Herbal Remedies for Anxiety – Stress-free Herbal Cures
Posted Jul 10 2010 4:23am
Lavender (or Lavandula augustifolia) – is a general tonic for the nervous system and is well-known for its calming properties, making it among the most effective of natural panic attack and anxiety herbal remedies.
Lemon Balm (or Melissa Officinalis) – used as a restorative for the nervous system, calms the digestive system, and reduces blood pressure.
Catnip (Nepeta Cataria) – has a soothing effect and relieves anxiety. It has sharp fragrance and is attractive and exciting to cats, which enjoy eating catnip.
Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) – relieves gastrointestinal problems and is used widely in Italy as an aromatic condiment and as a medicine.
Kava – is an herbal remedy that helps minimize anxiety. Kava Tincture or capsule is made from the dried roots and rhizome of a bush of the pepper.
Hop (Humulus lupulus) – has a bitter flavor and aroma. It is used as a sedative and causes a relaxing effect on the nervous system.
Motherwort (Leonurus) – has rather a pungent odor and a very bitter taste. Nonetheless, it helps stabilize emotions and has a calming effect.
Skullcap – is also called helmet flower for the shape of the flowers, which look like a knight’s helmet with the visor up. It’s tincture or capsules help relax and nourish the nervous system and induce sleep.
Valerian shrub (Valeriana officinalis) – is cultivated as an ornamental; its roots are the source of a sedative drug. Its calming effect helps anxiety and relieves people with insomnia.