Natural Anxiety Treatment: Herbal Allies

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The name comes from the latin flos passionis, which means, literally, “the flower of suffering”, alluding to the passion of the Christ;Medicinal herbal treatments have been around for centuries. Why not take advice on the wisdom of our ancestors and try some of these natural treatments for anxiety?

Here we will outline some of the most popular herbs in the treatment of anxiety. However, remember that herbs, despite being natural, can be very powerful drugs and should be handled as such, so if you have questions or any particular condition, please, do not hesitate to consult with a healthcare professional.

Passionflower. This flower has been used for centuries as a natural sedative, to treat anxiety and insomnia. It was baptized by missionaries and the name comes from the Latin flos passionis, which literally, means “the flower of suffering,” in allusion to the Passion of  Christ.

Lavender. This flower has properties that help to ease anxiety, nervousness, insomnia, irritability and headaches.

Chamomile. One of the most popular infusions. Drinking chamomile helps reduce anxiety.

Valerian root. Used for centuries as both a sleep aid and as an aid for anxiety, many people rely on valerian root for relief.

Hops. Used to help cure anxiety and restlessness, hops are usually combined with other calming herbs such as passion flower, chamomile, or valerian root.

Tilia. Has always been used as a relaxant, but it has a number of other benefits for the body, to keep in mind.

Melissa. It is considered a number one plant to combat nerves. With this plant it is produced a  very effective water to calm anxiety, created a long time ago by the Carmelite Sisters, named Carmen water.

St. John’s Wort. Used for centuries, this herb helps fight anxiety and depression, and relieve muscle aches and reduce inflammation.

Verbena. This herb is often used to help those suffering from anxiety and depression.

Geranium: This essential oil is an antidepressant, helps to soothe emotions and relax.

Skullcap (Scutellaria latelifloria). Helps to reduce stress.

Primula Veris (Cowslip). Anxiety is one of the many conditions that this herb helps to alleviate.

Lemon balm. Lemon balm helps to reduce anxiety.

Mint. It has soothing properties, removes gases, promotes digestion, helps to control dizziness, and it is good to relieve cough.

Poppy. Properties against irritability, insomnia and nervousness. Blends well with chamomile and passionflower.

Anise. For centuries used as a muscle relaxant and as a laxative.

Hubiscus. Calms anxiety, helps to control weight.

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