Herbs that can be used for Anti-anxiety

Antianxiety agents, also known as anxiolytics, are a class of drugs used to reduce anxiety symptoms, such as feelings of dread, fear, agitation, uneasiness, irritability, muscle aches, stomachaches, etc. They are considered minor tranquilizers that help the person with excessive anxiety calm and relax. 

The very first antianxiety agent was discovered after World War II under the umbrella of serendipity by a Swiss pharmacologist. Its modification in the forthcoming years led to its final name, meprobamate. Later on, benzodiazepines appeared on the face of Earth and to this date, hundreds of different analogs of this class are serving anxiety patients.

Antianxiety/anxiolytic action is brought into play by enhancing the activity of GABA receptors (inhibitory neurotransmitters), thereby reducing the transmission of nerve impulses. The most widely acknowledged synthetic antianxiety agent is alprazolam, which is widely marketed as Xanax.

What are the herbal benefits of anti-anxiety agents?

Antianxiety agents deal with reducing the symptoms of anxiety, such as:

  • Restlessness
  • Nervousness
  • Irritation
  • Agitation
  • Stress
  • Tension
  • Dizziness
  • Hyperventilation
  • Increased heart rate
  • Panic attacks
  • Difficulty in falling or staying asleep
  • Trouble in concentrating

3 Herbs that act as anti-anxiety agents



Ashwagandha root (Withania somnifera)is one of the top remedies for relieving stress and anxiety. Its supplements are available worldwide to cater to the symptoms of anxiety. Its calming effect is said to impart an effect of similar magnitude as that of lorazepam. Although this Ayurvedic superstar is used in India as a broad-spectrum remedy for centuries, its anxiolytic action has won the trophy and made it the champion of its class. The withanolides found in the Ashwagandha root induce the GABAmimetic effect that potentiates the effect of inhibitory neurotransmitters for curtailing anxiety symptoms. 

Use half to a full dropper of Ashwagandha Tincture up to 3 times a day and feel the difference.

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm

Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is a time-tested restorative remedy for a myriad of diseases. It contains rosmarinic acid, oleanolic acid, and ursolic acid that inhibit the degradation of GABA degradation by blocking certain enzymes, thereby increasing the GABA levels in the brain to potentiate the calming effect. Try adding Lemon Tincture or Lemon Balm Dried into your routine for better brain functioning during anxious times.

You can also go for our Lemon Tea Blend or Relax Tea Blend, a soothing combination of calming herbs, to battle your anxiety and help you cope with daily chores. 



Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) is a well-reputed herbal remedy that helps us connect with the spiritual realm. Time and time again, people use this magnificent herb for spiritual cleansing, healing, protection, vivid dreams, trance, and intuitive development. It contains monoterpenoids that reduce the pain and other stressors that enunciate anxiety. 

Add Mugwort Dried to your routine as an after-supper tea or use it in the form of tincture to bring down the towers of anxiety. You can also spritz Mugwort Sage Spray, a calming hydrosol, around you for better focus, cognitive functions, and protection.

Other Medicinal Plants that Support for anti-anxiety