Herbs that can be used for AnxietY

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal emotion and your body’s natural response towards any stress or an event that augments the feeling of fear, alertness, and increases heart rate. People with anxiety disorder experience recurring disruptive thoughts or worries. In some situations, it can be beneficial in urging us to stay alert and pay attention to the danger in the vicinity. However, regular disproportionate feelings due to anxiety might subject the individual to a mental disorder.

Symptoms of Anxiety

The most common symptoms of general anxiety include:

  • Restlessness
  • Feeling worried
  • High irritability
  • Difficulty in focusing
  • Difficulty to falling or staying asleep
  • Rapid breathing
  • Increased heart rate

However, when a person experiences a full-blown anxiety attack, they might encounter:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Xerostomia (dry mouth)
  • Chills
  • Sweating
  • Hot flashes
  • Dizziness
  • Distress
  • Restlessness
  • Tingles in the body
  • Fear
  • Numbness

3 Herbs Recommended for Anxiety

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha herb helps relieve stress and anxiety by splaying a calming effect over the irritated nerves. It reduces the secretion of cortisol, a stress hormone, thereby ultimately achieving the desired outcome, i.e. reduction in the severity of the symptoms of anxiety. Being an adaptogen, ashwagandha helps the body adapt to stress. On the cellular level, it reduces the activity of stress mediators, including heat shock proteins and stress-activated terminal protein kinase, all the while tapering the activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.

Use half to a full dropper of Ashwagandha Tincture regularly up to 3 times a day in water or tea to calm your nerves.

Tusli (Holy Basil)

Tusli (Holy Basil)

Basil is your go-to-herb for those special days where you might want to feel less anxious, depressed, or stressed. It significantly improves the attention span and helps your body adapt to a stressful situation. It fairly reduces the tendency to keep the response to stress going and calms an anxious mind.

Use Holy Basil Tincture, Holy Basil Hydrosol as directed on the label to seek calm.

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm is a calming herb that has been used since the Middle Ages to impart relief from stress and anxiety, all the while promoting a restful night’s sleep. It has an affinity for the nervous system that not just benefits anxiety but also helps with brain fog, muscle tension, heightened senses, and indigestion that comes along with anxiety episodes.

Use half to a full dropper of Lemon Balm Tincture up to 3 times a day in the water, tea, or neat to enjoy vivid instant results.

Other Herbal Products for Anxiety