Anti Anxiety Herbs
Many people are using herbs and looking to nature to help ease stress. This is a way of getting back to basics. You can buy many of these natural remedies online and in your local health food shop or grocery store.
Chamomile is the most common of the anti anxiety herbs and is prepared as a soothing tea. Chamomile plants are quite easy to grow and have a lovely daisy like flower, so they are pretty too!
The active ingredient in Chamomile is apigenin, which has been demonstrated in scientific studies to interact with receptors in the brain to have a mild tranquilizing and sedative effect. Many herbal teas contain chamomile and it is often combined with other herbs such as lemon balm and passionflower.
Asian ginseng is also known by the latin name of panax ginseng. It has been used for thousands of years in Asia as a means of balancing hormones and providing calming soothing emotional relief. The active substances in this herb are called ginsenosides. Studies have shown this herb to be effective in promoting cardiovascular health and general well being, as well as promoting calm balanced emotions.
There is a new herbal remedy called AdaptoZen, which contains asian ginseng as well as two other powerful herbal ingredients.
Many people believe in the power of passionflower for its reliable help in the promotion of calm relaxation. Several scientific studies have confirmed its effect in lowering the general base level of anxiety. It can be consumed in capsule form or as part of a relaxing tea.
Albizzia flower is an old Chinese remedy known as "The Happiness Flower". It has a reptutaion for lifting the spirits, encouraging regular sleep, reducing irritability and improving memory.
The bark of this plant is also said to have calming mood improving properties.
This anti anxiety herb is from Polynesia and Micronesia, where it is commonly used to provide quick natural relief from anxiety. It is also used in ceremonial friendship events, and is said to promote a relaxed, carefree state. It should be used in moderation.
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Growing your own herbs is easy and fun to do. All you need is a a summer garden or sunny windowsill, seeds, some soil and plant pots.
Some herbs such as chamomile, passionflower and lavender are more easily grown than others and produce beautiful flowers as well.
It is definitely easier to shop in your local health food store for anti anxiety herbs, teas, tinctures, and remedies but there is also a great deal of satisfaction in growing your own! The connection with nature and the pleasure of caring for a living thing is good for the soul.
More Articles, Links & Helpful Resources
Akhondzadeh S, Naghavi HR, Vazirian M, Shayeganpour A, Rashidi H, Khani M. "Passion flower in the treatment of generalized anxiety" J Clin Pharm Ther. 2001
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