Anxiety and stress

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

  • Chamomile
  • Hops
  • Kava
  • Lavender
  • Passionflower
  • Valerian

Natural Cures and Remedies for Anxiety and stress

German chamomile is normally sold under the name of ‘chamomile’ or ‘camomile’ in shops and supermarkets, usually as tea bags. Chamomile is an excellent herb to soothe painful conditions of the digestive tract, to reduce bloating and relax tension in the bowel. It is most useful for conditions associated with anxiety and stress – so-called ‘nervous indigestion’. Hence it is often helpful for sufferers of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Chamomile is great for children’s tummy aches and for morning sickness in pregnant women.

Calms the sympathetic nervous system Moth-erwort’s ability to calm the sympathetic nervous system is probably due to its intense acrid bitters, which promote the transition from the sym-pathetic state to the parasympathetic state of relaxation. According to herbalist Matthew Becker (Wood, 2008), motherwort is excellent for those who move too quickly in thoughts, emotions, or actions that are not well thought out. Also good for anxiety and stress held in the gastrointestinal tract. Calms the heart Traditionally used as a tonic

Chamomile, Hops, Kava, Lavender, Passionflower, Valerian