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12 Natural Remedies for Anxiety

Steering clear from stress is almost impossible in today’s high-pressure society. Before resorting to prescription drugs, you may want to give natural remedies a try.

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Kava Root

According to research, Kava may be one of the most effective herbal supplements for stress and anxiety. According to Calm Clinic, “unlike other herbal anxiety supplements, kava is not only effective for anxiety symptoms – it's effective for anxious thoughts as well.” WebMD explains that “kava's calming effect may relieve anxiety, restlessness, sleeplessness, and stress-related symptoms such as muscle tension or spasm.” Take kava as a concentrated extract in capsule or tablet form or hold back your taste buds and attempt the liquid form.

Lemon Balm

Research has shown that lemon balm has positive effects on relieving stress, anxiety and other mood disorders. According to Fox News, “in one study of healthy volunteers, a daily dose of 600 mgs of lemon balm for a week improved mood, and boosted both calmness and alertness.” Drink lemon balm in tea form, it will give you the feeling of calmness in just minutes.

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Theanine

Green-tea-derived theanine has become a well-known stress reliever. According to Life Extension, “when swallowed, theanine is readily absorbed and easily crosses the “blood-brain barrier,” allowing it to quickly reach brain cells.” Studies suggest that theanine has the ability to support brain health, promote calmness and boost cognitive function.

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Valerian

Valerian herbs have been used throughout the world to help treat anxiety and insomnia. It is one of the most well-known remedies and promotes feelings of tranquility and peace. Drink Valerian Root tea or purchase the supplement in capsule or pill form.

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Lavender

Believe it or not, the smell of lavender can promote quick stress and anxiety relief. Mix about five drops of lavender oil in your bath or diffuse a few drops of it into the air when you are feeling stressed out. “In a Florida study, students who inhaled lavender oil scent before an exam had less anxiety—although some students said it made their minds ‘fuzzy’ during the test,” Health explains.

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Practice Mindful Living

Mindful living can help individuals reduce and manage their stress and anxiety. It helps us come to peace with ourselves and look at the positive side of things, despite the overwhelming issues in our lives.

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Chamomile

The health benefits of chamomile are endless. If you are feeling jittery, this herb will help relax muscles, calm nerves, reduce anxiety, and help with insomnia. It also improves digestion and decreases headaches. The most popular way to consume chamomile is in tea form.

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Exercise

30 minutes of exercise a day can have huge effects on your mental health. It will help reduce feelings of stressanxiety and depression. Next time you feel stressed, hop on a cardio machine for 30 minutes, when your workout is complete you will feel calm and at ease.

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Hops

Well-known for its use in beer-making, you will be surprised to know that hops has a long history of herbal use. Research has shown that it helps calm us down, improve sleep quality, relieve anxiety, reduce pain, and improve digestion.

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Passionflower

There are approximately 500 species of passionflower, many of which have been found to help adults manage anxiety, stomach problems and mild sleep irregularities, according to healthline.com.

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Eat Something

Anxiety and appetite have a connection – you may be anxious because you’re hungry. Next time you’re feeling anxious grab a bite to eat. Consider foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids; people who are low on them may be more susceptible to depression, studies have shown. *You can also alleviate anxiousness, irritability, nervousness, and fatigue with Genexa Stress Relief.

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Relax in a Sauna

Saunas are a great alternative to prescription drugs in helping relieve symptoms of anxiety. “By the end of an infrared sauna session, your whole body will be totally relaxed and your mind will be more calm and clear,” rockymountainsaunas.com says.

12 Natural Remedies for Anxiety