Restless leg syndrome (RLS) also called Jimmy’s Leg is a neurological disorder that is described by a tempting urge to move one’s body in order to relieve these uncomfortable or unusual feelings. In most cases the restless leg syndrome affects the legs, but it can also affect arms or torso and as well as phantom limbs. In RLS, the sensations are unusual and unlike any common sensation. It is described by people as the burning, tickling in muscles, itching or like an insect crawling in the legs. People with Restless Leg Syndrome usually feel uncomfortable sensations with their legs mainly when they are lying down or sitting that goes together with an overpowering urge to move about. This disease is common in between ankle and knee of the legs and is found to occur rarely in the thigh, feet, arms and hands.
Herbal Remedies for Restless leg syndrome:
Astragalus: Astragalus membranaceous is a well-known revitalizing herb that has been used as system tonic for centuries in the traditional Chinese medicine. This herb is well-known in supporting circulation that is supposed to be one of the contributing factors for Restless Leg Syndrome along with absorption of iron. Astralagus also supports the vigorous operation of the all the organs of the body with the help of its adaptogenic and stimulant properties. This herb also supports the spread or circulation and inclusion of iron from the food.
Valerian: After sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome is the second most sleep disorder. Valerian has been used for centuries to improve the quality of sleep and alsoto combat the symptoms of the sleepless leg syndrome very effectively. The sleep-enhancing ability of Valerian helps to ease the RLS that is bedeviling and debilating for both the sufferer and the bed partner of the sufferer. A research study in this regard has proved that the usage of 800 mg of Valerian for eight weeks can improve the symptoms of restless leg syndrome.
Horse Chestnut: Horse Chestnut supports healthy circulation of blood throughout the body including the legs. The seeds, leaves and barks of horse chestnut are used for the good effects on the health of the vein and has unique ability in stabilizing the vascular membranes. This helps in the increase of the extra flow of blood that prevents the itchiness and burning sensation caused by RLS.