What Herbs Can Assist Mental Health? May 2022 Awareness Month | Aura Health & Wellbeing

Mental Health Awareness Month 2022: What Herbs May Help?

Ever heard the phrase, 'It's ok to not be ok'? 

Let's face it - life at the minute has been a little challenging to say the least. We've had obscene increases in fuel prices, gas & electric bills, and the cost of living in the UK is getting to unsustainable levels. Something has to give, right?!

This added pressure on top of managing your work-life balance makes for a pretty uncomfortable situation, which could take its toll on your mental wellbeing. 

The month of May 2022 is a time to raise awareness for those feeling particularly strained by the stresses of life, and is a way for us to come together for better mental health.  

Whilst it can be extremely difficult to curb these negative thoughts and emotions, a wide selection of Chinese herbs have been prized for their potential to suppress the symptoms/effects of mental health effectively. 

So, without further ado here are our top Chinese herbal formulas which may help spread awareness throughout Mental Health Awareness Month 2022... 

1) Ba Zhen Tang 八珍汤 (Eight Treasures)

All of those negative vibes could lead to brain fog. It's exhausting...
Ba Zhen Tang may assist with fatigue, improving mental function and concentration, restoring internal balance, vitality, aiding lightheadedness and helping to balance your qi (Yin and Yang). 
Best for: If you're looking for a remedy to improve mental function and alertness

2) Ban Xia Hou Pu Tang 半夏厚朴汤 (Pinellia & Magnolia Bark)

A positive mind helps maintain a positive outlook...
Ban Xia Hou Pu Tang may assist with improving mood, soothing your internal organs and assist with general mental health disorders. 
Best for: If you're looking for a remedy to improve your mood/outlook

3) Gui Pi Tang 归脾汤 (Longan Fruit & Polygonum Vine)

An overworked mind is sure to have a negative impact on your sleep quality...
Gui Pi Tang may assist with treating insomnia, poor memory or forgetfulness, may help to combat stress symptoms and providing general mental health support. 
Best for: If you're looking for a formula to help you snooze peacefully 

4) Gui Zhi Tang 桂枝汤 (Cinnamon Twig & White Peony)

Mental-induced stress can drastically effect your physical wellbeing...
Gui Zhi Tang may assist with respiratory issues, psychological boundary issues, general pain, helping to regulate your body temperature and assisting to dispel cold symptoms. 
Best for: If you're looking for a formula to assist your internal health and wellbeing

5) Jia Wei Xiao Yao San 加味逍遥散 (Angelica Sinesis & White Atractylodis)

Possibly the most well-rounded herbal supplement for mental health. It's an Aura favourite amongst the team...
Jia Wei Xiao Yao San may assist with reducing irritability, generalising pain internally, headaches, blurred vision, fatigue, insomnia, helping to boost energy levels naturally and balancing general mental health. 
Best for: If you're looking for the most complete herbal formula for mental health

6) Si Ni San 四逆散 (Liquorice Root & Immature Bitter Orange)

Ideal for that 'pick-me-up' that you deserve...
Si Ni San may assist with mental depression, helping to raise quality of sleep and may help to disperse pathogens from the body to regulate qi. 
Best for: If you're looking to aid depression symptoms 

7) Xiao Chai Hu Tang 小柴胡汤 (Thorowax Root & Panax Ginseng)

One to get your nutrition back on track...
Xiao Chai Hu Tang may assist with digestive disorders, improving internal blood circulation, balancing emotions and helping to dispel physical and mental health disorders. 
Best for: If you're looking to balance your digestive system naturally


We hope our herbal recommendations can naturally improve your mental health and wellbeing. Just remember, the Aura team are always at hand to help in whatever way we can! 

Click here to explore the complete Mental Health range

For any further queries regarding our herbal remedies, please contact us directly via info@auranutrition.com

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