Herbal remedies for anxiety are a safe, natural way to bring peace
and quiet back into your life.
In a nutshell, anxiety is simply worrying about things. It can be as
mild as worrying about trivial things in life, or unfortunately for some, it can be so extreme that it becomes debilitating. In the extreme cases, it's recommended that you seek professional medical attention.
Family problems, work issues, finances...these all cause us to be under stress and anxious at times. More and more people are choosing natural remedies for anxiety.
Below are 4 popular herbal remedies for anxiety that are used by thousands of people.
Before prescription medications hit the scene, using herbs for anxiety was what the doctor ordered. For thousands of years, people have used Bergamot because of it's calming effects. Bergamot is a citrus fruit that's similiar to an orange. The oil is extracted from the peel and used for anxiety and depression.
A few drops of this essential oil can work wonders when applied to the back of the neck, wrists or over the heart. It's sedative properties go to work immediately to ease the nerves.
Stress Relief Complex has been a lifesaver for me.
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I work with the public, so it's very important for me to be able to think clearly and function energetically. Stress Relief has never let me down!
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Stress Relief Complex contains the following ingredients:
Ashwagandha- An herb used for centuries in India which has an amazing ability to ease anxiety and depression. This herb is included in a lot of home remedies for anxiety.
L-theanine (found in green tea)- an amino acid with remarkable calming properties.
Beta sitosterol- This keeps cortisol from having negative effects on your body. Cortisol is the hormone that's released during times of stress and anxiety. It can cause sleeplessness, weight gain, heart palpitations, increased blood pressure, psychiatric disturbances, foggy brain, etc...
L-tyrosine- This restores the brain's supply of norepinephrine to normal. When normal amounts of norepinephrine are available, anxiety levels decrease.
The following are excellent herbs for anxiety:
It would cost a ton of money to try to use these separately, plus the inconvenience would outweigh the benefits.
DoTerra Oils has put these herbal oils together in a spectacular blend that is properly named "Serenity". This takes all the fuss out of trying to make your own herbal preparations at home.
Simply apply 2 drops to the back of the neck, bottom of the feet, chest, or wrists. Then, rub the remainder between your hands, cup your hands over your face and inhale for a minute.
If needed, you can repeat this every 15-20 minutes until you get the desired effect.
Serenity is also very effective when used in a diffuser. A cool mist diffuser is recommended, so that the properties of the oil will remain totally intact. Sometimes heat can kill some of those properties.
Even the "Dog Whisperer" uses it on problem dogs!
Balance is another DoTerra oil blend that is used for anxiety. This is a woodsy blend with an absolutely heavenly aroma!
Balance is a personal favorite of mine. I have anxiety issues that are related to my going through menopause.
One of the issues I developed was a fear of the dark. Good grief! I've never been afraid of the dark, but here I am, a grown woman, hiding under the sheets at night...
Well, maybe not that bad, but bad enough to start to send me into a panic.
I started using Balance right before bedtime. 2 drops on my chest, then cup my hands over my face and inhale. The results I've had are profound. I'm no longer afraid of the dark and I sleep soundly.
I used to wake out of a sound sleep and be in a state of panic. This would happen for no reason at all. Since using Balance, I haven't had this happen, either.
I also put 2 drops of Balance on the back of my neck in the mornings. This helps me through that "I hate mornings" stage of my day. It seems like I get a little grumpier in the mornings as I get older.
Another fun thing that I suffer with is anxiety when a severe barometric change takes place. I get really nervous and irritable. When I use Balance, my family loves me again!