Definitions

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  • adj. Having the quality of acting upon or affecting the nerves; quieting nervous excitement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having the quality of acting upon or affecting the nerves; quieting nervous excitement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the nerves.
  • Capable of quieting nervous excitement, or otherwise acting upon the nerves.
  • n. A drug used in nervous diseases.

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Examples

  • In homeopathy, it is classified as a nervine herb (calming to the system), in two forms: Matricaria recutita, commonly known as German chamomile, and Chamaemelum nobile, Roman chamomile (the kind most often used for cooking).

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  • How many foolish bargains have been made under the influence of the "nervine," which temporarily makes its victim think he is rich.

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  • Thus many diuretic herbs that strengthen the urinary system along with nervine herbs have often been effective.

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  • The tincture consists of four nervine herbs that favorably strengthen and maintain the nerves.

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  • Lemon balm is another nervine that is a member of the mint family.

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  • For this reason it is better to take a balanced nervine formula such as formula number 71 Stress Free three times throughout the day; then, in the evening before retiring, make a soothing tea such as the lemon balm, skullcap, passion flower, and chamomile described above before retiring to bed.

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  • Skullcap is a member of the mint family and is considered one of the best nervine tonics because of its propensity to relieve nervous tension while, unlike valerian, for instance, it refreshes the mind.

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  • Recommended Planetary formulas include the blood-purifying formula number 66 (Red Clover Cleanser) and the nervine formula number 84 (Stress Free).

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  • Look for a formula of nervine herbs in your local health food store.

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  • Valerian, passionflower, lemon balm, and hops are classic nervine herbs that nourish and calm the nervous system.

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