Are you afraid of facing people? Or, Are you not able to communicate with them? Do you feel like your heart is pounding and you are not able to breathe, whenever you have to face an audience? If the answer to these questions is yes, then your problem may be social anxiety.
If you are suffering from this condition, then no one can understand better, the problems you have to face in your day-to-day life, and situations you have to go through. Social anxiety is a condition, where the person is not able to face social settings and fears interacting with other people.
Such person may even have panic attacks in socially awkward conditions. This problem may not look so grave from the outside, but has hazardous implications on the life of that person.
It becomes a big hurdle in the success and normal life of the affected person, and often creates embarrassment. It also prevents people from achieving the heights that a normal person easily can.
There is no permanent cure from this condition, and the person may have to become dependent on medications for his/her entire life. Seems like a bit too much? It definitely is, but there is some good news also, in the form of simple home remedies. There are some remedies that can be easily prepared and used at home, and are also very effective in this condition.
Teas have been known to provide relief from stress and anxiety from several years. If you are having an anxiety attack, you can drink the herbal tea that suites your taste buds the most, to get relief.
The best choices for relieving from social anxiety would be Chamomile tea, or teas made with cloves, thyme, lavender and orange blossoms. These teas calm the mind and relieve the stress, therefore reducing anxiety. Individuals having permanent problems of social anxiety should include the consumption of these herbal teas in their daily life.
Warm water bath is very effective in the cases of social anxiety. You can simply soak yourself for 15 to 20 minutes in warm water and get relaxed. You can also add 1/3 cup of ginger and similar amount of baking soda to this warm water and soak for 15 to 20 minutes. This bath is very effective in relieving anxiety and you can feel fresh and rejuvenated all over again.
There are certain essential oils like jasmine, lavender and rosemary etc, which have very soothing and lingering effect on your brain.
You should use these oils for cleaning your room, offices etc and also spread it over things of your personal use, like handkerchief. It is also called as aromatherapy and is very effective home remedy for social anxiety.
Soak ten to twelve almonds for 8 to 10 hours. Peel off their skins and then put them in a blender, along with a pinch, each of ginger and nutmeg powder. To this, add a glass of warm milk and blend them together for some time.
This glass of almond milk should be taken just before going to bed. It helps relaxing your mind, while you are sleep and so, when you wake up the next morning, you are fresh and ready to face the day.
You can massage your entire body, from scalp to foot with sesame oil. You can replace sesame oil with corn oil, or sunflower oil, or even coconut oil also, for this purpose.
Heat the oil first, till it becomes warm enough, and then massage your entire body with it. This massage should be preferably taken before bath, as it refreshes you, for the entire day’s work and you can face the upcoming social situations easily.
Onion and celery can also act as great home remedies for social anxiety. They contain folic acid and potassium, which are known to have a soothing affect on your mind. To get the maximum benefits, you should eat at least two cups of raw onion, or raw celery, or both, daily, without gap.
Oranges are great from any person suffering from social anxiety. You can get relief from your anxiety by simply smelling the peel of this fruit. You can also boil this peel into water and inhale or simply leave the water uncovered to let the fragrance spread in your room.
If you are having an anxiety attack, take a cup of orange juice, add a bit of nutmeg and one teaspoon of honey, to this, mix well and drink. This will calm down your blood pressure and anxiety immediately.
Rosemary has the power to calm your nerves and relax them. You can make rosemary tea, by adding one large spoonful of powdered rosemary herb in one cup boiling water and steeping it for 10 minutes. You can strain this tea and drink.
Drinking one cup of rosemary tea, daily, has shown to be quite effective in battling social anxiety. Inhaling rosemary is also very effective for this purpose. You can either use the herb to smell, or use its incense sticks to make your room fragrant.
These home remedies are extremely helpful in controlling the problem of social anxiety and are also devoid of any side effects. The home remedies, in addition to exercises and yoga, have the potential to control this problem to a great extent, over time.
You need to follow them on a regular basis, and without gap, to reduce the frequency of panic attacks. Gradually, you will be able to get relief from your social anxiety. In addition to these home remedies, deep breathing and keeping a calm mind are also very effective tools for controlling anxiety.
In spite of your fear, you should try to socialize more with other people and try to keep your calm through it. You need to convince your mind that nothing wrong is going to happen and try for the stress to pass out.