Effective Herbal Anxiety Remedies

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The Use Of Herbal Medicine More Than Triples!

In the past seven years, the use of herbs for both mental and physical problems has nearly quadrupled!  Recent studies from Harvard Medical School indicate that use of herbs has risen by 380 percent during that time.

Herbal medicine may date back to the beginning of the human race but is certainly 5000 years old.  There are many systems of herbal therapy throughout the world including Western herbal therapy, Chinese herbal therapy and Aruvedic herbal therapy.  Currently, these systems are often combined to get the best of each one.

Concern regarding safety and effectiveness of prescription drugs, has been an important factor in the hugely increased interest in herbal medicines.  Drug recalls and scandals have been increasing for many years now and the safety warnings on them would give anyone pause.  Every year over 100,000 people die from prescribed medications, the death toll from herbs is as close to zero as possible.

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Check out the 15 Most Effective Remedies for Anxiety below:

1. Cannabis
Cannabis has very powerful neuroprotective properties with an incredible ability to regulate emotional behavior and may be the most reliable medicinal plant available as a therapeutic target for the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. A study conducted with mice suggests that beta-caryophyllene may be useful in treating anxiety and depression. The findings were published online in the journal Physiology & Behavior.

2. Valerian
Valerian root (valeriana officinalis) is derived from a plant native to Europe and Asia and has been used for thousands of years as a remedy for various ailments. It is believed that valerian root has an impact on the availability of the neurotransmitter GABA in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system that is responsible for regulating and specifically for inhibiting the activity of the brain’s neurons. Extra GABA in your system promotes relaxation and lowers stress levels. For this reason, valerian root is known as a sedative. Valerian is very effective at relieving stress itself and insomnia caused by stress.

3. Honey
The nutrients in honey produce a calming effect, especially when taken in significant amounts. Honey can also be mixed with a suitable beverage for a good night’s sleep!

4. Lemon Balm
A large amount of published data has emerged on the benefits of lemon balm for alleviating anxiety and mood disorders in humans. In the past five years alone, the powerful relaxing effects of lemon balm extracts have been documented by scientists around the world. These studies confirm what herbal practitioners have long known–that lemon balm in combination with other herbal agents is effective in addressing conditions related to stress and anxiety. In one study of healthy volunteers, those who took standardized lemon balm extracts (600 mg) were more calm and alert than those who took a placebo.

5. Passionflower
Natural sedative relieves occasional anxiety and mild panic attacks. Passion Flower is a woody vine that bears small berry-like fruit calledgrandilla. The brightly colored flowers and above-ground portions of the Passion Flower vine are used to derive medicinal compounds that relax the central nervous system and promote emotional balance. In the United States, Passion Flower is classified as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by the Food and Drug Administration. Substances that receive a GRAS classification have maintained a long, safe history of common use in foods or have been determined to be safe based on proven scientific research.

Many thanks to Dave Mihalovic at Truth Theory for this great article.  Read on for the rest…

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