From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Anxiety:

  • Brazilian Guarana
  • Catnip
  • Catuaba
  • Celery Seed
  • Chamomile
  • Gentian
  • Gotu Kola
  • Graviola
  • Griffonia Seed
  • Hemp Oil
  • Hops
  • Horney Goat Weed
  • Jiaogulan
  • Kava Kava
  • Kava Kava Inositol
  • Kola Nut
  • Ladys Slipper
  • Lavender
  • Lemon Balm
  • Maitake Mushroom
  • Muirapauma
  • Mushroom
  • Onion
  • Passion Flower
  • Peppermint Leaf
  • Reishi
  • Rhodiola Root
  • Rosemary
  • Safflower
  • Schizandra
  • Skull Cap
  • St. Johns Wort
  • Tea
  • Valerian Root

Natural Cures and Remedies for Anxiety

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Nux Vomica) — Not covered (AHP); Commission E reports the seed contains the toxic alkaloid strychnine (AEH). Poisoning can generate anxiety, backache, enhanced reflexes, equilibrium disorders, heightened sense perception, pain, and stiff neck, then convulsions, dyspnea, and twitching. Lethal dose ca. 50 mg strychnine (1–2 g seed) (PH2).

Is carbohydrate craving during the premenstrual phase another instance of self-medication? Of all the neurotransmitters studied to date, Serotonin appears to be the most important in the development of PMS. Indeed, PMS shares many of the features of other mood and anxiety disorders.

Chamomile, Hops, Kava, Lavender, Passionflower, Valerian

Alzheimers disease is a slow, progressive disease, starting with mild memory problems and ending with severe mental damage. How long a course the disease takes and how fast changes occur vary from person to person and may run from five to twenty or more years. To date, there is no treatment that can stop the disease. However, for some people in the early and middle stages of the disease, the drugs Tacrine, or THAT, or Cognex may alleviate some symptoms. Also, certain medicines may help to control behavioral symptoms of Alzheimers disease, such as sleeplessness, agitation, wandering, anxiety, and depression. Treating these symptoms often makes patients more comfortable and makes their care easier for care-givers. Supplemental 5-HTP has been used in Europe for some of these secondary symptoms with a degree of success.

Anxiety can be brought on by many circumstances and you may need professional help to overcome a persistent or severe form.

There are certain foods which are associated with stress and anxiety and should be scrupulously avoided by patients. These foods are caffeine and many soft drinks, which causes nervousness, irritability and palpitation ; salt which has been associated with heart diseases; cigarettes which cause tension, irritability and sleeplessness and which have been linked with cancer, and alcohol which depletes vitamins of B group consider essential for reducing stress.

lar breakdown of glucose and fat. Supplements containing ephedra, a stimulant, may help as well—but they carry risks that include higher levels of anxiety and nervousness and increased blood pressure, and I do not recommend them.