Griffonia is a particularly useful plant for solving nervous or psychological problems thanks to the beneficial action it has on serotonin levels. Let's find out more about the properties and how to use this plant considered a natural antidepressant and a tonic.Don't store avocado like this: it's dangerous
La Griffonia it is a particularly useful plant for solving nervous or psychological problems thanks to the beneficial action it has on serotonin levels. Let's find out more about the properties and how to use this plant considered a natural antidepressantee a tonic.
It is above all those who suffer from depression, anxiety, insomnia or exhaustion who benefit from the properties of griffonia. This plant (botanical name Griffonia simplicifolia) is part of the legume family and is native to tropical Africa, it is no coincidence that it is called for the characteristic shape of its pods and for the place of origin African bean. The most interesting active ingredients are contained in its seeds from which a dry extract is obtained which is then transformed into a useful supplement on several occasions.
Ma what exactly griffonia contains and how can it be useful for regulating mood tones?
PROPERTY OF THE GRIFFONIA
Most of the properties of griffonia are due to the presence in the seeds of this plant 5-hydroxy-tryptophan (5-HTP), essential amino acid precursor of serotonin, the so-called hormone of good humor since, among other things, it deals with regulating the mood.
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Using griffonia, therefore, means acting on the levels of serotonin and consequently on the various problems related to the low concentration of this hormone such as depression, anxiety and insomnia. Using this natural remedy in specific periods of one's life is possible increase the levels of the "good mood hormone" inside our organism and this can become a decisive help in case of depression (mild or moderate), sadness that appears during the change of seasons but also problems related to sleep and states of anxiety.
If the body is in periods of high stress, the levels of serotonin can be affected by varying considerably and causing other disorders besides those mentioned above to appear: fatigue, weakness, irritability, headache, tension in some parts of the body or other. This plant then comes to our aid, managing among other things to increase the resistance to fatigue and stress on the part of our body.
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Griffonia is also active against other psychological-nervous problems such as the exaggerated urge to eat (especially at night and especially sweets), or the so-called nervous hunger, but it is also useful a regulate intestinal motility counteracting constipation episodes. For all these reasons it is also often used as a natural aid for those who want to lose weight and are following a weight loss diet.
A final situation in which griffonia acts positively is fibromyalgia or Atlas syndrome, pathology also linked to a serotonin deficiency.
In summary, griffonia can be useful in case of:
• Mild or moderate depression
• Seasonal depression
• Nervous hunger
• Stress headache
• Tiredness and exhaustion
• Muscle tensions
HOW TO TAKE THE GRIFFONIA
Griffonia is available in the form of capsules or tablets in a pharmacy or herbalist's shop. Dry extract is recommended two intakes between meals, usually morning and evening and for at least a month. Dosages can be more or less low or high depending on specific situations. However, the maximum dosages not to be exceeded are indicated on the packages, but it is always good to hear the opinion of an expert before taking this remedy which, although natural, can always have contraindications or not be effective if taken without criteria.
Griffonia capsules or tablets should be done dissolve under the tongue so that the active ingredients can act faster. Sometimes herbal preparations based on this plant may also contain passion flower and lemon balm for a more calming and relaxing action.
CONTRAINDICATIONS OF GRIFFONIA
The contraindications of griffonia, although generally moderate, exist and can occur above all if you overdo the dosage. These are in particular problems that can affect the gastrointestinal tract: nausea, flatuolence, abdominal pain, heartburn or other. This plant contains caffeine and is therefore not recommended in all cases of hypersensitivity to this substance but also in particular conditions such as pregnancy and breastfeeding. Also beware of the possible effects of interaction with drugs, always inform your doctor if you use them.
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