Natural Remedies for Anxiety

Natural remedies for anxiety that are useful
By Veena Deo
In this article I will be talking about certain natural remedies for anxiety that one can follow at home easily.
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 that are helpful-
Fennel or Foenieulum vulgare relieves anxiety related gastrointestinal upsets, flatulence and abdominal tension. It has negligible side effects. Herbal supplements containing Fennel with other herbs which have a property to reduce anxiety should be advisable.
Oats relaxes and strengthens the nervous system. Oats is one of the best foods for nervous system.
Boost your intake of vitamins. Take Magnesium, Calcium and B-Complex.
Orange juice with honey and with a pinch of nutmeg can help relieve anxiety.
Take food which is low in sugar and contains a high dose of whole grains.
Reduce use of artificial sweeteners in food.
Lemon Balm or Melissa Officinallis is considered as a calming herb. It is a soothing and a calming agent for stressed nerves. Researchers have established its nervine property
Aromatherapy with essential oils can immediately penetrate cell membrane and diffuse throughout the blood and tissue instantly in a matter of seconds. They cross the brain blood   barrier in seconds reaching the amygdale and other limbic parts of the brain. The amygdale can also influence the hypothalamus. Amygdale is the emotional center of the brain. Anxiety originates from here. By inhaling essential oils like Sandlewood oil one can minimize anxiety. Lavender is also effective, Jasmine, Rosa oils are also good.
Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera  powder taking twice daily is advisable. But if the powder is not available take Ashwagandha stress Supplements and Natural sleep aid products.
Ginkgo biloba is know to improve blood circulation in the brain and helps to elevate mood.
Take foods which are low in sugar and contain a high quantity of whole grains.
Indian valerian or Valeriana wallichii calms the nerves. The root of this plant is always used in herbal products to help with anxiety. If powder is not available take Indian valerian Herbal Supplement.
Skull Cap helps to prevent panic attacks at night, so use one.
Green tea has L-thiamine which is an amino acid. Many herbal supplements contain the extracts of green tea. Make sure that anti-anxiety formulas should contain more quantity of L-thiamine. Researchers state that L-thiamine is useful to treat anxiety produce during PMS. Ref : Juneja LR, Chu D-C, Oxubo T. el al. L-thiamine a unique amino acid of green tea  and its relaxation effect in humans. Tends Food Sci. Tech. 1999. By – Carolyn – Perrini CLS, CNS.
If ones looks at some of the natural remedies for anxiety that I recommeded above along with use of certain herbal supplements, he or she can get great relief. Again, in many cases one should consult a Medical Doctor to check if these options are good for them.

I hope the above natural remedies for anxiety are useful to all people.
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. For questions or to consult Dr. Veena Deo, please send an email to


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