Anxiety comes under mental illness, which is often too hard to treat with prescription drugs. A person suffering from anxiety or depression needs a permanent fix instead of drugs that are packed with side-effects and have a very little impact on controlling the condition. Herbal remedies, on the other hand, are natural medicines for mental health issues like anxiety and have a non-addictive nature. They also have fewer to zero side-effects, which is why they should be the number one choice for people suffering from anxiety.
Let’s take a look at Making Use of Herbal Remedies for Treating Anxiety (and depression).
People suffering from severe anxiety have aching muscles, headaches, insomnia, and loss of appetite. In order to feel relieved from all of these anxiety related issues, you can make use of catnip, which is an herb belonging to the mint family. This herb can treat several symptoms of anxiety including muscle spasms and irritation.
Hops is another effective herb that can be used to ease the symptoms of anxiety including headaches, stress, and insomnia. It can also be used to lower body temperature and nervousness in anxiety patients. This is usually used to control the symptoms of moderate anxiety.
Chamomile works best in tea form. This herb is perfect for relaxing a stressed mind and body. Matricaria recutita is a compound found in Chamomile that has the same effect on the brain as the drug Valium. Chamomile is extremely effective for helping patients with GAD. Chamomile can also be used in the dried flower form.
Green tea has been used as a calming agent for centuries by Japanese Buddhists. The secret ingredient in green tea that works wonders in relieving stress is L-theanine. This compound is very much like amino acid, which can help regulate the heart rate and blood pressure, helping a person feel calm and relaxed. Green tea is effective in relieving anxiety but it needs to be consumed in a greater quantity.
A common symptom of anxiety is loss of sleep or insomnia. Due to this lack of sleep, people start to feel other symptoms like headaches, crankiness, and muscle spasms. Valerian is one such herb that helps with sleep. This herb contains sedative compounds and is more powerful when combined with other herbs like hops, lemon balm, and chamomile. This herb is usually consumed in the form of capsule due to its odor.
Prescription drugs are extremely addictive and come bearing a lot of side-effects. Due to their addictive nature, prescription drugs can worsen anxiety and its symptoms. Because these drugs don’t have a permanent solution for anxiety and depression, people continue to take them whenever they feel the need. This regular consumption of medications makes a person’s body immune to them, resulting in uncontrollable addiction. Therefore, the best way to control anxiety and depression is to make use of herbal remedies that are natural and less addictive.
A Selection of Herb Quotes
“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.” ~ Anonymous, Holy Bible: King James Version
“Don’t let sickness, depression, and disease THUG YOU OUT. Eat healthier, think healthier, speak healthier, and more positively over your life. When you do so, you will soon begin to conquer your life and your health through new found empowerment- mind, body, and spirit.” ~ SupaNova Slom
“The art of tea, whichever way you drink it, or whichever country you are from, has one underlining thread for all of us. It is the cultivation of yourself as you follow the ceremony of preparing your tea, the way in which you make your tea, how and where you drink it, and with whom. Making a cup of tea creates a space for just being.” ~ Nicola Salter
“Because we cannot scrub our inner body we need to learn a few skills to help cleanse our tissues, organs, and mind. This is the art of Ayurveda.” ~ Sebastian Pole
– Henry David Thoreau
“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)
“A wise man ought to realize that health is his most valuable possession.” – Hippocrates
“All that man needs for health and healing has been provided by God in nature, the challenge of science is to find it.” ~ Philippus Theophrastrus Bombast that of Aureolus Paracelsus (1493-1541)
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