy, memory and concentration.

Because of the daily stressful routine, it’s easier to feel overwhelmed and tired. The so-called herbs adaptogens can help relieve those feelings, as they provide support for the health of the nervous system, making you feel always in your best shape. 

"Pressure pushing down on me
Pressing down on you no man ask for
Under pressure
That burns a building down
Splits a family in two
Puts people on streets"

David Bowie & Queen

No-Stress Kit benefits:

  • Invigorates body and mind
  • Increases immune functions
  • Enhances global mood without a reduction in energy or cognition
  • Relieves stress-induced symptoms
  • Adjusts sugar metabolism
  • Restores the emotional balance
  • Supports attention span, focus and memory

 

How to use

Colds and flu: The common cold virus can thrive only when our body is stressed, run-down, with a poor diet and when we are overloaded with toxins.

At the first signs of infection take a hot infusion every 3 hours of:

  • 2 leaves of kigarden’s Echinacea (antiseptic)
  • 2 leaves of kigarden’s Goat Rue ( anti-inflammatory action)
  • Ginger tea
  • A spoon of lemon (natural source of vitamin C)

Supplement of zinc will help you to decrease the duration of cold. Aromatic inhalation or hot bath of tyme, rosemery and lavander will reduce the swelling of mucous membrane and clear catarrh.

This natural treatments will help you to relieve pain and aches and reduce fever.

Tension and anxiety:Tension is a normal response to a stressed life and normally it should settle when the problems are resolved. It can become chronic after a long-term stress, nutritional deficiencies, lack of sleep.

When you feel run-down take a hot infusion every 6 hours of:

  • 2 fresh leaves of kigarden’s scullcap (sedative)
  • 2 fresh leaves of kigarden’s motherwort (anxiolytic)


That infusion will support you every time you need to hit the pause button and take a deep breath.
Natural supplements of adaptogens like bacopa, holy basil, ashwagandha will help you to strengthen the nerves.
Move yourself! Regular aerobic exercise has been shown to stimulate endorphins and increase resilience to stress.
Hot herbal baths and aromatic massage with essential oils of holy basil, lavander and rose will ease muscle tension and soothe anxiety.

No-Stress Numbers

  • Less 58% chances of catching a cold (echinacea)
  • Weight reducing action
  • Sedative and hypotensive activity

OUR PLANTS

Goat's-rue (Galega officinalis)

Goat's Rue is a perennial herb native to North America. Goat's Rue was considered by indigenous cultures to be an aphrodisiac and as a female herb to restore a woman's beauty and health. It is traditionally used as a tonic and for “blood purification”. It is indicated for complementary treatment for diabetes and as a diuretic.

Goat's rue is used to adjust the carbohydrate metabolism, to protect the liver; for digestion problems; to reduce appetite and increase weight loss and to stimulate milk production in nursing mothers.

Benefits:

  • Traditionally used as a tonic and for “blood purification
  • Reduce appetite and increase weight loss
  • As diuretic reduces fluid retention and aids elimination of toxins
  • Stimulate milk production in nursing mothers

Parts used: aerial parts

Preparation: tea, tincture, dried and fresh herb

Primary activities: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, diuretic

Caution. Use with caution in patients on antidiabetic drugs or insulin


Scullcap (Scutellaria laterifolia)

Skullcap was well known among the Cherokee and other Native American tribes, as a strong emmenagogue and female medicinal herb. It was used in some tribes as a ceremonial plant to introduce young girls into womanhood. Followers of a 19th century Anglo-American school of herbal medicine were called Physiomedicalists and were the first to discover Skullcap's use as a nerve tonic. They recognized that it had a "deeper" action on the nervous system.

One of the great benefits of Skullcap is for insomnia and sleep disorders. While many remedies, both traditional and herbal, can lull you to sleep like skullcap, most leave you groggy in the morning. Skullcap promotes sound sleep without the unwanted side effects, leaving you feeling refreshed and revitalised in the morning.

Benefits:

  • Strengthening nerve and immune tonic
  • Enhance global mood
  • Help relieve pain from nerve-related disease
  • As brain tonic supports focus, attention, memory and mood.

Parts used: aerial part

Preparation: tea, dried and fresh herb

Primary activities: nerve-related disease, relieve pain, digestive distress, agitation, and poor quality sleep

Caution: May increase menstrual flow. Use only in the last weeks of pregnancy

Motherwort (Leonurus Cardiaca)

 

Motherwort, a member of the mint family and an herbaceous perennial native to Europe. It was traditionally used by ancient Greeks as a relaxing remedy for expectant mothers.

This herb is widely used for relieving stress-induces cardiac palpitation and high blood pressure. It relieves headaches, muscular twitches and spasms. Can help moderate stress and anxiety, restoring the emotional balance.

Motherwort’s extract have also been used for bronchial asthma, climacteric symptoms and amenorrhoea, as well as externally in wounds and skin inflammations.

Benefits:

  • Nervine and anxiolytic effect
  • Used for relieving stress-induced cardiac palpitation and high blood pressure
  • Can help moderate stress and anxiety without over-sedating

Parts used: aerial part

Preparation: tea, tincture, dried and fresh herb

Primary activities: antioxidant, circulatory support, anti-inflammatory, immunostimulant diuretic

Common uses:It has nervine and anxiolytic effect

Caution: May increase menstrual flow. Use only in the last weeks of pregnancy



Echinacea (Echinacea Purpurea)

Echinacea is a purple cornflower native to North America. It was traditionally used for snake-bites, burns and coughs in indigenous cultures  for at least 400 years.

This wildflower is widely used as an immune-supporting herb and the complex mix of active substances (phenols, polysaccharides, glycoproteins, and caffeic acid derivatives) decreases the incidence and duration of the common cold and flu.

Aside from its immune-supporting qualities echinacea is a good antimicrobial for the mouth and urinary tract.

Echinacea has been shown to stimulate the lymph system, helping the body to eliminate waste material from the tissues.

Benefits:

  • Immune-supporting herb, helpful for cold and flu.
  • Boost the lymph system, aiding the body to eliminate toxins.
  • Good antimicrobial for the mouth and urinary tract.

Parts used: leaves, stems and root

Preparation: tincture, fresh leaves, stem and flowers

Primary activities: boost immune system, support lymph system, diuretic, anti-inflammatory 

Caution: Occasional sensitivity may cause anaphylaxis, asthma or urticaria