What most people don’t understand is that anxiety is a real mental illness and one that should not be ignored. Most people go through anxiety in their day-to-day life without realizing it. Maybe it isn’t that they don’t realize it, they just can’t bring themselves to accept it. I’m no shrink but I do know this, acceptance is the first step. First and hardest. So once the waterworks are done with, then comes step two. How to deal with anxiety. This I can help you with.
A quick Google search will reveal that curing anxiety on your own means staying fit and eating healthy. Yep, it’s true. But other than exercising vigorously and eating plants (okay, I know you aren’t excited about this one) there are some herbs for anxiety you can take which have proven to work like magic.
Best Herbs For Anxiety
As good as it may smell, it does wonders to relieve yourself of stress. You can take 80 mg supplements a day but if you are anything like me and love pampering, then head for a lavender oil aromatherapy or massage.
- Lemon balm
This one has tremendous anti-stress super powers. You can use this as intake or aromatherapy. Try dried lemon balm tea 3-4 times a day along with aromatherapy for best results.
Kick anxiety, depression, agitation or irritable moods with passionflower tea. Take three cups a day or 90mg supplements a day.
Although this herb has sleep inducing properties, it has been used as an anti-anxiety treatment forever. If you are getting jittery and can’t get yourself to score some zzz’s then look no further, here is what you need. Chamomile tea is amazing and you won’t need to reach for any sleeping pills either. Take three cups a day.
- Green and Black Tea
It is the L-theanine found in tea that is the magic ingredient. If you are a tea lover, then take as many cups of green tea as you want. This is a great way to reduce stress. Most people who take green or black tea have said they found this better than Xanax. Seriously, need I say more?
Other than natural herbs for anxiety, also try hot baths and stepping in saunas for improved results. Couple this with a balanced diet and daily exercise and your anxiety will soon become a thing of the past.