Herbs for Anxiety – Some Facts

Herbs for Anxiety - Some Facts

The combinations of herbs in proper ratios can be very effective in helping and controlling anxiety and panic.

Natural treatments for anxiety include yoga, meditation, healthy food, oral dose and external application of herbs.

Here are some of the more common herbs used to help anxiety:

Passion Flower also known as Passiflora incarnata is an ornamental perennial root plant. The plant has many-seeded berry fruit; the ripe orange color fruit is sweet and edible.

The leaves of the plant before flowering and ripe fruit are dried to prepare the medicine.

This herb reduces arterial pressure and increases the rate of respiration; it is used for the treatment of anxiety, nervousness, sleeplessness and epilepsy.

This herb provides restful sleep without any hangover.

The medicines that include Passiflora may cause drowsiness, so the dosage guidelines must be followed and care should be taken while driving or handling machinery.

Lemon Balm, also known as Melissa officinalis, is a small garden plant with lemon odor and perennial root. The lemon scent from the leaves of this plant is coaxed out by crushing the leaf.

Balm/Balsam gets the name Melissa from the Greek word ‘bee’; the sweet-smelling oils of the plant are used to renew youth, strengthen brain and to chase away melancholy.

Lavender, also known as Lavandula angustifolia. is a shrubby plant with aromatic flowers. The fresh & dried flowers are used to prepare medicines.

English Lavender grown in England is considered to be of the best quality. Lavender is used to treat anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, loss of appetite and depression. Lavender is combined with other herbs to prepare an anxiety relief tonic.

Lavender aromatherapy and lavender oil are also used to improve general well-being. Lavender improves appetite, dispels flatulence and raises spirits.

St. John’s Wort, also known as Hypericum perforatum, is a perennial wild plant.

The name is derived from Greek word Hyperieum that means ‘over an apparition’, according to M. Grieve, author of A Modern Herbal. According to her the whiff of this herb will cause evil spirits to fly away. This herb is used to treat hysteria, nervousness and depression.

Herbs for Anxiety - Some Facts MindSoothe is a specially formulated herbal remedy that has been successfully used in the treatment of Depression, Insomnia, OCD, SAD, Panic Disorder, and Anxiety.

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The combinations of herbs in proper ratios can be very effective in helping and controlling anxiety and panic. The main function of these herbs is anxiety relief and treatment of panic disorders.

These herbs are not recommended for pregnant & breast-feeding women. Oral does of lavender may cause women to start menstruating.

References:

Grieve, M., A Modern Herbal, Passion Flower. Botanical.com
Passiflora incarnata
Passionflower
Lavender
Lavender Central
Grieve, M., A Modern Herbal, Lavenders. Botanical.com.
Grieve, M., A Modern Herbal, St. John?s Wort. Botanical.com.
Grieve, M., A Modern Herbal, Balm. Botanical.com.

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Dee is an Adv. Certified Aromatherapist, Reiki Master, Adv. Color/Crystal Therapist, Herbalist, Dr. of Reflexology and single mom who is dedicated to helping others any way she can. One way she chooses to help is by offering information on the benefits and uses of natural health and healing methods for the well-being of both people and pets. Dee also teaches Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Color/Crystal Therapy at the Alternative Healing Academy

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