Anxiety also called worry is a psychological state characterized by emotional, cognitive and behavioral components. It is very natural to face challenging situations like a blind date or a job interview, if such fears seem to be interfering with your daily diet you may suffer from anxiety disorders.
Symptoms of anxiety include restlessness, irritability, tense and jumpy, anticipating worst, profuse sweating, blurry vision, palpitations, nauseous, fatigue, insomnia, tremors, dizziness, muscle weakness and stomachaches. Most of us experience anxiety once in our lifetime but only 5 % of people face through such severe problems that it takes over their life.
Most people with anxiety disorders also suffer from depression at some point of time. Depression and anxiety are linked to each other that make your health condition worse and therefore it is very important to seek Doctors advice for the treatment.
Genetics, trauma, biological, stress, life experiences and environmental factors play an important role in creation of anxiety disorders. Here are few herbs that will help to deal your anxiety disorders.
Herbal Remedies For Anxiety Attacks
Valerion also known as ‘set-wall’ is a perennial herb that has been used for ages to treat anxiety disorders. Gamma amino-butyric acid decreases anxiety, insomnia and nervousness. Valerion is available in capsule, extract, tablet and tea form and is a very safe remedy for calming anxiety.
Valerion is usually taken an hour before hitting the bed and takes time to get cures. It takes probably three weeks to work and should not use for more than two to three months. Valerion tea is bitter in taste, so people usually go for capsule. Pregnant women should avoid taking valerion herb.
Passion flower is a herbal supplement that is used historically in treating insomnia, anxiety and hysteria. Passionflower is available in tincture, infusion and tea form. The chemicals present in passionflower helps to calm down stress and nervous tension.Steep 4 grams of passion flower in water for couple of hours four times a day or if you are taking in tea form then simply drop 8 grams of dried flower in 7 ounce of water for about 10-15 minutes. Do not take this herb if you are pregnant.
St John’s Wort
St John’s wort is a herbal medicine used in treating mild to moderate depression and works as a primary treatment for anxiety.In 2005, studies have shown that people who had taken placebo or any other medicine din show any improvement in patients than those who had taken St John’s wort in pill form. Standard dosage of this herb ranges from 600-1800 milligrams.
Kava also known as ‘kava kava’ is the most anti-anxiety effective herb for moderate to severe anxiety. The kava root has its effects on insomnia, stress and anxiety.Kava has nutrients known as ‘kavalactones’ that not only promotes relaxation, but has zero side effects even if used for a long term. Kava, consumed as a beverage from kava root powder or in a pill form. Avoid this herb if you are suffering from liver disease.
Skullcap has tonic, anti-inflammatory and sedative properties that helps to fight insomnia, anxiety, restlessness and rapid heartbeat. The herb is very much available in fluidextract, tea and powder form and contains flavonoids, which are responsible for biological activity. The flavonoids, relieves anxiety by enhancing activities of certain inhibitory receptors in the central nervous system.
Pregnant and breast-feeding woman should avoid taking this herb.
Apart from following above herbal remedies, see to it that you try some aerobic activity as well follow a rich diet by including all healthy foods and cutting off alcohol completely. Herbs like chamomile, motherwort, lemon balm, lavender, meadow sweet, gingko and fennel also help to treat anxiety attacks.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.