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Herbs for Anxiety, Tips & Natural Remedies





The world is filled with all kinds of stressors and pressure.

The pressure to measure up, the desire to be perfect.

The comparison traps.

The "reality" lies that shape how we see ourselves. We're not robots but we're expected to perform like one, jobs expect that a task should always take a certain amount of time to complete, even though we are all different. Society tells us we should all dress, act and think a certain way.

Anxiety is at an all-time high.

Depression is becoming as popular as cancer.

Mental health is being talked about; self-care is becoming a thing.

We're all trying to adapt to the new normal. We're trying to survive life. We've all had those moments when we need to relax. Take a deep breath, and a chill pill.


It's important to note that the most important thing is to identify what is causing prolonged anxiety attacks in the first place. Be proactive and stop it before it stops, if you can.



Secondly, you should assess what you can do to better handle those situations.

You cannot change what happens to you, but you can change yourself.

You control what you say and how you act.


You control your emotions and how you respond, so choose wisely.




Try taking that deep breath and excusing yourself from the situation of possible.



Decide when you will come back to finish the task or conversation and stick to it.




Here are some herbs that might also help manage anxiety. See what I have to say about them below.




Motherwort


Motherwort or its Botanical name, Leonorous Cardiaca is an herb that represents a strong heart. It can be translated as "lion-hearted", which is fitting because it is at the top of the heart herb list. It is a cardiac tonic with a specificity for anxiety or nervousness with palpitations. The mother part of its name denotes who it is specific for, it was once an ally for anxious pregnant mothers though it is now not recommended due to its emmenagogue properties. Motherwort is used for those who want to regulate their menses and later in life it can be used to manage menopause symptoms. Motherwort is really great but it is also very bitter so this is an herb you will want to use in an extract, tincture or capsule.



Rose Petals


Don't forget to stop and smell the roses!


Rose petals are beautiful and romantic. They symbolize love and making love- their delicious taste and uplifting smell seems to enliven the soul. They help to move the blood (delayed menses) and heal wounds, which is a match made in heaven for those facing hurt to the inside or out.





Milky Oats


Milky Oats or Avena Sativa is a very safe and gentle tonic herb. It is nerve food, it can help to stregthen and restore the nervous system over time. Milky oats are used by those with mild depression. It is sweet, mucilaginous and agreeable, making it a great herb for newbies. Pair this with Oatstraw to add extra nutrition to the body!



 


Other suggestions for lessening anxiety include


Reading the bible

Going for a jog

Taking a bath

Being out in Nature

Writing in a journal