Five Best Herbal Remedies for Anxiety

Deal with stress and anxiety the natural way.

Stress is a normal part of life for all human beings, especially in this modern age of technology. Even if you manage to create a relatively stress-free existence in your home, you probably still have to deal with work issues, relationship pitfalls, and health concerns. Pile on top of that, the fact that we are constantly connected to the internet, and a never-ending news stream of doomsday scenarios, and you have the recipe for a perfect storm of stress.

We all deal with our stressors in our own way. Exercise is one of the best ways to combat anxiety, along with meditation, and outdoor activities like ‘forest bathing’. That being said, there are other, smaller ways to deal with stress, which are as easy as taking five minutes to concentrate on drinking some warm green tea (and practicing gratitude while you drink).

Here are five herbal remedies to help combat your anxiety.

Green Tea- Green tea contains a compound called L-theanine, which helps lower blood pressure, and reduce a rising heart rate. 

READ MORE: How to Reduce Anxiety with Your Diet

Valerian- Valerian root is widely known as a sleep remedy, so it helps reduce stress by providing a better night’s sleep. It doesn’t taste good though, so most people prefer it in capsule form.

Lemon Balm- Lemon balm extract must be used in moderation, but it can help reduce anxiety and aid in combating poor sleep schedules and insomnia.

Lavender- If aromatherapy is more your thing, smelling lavender has been found to have a calming effect on the body and mind. Studies have shown that lavender extract pills can help people who suffer from general anxiety disorder.

Passionflower- Passionflower is known as a sedative, so it can help curb your anxiety by providing a good night’s rest. It should not be misused however, or taken regularly for more than a month at a time.

Published by karenmsutton

HSS Orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine | Mother of 4 amazing children | Team physician for USA Women's Lacrosse | ACL injury expert

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