There are unfortunately few scientific studies on verbena hastate (Blue vervain), but it has a long-standing use in traditional herbal medicine as a nervine and antispasmodic. It was obvious that a sustainable model could only be around certified organically grown herbs, says scalzo. Ginkgo biloba is an excellent herb when taken for both the physical and emotional effects of depression and anxiety. Mct’s are rapidly metabolised into ketones by the liver, these are an alternative source of fuel that easily cross the blood/brain barrier, recharging malfunctioning cells and improving cognitive function. There are a range of herbs that have been traditionally used to combat the effects of anxiety in various cultures. Gaia’s founder, ric scalzo, searched more than a year before the january day when he found this herbal eden, it’s vernal promise hibernating in winter ice. The active components of catnip are iridoid glycosides, which are thought to contribute to this herb’s anxiolytic and sedative effects. Sicilic acid, arginine and triterpenoid saponins called avenocosides have been identified by modern science as the active compounds responsible for this herb’s nootropic effects.