Stimulant plants

Natural stimulating plants

What are stimulant plants?

Stimulant plants are those that contain substances capable of increasing physical or mental performance.

ginger, mint, lemonThe stimulating components can be essential oils or plants containing substances capable of increasing serotonin.

What are stimulant plants used for?

Stimulant remedies can be used for:

  • Students in exam times
  • Physical or mental efforts
  • Stressful situations
  • Mild depression, seasonal depression
  • Discouragement
  • Enhancers

Stimulant plants for the organism

  • Caffeine: It is perhaps the best known nervous system stimulant, found in drinks such as coffee, mate or tea. The drawback of caffeine is that it can cause side effects.
  • Maca (Lepidium meyenii): Maca is one of the most used plants to increase fertility and desire. Used for this purpose by the Incas, maca was a magical plant used in sacred rituals for the prosperity of the peoples. In addition, it is attributed with invigorating, stimulating, restorative, defense-boosting and antidepressant properties.
  • Bancha tea: It is a tea rich in minerals and with little caffeine. It stands out for its magnesium content, a muscle relaxant, but at the same time it contains certain doses of caffeine that slightly stimulate the nervous system. It is suitable for students or people under a lot of stress.
  • Kuchicha tree: It mainly contains tea branches, which are rich in minerals such as calcium, magnesium, potassium and fluoride. It provides the vitality needed to fight fatigue, without the negative effects of caffeine, as it contains practically no caffeine.
  • Mint: It is a stimulant plant that tones the body and improves its digestive functions. The essential oil is rich in menthol, which refreshes and clears the head, being a remedy, for example, for traveler’s syndrome. (Infusion of 5 g. of dried leaves, three times a day).
  • Ginger: Its properties have made it one of the best products to stimulate desire. Ginger is also used in teas as a general stimulant. (Ginger root infusion).
  • St. John’s wort: It is a natural remedy for depression. Its properties are due to the presence of hypericin, which gives it antidepressant properties in cases of mild depression. This substance acts in the organism in a similar way to synthetic drugs without the disadvantages of these.
  • Turmeric: Its stimulating properties have been used for generations by Traditional Chinese Medicine. Its extract attenuates the physiological consequences of stress by acting on the enzyme monoamine oxidase A (MAO A), causing higher levels of serotonin. Turmeric has components that stimulate the nervous system.
  • Lemon: It excites the nervous system, increases the heart rate, refreshes, tones up and promotes the elimination of urine.
  • Tryptophan: It is a natural euphoriant by increasing the production of serotonin. Serotonin gives a feeling of happiness and well-being.

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Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

29 April, 2023

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