Herbs that naturally cure anxiety.
If you are one of the 1 in 5 Americans who suffer from some kind of anxiety related condition, chances are you have tried several different types of medication in the quest to cure it.
For anxiety, we believe that it is best to visit your natural health store instead of reaching for over the counter medicines. The range of natural medicines to calm stress and anxiety is huge, and they tend to have less adverse side effects.
While there are many different pharmaceutical drugs out there that claim to cure anxiety, researchers from the University of Melbourne have compiled a list of the best natural anxiety cures. Many people find that natural is best when it comes to treatments, especially for mood disorders and conditions which need treating over long periods of time.
The Kava plant grows in the South Pacific and has been a staple part of alternative medicine there for hundreds of years. The roots is used as a sedative which can help short term with bouts of anxiety and is often stewed and taken in a drink. The Kava root is said to be very strong and concerns over toxicity to the liver has led to it being banned in the U.K.
Passionflower has been used in traditional medicine to help people relieve their anxiety and help them to sleep. Unlike Kava is has no adverse reactions associated with it and is extremely safe to take. It is said to work just as well against anxiety compared to drugs like Serax, it takes longer to kick in but really works when it does.
Chamomile is used in various herbal teas as it has relaxing qualities which help you get to sleep. The sleep is often just a side of effect of the great relaxing properties of the plant, which works by binding benzodiazepine in the brain.
Also known as ashwagandha, this herb is slightly different from the others, as it doesn’t outright make you feel more relaxed and sleepy, but works by invigorating the body, which in turn gives the body a more wholesome and wholly relaxed state as it settles into a proper routine.
Another root used in traditional medicine, Valerian has been used for centuries to treat anxiety, insomnia and nervous restlessness. It is also quite strong and can have powerful sedative effects, although the FDA have classified it as “generally recognized as safe.”