Anti Anxiety Herbs
Anti anxiety herbs are natural alternatives to anti-stress or anxiety drugs. Herbs for anxiety promote a relaxed effect on your mind and body and help you cope with anxiety.
With many anti-anxiety medication in vogue you can get caught in the clutches of these drugs without knowing a way out.
Here we discuss some of the most of the common herbs for anxiety and how you can use then today to reduce anxiety.
Whether you want to use valerian, passion flower, scullcap and many other herbs to reduce anxiety, here you get herbal recipes and teas to use and learn more about herbs for anxiety.
If you don't want to fuel an addiction to anxiety-reducing drugs and the host of side-effects that come with them.
Anti anxiety herbs may be beneficial for you.
Here we provide some of the some of the common anti-anxiety herbs and associated recipes for how you can use them in your daily life.
Some of these include:
Here we discuss some of the most commonly used herbs for anxiety and how you can use them to reduce anxiety.
Common herbs for anxiety
Anti anxiety herbs is one way to cope with anxiety. But as with any therapy, it is important to work with your local health professional to find the right anti anxiety herbs for you.
Here are some common anti anxiety herbs and ways that you can use them in teas and baths:
Valerian tea and bath to reduce anxiety
Exactly how valerian work is not known however chemicals appear to activate the GABA which promote a calming effect.
Derived from the plant Valeriana officinalis Valerian appears to relax muscles and improve sleep.
Valerian has been used for mild to moderate anxiety.
Valerian can be consumed in a capsule, liquid extract, or in tea.
If you are interest in valerian to reduce anxiety you see more valerian products here
Passionflower tea for relaxation
Native Americans have used Passionflower as a sedative and for its anti anxiety effects.
As far as I am aware, no human studies have used passionflower, although animal studies show that depending on the doses, passionflower can reduce anxiety and induce sleepiness.
Here is a recipe for Passionflower tea.
If you are interested in Passionflower for relaxation here are some recommended passionflower productions to reduce anxiety and induce sleepiness.
Scullcap tea for relaxation
Scullcap relaxes the central nervous system and is considered effective to reduce nervous tension.
Try this recipe for scullcap tea.
Scullcap herbs can be purchased at Frontier Herbs.
Hot chamomile tea
Chamomile has been used throughout history by the Greeks, Egyptians and Romans.
Chamomile has sedative and anti-anxiety effects and the US Food and Drug Administration has put it on the "generally regards as safe" list.
When buying chamomile try to ensure that you are getting chamomile flowers rather than chamomile leaves which is an inexpensive filler and of lesser quality.
This website provides recommended chamomile products.
Relaxation occurs both physically and mentally and this is influenced in a large part by the nervous system.
Lavender flowers and lavender oils calm the nervous system and also increase the brains activity associated with relaxation.
Lavender has been known to reduce fear and to promote a deeper and more peaceful sleep.
Here are some uses for lavender flowers:
This website provides recommended lavender herb products.
Kava for anxiety relief
This is a plant that is native to the South Pacific Islands and has been used to promote relaxation.
Unlike other sedatives, it is said that Kava produces a relaxed but mentally alert state.
Well used in the United States, small doses of Kava tend to increase well-being, while larger doses lead to muscle relaxation and drowsiness.
St John’s Wart for stress anxiety relief
St John’s Wart is a mild sedative which affects the nervous system.
Long used in India, this herb has a relaxing effect and rejuvenates the nervous system.
Oats (Avena sativa)
If you feel frazzled then oats could be beneficial for your nervous system.
Oats are nice in tea and 1-2 teaspoons in a cup of hot water are the typical dosages.
Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca)
If your symptoms of stress or anxiety include a rapidly beating heart then you may find motherwort is useful.
This tonic for the cardiovascular system and specifically for people who suffer from anxiety resulting from mitro valve relapse (please check with your cardiologist or doctor before consuming).
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