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Anxiety Cures: Natural Remedies For Anxiety

Anxiety cures don't always involve medication. Natural remedies for anxiety may work just as well. Certain calming exercises also work well. It is important to remember that treatment of anxiety should involve counseling if the anxiety is severe and possibly medication for a short amount of time.

Do not become fixated on the idea of medication! To refuse a treatment that may improve your lifestyle and allow you to function is not in your best interest. Many of the herbs listed below can be combined with medication as long as your doctor approves. The only exception is St. John's Wort which will interact with SSRI anti-depressants. Examples of this include Lexapro (escitolapram), Celexa (citolapram), Paxil (paroxitine) and Prozac(fluoxetine).

In relation to migraine, increased anxiety causes more migraines.

For symptoms of mild anxiety, the herbs listed below may help calm the problem and allow you to manage this without medications and their side effects.

Natural Remedies For Anxiety and Anxiety Cures

HerbDosageComments
Camomile German camomille. Tea bag in 1 c.water, 3x/day.Relieves allergy and inflammation that aggrevates anxiety
Fennel Tea. 1 cup before meals.Relieves anxiety related GI upset and reduces flatulence.
Ginger plus ginko Tablets. 3000mg ginger per day, 240mg ginko 2x/day.Reduces anxiety by increasing flow of oxygen to brain.
Ginseng Panax ginseng tincure. Take as directed on label.Helps prevent anxiety during drug withdrawl.
Kava Tablets. 60-120mg/day. Do not exceed 120mg.Relieves muscle tension and pain.
Passion flower Tea bag in 1 c. water 3x/day.Calming agent with less drowsiness than precription drugs.
St John's Wort Tablets or capsules. Take as directed on label.Eases depression, restores emotions. DO NOT take with SSRI inhibitors.
SculellariaTablets. 250-500mg 3x/day.Stops nighttime muscle cramps.
Tilden flowerTincture. 1-3 tsp with water 3x/day.Reduces risk of migraine attacks during anxiety
Valerian Tablets. 50mg. 3 tablets at night.Relieves panic and anxiety at night, promotes sleep

To determine how severe your anxiety is, you might want read about the Beck Anxiety Inventory. Many of the above herbs can be combined with low doses of anti-depressants but before trying this, you should dicuss this with your provider.

Herbs To Avoid In Anxiety Cures

The following herbs and dietary items should be avoided as they will increase your symptoms. All of them bind to nerve tissue and over time create a hyper-excitable condition. This then makes anxiety and panic worse. Occational anxiety moves into chronic daily symptoms and panic attacks become more and more frequent.
  • Ephedra products and mate (pronounced mah-teh)
  • Caffeine
  • Nicotine
  • Avoid excess alcohol and sugar

Finally, you can treat your anxiety effectively through exercises that are calming. This is particularly good for generalized anxiety disorder and panic attacks. Yoga is an excellent form of exercise that utilizes meditation to calm the brain. Try to be patient as it may take up to 90 days to have the complete effect on your feelings. Regular exercise, say 3-4 times a week, will raise serotonin and endorphin levels in the brain. This serves to make you feel happy and less anxious about things in your life. By putting exercise, herbal therapies and perhaps medications in place, you can have a resonable chance at anxiety cures.

Read more about different types of headaches and how they affect your anxiety.

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