Natural Remedies For Anxiety

If you feel threatened to something that is vague or not known, then you are suffering from anxiety. You always feel worried but you are not sure of its reason. When it attacks, you experience a number of symptoms, such as shivering, poor concentration, sweating, irritability and shallow breathing, among others.
Good thing is that there are natural remedies for this condition. You may use herbs and essential oils each time you take a warm bath. You can also add them to your teas and comfort foods to help you calm yourself.
  • By taking a warm bath, you can soothe your nerves. Some lavender can be added to maximize its benefits. For over 2,000 years, Lavender has been used to soothe and relax nerves.
  • Alternately, you may dab a little of lavender oil on your forehead and sit somewhere quietly for several minutes.
  • Sipping a glass of warm milk is not only an effective natural remedy for insomnia but it is also an effective remedy for anxiety. It always works and you can drink it any time of the day.
  • Milk has tryptophan that enhances your feeling of wellbeing. Tryptophan is an amino acid being used by your body to produce brain chemical serotonin. You may also try bananas and turkey as they, too, contain such amino acid.
  • They are used as a sedative for many years now. Farmers who harvested this herb used to suffer from drowsiness and sleepiness.
  • To use it as a natural remedy for anxiety, you just add 2 teaspoons of this herb in your cup of hot water and drink it. You must drink this anti-anxiety tea three times a day to maximize its benefits.
  • Hops, by the way, are herbs used to give beer a distinctive flavor.
  • By mixing lavender, lime tree and Seville orange blossom, you can make a relaxing tea that can surely resolve your anxiety. This tea encourages sleep so it must only be taken at bedtime.
  • You may also use passionflower to relieve your anxiety. It is a sedative herb that can soothe your nerves and should be taken at bedtime.
  • Performing aerobic exercise can also relieve anxiety. By taking a brisk walk 30 minutes a day can trigger the release of endorphin, which are chemicals that can improve mood while blocking any pain that you feel.
  • Meditation will also help. Perform meditative activity, like praying or watching your fish in your aquarium for 15 minutes a day can also do the trick.
  • Anxiety can take a serious toll on your health. This is especially if the condition has been going on for so long. You must seek immediate help if you are always anxious.
  • The symptoms of anxiety mimic the symptoms of other serious conditions, like hypoglycemia, heart attack and hyperthyroidism. Thus, talking to your doctor is a must.
  • Taking of prescription drugs may also cause anxiety or panic attacks. Discuss them with your doctor to find resolution. Your doctor may even advise you to look at those natural home remedies for anxiety discussed above to relieve your condition. 

Janey Danes started her career as a part-time article writer, editor and proofreader in 2008. She specializes in topics related to health, travel, technology, family, and spiritual life. Janey is a licensed medical technologist and she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology.     

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