Treating anxiety using herbs is a good alternative
to using the conventional method of prescription drugs. This side effects from resorting to using prescription drugs and be long term, harmful and sometimes not adequately addressing the anxiety issues.
By using herbal remedies it allows the person in the anxiety condition to be treated through a natural way which deals with the social anxiety disorder and the body’s chemical imbalance which may have caused the anxiety in the first place.
Of course there are some herbs that are found to be more effective than others when treating this condition.
A good diet combined with herbs will contribute to a better sense of calm and relaxed mental state.
Meadow Sweet is used for headaches related to stress and anxiety.
Kava Kava works as a sedative and has been used as an alternative for Valium in reducing anxiety.
Kava has extensive research for its effects on stress, anxiety and insomnia.
Skullcap has the properties of sedative, tonic, and soothing overly twitchy muscles.
And is used for insomnia, restlessness, and rapid heartbeat.
Ginkgo Biloba improves circulation to the brain, and elevates mood.
Passion Flower is a sedative that relieves nervousness, anxiety and panic attacks. It can help you feel emotionally balanced, by contriving exaggerated emotions. ( That "roller coaster" emotional feeling.)
Chamomile is for mild anxiety in mind and stomach. It reduces digestive discomforts and improves appetite.
Chamomile will also reduce headaches and aids in improving liver and lung health.
Safe to use with children
Magnolia bark is a powerful herb used to treat the insomnia problem which is one of the
underlying causes for anxiety.
Philodendron bark is another fundamental herb used in ancient Chinese medicine to actually
arrest the stress build up and also relief the anxiety condition.
It works by regulating the cortisol which is effectively the stress hormone.
St John wort is used to treat anxiety in only small doses. St. Johns Wort inhibits re-uptake
of the neurotransmitters serotonin, nor-epinephrine and dopamine;
thereby being used a a mood elevator.
So when using this herb, prudency must be exercised.
Valerian is regarded as the most powerful herb available to address the anxiety issue.
It works to positively influence the body’s chemical make up of certain elements.
Valerian root has mild sedative properties and is used as a sleep aid,
soothing muscles and reducing mental and physical tension.
Lemon balm is also popularly referred to as the calming herb.
It is mostly used for its almost sedative like inducing properties.
Hops powder has been used primarily to treat insomnia.