Remedies For Anxiety

Physical aspects of anxiety include stomach upsets, colitis, migraines, palpitations, hypertension and sweating. Anxiety after trauma, post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), is also increasingly common. Underlying, contributing factors are low blood sugar, food allergy, nutrient deficiency (fatty acids, B complex, etc.) and imbalances of the thyroid, ovaries or adrenals. Home remedies for anxiety can help you get this nutrient in.

Many of the herbs that help anxiety work on the same brain receptor sites as drugs like Valium, Xanax and Halcion. Herbs however, tend to be gentler, safer and non-addictive. They have relaxant properties but also nourish and strengthen the nervous system. There are hundreds of home remedies for anxiety and nervous disorders.

Home remedies for Anxiety 1: California Poppy**—Eschscholtzia californica
• A tension-relieving, sedative, anti-anxiety and antispasmodic herb.
• Helps sleeplessness, quells headache and muscular spasm from stress.
• Gentle, non-addictive action that is safe for children and the elderly.

Home remedies for Anxiety 2: Chamomile***—Matricaria recutita
• Tranquilizing effects, with action similar to drugs, i.e. Halcion, Valium.
• Reduces effects of stress-induced chemicals in the brain, while promoting healthy adrenal hormones (e.g. cortisol). Relieves pain and spasms.
• Aids digestion, cramping and back pain. Promotes restful sleep.

Home remedies for Anxiety 3: Hops**—Humulus lupulus
• Calms nerves, eases anxiety, restlessness and tension. For headaches from stress, insomnia / sleep loss, indigestion or effects of alcohol.
• Its sedative properties are not appropriate for use during depression.

Home remedies for Anxiety 4: Kava Kava***—Piper methysticum
• Reduces anxiety, fear, tension; alleviates stress from many emotional, interpersonal and career factors. Improves performance; no grogginess.
• Relaxes muscles, relieves pain, insomnia and promotes restful sleep.
• Compares favorably to tranquilizers and benzodiazepines for anxiety.

Home remedies for Anxiety 5: Lemon Balrn*—Melissa officinalis
• Relaxing and tonic herb, reduces anxiety, restlessness and nervousness.
• Helps with panic disorder, palpitations, racing heart, overactive thyroid.
• For digestive upset from stress or anxiety; nausea, indigestion, colic.
• Anti-depressant. Good in synergistic combination with other herbs.

Home remedies for Anxiety 6: Linden**—Tilia europaea
• Reduces tension, promotes relaxation; mild mood-elevating qualities.
• Protects against illness due to stress, anxiety and overactive adrenal glands, including high blood pressure, palpitations, gastric ulcers.

Home remedies for Anxiety 7: Mothervvort**—Leonarus cardiaca
• A relaxing, tonic herb and mild sedative that gently relieves tension, anxiety when feeling under pressure. A heart, uterine and thyroid tonic.
• Relieves symptoms like a racing heart, shallow breathing.

Home remedies for Anxiety 8: Passionflower* *—Passiflora incarnata
• Sedative herb that relieves anxiety, tension, spasms, pains, neuralgia.
• Promotes restful, refreshed sleep; induces relaxation, mild euphoria.
• Gentle action, suitable for nervousness in children and the elderly.

Home remedies for Anxiety 9: Skullcap***—Scutellaria laterifolia
• Relaxes, yet tones and renews the nervous system. Calms oversensitivity.
• Helps hysteria, depression and exhaustion, eases stress during PMS.
• Pain reliever and antispasmodic, decreases restlessness, nervousness.

Home remedies for Anxiety 10: St. John’s Wort***–Hypericum perfoliatum
• Effective long-term action for anxiety and tension, as well as irritability and depression. Also for mood changes during menopause and for pain syndromes, including fibromyalgia, arthritis and neuralgia.

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