Got stressed? Consider these natural anxiety remedies that will bring you back to life. But before taking any herbal supplement, talk to your doctor. Especially if you take other medications. Also keep in mind that serious forms of anxiety usually need medical treatment or psychotherapy.
Natural anxiety remedies: herbs and more
- Valerian. Normally used to decrease anxiety and stress, it might be dangerous in some cases and doses. Therefore don’t take it for more than a few weeks at a time.
- Chamomile. It is also quite effective in reducing most symptoms of anxiety. But it can cause allergic reactions in some people.
- Green tea. It contains an amino acid called L-theanine. As a result, it normalizes heart rate and blood pressure.
- Lavender. Take it orally or use aromatherapy. While its effect is not proved scientifically, it won’t harm you anyway.
…and some surprising ones, too
- Passionflower. A few studies suggest that it helps with anxiety. Probably it does. So, why not give a try?
- Lemon balm. Seems like it reduces nervousness and excitability.
Natural anxiety remedies: lifestyle
- Exercise. It is a powerful treatment of depression and anxiety, both short- and long term.
- Yoga. Yoga breathing is quite effective in lowering stress and anxiety. Ask a good trainer to teach you the right breathing technique.
- Meditation. Originally a Buddhist practice, now it’s a mainstream therapy. Maybe because it really helps.
- Healthy eating. Or even not that healthy. People get more anxious when they are hungry, so a piece of dark chocolate is helpful sometimes. Healthy diet itself reduces anxiety. Here’s the list of most useful foods ever.
- Good sleep. We already told you how to deal with it.
- Warming up. You can get relaxed in the sauna, taking a hot bath, or lying on the beach. Exercise and hot tea also count.
Besides natural anxiety remedies, there are certain pills (normally antidepressants), usually prescribed by the doctor. Don’t buy them without consulting a professional!