Everyone experiences stress and anxiety, but some people experience this more than others and this can make everyday unbearable as these people tend to get stressed and anxious even at the smallest of things.
However, herbal remedies are available to cure this problem and to calm a person and these are given below.
Catnip tea can be used in lowering stress and anxiety and it is widely used to cure insomnia.
It can even be used to cure children as it has no side-effects. You can use catnip tea alone or you may mix it with other herbs. You can drink catnip tea and get a good sleep during night and wake up in the morning without any side-effects.
St. John’s wort, which is a flowering herb has always been known for its antibacterial and antiviral properties and has always been used to cure influenza, shingles, gastrointestinal upset, rheumatism, neuralgia, headache, back pain, sciatica and fibrositis.
Andrew L. Rubman, a naturopathic physician, has conducted research which has shown that St. John’s wort can also be used to cure anxiety disorders efficiently. It is widely prescribed in Germany as an antidepressant, and has the same antidepressant effect as traditional medicines and gives a calming effect to the patient.
Kava kava is a mild sedative and euphoriant and contains anti-anxiety as well as muscle relaxant properties.
It is available in both tablet as well as tincture form and according to Dr. Rubman, it is approved in European countries for treatment of insomnia and anxiety. It is completely non-addictive and does not include any of the side-effects like drowsiness which can be felt by taking prescription medications.
Valerian root is a sedative, which is non-addictive and contains many ingredients which are found in valium, which is a prescriptive drug. Valerian relieves anxiety because it induces restful sleep, calms restlessness, tension headaches, nervous stomach cramps and emotional stress. It has no side-effects and is widely acclaimed by herbalists because it carries great calming effects without any side-effects.
Passionflower is a naturally soothing herb which possesses various qualities like relaxing muscle tension, lowering blood pressure, easing anxiety, reducing pain and calming nerves.
It has also been used to cure insomnia and it has none of the side-effects like depression and disorientation, which can be found in some sleep medications.
Vitamin B6 and B12 should be taken daily because they are known to soothe anxiety and stress. It has been shown that people who suffer from depression have low quantities of Vitamin B6. Lower amounts of Vitamin B3 can also cause stress, anxiety, psychosis and dementia.
Also, researches have shown that Vitamin B1, B12 and B2 soothe depression and anxiety and elevate mood. Therefore, Vitamin B should be regularly consumed due to its properties of calming people and also because a deficiency of Vitamin B can cause depression.
Chamomile tea has a tranquilizing effect and it is known to reduce the stress chemicals which are released in the brain.
It can reduce anxiety and you should take it every night before sleeping. Chamomile tea can be found in many stores and you can also make your own chamomile tea by boiling one cup of water and adding chamomile flowers to it.