Stress Techniques

Treat Anxiety Naturally with Herbal Medicines

Anxiety is a normal phenomenon in human beings. Feeling a little bit anxious is in fact good for you. However, feeling anxious without any particular reason, shows that you may be suffering from generalized anxiety disorder. There are other symptoms, which indicate you may be suffering from anxiety disorder. Examples of these symptoms are restlessness, irritability, poor concentration, muscle tension, insomnia, fatigue, chest pain, headache and bloating.

In case you feel that your anxiety levels are very high, get yourself evaluated. It is important to get yourself evaluated by a physician before taking any medications for treating anxiety. There are some medications, which you use without having to worry about side effects. These medicines are natural remedies and are a safe alternative to prescription medications.

You can find different types of natural remedies that are used as medicines for anxiety. Some of these remedies are as given below.

1. Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) is an herb that has been used as a medicine for anxiety and insomnia from ancient times. Studies have also proved the efficiency of Passionflower as compared to prescription drugs. However, there are also side effects of passionflower such as drowsiness, nausea and, irregular heartbeat. Its effects on pregnant women have not been established.

2. Another important natural remedy of anxiety is the herb Valerian. Though well known for curing insomnia, valerian can be used effectively for treating mild anxiety. The usual side effects of the herb are palpitations, indigestion and dizziness.  

3. Kava is another herb that has been used as an anti-anxiety herb. However, there are some serious effects of Kava that are reported lately. It can damage the liver.  

4. Green tea with its amino acid L-theanine is another effective natural remedy of anxiety. The good thing about this herb is that green tea is not addictive at all.  

5. Another primary remedy for anxiety is Ashwagandha.

6. Bugleweed is another herbal remedy that calms your nerves and relieves you of your anxiety.

7. Another herbal remedy for anxiety is Chamomile. It is a gentle nerve tonic.

8. Another ancient natural remedy for anxiety is Aromatherapy where different types of plant essential oils are used to relieve anxiety and nervous tension. Oils from cypress, jasmine, geranium, rose, sandalwood and, lavender are used in massage to treat anxiety.

Apart from the above, you can find a great number of herbal remedies to treat your anxiety. Herbal remedies when administered in appropriately doses can relieve your anxiety efficiently. Herbal medicines are very effective and are not habit forming.