Kava, Valerian Root, Passion Flower and L-Theanine for Physical Withdrawal Relief

Supplements for opioid detox

Withdrawal Relief Supplement #1 – Passion Flower

Passion Flower is a plant. The part of the plant that grows above the ground is used as medicine. The chemicals in passionflower have calming, sleep inducing, and muscle spasm relieving effects.

 Opioid withdrawal symptoms Passion Flower treats:
  • Sleep problems (insomnia)
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) upset
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Nervousness and excitability
  • Hysteria
  • High blood pressure
  • Some pain relief

My take:

Passion Flower is a safe herb that surprisingly works well for a large variety of symptoms related to narcotic drug withdrawal. It’s inexpensive and many people swear by it’s effectiveness. It’s certainly worth adding to your opiate withdrawal recovery kit.

Withdrawal Supplement #2 – Kava Kava

Kava Kava is a root found in the south pacific islands that has been used in ceremonies there for centuries. The root has been traditionally prepared as tea but is also available in powder and tincture.

Kava has a calming effect, producing brain wave changes similar to changes that occur with calming medicines such as valium or xanax. Kava also can prevent convulsions and relax muscles.

 Opioid withdrawal symptoms Kava Kava treats:

Kava may be used instead of prescription anti anxiety medications, such as benzodiazepines and antidepressants. Its been known to work well as a natural alternative/replacement to benzodiazepines during opioid withdrawal. Which helps:

  • anxiety
  • irritation and stress
  • restlessness & restless leg syndrome
  • sleeplessness
  • muscle tensions and spasms

My take:

Kava kava can help ease withdrawal symptoms nothing else can touch. But the quality of kava ranges widely and it’s known to be hard on the liver. It also seems to handle most same withdrawal symptoms Phenibut does, so you may or may not find it helpful.

Withdrawal Supplement #3 – Valerian Root

Valerian root of the valerian plant is found in areas of North America, Europe, and Asia. Of the more than 200 known species of valerian, the Eurasian variety V. officinalis is the one people use most often as medicine. Valerian is an herb that people have used for centuries for anxiety and sleep. It is also used to ease menstrual and stomach cramps.

Opioid withdrawal symptoms Valerian Root treats:

People use valerian to relieve anxiety, depression, and poor sleep, and may also ease menstrual and stomach cramps. Valerian has a mild calming effect that does not usually result in sleepiness the next day. It has shown good results for people who wake up during the night. Some studies show that valerian may provide quick relief for poor sleep. But it may take 2 to 4 weeks of daily use to bring improved sleep for people with serious insomnia.

My take:

Valerian Root can help with some withdrawal symptoms but certainly not all. You may or may not be able to derive benefit from it. Most people who use it effectively take it in conjunction with other herbs, like Passion Flower.

Withdrawal Relief Supplement #4 – L-Theanine

Have you ever felt that you just can’t stand the pressure from everyone and everything around you?

Have you ever thought that you are just too moody, sleep deprived and that caffeine is just not enough to keep you awake? Well, many people feel like that and because of the stress we feel each and every day of our lives, we have high blood pressure, we are sleep deprived, moody and even have anxiety and panic attacks. What we didn’t know is that there is a natural solution to all that and that we had it in front of us all the time. L-Theanine for herbal Opiate Withdrawal Symptom Treatment and Home Addiction Remedy

IntroductionL-Theanine for Rest and Relaxation

Ltheanine, simply, is an amino acid that dissolves in water that is primarily found in some fungi and plant species. It is the natural constituent in tea, especially the green and the black tea, and we all know that tea is the second most consumed drink after water. So, when we are drinking tea we are not just consuming all the necessary antioxidants, we are also consuming this unique amino acid that helps our brain work better by increasing its activity in the alpha frequency band and it is shown that by increasing the activity in that part of the brain we feel more relaxed. By feeling more relaxed, our blood pressure lowers, we feel better, happier, we can sleep better and even do our daily chores without the usual pressure.

L-Theanine herbal History

Even though L-theanine is something that always existed as a part of the plant, this amino acid was first discovered in the 1949 as one of the components of the green tea. Specifically, it was discovered in the leaves of the green tea and since 1950 it is extracted from that part of the plant. By 1964 the L-theanine was included in all foods in Japan with the exception of the baby food. It was included in everything, starting from drinks, snacks even chocolate and more and in the late 60s many other countries followed Japan’s example. Today, this amino acid is approved by the FDA and it is officially considered to be safe for consummation.

Key benefits of L-Theanine

There are many benefits from this amino acid, and the one that is probably the most important is that it influences our brain in the way that we get relaxed after we drink just one cup of black tea. Another thing is that L-theanine is an antioxidant and it is helpful in fighting obesity as well as preventing blood clots and even strokes. The studies show that it increases the anti-tumor activity when it is taken in combination with cancer-fighting drugs. Theanine is proved to reduce mental and physical stress, relieve anxiety, lower blood pressure, it boosts our mood and even help with sleep deprivation.

Usage of L-theanine

L-theanine has a lot of unexplored potential of opiate withdrawal relief.. Even though more than 70 years have passed since its discovery, there are still many things about this amino acid that are yet to be discovered. For now, it is known that it is safe for both men and women and in some cases it is recommended for children too. The dosage varies and it depends on the body weight and the age, and it is recommended for an adult person to start with 50mg per day. You can increase that dose with time and depending on your age, physical condition and weight, you can take from 200mg to 400mg per day. L-theanine is a healthy and natural product, nevertheless, it is important to listen to your body and not to drink too much black or green tea per day because it can lead to some side effects.

Side effects of L-theanine

This amino acid is pretty safe for everyone. The studies say that there are not too many known side effects. If it is taken in limited amounts there should be no side effects. The only side effects that are rare, but could occur are headaches, dizziness and GI symptoms. Even though there are no records that show the negative impact that L-theanine could have on pregnant women and woman that are still breastfeeding, it is said that it is better to stay on the safe side and do not consume Theanine while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Other information about

L-theanine is sold commercially as tea, pills and even powder, so it is up to you to choose if you want to drink it as a tea or just buy the capsules and take one pill per day. The price for this amino acid is acceptable for everyone and the “priciest” option – the pills, are pretty cheap, about $15 per 100 pills. Making the tea is really easy, the same rules apply like for every other tea, but the only difference is that you should not leave the tea leaves in the water for more than 5 minutes because you will end up with a cup of tea that is bitter and really strong.

Conclusion

L-theanine should become a regular part of your diet, it is something that will keep you awake better than coffee and at the same time it will relax you, make you feel better and it will keep you safe. This amino acid, unlike other dietary supplements, is safe for you and the chances that you will have any side effect are almost non-existent. Who knew that one cup green or black tea per day could really keep the doctor away?

Sources

http://www.drugs.com/npc/l-theanine.html

Reilly Johnson
Reilly Johnson
President and Founder of the Opiate Freedom Center. Creator of OFC Supplements and committed to providing straightforward insight and actionable steps to help you recovery. Email me anytime at [email protected], Follow on Twitter or Like us on Facebook!
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