There was a time when anxiety was a lifesaver, when primitive humans needed lightning-fast responses to approaching danger. Today, anxiety disorders can indeed be crippling, engendering fear and dread and bringing on panic attacks, phobias, and paranoia that are extremely and in some cases so hard that it can keep sufferers housebound! Anxiety is not a new ailment, so there is a range of effective natural treatments, or, calmatives, that have been relied upon for thousands of years.
Here are some natural remedies just to name a few!
Green tea: Make this your new morning beverage. It offers the boost of caffeine, but it also contains L-theanin, which work synergistically with caffeine to elevate your mood minus the crashing affects afterwards!
Chamomile Tea: This is the ideal herbal tea for later in the day. Emotional distress can often cause insomnia, and chamomile contains a flavonoid with relaxing properties.
Saint-John’s-Wort: Since the days of ancient Greece, this herb has been used to treat emotional disorders.
And remember, that because some herbs may interact with medications, it is always important to check with your doctor before taking ANY natural remedies!