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Herbal medicine
A medicinal preparation, usually of herbal origin, which is said to act on the nervous system, reduce anxiety and tension (nervine relaxant), and stimulate or strengthen neural function.

• Nervine relaxants—Betony (Betonica officinalis), catnip (Nepeta cataria), hops (Humulus lupulus), lady’s slipper (Cypripedium pubescens), mistletoe (Viscum album), passion flower (Passiflara incarnata), skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), valerian (Valeriana officinalis). 
• Nervine stimulants—Cayenne (Capsicum fruticens), ginger (Zingiber officinale), horseradish (Cochlearia armaracia), poplar (Populus tremuloides), prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum), snake root (Aristolochia reticulata), wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens).  
• Nervine tonics—Belvedere cypress (Kochia scoparia), black pepper (Piper nigrum), cistanche (Cistanche salsa), Chinese jujube (Ziziphus vulgaris), dodder (Cuscuta japonica), dogwood (Cornus officinalis), fennel (Foeniculum vulgare), garlic (Allium sativum), ginseng (Panax ginseng).


A natural substance, such as an herb, which is calming to the nervous system.


Soothes and calms the nervous system.
Mentioned in: St. John's Wort
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Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), a classic nervine, helps calm anxiety, stress, and agitation while also promoting sleep.
Skullcap Scutellaria lateriflora L.: an American nervine. J Herb Med 2012;2(3):76-96.
A total of 16 clinical cases, comprising of 8 animal per group were treated with conventional method using 2 ml of nervine tonic containing Vitamin [B.sub.1], [B.sub.6], [B.sub.12] (Neuroxin-12 (b)) intramuscularly on alternate day for 10 days, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) such as Meloxicam (Melonex (a) ) @ 0.2 mg/kg b.
Besides, it is traditionally reported to possess anticonvulsant, antidepressant, astringent, cardiotonic (tones, balances, and strengthens the heart), disinfectant, nervine (balances/calms nerves), neurasthenic (reduces nerve pain), tranquilizer, and vermifuge (expels worms) activities.
Hops have tonic nervine diuretic and anodyne properties.
Her name is Nervine. She is five years old, a pretty little girl with soft eyes and hair tied back with a bright pink ribbon.
Jei mums tenka ilgesni laika buti triuksmingoje aplinkoje, blogeja musu darbingumas, judesiu koordinacija, dideja nervine itampa ir traumu rizika (Pilipaviciute, Bakas 1998; Toppila et al.
It is also considered to be cardiotonic, a potent nervine tonic, and useful for asthma, hoarseness, insanity, and epilepsy [11].
alba is one of them and in Indian traditional medicine it is used as nervine tonic (Nadkarni, 1976).
Brands include AllerMax, Altaryl Children's Allergy, Banophen, Benadryl, Diphenhist, Dormin, Genahist, Miles Nervine, Nytol, Siladryl, Sleep-eze 3, Sleepwell 2-nite, and Sominex.
Nustatyta, kad emocine reakcija i tai, kas linksma, juokinga, sumazina nervine itampa ir nuovargi.
grandiflora rhizomes are used as nervine tonic, stimulants, external painkillers, an antiepileptic, and an antiseptic and also in treating hysteria, convulsions, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, fever, anxiety, insomnia, asthma, acidity, bronchial problems, and other health issues (Anonymous 1993).