7 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

Suffering from anxiety? Rather than trying toxic prescription drugs I would encourage you to test these natural remedies for anxiety. Btw, all doctors does not know about these, as they are in the business of selling the more profitable narcotic alternatives that DO NOT really work better. I have found these to be the top 7 natural remedies for anxiety:

1. Tryptophan is a natural amino acid found in food which metabolizes to very important biological molecules including neurotransmitters like 5-HTP, serotonin, melatonin and DMT (Dimethyltryptamine). Benefits of tryptophan supplementation are anti-anxiety, appetite suppressor and anti-depressant effects.

2. Valerian Root is a natural anti-anxiety herb that lulls you into a sound night’s sleep (Sleepytime tea), great way to calm you body while getting to sleep, especially good for night-time anxiety.

3. Passion Flower: Acts as a non drowsy, natural sedative that relieves intermittent nervousness, anxiety and panic attacks. Passion Flower makes you feel emotionally balanced by restraining emotional extremes.

Passion Flower for anxiety
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4. St. Johns Wort, extracts of this popular herb exert an antidepressant effect by inhibiting the re-uptake of the neurotransmitters including serotonin, nor-epinephrine and dopamine. Dosages may vary.

5. Ginkgo Biloba is used to improve circulation in the brain. It elevates mood and is often used as a natural antidepressant. Ginkgo Biloba has been linked with bleeding disorders, so speak with your doctor first.

6. Meadow Sweet relieves headaches related to anxiety and stress. You can drink meadowsweet tea or extract as a convenient dietary supplement. If you have sensitivity to aspirin you should avoid the use of meadowsweet. Meadowsweet should not be used to lower headaches or fevers in children because it might lead to Reyes syndrome.

7. Kava Kava is used as an alternative to Valium and research studies have found it reduces anxiety equivalently. The advantage is that there are no addictive side effects with the Kava Kava. You can’t really overdose in it either; you just go to sleep if you start to drink too much Kava Kava tea. Kava Kava acts as a sedative so don’t use it if you need to stay alert for longer times. I have had very good experiences using Kava Kava; only one cup of Kava Kava tea is enough to wither off all my social anxieties. You should never use Kava Kava with alcohol, it has been said even cause death if used together with alcohol.

You can read more about Kava Kava from here: Kava Kava The Root of Happiness

You should always consult your doctor before starting to use any supplement at least if you already using any medical drugs.

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