Stimulant Herbs

Stimulant Herbs

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Stimulant herbs help to increase body’s energy levels, blood circulation, and help eliminate toxins. Stimulant herbs can induce temporary improvements in either mental or physical function or both, like enhanced alertness, awareness, wakefulness, endurance, productivity, and motivation. Many stimulants are also capable of improving mood and relieving anxiety, and some can even induce feelings of euphoria.

Here are some of the stimulants according to their functions:

Nervine Stimulants

  • Coffee arabica(Coffee)
  • Camellia sinesis (Green/Black tea)
  • Yerba mate

Cerebral Circulatory stimulants

  • Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo)
  • Centella Asiastica (Gotu kola)
  • Rosmarinus off. (Rosemary)

Peripheral or Diffuse Circulatory Stimulants

  • Zingiber off. (Ginger)
  • Zanthoxylum americanum (Prickly Ash)
  • Achillea  millefolium (Yarrow)

Central Circulatory Stimulants

  • Capsicum sp. (Cayenne)
  • Panax ginseng (Korean Ginseng)

 Immune Stimulants

  • Baptisia tinctoria (Wild Indigo)
  • Echinacea angustilfolia / pupurea (Echinacea)
  • Phytolacca americana (Pokeroot)
  • Sambucus nigra (Elderberry & flower)

Glandular Stimulants

  • Phytolaccaamericanum (Pokeroot)
  • Foeniculum vulgaris (Fennel)
  • Borago off. (Borage)

All herbs should be used with caution. You should consult your healthcare practitioner before using these herbs.