Modern man lives in a rapidly changing reality. High speeds of the 21st century, economic instability, military conflicts - all this depressing affects the nervous system. From heart attacks in our time, more people die than from cancer. Significantly "younger" the stroke and hypertensive crisis.
Restoring the nerves, stabilize the work of the cardiovascular system will help herbal dues.
What is sedative collection?
In the case of nervous disorders, the doctor can recommend special medications: pills, drops or decoctions, which are made from herbs.
A mixture of medicinal plants that have a sedative effect on the body is a sedative collection. There are several of their types, each of which differs in the composition and direction of the action. Some are especially good at calming the nervous system, others recommend drinking with insomnia, some have a beneficial effect on the heart muscle, and others reduce blood pressure. Many soothing herbs also have an antispasmodic effect on the intestines, which solves the problem of flatulence and colic.
How to prepare and apply herbal decoctions correctly
The way of preparing the decoction depends on the form in which the medicinal raw material is used. It can be initially packaged in special filter bags, which is very convenient. They are simply brewed like tea, in the calculation of 1-2 pieces per glass (200 ml) of boiling water, insisted before cooling and taken twice a day. In certain cases, the dosage may differ from the standard. Options must necessarily be discussed with the attending physician.
Also in pharmacies are sold medicinal herbs in the form of crushed raw materials. The method of preparation is indicated on the packaging. As a rule, any collection of sedative is brewed at the rate of 1 tablespoon per glass of water, boiled for 2-3 minutes, it is infused before cooling. After cooling in the broth, add boiled water to bring the volume to 200 ml.
In most cases, therapeutic herbal decoctions should be taken on a glass a day in equal parts, dividing it into 3-4 meals. The latter - for 20-30 minutes before bedtime.
There are other recipes for preparing sedative decoctions, which in a specific case the patient is recommended by the doctor.
Many believe that herbs are absolutely harmless and they can be drunk indefinitely in any amount. It's a delusion. Herbal decoction is a medicine, only its effect on the body is expressed much softer in comparison with synthetic drugs, much less causes side effects, which gives the possibility of long-term use.
With the use of sedative decoctions, the following negative consequences are possible:
- allergic reactions; in this case the collection is immediately canceled, and an alternative is sought for;
- increased drowsiness;
- retardation of reaction;
- muscle weakness;
- decrease in pressure.
It should be remembered that the use of decoction broths enhances the action of cardiac drugs and those drugs that depress the nervous system.
With extreme caution, it is necessary to take soothing doses to pregnant and lactating women, drivers and persons in those professions that require quick reaction and clear action. You can not take them after organ transplantation and HIV-infected.
In the acute phase of the disease herbal decoctions are powerless to help. They are only good for fighting with chronic diseases.
Types of herbal sedatives
In collection sedative No. 1 includes leaves of mint and balm, St. John's wort, chamomile flowers, valerian root and cones of hops. To make it, you need 1-2 filter bags or a full tablespoon of the mixture to pour 250 ml of boiling water and insist before cooling. Strain. The entire dose is taken in a warm form in 2 divided doses: morning and evening 1 hour before going to bed.
The sedative collection 2 consists of leaves of motherwort, leaves of mint, roots of valerian and licorice, cones of hops. Prepare it this way: 2 tablespoons of collection or 4 filter bags pour 200 ml of boiling water, keep 15 minutes in a hot water bath, insist before cooling, strain, the volume of the broth obtained bring to 200 ml. Drink everything warm in one day in 2-3 hours half an hour before meals.
To achieve maximum effect, a sedative collection of 2 (as well as 1) is taken within 3-4 weeks. Their action is approximately the same: reducing irritability and anxiety, improving sleep, working the digestive system. They act as light antispasmodics.
The sedative collection 3 consists of rhizomes of valerian, grass of sweet clover, oregano, thyme and motherwort. A way of preparation from it of broth: 1 table spoon or 2 filter-bags are filled in with a glass of boiled water, heated on a water bath for 40 minutes. After cooling, the broth is filtered. The resulting volume of cold boiled water is adjusted to 200 ml. Take 1 glass in a warm form during the day in 3-4 hours for half an hour before meals. The course of treatment consists of 14 days, after which a 10-day break is made and again the decoction is drunk again for 14 days.
The sedative collection 3 has such indications: nervous disorders, insomnia, migraine, hypertension, menopausal disorders.
A possible alternative. Reviews
There are other complex tranquilizers. When using them, attention should be paid to the composition, indications and possible side effects.
To keep your nerves in order, you can make teas from any one medicinal herb that has sedative properties: motherwort, mint, melissa, oregano, tagolga, hawthorn flowers, valerian roots. They are brewed in a crushed form at the rate of 1 teaspoon per glass of boiling water. Tea is accepted in a warm form for half a glass 2 times a day. Excellent soothing agent - hop cones (2 pieces per cup of boiling water).
Those who drank decoctions of sedative dues: simple or complex - note that after a few weeks of regular admission they got rid of irritability, returned a calm sleep and a smile. Virtually all normalized heartbeat, the pressure stabilized (at the initial stage of hypertension).
Sedation fees for children
To babies up to 3 years without consultation with the doctor it is impossible to give any herbal decoctions. Excellent calms the children a warm bath with the added strained infusion of medicinal herbs, for the preparation of which 1 tablespoon of any herb is poured a glass of boiling water and insisted until completely cooled.
It is important to prevent allergic reactions, so the first time the dose of dry grass is reduced by half. In the case of any unwanted reaction: reddening of the skin, rashes, dyspnea - the child should be immediately removed from the bathroom, washed with clean water, give anti-allergic drops.
For children from 3 to 14 years old they prepare usual soothing infusions and decoctions, only the dose is reduced by 2-3 times.
Children older than 14 years can use sedatives in adult dosage, but up to 10 days.
Can I prepare a soothing remedy myself?
For preparation of an effective soothing collection it is not enough simply to connect several special medicinal herbs. First, you need to know the mixing proportions, secondly, take into account their possible side effects and contraindications, and thirdly, to understand that not all herbs can be mixed.
Therefore, it is best to prepare soothing teas from 1-2 types of medicinal herbs or, having consulted with a doctor beforehand, buy a ready-made sedative collection from the pharmacy.