If you want to make it easier to sleep, you should have a warm cup of chamomile tea.
It can also be great in managing your anxiety attacks. According to numerous studies, this flower offers significant antidepressant activity against a placebo, based on the Hamilton Depression Rating (HAM-D) questionnaires.
Chamomile has the following active compounds that help in promoting relaxation through gradual reduction of blood pressure:
The very scent of vanilla can make you feel relaxed almost at once. According to a study, vanilla-like scents helped in lowering anxiety by up to 63 percent compared to the use of humidified air.
No surprise why vanilla is so widely used in creams, candles and even spa products.
You can take valerian root in different ways for treating headaches, anxiety disorders and insomnia. You can prepare tea or also take its pills.
Because of the strong smell, it is advised to take the tea or pill quickly. Then take a spoonful of molasses or maple syrup to wash down the taste.
8. St. John’s Wort
You can find St. John’s Wort at health food stores. In fact, you may even grow it in the backyard.
Dr. Klaus Linde (Physician at Munich Technical University) claims that this herb is similar to antidepressants such as Prozac in terms of effectiveness. However, the side effects, if any, are far less harmful.
Because St. John’s Wort is likely to get affected by prescription medication, make sure you have consulted your naturopath or doctor before using. You should especially consult the doctor if you are taking birth control.
9. Lemon Balm
Lemon balm can not only help in easing anxiety, it can also also help in enhancing quality of life even in the case of those patients suffering from severe dementia. This is a pleasing leaf that is nearly citrusy.
The crop can be easily grown, which makes it also cost-effective compared to drugs. Not to mention it is also safer! Lemon balm is also beneficial in improving calmness, memory functions and attention.
Rosemary is not only neuroprotective, it is equally delicious too. You can ingest is it or smell it and it can help you in so many ways. Rosemary can boost your cognitive performance and memory, and also ease nervous tension.
You can also use this essential oil to wean off painkillers or anti depressants such as morphine.
Note: – Make sure to consult your doctor or naturopath before you self-medicate. This is crucial even if you are using natural substances.
The above-mentioned herbs for anxiety are highly effective in providing temporary treatment. However, you should lead a healthy lifestyle, do regular exercise, get counseling and meditate to effectively manage anxiety.
Source: Super Tasty Recipes