I have posted for you today some snippets that I found from recent articles on the internet that I thought were helpful for using herbs and natural products to control anxiety.
The origins of herbs used for anxiety:
Originally from : http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/2/prweb10434950.htm
Herbs have been tried and true for centuries. The power of herbs is why the human race still exists. Ancient civilizations utilized herbs for healing wounds, relaxation, and cleansing.
The power of herbs is what kept ancient civilizations healthy and alive. The human race may have evolved to modern day medicine but the power of herbs is still effective!
Here are 3 herbs for anxiety you probably not have heard about. I know I did not and they are worth looking into. Be aware though that some herbs can have side affects and interactions with any medication your are taking.
Ashwagandha (Winter cherry) is a popular herb known worldwide and now heavily used in the Western world for treatment of anxiety and stress conditions. Cortisol is a hormone that is responsible for stress in humans. Ashwagandha helps to slow down the release of Cortisol by the adrenals, which prevents the exhaustion of adrenals. This is an anti-anxiety effect of this herb, as recognized by many scientists.
Bacopa (Bacopa monnieri) is an herb known to increase concentration and creativity in people. It helps with brain health, an ability to recall facts and decreases attention and distractibility in individuals.
Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi) herb helps promote awareness and relaxes/ strengthens the mind. This is a great herb for anxiety relief and nervousness. It calms and reduces the muscles spasms. This is also highly useful to women during menstruation, and for menopause related stress and anxiety.
Note: Some interactions may occur when using Ashwagandha with sedative medications, Bacopa may increase thyroid hormones and Spikenard can cause nausea. Please check with your doctor before taking herbs if you have other medical conditions.
There are also many foods you probably already have in your refrigerator or pantry that can help you lower your stress and anxiety levels.
Rosemary, thyme, chicken, carrots, broccoli, onion, garlic, hummus, cream cheese, milk, dark chocolate and ginger.
See the following video that will talk about how you can have a power lunch to reduce your stress throughout the day.
Sounds great and easy enough to do especially the soup idea which I always love to make for my lunches in winter. This lunch includes the goodness of chicken as well as rosemary and thyme. Here is the recipe if you want to make it yourself. It is made in the slow cooker but you can also make it in a stock pot on the stove. Click here to go to The Slow Cooking Pot for the recipe now.
Herbs and natural products can be very useful for treating anxiety and eating well will help you stay stress free. Start here before you move to drug therapy for a long lasting solution to your anxiety and stress.