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Herbal Calm

Nested Naturals Herbal Calm naturally helps calm down the mind and body during periods of stress.
  • Healthy Adaptation to Stress
  • Relief of Mild to Moderate Stress-Induced Agitation
  • Preparation for Restful Sleep
  • Immune Function
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    Natural Stress Relief

  • Healthy Adaptation to Stress

    The foundational ingredient in Herbal Calm is ashwagandha, an adaptogenic herb known for its calming properties. It appears to help balance cortisol levels in healthy adults, allowing for more ease during stressful times.3,4 

  • Relief of Mild to Moderate Stress-Induced Agitation

    We include two calming herbs in Herbal Calm: ashwagandha and holy basil. In clinical trials for both herbs, self-reported stress levels in the treatment group decreased relative to the placebo group.3,4,6

  • Preparation for Restful Sleep

    All the ingredients in Herbal Calm-- ashwagandha, holy basil, linden flower and catnip -- are known for their ability to balance the nervous system, which helps the body relax.1,5,9,10 Its calming rather than sedating effect means there’s no grogginess; you can take Herbal Calm early in the day when stress is high and stay alert.

  • Immune Function

    Ashwagandha and linden flower are known for immune supporting properties. Ashwagandha, along with a good diet and adequate sleep, helps to maintain a healthy immune system during occasional periods of stress.2 Studies and traditional herbal use suggest linden flower may help maintain healthy inflammation levels.11

Health Benefits
Health Benefits

Dial Down Tension and Hyper-Alertness with Gentle, Soothing Herbs

A blend of Ashwagandha, Holy Basil, Linden Flower and Catnip to calm the mind and nervous system during periods of stress

Stress amps up your cortisol levels to give you the umph to spring into action. But when your foot is stuck on the accelerator over days and weeks, you can’t help but get twitchy, frazzled, agitated, restless, snappish.

You’ve got to slow your roll in moments of high stress, not just to feel better, but to meet the demands. We’re not preaching “don’t worry, be happy”; your stressors are real and they need your attention. We’re here to help you calm your hyperactive mind and body so you have more capacity to do what needs doing.

Herbal Calm is an adaptogenic formula with just four ingredients that work together to balance your nervous system and promote vitality in times of stress. Ashwagandha, one of the most revered herbs in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, is the foundation.1

Most adaptogens are stimulating; ashwagandha is unusual in that it has a calming effect. It’s unclear exactly how ashwagandha works its magic, but clinical studies suggest that it helps maintain balanced cortisol levels and reduces stress levels while also strengthening immune function.2-4

We pair ashwagandha with another Ayurvedic superstar adaptogen: holy basil (a.k.a. tulsi). The uses for this “elixir of life” are so far reaching that most Indian families keep a plant in their home. Studies suggest that holy basil helps relieve mild to moderate stress responses.5,6 It also appears to promote clarity of thought, while supporting the maintenance of a normal metabolic state and liver function in healthy individuals.7,8

Herbal Calm also includes two relaxing European herbs traditionally used for nervous tension. Linden flower has long been used to take the edge off stress.9 And while cats go nuts on catnip, this herb has a calming effect on people.10 We added both to Herbal Calm for the way they relax the nervous system, making it easier to fall asleep when it’s time for bed. Its calming rather than sedating effect means there’s no grogginess; you can take Herbal Calm early in the day when stress is high and stay alert.

We created Herbal Calm to help ourselves and our friends navigate periods of high stress feeling more grounded and steady. This adaptogenic formula with just four herbal ingredients is focused on giving you what you need to keep calm and carry on, with nothing extra. We’re proud that it’s 100% vegan and non-GMO.  

Is stress wiping you out and laying you low? Check out Nested Naturals Herbal Lift product. 

Are you counting sheep in the wee hours instead of sleeping? You might want to pair Herbal Calm with one of our naturally sourced sleep aids: LUNA or LUNA Melatonin Free.

The ingredients inside Herbal Calm

  • Naturally Sourced Stress Support

    Herbal Calm works naturally and gently to help calm the mind and body during periods of stress. It uses four herbs that work synergistically to help balance your nervous system, clear your head and support your immune system.

  • Non-Habit Forming

    All the active ingredients in Nested Naturals Herbal Calm are naturally sourced, gentle and non-habit forming.

  • Got allergies? We’ve got you covered.

    Nested Naturals Calm is dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, nut-free and gluten-free. It contains no barley, yeast, or added sugar.

Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 2 Vegan Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
Amount per serving % Daily Value
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera, Root) 300mg
Holy Basil Extract (2.5% Ursolic Acid) (Ocimum sanctum, Leaf) 200mg
Linden Flower (Tilia europea, Flower-stem) 100mg
Catnip (Nepeta cataria, Leaf) 100mg

Testing Process

Each batch goes through 4 stages of testing

  • Herb Identification We Test For
    Herb Identification


    We confirm the identity of each herb by using a highly specific and accurate test method based on chromatographic fingerprinting.

  • Microbial Testing We Test For
    Microbial Counts


    The raw ingredients and final supplement are tested for concerning pathogens.

  • Heavy Metals Testing We Test For
    Heavy Metals

    Not the music

    The raw ingredients and final supplement are tested for arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and lead.

  • Amount Testing We Test For

    Third Party

    We work with third party labs to test the amount of vitamins, minerals, and specific active ingredients.


The science behind the claims

  • An overview on ashwagandha: a Rasayana (rejuvenator) of Ayurveda.
    Singh, N., Bhalla, M., de Jager, P., and Gilca, M. (2011). An overview on ashwagandha: a Rasayana (rejuvenator) of Ayurveda. Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med 8, 208-213. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3252722
  • Scientific basis for the therapeutic use of Withania somnifera (ashwagandha): a review.

    Mishra, L.C., Singh, B.B., and Dagenais, S. (2000). Altern Med Rev 5, 334-346. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10956379

  • A prospective, randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled study of safety and efficacy of a high-concentration full-spectrum extract of ashwagandha root in reducing stress and anxiety in adults.

    Chandrasekhar, K., Kapoor, J., and Anishetty, S. (2012). Indian J Psychol Med 34, 255-262. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23439798

  • An investigation into the stress-relieving and pharmacological actions of an ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) extract: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.

    Lopresti, A.L., Smith, S.J., Malvi, H., and Kodgule, R. (2019). Medicine (Baltimore) 98, e17186. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31517876

  • Tulsi - Ocimum sanctum: A herb for all reasons.

    Cohen, M.M. (2014). In J Ayurveda Integr Med. pp 251-259. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4296439/

  • Efficacy of an Extract of Ocimum tenuiflorum (OciBest) in the Management of General Stress: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study.

    Saxena, R.C., Singh, R., Kumar, P., Negi, M.P., Saxena, V.S., Geetharani, P., Allan, J.J., and Venkateshwarlu, K. (2012). Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2012, 894509. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3185238/

  • Effect of Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum Linn.) Supplementation on Metabolic Parameters and Liver Enzymes in Young Overweight and Obese Subjects.

    Satapathy, S., Das, N., Bandyopadhyay, D., Mahapatra, S.C., Sahu, D.S., and Meda, M. (2017). Indian J Clin Biochem 32, 357-363. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28811698

  • Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum Linn.) leaf extract enhances specific cognitive parameters in healthy adult volunteers: A placebo controlled study.

    Sampath, S., Mahapatra, S.C., Padhi, M.M., Sharma, R., and Talwar, A. (2015). Indian J Physiol Pharmacol 59, 69-77. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26571987

  • Sedative and anxiolytic efficacy of Tilia americana var. mexicana inflorescences used traditionally by communities of State of Michoacan, Mexico.

    Pérez-Ortega, G., Guevara-Fefer, P., Chávez, M., Herrera, J., Martínez, A., Martínez, A.L., and González-Trujano, M.E. (2008). J Ethnopharmacol 116, 461-468. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18242902

  • Catnip: Its uses and effects, past and present.

    10. Grognet, J. (1990). Can Vet J 31, 455-456. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1480656/

  • The influence of procyanidins isolated from small-leaved lime flowers (Tilia cordata Mill.) on human neutrophils.

    Czerwinska, M.E., Dudek, M.K., Pawlowska, K.A., Prus, A., Ziaja, M., and Granica, S. (2018). Fitoterapia 127, 115-122. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29447978

  • Pharmacologic overview of Withania somnifera, the Indian Ginseng.

    Dar, N.J., Hamid, A., and Ahmad, M. (2015). Cell Mol Life Sci 72, 4445-4460. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00018-015-2012-1

  • Mitochondrial function and toxicity: role of B vitamins on the one-carbon transfer pathways.

    Depeint, F., Bruce, W.R., Shangari, N., Mehta, R., and O'Brien, P.J. (2006). Chem Biol Interact 163, 113-132. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16814759

  • Stress and metabolism.

    Seematter, G., Binnert, C., and Tappy, L. (2005). Metab Syndr Relat Disord 3, 8-13. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18370704