Hypericum, St. John's wort: nerve tonic.
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 1995 23:08:07 BST
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From: Christopher Hedley <christopher.GN.APC.ORG>
Subject: Nerve Damage
> My partner suffered a serious injury to her arm when she slipped while gardening and put her arm through a window. The ulnar nerve and muscle fibers were severed, and she lost a lot of blood. She had emergency micro-surgery, and is now on the mend.
> She has "zinging", especially at night. She describes it as if hitting your "crazy" bone really hard. She also has aching (like a toothache) in the arm. Any suggestions for herbs to help calm the nerves to help her sleep, or to help heal nerve and mucle?
I have always found massage oils based on St John's wort (Hypericum perf.) to be most useful. Usually adding a little lavender and/or rosemary essential oil, according to indications.
Lavender is more soothing and Rosemary more stimulating to healing.