Anxiety Disorder Herbal Remedies

What are the best herbal remedies for anxiety disorders? There are various options available. Let’s have a look at some of the most effective ones.

One of the most widely used is Valerian. It is thought to work on the GABA receptors just like Benzodiazepine drugs like Valium. It is more subtle than Valium but is rated by many people for anxiety disorder. Usually it needs to be taken regularly for a week or so before the effects become apparent, but it can also be used on an as needed basis, although it is probably not as effective that way.

Passiflora is also popular and tends to be helpful for anxiety disorder. Like Valerian it should be taken regularly to become fully effective.


My personal experience with Valerian and Passiflora (but Valerian most of all) is that it works rather well and gives a pleasantly relaxed sensation. I didn’t notice any benefit for insomnia, but for general anxiety I am sure it helped.

Other herbs commonly used for anxiety I am less impressed with, Chamomile is a nice drink but does little for anxiety in my experience. In fact I found it as relaxing as drinking warm water (actually, that’s not as silly as it sounds, a cup of warm water is a very relaxing drink and surprisingly enjoyable!).

If your Anxiety Disorder effects your sleeping then Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) might well be helpful. You can buy it as a tea and drink it before bed.


Although it’s not a herb, you might also be interested in L-Theanine which you can buy in caplets or by consuming green tea or green tea extract. It has actually been shown in studies that Theanine can promote relaxation. It is also a natural and well-tolerated product which is available in health food stores.

One Reply to “Anxiety Disorder Herbal Remedies”

  1. A natural rdmeey for anxiety is to breathe slowly and deeply, holding one’s breath for five to ten seconds and then exhaling slowly. By concentrating on the sound and feel of one’s breath, the racing thoughts and worries will be placed more in the back of the mind than as the dominant thoughts.It can be like training a puppy because the anxious thoughts want to return, but you keep returning to the breath and staying centered. Another natural rdmeey for anxiety is to think about how what one person finds scary another person may not. Keeping this in mind helps to show that the reactions can be very much related to habits of thinking and one’s fears from the past.Some people find a walk in the woods, trip to the beach or golf game to be a natural rdmeey for anxiety so it’s helpful to think about what will calm your nerves and create an inner harmony to design an activity or place to help change your mood.Another alternative:Cymbalta is a medication that is used to treat anxiety problems. The generic name is duloxetine . The class of drugs that cymbalta is in is called selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors . This class of drugs help to regulate chemicals in the brain that cause depression in some people.Cymbalta should not be used with those suffering from bipolar disorder or who have a history of liver problems. It should not be taken during the third trimester of pregnancy or used during nursing. Also it is not advised for people under 18 years old.Some people have reported a rapid drop of negative emotional symptoms during their first two weeks. Good diet and balanced living is important with any medication taken for anxiety reduction so please don’t rely solely on the medication for relief.

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