Modern man lives in a rapidly changing reality. High speeds of the 21st century, economic instability, military conflicts — all of this has a depressing effect on the nervous system. Nowadays more people die from heart attacks than from oncological diseases. Significantly “younger” stroke and hypertensive crisis.
Herbal preparations will help to restore nerves, stabilize the work of the cardiovascular system.
What is a sedative collection?
In the case of nervous disorders, the doctor may recommend special medications: tablets, drops or decoctions that are made from herbs.
A mixture of medicinal plants that have a sedative effect on the body is a soothing collection. There are several types of them, each of which differs in the composition and direction of the action. Some especially calm the nervous system, others recommend drinking for insomnia, some have a beneficial effect on the heart muscle, and some reduce arterial pressure. Many sedative herbs also have a spasmolytic effect on the intestines, which solves the problem of flatulence and colic.
How to cook and apply herbal decoctions
The method of preparation of the broth depends on the form used medicinal raw materials. It can be initially packaged in special filter bags, which is very convenient. They are simply brewed, like tea, at the rate of 1-2 pieces per cup (200 ml) of boiling water, infused before cooling and taken twice a day. In certain cases, the dosage may differ from the standard. Options without fail must be discussed with your doctor.
Pharmacies also sell medicinal herbs in the form of shredded raw materials. The method of their preparation is indicated on the package. As a rule, any collection of sedative is brewed at the rate of 1 tablespoon per glass of water, boiled for 2-3 minutes, infused before cooling. After cooling, boiled water is added to the broth to bring the volume up to 200 ml.
In most cases, medicinal herbal decoctions should be taken in a glass a day in equal parts, dividing it into 3-4 doses. The last - 20-30 minutes before bedtime.
There are other recipes for the preparation of sedatives, which in a particular case the doctor recommends to the patient.
Many people think that herbs are absolutely harmless and can be drunk indefinitely in any quantity. It's a delusion. Herbal decoction is a medicine, only its effect on the body is much softer when compared with synthetic drugs, it causes side effects much less often, which allows long-term use.
With the use of sedatives, such negative consequences are possible as:
- allergic reactions; in this case, the fee is immediately canceled and an alternative is sought;
- increased sleepiness;
- reaction retardation;
- muscle weakness;
- pressure reduction.
It should be remembered that the use of decoctions of sedatives enhances the effect of cardiac drugs and those drugs that inhibit the nervous system.
Extreme caution should be taken soothing charges pregnant and lactating women, drivers and people of those professions that require responsiveness and clarity of action. Do not take them after an organ transplant and an HIV-infected person.
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 sedative fees
The soothing No. 1 collection includes mint leaves and lemon balm, St. John's wort, chamomile flowers, valerian root and hop cones. For its preparation, you need 1-2 filter bags or a full tablespoon of the mixture pour 250 ml of boiling water and leave to cool. Strain. The whole dose is taken in a warm form in 2 doses: in the morning and in the evening, 1 hour before bedtime.
Soothing collection 2 consists of motherwort grass, mint leaves, valerian roots and licorice, hop cones. Prepare it in this way: 2 tablespoons of the collection or 4 filter bags pour 200 ml boiling water, hold for 15 minutes in a hot water bath, leave to cool, strain, bring the volume of the resulting broth to 200 ml. Drink everything in the form of heat in one day in 2-3 doses half an hour before meals.
To achieve the maximum effect, the sedative collection 2 (as well as 1) is taken within 3-4 weeks. Their action is about the same: reducing irritability and anxiety, improving sleep, work of the digestive system. They act as mild antispasmodics.
The sedative collection 3 consists of rhizomes of valerian, clover grass, oregano, thyme and motherwort. Method of cooking broth from it: 1 tablespoon or 2 filter bags poured a glass of boiling water, heated in 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 cup in the form of heat 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 taken and a decoction is drunk again within 14 days.
The sedative collection 3 has such indications: nervous disorders, insomnia, migraine, hypertension, menopausal disorders.
Possible alternative. Reviews
There are other complex soothing charges. When used, one should pay attention to the composition, indications and possible side effects.
To make the nerves in order, you can make teas from any single medicinal herb with sedative properties: motherwort, peppermint, lemon balm, oregano, meadowsweet, hawthorn flowers, valerian roots. They are brewed in powdered form at the rate of 1 teaspoon per cup of boiling water. Accepted tea in the form of heat for half a cup 2 times a day. Excellent sedative - hop cones (2 pieces per cup of boiling water).
Those who drank decoctions from sedatives: simple or complex - note that after a few weeks of regular intake, they got rid of irritability, returned to restful sleep and a smile. Almost all of them had a normal heartbeat, pressure stabilized (at the initial stage of hypertension).
Sedative fees for children
Babies under 3 years old should not be given any herbal decoctions without consulting a doctor. Perfectly soothes children warm bath with the addition of filtered infusion of medicinal herbs, for the preparation of which 1 tablespoon of any herb is poured with a glass of boiling water and infused until completely cooled.
It is important to prevent allergic reactions, so the first time the dose of dry grass is halved. In case of any undesirable reaction: reddening of the skin, rashes, shortness of breath - the child should be immediately removed from the bathroom, washed with clean water, and given anti-allergic drops.
For babies from 3 to 14 years, the usual soothing infusions and decoctions are prepared, only the dose is reduced by 2-3 times.
Children over the age of 14 can use sedatives at an adult dosage, but up to 10 days.
Is it possible to make a sedative collection yourself?
For the preparation of an effective soothing collection, it is not enough just to combine several special herbs. Firstly, it is necessary to know the proportions of mixing, secondly, to 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, after consulting with a doctor, buy a ready-made sedative collection at the pharmacy.