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30 May, 2008

How To-11: "How to Erase Anxiety Naturally With Herbs"


How to Erase Anxiety Naturally With Herbs


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Feeling a little anxious? Maybe you will find some of these mixtures soothing and able to naturally ease your symptoms of anxiety.

Steps


  1. Consider the following herbs to help you:
    • Melissa Officinalis. An herb native to the Mediterranean that is used throughout the world to calm the nervous system and digestive tract and to reduce blood pressure.
    • Passion Flower is an herbal sedative that can give you a sense of calm and also helps you sleep better. Also, it can help you control nausea and the "butterflies in the stomach".
    • Lavandula Angustifolia or lavander. It's known for its calming properties and is widely used in aromatherapy to induce relaxation. In a recent study it was found that the scent from lavender was enough to relax and relieve depression in many of the participants.
    • Fennel is a popular tea in India. This herb relieves gastrointestinal upsets that are related to anxiety.
    • Kava kava is an herbal remedy used to ease the symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression. It's non addictive and can be taken as an infusion. Supplements (pills) usually do not work. People with liver problems are recommended to stay away from kava kava, although traditional methods of consumption are not shown to be dangerous.
    • Valerian is used around the world to reduce stress and promote sleep. It's safe and non addictive.
    • Chamomile is an herb used to treat mild anxiety and stress. It's also used to settle an upset stomach.
    • Rhodiola Rosea is an adaptogen effective at treating anxiety.

  2. A study by The American Journal of Epidemiology showed coca's usefulness in treating gastrointestinal ailments, as well as motion and altitude sickness. They found it to be a fast acting antidepressant and helpful in combating hypoglycemia and diabetes. Furthermore, coca leaves deliver healthy doses of vitamins A, C, B and E, phosphorous, iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium and protein.
  3. Another herbal remedy for panic attack is Lemon balm. This is a general restorative for the nervous system, can assist in reducing blood pressure and help calm the digestive system.
  4. If you are having problems sleeping try taking melatonin before bed. Getting poor sleep has been shown to increase anxiety.


Tips


  • you can get coca tea at amazon.com , works better than any opiate prescription and it ships within the US
  • Many of the above herbs are hard to find locally and may need to be ordered off the Internet.
  • Look for standardized extracts that contain a certain percent of the active chemicals which make the herb work.


Warnings


  • Always consult with your doctor before taking any natural herb or supplement. They can advise you on any issues that may arise and is also good for their medical notes in case of any adverse reactions.


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1 comment:

jessica said...

Hello

Great Blog!! I really enjoyed reading your blog. I have been using herbal products for ten years and I have to say that herbal health products and modern medicine in combination have helped me a lot. I get all my free info and products from http://www.youherbal.com well, I look forward to all the updates. Thank again,.

Jessica