Sedative

Definition of Sedative:

Calming, quieting; drug that quiets nervous excitement.

Topics Related to Sedative

Anorexia / Starvation Tendency

...recommendation Valerian Root
“A sedative, digestive bitter, and appetite stimulant...”
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Anxiety

...recommendation GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate)
“...Its sedative properties have earned it a role as a psychotherapeutic adjunct [Vickers, 1969]...”

European Skullcap

...as a treatment
“...Skullcap has traditionally been used in combination with valerian as a mild sedative for anxiety...”

Hawthorn Berry Extract

...as a treatment
“...Hawthorn is antispasmodic, sedative, and a vasodilator...”

Hops

...as a treatment
“...History; Source: Traditional medicine has used hops as a sedative for centuries, while only recently has one of the possible components (dimethylvinylcarbinol), a volatile alcohol, been identified as having sedative effects...”

Insomnia

...recommendation Melatonin
“...Melatonin supplementation does not act as a simple sedative like a sleeping pill; only if this sleep-producing hormone is deficient will supplementation be helpful...”

Kaposi's Sarcoma

...the condition
“...You will receive a mild sedative, and local anesthetic will be sprayed on your throat to relieve discomfort...”

Kava

...as a treatment
“...A sedative and analgesic, kava helps induce sleep in low doses but in high doses it may cause stupor...”

Lemon Balm

...as a treatment
“Lemon balm is a mild sedative, spasmolytic, and may gently help regulate thyroid-stimulating hormone and thyroid function...”

Melatonin

...as a treatment
“...1mg have produced a sedative effect when melatonin levels are low...”

Meniere's Disease

...recommendation Antihistamines
“...However, not all antihistamines are effective in suppressing vertigo: Antihistamines that do not have a sedative effect do not cross the blood-brain barrier and, therefore, cannot penetrate the inner ear or balance centers enough to be helpful...”
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Muscle Cramps / Twitching

...the condition
“...John's wort or valerian in tea or tincture form provide a sedative effect on the nervous system...”

Noni

...as a treatment
“...It is also used as a sedative, painkiller, and sleeping aid...”

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

...recommendation Alcohol Avoidance
“...Alcohol or sedative use near bedtime may thus further depress breathing mechanisms...”

Passion Flower

...as a treatment
“...Purple Passionflower, True Passionflower, Wild Apricot, Wild Passion Vine The exotic flower of Passiflora incarnata has been used in herbal remedies for many years because of its analgesic and sedative properties...”

Prostate Cancer

...the condition
“...Biopsies can be uncomfortable and you may be given a mild sedative or local anesthetic...”

Seizure Disorder

...recommendation L-Taurine
“...Taurine functions as a mild sedative; doses for this effect are 500mg three times daily...”

Squawvine

...as a treatment
“...Its antiseptic properties make it valuable for treating vaginal infections, and is a natural nerve sedative...”

St John's Wort

...as a treatment
“...Studies show that it is sedative and has anxious properties...”

Thuja

...as a treatment
“...baldness; Taken internally against mumps; Relieving arthritic pain; In seed form, taken internally for palpitations, insomnia, nervous disorders and constipation in the elderly; (The seeds) As a sedative – calming, reducing nervousness, distress and irritation; (The seeds) As an aperient – a mild laxative; The root bark is used in the treatment of burns and scalds; The stems are used in the...”

Valerian Root

...as a treatment
“A sedative, digestive bitter, and appetite stimulant, valerian is a tall, perennial plant that grows widely in North America, Europe, and Asia...”

Vertigo

...recommendation Conventional Drug Use
“Medications that may reduce symptoms of labyrinthitis include antihistamines, anticholinergics, sedative/hypnotics, antinausea medications and diazepam (valium)...”
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