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Taken internally by tincture or infusion

* garlic (clove)
* hawthorn (flowers, berries)
* linden (blossom)
* wood betony (leaves, flowers)

* yarrow (leaves, flowers)

Add 15 g. herb to 500 ml water for an infusion or take up to 2.5 ml tincture 3 times a day.

Eating a clove of garlic a day has a positive effect on blood pressure. If you cannot stomach the taste of chewing garlic, cut the clove into pill-sized pieces and swallow with water as you would a medication.

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When to drive after a TBIDriving is an important piece maintaining an independent lifestyle and integrating back into the community. We often take our ability to drive for granted and it’s easy to forget that driving is one of the most dangerous things we do in our every day lives. Once an individual has sustained a traumatic brain injury that skill can become even more dangerous.

A brain injury can affect the skills which are required for an individual to drive safely. The injured person, family members and health care professionals should all be included in the important decision of whether or not the individual is able to return to driving and when. Driving is the ultimate multitasking experience.

Drivers are expected to watch the road in front, the road behind, anticipate what other drivers will be doing, factor in the weather, the radio and the passengers all at the same time.

Brain injury can affect many of the physical, cognitive and behavioral skills that are needed in order for an individual to drive appropriately and safely. For example, an individual who has suffered from a brain injury may have difficulty coordinating speed, breaking and steering the vehicle all at the same time.

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