Natural Remedies for Anxiety
Anxiety is a painful or apprehensive uneasiness of mind used over an impending or anticipated illness. An abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physiological signs such as sweating, tension and increased pulse, and by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and also self doubt about one’s capacity to cope with it.
Causes include Stress, genetics, life threatening illness like cancer produces lingering anxiety, traumatic events of childhood like losing a parent can be responsible for anxiety.
Symptoms include an unrealistic view of problems, restlessness, irritability, muscle tension headache, sweating, difficulty in concentrating, tiredness, dizziness, dry mouth, feeling of panic, soreness of mouth.
Natural remedies for anxiety -
Fennel relieves anxiety related gastrointestinal upsets, flatulence and abdominal tension, can be taken as a supplement.
Oats relaxes and strengthens the nervous system. Oats are great fornervous system.
Boost intake of vitamins. Take Magnesium, Calcium and B-Complex.
Orange juice with honey and with a pinch of nutmeg can help relieve anxiety.
Take foods that are low in sugar and contain high doses of whole grains.
Reduce use of artificial sweeteners in food.
Lemon Balm is considered as a calming herb. It is a soothing and a calming agent for stressed nerves.
Aromatherapy, by inhaling essential oils like Sandlewood oil one can minimize anxiety. Lavender is also effective, Jasmine, Rosa oils are also good.
Ashwagandha stress supplements are useful.
Ginkgo biloba is know to improve blood circulation in the brain and helps to elevate mood.
Indian valerian calms the nerves.
Skull Cap helps to prevent panic attacks at night.
Green tea has L-thiamine which is an amino acid and is helpful.
Again, in many cases one should consult a Medical Doctor.
Dr. Veena Deo is an Ayurvedic Doctor in India. All the information provided above and opinions expressed above are her own and should not be construed as medical advice. This information on supplements is provided for educational purposes only.