The nervous system is largely responsible for our thoughts, emotions and movement.

Nervous system health: An Ayurvedic perspective

The nervous system is one of the most complicated and sophisticated systems of our body which helps to regulate, govern and coordinate our body.

Understanding the nervous system

The nervous system has two main parts:

  1. The Central Nervous System (CNS) consisting of the brain and spinal cord.
  2. The Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) comprises of the somatic and autonomic nervous system, which is made up of nerve fibres from the brain and spinal cord that cover the whole body including the muscles and internal organs (2)

The nervous system transmits signals between the brain and the entire body including all its organs. Some of its many controls include our ability to move, think, breathe, swallow, learn and see. (2)

Many herbs are suitable for self-care. However if a health condition does not resolve with home remedies we recommend using the information in Herbal Reality along with your health advisors, especially herbal practitioners from the professional associations listed in our Resources page (‘If you want to find a herbalist”). When buying any herbal products, you should choose responsible manufacturers with independently assured quality standards and sustainability practices. Check the label carefully for the appropriate safety and sustainability information.

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