Nature has remedies for every disease. Anxiety is one of the conditions that can be slightly improved by anxiety herbal remedies. Some of the herbs that are used for anxiety for so many years have been lately clinically proven to be effective alternatives for the common (and awful) anxiety meds.
What’s Wrong With Anxiety Medication?
1. Although certain cases of anxiety need the assistance of antidepressants, they are not always the best solution for anxiety. These drugs will probably only relieve symptoms rather than cure the problem that causes the symptoms. It’s like taking Tylenol for headache caused by a tumor…As soon as you stop the medication, anxiety will return. Besides, like every drug, you can get addicted to it!
2. Prescription anxiety drugs have been found to cause some very serious side effects. Some of them are headaches, fatigue, stomach ache, sleeping problems and even manic episodes.
More and more people are starting to realize this, and turn to anxiety herbal remedy because it is natural, non-toxic and non-addictive. But, I would like to remind you that the following herbs WILL help naturally relieve stress and therefore anxiety, but they will NOT cure an anxiety or panic disorder.
The Top 2 Anxiety Herbal Remedies
1. Valerian Root – Valerian’s root is a proven herb to reduce anxiety. Valerian reduces anxiety, stress, tremors, agitation and disturbances. Valerian active components were proven to support: nervous tension, anxiety, moderate mood swings, and depressed mood. It promotes relaxation and good sleep (wouldn’t that be great?). This herb can even help preventing night panic attacks.
Take one teaspoon of powdered valerian root in one pint of boiling water. Leave it covered for 10 minutes. Have 1 cup a day before bed time.
If you are already taking a prescription medication, it is recommended that you consult with your doctor before starting to drink valerian tea. Consuming more valerian than recommended can cause headaches, nervousness, and vertigo
2. St. John’s Wort
This anxiety herbal remedy has been around for a very long time. It was published that millions of Americans use st. john’s wort to promote good mood daily. This anxiety herbal remedy is good for depressed mood, mood swings caused by everyday stress, occasional nervousness and of course anxiety. Some of this herbs’ components have been proved to maintain a mental balance after taking it for 2 to 6 weeks.
Add 1 to 2 cups of St John’s Wort flowers to 1 cup of boiling water, simmer, strain and drink. You can have this tea 3 times a day.
St. John’s Wort can interfere with the drugs you may already be taking. Consult your doctor if you are already taking prescription medication.
Are Herbal Remedies Guaranteed to Stop Your Anxiety?
Unfortunately the answer is no. Herbal remedies are mostly helpful for mild cases of general anxiety. If you suffer from constant anxiety and panic attacks, I would suggest considering a lack of certain vitamins or minerals (such as magnesium and amino-acids) as a cause, looking into more natural treatments for anxiety and explore the possibility of cognitive behavioral techniques.
To your health & happiness,